CIA Drops Use of Vaccination Campaigns as a Tool for Spying

In a letter to 12 American public health schools, President Obama’s chief counter terrorism advisor outline’s the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) decision to ‘make no operational use of vaccination programs’ for the purpose of acquiring information as well as obtaining or exploiting ‘DNA or other genetic material collected through such programs.’ This statement comes amid escalating violence against vaccine campaign …

Ban on polio vaccinations in Pakistan

With the fight on polio seemingly making large strides worldwide as of late, some countries are heading in the opposite direction.  This past weekend, a Pakistani Taliban commander has banned polio vaccinations in North Waziristan, in the tribal belt, days before 161,000 children were to be inoculated.  His actions were in retaliation against frequent drone attacks by the United States …