08 Feb Polio in the Balance (3 Letters)
Posted at 19:11h in News
As a polio survivor, I have long imagined a world free of the disease. Today we are incredibly close to eradicating polio for good. Critics questioned that goal in your article “In Battle Against Polio, a Call for a Final Salvo” (Feb. 1).
I was 4 when I contracted polio. Six decades later, I get around with crutches and a scooter, and deal with access issues on a daily basis. No child born today should have to face the challenges I and so many others suffered.
If we stop the fight to end polio now, the virus will spread again. There is no excuse for a single case of polio anywhere. We have a powerful new vaccine and growing global support to achieve eradication.