Humanity could not get rid of polio even if it tried, and humanity has tried, multiple times. Every time the numbers for diseases such as polio or other diseases that can be vaccinated for diminishes to a minute number, humanity slows down its witch hunt for the disease considerably. Low numbers of individuals with a disease does not indicate being complacent is okay. The opposite is reality. If something needs to be eradicated, destroying most of it by definition is not eradicating it. This is the college equivalent of expecting a 100 percent on an exam that was never finished or handed in. Humanity fails to cross it’s T’s and neglects to dot it’s I’s when dealing with diseases such as polio or measles. For this simple fact, polio will not be eradicated any time in the foreseeable future.