Tag Archives: Measles

As NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak in small area, larger city is threatened

A measles outbreak among a small segment of schoolchildren in New York has prompted the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare the public health crisis an emergency in parts of Brooklyn. But the actual danger is the sheer number of children in the the NYC public school system that go unvaccinated — which threatens… Read More »

Measles (Gover) Rubella Vaccination: 25 Urdu-Medium Schools Refuse MR Vaccine Citing Impotence as Reason

Vaccine (Image used for representational purpose only) (Photo Credits: ANI) Mumbai, December 5: More than 25 Urdu-mediums schools in Buldhana district of Maharashtra refused to take Measles-Rubella (gover-rubella) vaccine due to alleged rumours of impotency and infertility. The shocking revelations arrived after relatives of students denied permission for the immunisation in writing. Earlier, the state… Read More »

The War to End All Measles

Armistice Day was first celebrated in 1919, a year after the armistice that ended the long and terrible first World War, taking effect at precisely 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 11. It was renamed Veterans Day in 1954, to honor all those who had served, but also perhaps to acknowledge that the “war to end all… Read More »