Measles Cases and Deaths Increasing Worldwide

VOA Learning English • voa
Nov. 21, 2020 ~2 min

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Your child's vaccines: What you need to know about catching up during the COVID-19 pandemic

A pediatrician answers parents' questions about catching up on missed childhood vaccinations and why that's so important.

Irène Mathieu, Pediatrician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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Could employers and states mandate COVID-19 vaccinations? Here's what the courts have ruled

For a COVID-19 vaccine to stop the pandemic, a large percentage of the population will have to get vaccinated. A law professor explains how far government and employer vaccine mandates can legally go.

Debbie Kaminer, Law Professor, Baruch College, CUNY • conversation
July 21, 2020 ~8 min

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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations? Here's what states and employers can legally require

For a COVID-19 vaccine to stop the pandemic, a large percentage of the population will have to get vaccinated. A law professor explains how far government and employer vaccine mandates can legally go.

Debbie Kaminer, Law Professor, Baruch College, CUNY • conversation
July 21, 2020 ~8 min

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Past measles outbreaks show pandemics spread via small towns

40 years of measles data could help us now as we face the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Could relatives of measles virus jump from animals to us?

A group of viruses, of which measles is one, are adept at jumping to species barrier.

By Jonathan Ball • bbcnews
Jan. 1, 2020 ~10 min

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Study suggests how measles wipes out body’s immune memory

A new Harvard study shows measles wipes out 11 percent to 73 percent of antibodies against an array of viruses and bacteria, depleting a child’s previous immunity, which underscores the importance of measles vaccination.

Stephanie Dutchen • harvard
Oct. 31, 2019 ~12 min

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Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination 'a global crisis'

The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.

By Michelle Roberts • bbcnews
June 19, 2019 ~8 min

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Harvard’s Barry Bloom and Juliette Kayyem discuss measles outbreak

Harvard public health and public safety experts recommended public education, elimination of nonmedical vaccination exemptions for schoolkids, and potentially more severe penalties as a way to get parents to comply with measles vaccination guidelines.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 11, 2019 ~24 min

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