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Some questions for Bill Gates and co about the global push to eliminate polio

Some questions for Bill Gates and co about the global push to eliminate polio

A global push to wipe out polio is facing some interesting challenges and questions. Croakey’s Washington correspondent, Dr Lesley Russell, reports that polio cases are down 99 percent since 1985, and eliminating the last 1 percent has been described as “like trying to squeeze Jell-O to death”. Lesley Russell writes: In the New York Times […]

Remembering Frank Fenner: one of our greatest medical scientists (and a thoroughly decent human being)

Remembering Frank Fenner: one of our greatest medical scientists (and a thoroughly decent human being)

The death of one of Australia’s great medical scientists, Emeritus Professor Frank Fenner, has, not surprisingly, made international headlines. In 2007, I had the pleasure of interviewing Fenner for a profile commissioned by a pathology magazine, PathWay (you can read more from this at the bottom of the post). At that time, he had begun […]