The fight against measles is still profoundly unequal

Leaving aside the new anti-vaccine fashions (which we could also call "serious First World problems"), the fight against measles among the most disadvantaged layers of society It is still very uneven and unsatisfactory.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and Pakistan shalf of unvaccinated children and 75% of measles deaths, as you can see in the following video:

According to data from the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Global Alliance for Vaccines, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, collected in a report published a few days ago, measles vaccines have saved lives of over 20 million children in the last 15 years, but still 400 children die every day because of this infection.

The progress is due to massive vaccination campaigns and an increase in routine vaccination coverage, but even in 2015, some 20 million children did not receive their doses.

Because anti-vaccine movementsIronically, today the United States has a percentage of its population vaccinated against measles less than, for example, Tanzania, according to the World Health Organization. Fortunately, some have already realized that not vaccinating is worse than vaccinating.

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