Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #smallpox

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"There are few greater gifts we can give future generations than to eradicate a disease. We ourselves know what that’s like. #Smallpox was only officially declared eradicated in 1980 – less than 40 years ago. And yet already, it is becoming a distant memory"-@DrTedros #RLMForum
"Every year, over 1 billion people are treated for a neglected tropical disease, & last year 8 countries eliminated at least one NTD.
In the mid-1980s there were almost 3.5M cases of guinea-worm in 20 countries. Last year, there were only 28 cases, in just 3 countries"-@DrTedros
"Onchocerciasis has been eliminated in 4 countries in @pahowho;
Lymphatic filariasis has been eliminated in 16 countries;
Trachoma has been eliminated in 9 countries;
The annual number of sleeping sickness cases has fallen from over 7k in 2012 to less than 1k in 2018"-@DrTedros
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I just had a coughing fit that was so intense that I now have little petechae around my eyes. All I could think was how there are kids whose parents refuse to vaccinate them who are getting #pertussis and their little bodies are being wracked by similar coughing fits. Awful.
How could anyone do that to their child? When you have #vaccines to keep your child from suffering or possibly dying, why wouldn't you get them? What could possibly be more important than your child's well-being?
Anti-science is so creepily punitive and medieval.
#Vaccines have been established science since 1798 when the #smallpox vaccine was discovered & literally saved the world.
YOU don't have #polio because of vaccines. YOU lived beyond 5 because of vaccines. Go to an historic graveyard--lots of dead kids.
Anti-vax is child abuse.
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Monday I made a decision I should have made in 2016: I will no longer engage people deliberately lying about anything, be it me, the election, the events of 2016, Trump.

Wilfull ignorance is not a good faith position.
I like to engage readers, but not on false premises.
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. None of us--myself included--is entitled to their own facts.

#FACT: Bernie Sanders lost the 2016 primary because he got 4M fewer votes. Period.
#FACT: Trump is a criminal. He was cited as a felon in the #MichaelCohen case. Period.
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#FACT: Trump is a racist. As far back as the 1970s Trump was investigated by the DOJ for racial bias. He consistently attacks black celebrities and athletes. He announced his candidacy for president by calling Mexican immigrants rapists, murderers and drug dealers.
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Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
#VaccinesWork!
It’s so important to keep vaccinating our children: if we don’t, diseases that have become uncommon in many countries will return.
#VaccinesWork!
Vaccines provide better immunity than natural infections, #VaccinesWork!
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Akhir-akhir ini, cukup banyak penolakan #imunisasi baik oleh orangtua, sekolah hingga pemda ☹️

Padahal, menolak #vaksin sama aja dengan membangkitkan “pembunuh berantai” yg pernah merenggut jutaan nyawa & berpotensi mengulang lagi malapetaka di masa lalu! ☠️

A THREAD 🔥🔥🔥
Vaksin adalah larutan yg berisi kuman penyakit (patogen) yg sudah dilemahkan.

Karena patogennya sudah dilumpuhkan, vaksin relatif aman untuk orang sehat dan cukup untuk membuat tubuh bereaksi dan membentuk antibodi yg bersesuaian.
Vaksin merupakan salah satu pencapaian terbesar umat manusia dalam bidang kesehatan.

#Vaksinasi telah menyelamatkan sekitar 6,4 juta nyawa anak-anak dan mencegah 450 juta penyakit di lebih dari 70 negara berkembang selama abad ke-21 saja!
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For the anti-vaxxer crowd set lose by right wing Trumper @Cernovich--SCIENCE is real.

Vaccines aren't a matter of belief, they prevent killer diseases. Proven. Science.

If you want to kill children by not vaccinating them--AND pose a public health risk--move to Antarctica.
#Smallpox has been eradicated by #vaccines.
THAT one disease prior to vaccines wiped out 40% of the global population.

Our lives were saved by vaccines.
Annually about 3M lives are saved by #vaccines.
But another 3M die from preventable diseases by NOT being vaccinated. 1.5M of these deaths are in children under 5.

If you want children to live, get them vaccinated. Same for folks over 50.

Vaccines save lives.
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It's World Immunization Week!
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
Protected together, #VaccinesWork!
Globally, 1 out of 10 children never receive any vaccination. This must change. #VaccinesWork to ensure #HealthForAll! bit.ly/2Gehs1F
It’s World Immunization Week! Through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood #VaccinesWork to protect health at every stage of life no matter where you live bit.ly/2Gehs1F #HealthForAll
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It’s World Immunization Week! Vaccinations save over 2-3 million lives every year around the world. Doing your part makes sure you, your family and your community stay disease-free. Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
Here are 5 facts on vaccines you need to know
#VaccinesWork! An infographic describing how vaccines work
Vaccines prevent deadly diseases.
bit.ly/2EQ59ou
#VaccinesWork
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Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
#VaccinesWork!
bit.ly/2BeMD6W
Vaccines prevent deadly illnesses, #VaccinesWork.
1 in 10 infants worldwide did not receive any vaccines in 2016 putting them at serious risk of disease bit.ly/2tx4wsr
FACT: Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective means to help children grow into healthy adults. #VaccinesWork!
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