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January 08, 2004

Dumb & dumber

Sometimes I wonder if the New Agey Left and the Medieval Right are going to collude to undermine the Modern world. Check out this moronic behavior:

Some Nigerian Muslims believe that the polio vaccine is part of an American plot to depopulate poor countries. Some imams preach that it is laced with anti-fertility drugs, can cause AIDS and is even linked to mad-cow disease. The source of these interesting theories was apparently American websites promoting “holistic” medicine.

Full article in The Economist (there isn't that much more).

Reminds me of the idiocy of the pro-non-iodized salt movement in India.

Posted by razib at 03:36 PM