NEW: ‘Africa is on track to be declared polio-free’

This is an amazing news story that we are researching right now. A fascinating story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user mookiebomber titled Africa is on track to be declared polio-free is gaining some traction, having got 11 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by economist.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-24 03:10:04 and has an ID of cuiegp. We’ve identified the following comments already:

  • “[Link](https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/africa-track-declared-polio-free-cases-rise-pakistan/)

    >This good n… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user barath_s at 2019-08-24 13:43:47. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

  • “We did it Reddit! /s“, posted by the user Russell_M_Jimmies at 2019-08-24 07:22:47. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Boko Haram is based in Nigeria. Boko Haram is a militant islamic group that believes that western science is forbidden knowledge. Nigeria wi… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user Relictorum at 2019-08-24 06:24:56. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Great. Now children murdering antivaxxers have new victims to go after.“, posted by the user xdotellxx at 2019-08-24 06:09:50. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “dont worry africa, our anti-vaxxers are breeding super strains that will surely help ravage your continent once again… cause hey, polio bu… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user Lazorgunz at 2019-08-24 04:52:47. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “All thanks to essential oils im sure.“, posted by the user Huegod at 2019-08-24 03:57:36. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Not if Karen gets her way“, posted by the user Skweefie at 2019-08-24 03:51:00. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Just in time for it to come back in the suburban US.“, posted by the user 00stoll at 2019-08-24 03:34:11. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Just in time to be ebola-full“, posted by the user PM_ME_A_PLANE_TICKET at 2019-08-24 03:32:32. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

As this is something very close to me, I am looking for more facts on this story and will update this post as soon as we have more information.

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