The novel coronavirus disease has been given an official name. So what goes into a name? Viruses and their diseases are named in different ways.
There are more deaths each year from measles than from air traffic accidents and other calamities, so why do we ignore measles as a danger that needs to be dealt with?
In the 1960s, the United States experienced an epidemic of rubella that resulted in thousands of lost pregnancies and thousands of children with disabilities. Will the reduced uptake of the MMR vaccine bring back those days?
Samoa is experiencing a rather large epidemic of measles brought on by vaccine hesitancy from parents after a mishap with the MMR vaccine last year in which two nurses “pleaded guilty to negligence causing manslaughter.”
Once you understand what measles does to your immune system, you’d understand why it’s so important to prevent it.