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Measles Is Back and COVID Isn’t Helping

Measles is a highly contagious and airborne viral disease. There is no treatment besides supportive care once a person becomes infected with the virus, of which children are the most common victims. Overall, vaccination has slashed measles-related deaths by 80 percent between 2000 and 2017. The measles vaccine, developed in the early 1960s is safe and very effective. So why then has measles come back with a vengeance…




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