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BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 05 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1266

Polio vaccination resumes in Pakistan: The Pakistan government has signed an agreement with the Taliban to resume vaccination of children against polio in Swat, northern Pakistan, after a break of 16 months. However, a religious cleric, Maulana Fazlullah, has issued a decree that claims that the vaccine is a tool used by the United States to render the recipients impotent and infertile to cut the Muslim population.

Waiting times fall in England: The number of people in England waiting more than 13 weeks for hospital treatment …

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