VACCINES & FAKE NEWS
Even though it is a vaccine-preventable disease, measles kills over 100,000 people every year. Worldwide cases tripled in the first three months of 2019. Ten states accounted for approximately three-quarters of the total increase of measles in 2018: Ukraine, Philippines, Brazil, Yemen, Venezuela, Serbia, Madagascar, Sudan, Thailand and France.
Heidi Larson, director of the Vaccine Confidence Project, finds strong similarities between the growing vaccine scepticism and the rise of populism. Experts answer 23 common concerns about vaccines for Outriders, like what do vaccines contain? Are vaccines safe if I am pregnant or breastfeeding? Are vaccines mandatory in my country?