Measles Rising Globally

By Andrea Cooper

25 November 2022

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There is some news from WHO. Dr. Patrick O’Connor WHO’s measles lead told a leading news publication, "A combination of factors, such as lingering social distancing measures and the cyclical nature of measles, may explain why there has not yet been an explosion of cases despite the widening immunity gaps, but that could change quickly."

The fact that Covid halted the world is the biggest contributor to this rise in measles worldwide and in the USA. We saw

  • A decline in vaccination coverage
  • Minimal surveillance of measles
  • Less stress from doctors about measles.

Measles is a highly contagious disease, which can be managed with the vaccination of almost 95% of the population sample. However, anti-vaxers and covid factors combined led to a surge in measles across the USA. Statistics reveal that nearly 40 million children missed their measles vaccines in 2021 due to the pandemic.

In Columbus, Ohio, 24 active cases of measles were reported. All patients were unvaccinated. WHO is more concerned about the African region where amenities are fewer. A new report estimates the death of 128,00 people in 2021 due to measles.