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Laurie Garrett @Laurie_Garrett
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The least noted #refugee crisis is the flow of more than 1 million people OUT of #Venezuela, many of whom have had no real medical care for years amid collapse of V's govt syst. Unvaccinated, they are spreading #measles where they go. Example: Colombia:…
[cont] At least 11 countries are affected by #measles due to the mass migration of more than 1 million #Venezuelans -- many of whom have never been properly vaccinated thanks to V govt catastrophe.…
Inside #Venezuela hospitals are filling up with #measles patients -- mostly unvaccinated children and young adults. This is what happens when government ceases to perform basic public health functions for its people.…
Brazil is witnessing outbreaks of #measles along its borders with #Venezuela -- where thousands of people fleeing the #Maduro govt are ending up. Many have never in their lives had decent medical care.…
All over latin America today, wherever #Venezuelans fleeing the #Maduro govt end up, #measles breaks out.…
And this is happening in a pat of the world that was declared #measles - free, where a decade ago success reigned.
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