Peshawar Police Arrest Anti-Vaxxer Parents

513 parents went to jail for refusing to vaccinate their children from the polio virus.

Screengrab from CNN video.

Polio continues to present a major threat to much of Pakistan’s population—the country was host to 327 cases of the virus in 2014, the most in the world (compare that to Nigeria which came in second with only 36 cases). Still, vaccinating children from the disease has proved to be an impossible task in Pakistan and the Peshawar police has decided to make into a police matter—this week, they arrested 513 parents who have yet to vaccinate their children.

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