First, Great Britain was again on the list of countries where it is possible to catch measles, and soon the United States will probably join it. It will not be the end, but rather the beginning of a new wave.
Although it would seem that we got rid of the measles problem years ago, it annually accounts for 40 million infections and about 120,000 deaths worldwide, because its infectivity is huge and amounts to over 95%. Most deaths due to measles take place in poor countries, where access to the achievements of modern medicine is very limited, but it can not be hidden that if the vaccine movements do not stop spreading their theories, soon the disease can cause us great damage again.
The incidence of measles has significantly decreased after the introduction of vaccines and can not be denied in any way, but thanks to the said “vaccines” we are increasingly observing its epidemics also in highly developed countries, such as Great Britain. Now it turns out that the list of measles-free countries is constantly decreasing and experts estimate that in October the United States, which has been on it since 2000, will disappear. It all began on September 30 last year – 600 confirmed cases that turned into 900 the next day, and then the disease began to spread, reaching a total of 30 conditions.
In total, over 1,200 cases were recorded during the year, and at the beginning of this week we heard about 12 new cases and, as doctors estimate, this is just the beginning, because the real hell will begin when students return to school in a few days. All because of misinformation spread in the media and social networking sites by anti-vaccination groups that suggest that vaccination is only the invention of pharmaceutical concerns, and in addition, contrary to all studies, suggest that they cause autism and other diseases in children. And although YouTube has been blocking similar content on its site since this year, it is not possible to control all publications on the web.
According to Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases: – Unfortunately, it is possible that we will lose the status of a measles-free country slick tips. It’s extremely frustrating for healthcare because we have a safe and effective vaccine. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus adds that: – Misinformation about vaccines is as contagious and dangerous as the diseases they are supposed to protect against. It spreads quickly and far in social media, even touching such key vaccine campaigns as polio in Pakistan or yellow fever in South Africa. And since many people treat them as a source of information, the next generation of parents is growing without proper knowledge about vaccinations.