Continuing coverage of an op-ed by UTMB’s Dr. Howard Brody: I recently listened to two stories on National Public Radio about polio. The stories began by noting that the effort to eradicate the disease everywhere in the world had hit a snag, particularly in Pakistan, and suggested that ignorance and superstition were playing a large role in public opposition to vaccination in areas controlled by the Taliban. It seemed a good opening for the “we’re wise, other people in the world are stupid” way of thinking that so often dominates the airwaves. The column also appeared in the Texas Medical Observer.