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Polio video from today’s Rotary meeting

Dear Rotary Members,

We’re sharing two 10-15 minute videos about Rotary’s global fight to eradicate polio. They offer historical context on how broadly that disease, too, once affected societies — and how Rotary took the lead in changing that. They also give an update on Rotary’s progress toward eradication and list actions we can take together to end polio for good.  To make a pledge to Polio Plus or the Rotary Foundation, please contact Pete Mulford.  Matching funds may be available toward your next Paul Harris fellowship.  304-268-5627

Even while we cope with COVID-19, it’s important that we not forget about polio and our promise to eradicate it. We can also be proud of the fact that the polio network that Rotarians have helped to build is being used to combat the new coronavirus. In Afghanistan, teams that watch for polio cases are working to detect any cases of COVID-19, and in Nigeria, medical staff who work on polio eradication are tracing the contacts of people who have COVID-19 and conducting research on the new disease.

And for the most up-to-date information on how the coronavirus is affecting Rotary, see the Rotary Monitors the Coronavirus Impact page.

Thank you for all that you do for the health of others. We are confident that with our club’s continued support, we’ll end polio and make history together.

Sincerely,

Steve