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Measles claims almost 200 in Africa

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on April 22, 2010

In less than three months, a measles outbreak in Africa has killed 185 children . the UN is asking for help to increase vaccination efforts in the affected areas. As it stands, only about 80% of the population is vaccinated, quite below the desired level of 95%. These low levels of vaccination means that outbreaks,  such as the one gripping the continent now,  can be expected every 3-4 years. I send Jenny McCarthy a tweet pointing her attention to this issue and asking her to change her stance on vaccines. Do you think this story will change her mind at all? …..we can only hope!

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  1. seborgarsen said, on August 30, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Excellent post. Thank you. Can you post a link to the mentioned tweet?

    Thumbs up from Denmark.

    • Skepdude said, on August 30, 2010 at 2:54 PM

      Should have done it way back then; unfortunately Twitter doesn’t make it easy to search your own tweets. I’ll try though, see what comes out of it.


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