What do the commonwealth games and polio have in common?

Polio is now a distant nightmare in the west. But in four remaining polio-endemic countries – India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria – it continues to maim and kill.

Three of these – India, Pakistan and Nigeria – were proudly present at the Commonwealth parade. Nothing can be more antithetical to an event that celebrates the power and grace of the human body than a disease that cripples children.

Full story on The Guardian website.

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