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Lets recap the real #SamoaMeasles story, shall we?
🔴 June 2018, nurse mixes #MMR vaccine w paralyzing med instead of sterile water
🔴2 babies die
🔴Rumors spread that MMR caused deaths
🔴Scared parents stop vaccinating and immunization rate plummets
🔴July 2018 US antivaxxer @delbigtree shares false story on @HighWireTalk stating deaths were due to #MMR vaccine
🔴June 2019 US antivaxxer @RobertKennedyJr visits #Samoa to reinforce that falsehood
🔴By Oct 2019 Samoan immunization rate is 31%
🔴Oct 2019 infectious traveler from New Zealand arrives on Samoa, starting outbreak
🔴Nov 15 Samoa declares state of emergency and begins mass vaccination
🔴Nov 17 Samoa shuts down schools indefinitely
🔴Nov 18 1,000 cases, 16 dead (mostly young children), 114 new cases in 24h
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{via Tennessee Health Alliance} #Samoa #SamoaMeasles
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Vitamin A deficiency is a recognised risk factor for severe measles, and in New Zealand doses are recommended for all children hospitalised with the disease.
The Ministry of Health website says the Vitamin A treatment can reduce the risk of fatality and eye complications.

health.govt.nz/our-work/disea…

who.int/immunization/p…
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