If I’m not mistaken, anything to do with shoes is considered one of the worst possible insults in Iraqi culture. That’s why they beat those Sadaam Hussei statues with shoes when the U.S. forces tore them down.
A new malaria vaccine is showing some positive results in trials conducted in Kenya and Tanzania. You’ll notice the article mentions that this is being done by scientists, as opposed to Allah or Jesus. Hopefully, once a final vaccine for malaria is discovered, it won’t be hampered by religious fanatics like the effort to eradicate polio.
An experimental malaria vaccine for babies reduced the chances of developing the mosquito-borne illness by more than half, scientists are reporting today. The results, from two trials conducted in Kenya and Tanzania, are the most promising yet in the quest to develop effective immunization against the life-threatening parasite.