In January 2012, our paper that explored the trends in U.S. polio outbreak risks appeared in Public Health Reports and an editorial by Dr. Thompson appeared in Expert Review of Vaccines. On January 13, India celebrated a full year without a case of paralysis caused by a wild poliovirus following intensive efforts to reach every child with vaccine. Our 2007 study on eradication vs. control included analysis that indicated the need for significant intensification of immunization efforts in India to achieve eradication.
News coverage related to our research:
Press Release (January 22, 2011): Economic benefits of the global polio eradication initiative estimated at $40-50 billion - also posted by the GPEI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Press Release (May 6, 2010): Expert on Children's Risks Tells Parents Not to Worry About the Facebook Pampers Diaper Rash 'Scare' - Check out Dr. Thompson's public health perspective on the Pampers Dry Max diaper rash "scare" and read some of the media coverage, including the press release issued by Pampers following the statements by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada finding no link between the diapers and the severe diaper rash claims.
The Toxic Paradox (New York Times Magazine)
Officials expect to complete plan today to eradicate polio
urgent meeting of WHO backed by Harvard study (Boston Globe)
Polio eradication a worthwhile goal, says study (CBC News)
New plan aims to eradicate polio WHO seeks support from affected nations (International Herald Tribune)
Polio: No cheap way out (Science Magazine)
Eradicating polio a better option than extended control of the disease (Science Daily)
Polio vaccine savings (AAAS Science Update)
Prevention: It just makes cents (Harvard Public Health Review)
Billions of dollars saved in U.S. by polio vaccination (Science Daily)
Also, keep up to date on polio news from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and its partners