[Regarding] your article about the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation [“Game changers,”
April 2013], in 1985 Rotary teamed with the
World Health Organization with a goal to
eradicate polio. At that time there were 1,000
children around the world being paralyzed by
polio every day. By 1994, the Americas were
certified polio-free. But Asia and Africa remained difficult to control.
In 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation proposed a $255 million matching grant
to Rotary. This year, to date, there have been
only 16 new cases of polio, in three countries
in the world. As a Rotarian, I am grateful to
the Foundation for their support that has
made this progress possible.
Ocean Park, Washington
P.O. Box 34783
YES. I think anything that improves safety is
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Junction City, Kansas
NO. Increased data lends itself to a greater
opportunity for misinterpretation. “There are
liars, damn liars, and statistics.”—Mark Twain
San Antonio, Texas
Thanks for the article bringing attention
to testicular cancer [“Young man, examine
thyself,” April 2013].
[However], you left out the most important part: the actual procedure for men.
Here is a website that explains the procedure in detail:
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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