Vaxing and Waning

“The secretary general of the ministry of health told CNN that more than 50,000 people have caught the disease since October 2018 and there have been more than 300 deaths — mostly children.” That’s the situation in Madagascar where there are numerous factors that leave the island nation off the coast of East Africa vulnerable. In the United States, the problems are entirely self-inflicted. WaPo: The unique dangers of the Washington state measles outbreak.

+ “For her part, Lindenberger’s mother says her son’s decision to seek out vaccinations for himself felt like an insult. ‘I did not immunize him because I felt it was the best way to protect him and keep him safe,’ Wheeler said of her son, calling his decision a slap in the face. ‘It was like him spitting on me [saying] you don’t know anything, I don’t trust you with anything. You don’t know what you’re talking about. You did make a bad decision and I’m gonna go fix it.” UnDark: Coming of Age Unvaccinated.

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