India Saves 1,872,000 Lives Per Year


bulletWithout mass innoculating for polio, India had 524 cases of paralytic polio in 1997.
bulletIf India's cancer rate today is equivalent to other countries which didn't vaccinate for polio in the 1950s, then with a population of 936 million, they 1,872,000 fewer Indians die of cancer per year.
bulletNot mass innoculating for polio would thus save 3,572 as many lives from cancer as became polio victims.




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