As I was writing today’s post continuing the vaccination theme, someone sent me this. In a repeat of the killings of medical personnel by the Taliban, Nigerian islamic militants (well it’s suspected) took a page out of their book and have killed personnel in two different clinics.
I know many of you have wished safety for me but I have to point out that the risks I am under are nothing compared to these brave people.
It’s terrifying that the biggest opposition to progress is religious extremism. And it’s even more terrifying that it is Islam as Islam is appalling at taking criticism of any sort.
The price of these deaths are more deaths to Polio. Nigeria is the biggest polio outbreak at the moment, the less vaccination occurs the greater the chance of resurgence. Nigeria was the source of the last resurgence and this time it’s willing to kill those who fight for health.
Don’t think of these people as extremists. Think of them as protecting an endangered species.