After a generation without polio, the disease has returned to the Philippines. Distrust in vaccines has fueled an enormous measles epidemic, and now this.
Here is a quick, 4-minute report from NPR on France’s efforts to combat vaccine misinformation…
The same law that antivaxxers today use to justify their fear of government mandates on vaccination victimized the mother of a victim of measles back in the 1920s. History goes full circle?
Recently, measles has made a comeback in countries around the world where it was eliminated. Cases imported by un-vaccinated people have triggered local outbreaks in places around the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Africa. Today, the World Health Organization and Public Health England have announced that measles is no longer considered eliminated in the United Kingdom. The United States and other developed nations where measles was once considered eliminated might be next.
On top of all the school supplies children need to go back to school and be successful, they also need to get caught up with their immunization requirements.