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It's been a month since @wilson_soli exposed that Samoa had been treating 16 people in an isolation unit with suspected measles in early October. But the @samoa_observer had been following the growing measles crisis long before that, as far back as March. #Thread #MeaslesInSamoa
In March, anti-vaxxer Taylor Winterstein wanted to charge Samoans hundreds of tala to attend a "workshop" on "choice." Dr Helen Petousis-Harris told us her advice is a public health threat. Already, NZ was facing more than 50 cases of the disease.
Head of the Ministry of Health was worried too. "One serious, virulent virus can wipe out this population in less than two weeks," he said about Winterstein's anti-vaxx agenda.
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