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A health emergency
?7 January: World Health Organization
POLIO will continue to remain a Public
Health Emergency of International
Concern (PHEIC) for 3 months.
?There is a “rising risk ” of international
spread of wild poliovirus type-1.
?The virus spreads from person to
person and can infect a per son’ s spinal
cord, causing paralysis (c an’t move
parts of the body).
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A health emergency
?7 January: World Health Organization
POLIO will continue to remain a Public
Health Emergency of International
Concern (PHEIC) for 3 months.
?There is a “rising risk ” of international
spread of wild poliovirus type-1.
?The virus spreads from person to
person and can infect a per son’ s spinal
cord, causing paralysis (c an’t move
parts of the body).
?2019: 156 cases of wild polio type-1
?2018: 28 cases of wild polio type-1
?Big issue: wild type-1 virus getting
exported
?Afghanistan, 2018: a total of 8,60,000
children did not receive polio vaccine
due to security threats.
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A health emergency
?7 January: World Health Organization
POLIO will continue to remain a Public
Health Emergency of International
Concern (PHEIC) for 3 months.
?There is a “rising risk ” of international
spread of wild poliovirus type-1.
?The virus spreads from person to
person and can infect a per son’ s spinal
cord, causing paralysis (c an’t move
parts of the body).
?2019: 156 cases of wild polio type-1
?2018: 28 cases of wild polio type-1
?Big issue: wild type-1 virus getting
exported
?Afghanistan, 2018: a total of 8,60,000
children did not receive polio vaccine
due to security threats.
?Vaccine-derived poliovirus cases in
16 countries
?Committee: “The rapid emergence of
multiple circulating vaccine-derived
poliovirus type-2 strains in several
countries is unprecedented and very
concerning, and not yet fully
understood ,”
Angola: 86
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 63
Nigeria:18
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A health emergency
?7 January: World Health Organization
POLIO will continue to remain a Public
Health Emergency of International
Concern (PHEIC) for 3 months.
?There is a “rising risk ” of international
spread of wild poliovirus type-1.
?The virus spreads from person to
person and can infect a per son’ s spinal
cord, causing paralysis (c an’t move
parts of the body).
?2019: 156 cases of wild polio type-1
?2018: 28 cases of wild polio type-1
?Big issue: wild type-1 virus getting
exported
?Afghanistan, 2018: a total of 8,60,000
children did not receive polio vaccine
due to security threats.
?Vaccine-derived poliovirus cases in
16 countries
?Committee: “The rapid emergence of
multiple circulating vaccine-derived
poliovirus type-2 strains in several
countries is unprecedented and very
concerning, and not yet fully
understood ,”
Angola: 86
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 63
Nigeria:18
Eloquently reticent
?SC has declared that free speech and
expression (Article 19(1)(a)) and right
to carry on any trade (Article
19(1)(g)) using the medium of
internet is constitutionally protected.
?The restriction upon such
fundamental rights should be in
consonance with the mandate under
Article 19 (2) and (6) of the
Constitution, inclusive of the test of
proportionality,"
Page 5


A health emergency
?7 January: World Health Organization
POLIO will continue to remain a Public
Health Emergency of International
Concern (PHEIC) for 3 months.
?There is a “rising risk ” of international
spread of wild poliovirus type-1.
?The virus spreads from person to
person and can infect a per son’ s spinal
cord, causing paralysis (c an’t move
parts of the body).
?2019: 156 cases of wild polio type-1
?2018: 28 cases of wild polio type-1
?Big issue: wild type-1 virus getting
exported
?Afghanistan, 2018: a total of 8,60,000
children did not receive polio vaccine
due to security threats.
?Vaccine-derived poliovirus cases in
16 countries
?Committee: “The rapid emergence of
multiple circulating vaccine-derived
poliovirus type-2 strains in several
countries is unprecedented and very
concerning, and not yet fully
understood ,”
Angola: 86
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 63
Nigeria:18
Eloquently reticent
?SC has declared that free speech and
expression (Article 19(1)(a)) and right
to carry on any trade (Article
19(1)(g)) using the medium of
internet is constitutionally protected.
?The restriction upon such
fundamental rights should be in
consonance with the mandate under
Article 19 (2) and (6) of the
Constitution, inclusive of the test of
proportionality,"
?The power under Section 144 cannot
be used to suppress legitimate
expression of opinion or grievance or
exercise of any democratic rights,"
said an apex court bench comprising
justices N.V. Ramana, R. Subhash Reddy
and B.R. Gavai.
?The disappointing aspect of the
verdict is the court’ s failure to give a
ruling on the validity of the
governme nt’ s actions.
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