A bunch of fanatics are fucking up the vaccination program for everyone. Polls are showing that a significant percentage of people won’t get the vaccine. In places where people don’t get vaccinated, cases have been on the rise. There are YouTube videos, filled with conspiracy theories, exhorting people to avoid the vaccine. People spread the idea that the vaccine is a way to spy on them, and there has been violence directed against the distribution, with fear that not enough people will get it to eliminate the illness.

Yeah, that’s what’s going on in Afghanistan as health groups attempt to get people vaccinated for polio. 

Read the rest of The Rude Pundit’s piece at his blog.