“Polio is back on the radar of Canadian health officials. Here’s why… “

“Although Canadians are largely vaccinated against polio — the disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to children missing routine immunizations, or vaccine hesitancy fuelled by pandemic misinformation, could leave some vulnerable to an illness that was thought to be far in the rear-view mirror.”

By Olivia Bowden Staff Reporter for The TORONTO STAR, Fri., Aug. 12, 2022.

Easy to laugh at Canada, isn’t it? But look NYC!

“Polio detected in NYC’s sewage, suggesting virus circulating”

By Karen Matthews And Mike Stobbe Associated Press

Fri., Aug. 12, 2022

“NEW YORK (AP) — The virus that causes polio has been found in New York City’s wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn’t been seen in the U.S. in a decade, is quietly spreading among unvaccinated people, health officials said Friday.

“Thr presence of the poliovirus in the city’s wastewater suggests likely local circulation of the virus, health authorities from the city, New York state and the federal government said…”

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