As the Virus Evolves, COVID-19 Reinfections Are Going to Keep Happening
After the Omicron variant caused massive numbers of infections this past winter, lots of people looked on the bright side, hoping it would be “a free shot for the country,” says Eli Rosenberg, deputy director for science at the New York State Department of Health’s Office of Public Health. Even though lots of people got infected with the highly contagious variant, at least they would then have immunity against the virus, protecting them from getting sick in the future. In theory. But that hasn’t turned out to be true. Many people—even those who are vaccinated, boosted, and previously infected&...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Measles warning: Five 'serious' signs to spot as the UK faces new 'epidemic' - doctor
THE WORLD is in the grip of a measles "epidemic" owing to low vaccine uptake among children. The UK is particularly exposed due to woefully low vaccination levels. Speaking to Express.co.uk, Doctor Stuart Sanders, GP at The London General Practice revealed the five "serious" signs to spot in your child. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Routine Childhood Vaccination Rates Fell as Misinformation About the COVID-19 Shot Rose
Anti-vaccine sentiments have been simmering in the U.S. since at least 1998, when the Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, published—and later retracted—a fraudulent paper falsely linking childhood vaccines to autism. They’ve grown even stronger in the past two years, thanks to disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines. Though the development of the COVID-19 vaccines happened at an unprecedented pace, they’ve been rigorously tested, and have proven both safe and effective. Nevertheless, falsehoods about them—that the vaccines contained microchips, that they would alter the DNA of recipients...
Source: TIME: Health - May 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Response to Measles Among Persons Evacuated from Afghanistan - Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, August-October 2021
This report describes a response effort to stop the spread of measles among evacuees from Afghanistan. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 28, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Measles Measles Vaccination MMR Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Public Health Source Type: news

Public Health Actions to Control Measles Among Afghan Evacuees During Operation Allies Welcome - United States, September-November 2021
This report describes a mass vaccination campaign in response to measles cases among Afghan evacuees brought the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 28, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Measles Measles Vaccination MMR Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Public Health Source Type: news

Measles cases surge nearly 80% in wake of Covid chaos, with fears other diseases could follow
Unicef says virus is ‘canary in the coalmine’ that shows up the gaps in vaccination campaigns for preventable illnessMeasles cases have surged nearly 80% worldwide this year amid disruption caused by Covid-19, the UN has said, warning that the rise of the “canary in a coalmine” illness indicated that outbreaks of other diseases were likely to be on the way.The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted vaccination campaigns for non-Covid diseases around the world, creating a “perfect storm” that could put millions of children’s lives at risk, the UN’s children’s agency Unicef and the World Health Organization (...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Agence France-Presse Tags: Viruses Health World news United Nations Source Type: news

'Perfect storm' of disease ahead with vaccines delayed and measles cases up, WHO and UNICEF say
The World Health Organization and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund warned of an increased risk of measles spread, with worldwide cases up nearly 80% so far in 2022 compared with 2021. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Risks for Kids Under 5 Right Now: What Parents Should Know
It’s a challenging time for parents anxiously awaiting the arrival of COVID-19 vaccinations for children under the age of 5. In a report published by Politico April 21, sources with insider knowledge warned that a vaccine may not be available for the youngest age group until late June. And after a federal judge struck down a mask mandate for public transportation on April 18—leading some plane passengers to remove their masks mid-flight—some parents expressed frustration that many people seem to forget that the littlest children still can’t be protected through vaccination. At the same time, many pe...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Don ’t call them anti-vaxxers – that just further erodes people’s trust | Gary Finnegan
There ’s been a worrying decline in diphtheria, polio and measles jabs. We should heed the lessons of Covid-19We forgot about measles. And tetanus and diphtheria. And polio. In the race to vaccinate the world against Covid-19, the global drive to suppress some of the biggest killers in history has fallen back.Almost12n doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in less than 18 months – a stunning achievement, even if the global distribution has been uneven. Yet more than30 million children have missed out on other basic vaccinations during the pandemic, with south-east Asia and the eastern Mediterranean region be...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Gary Finnegan Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Health Society Science Immunology Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Conducts Measles Vaccination Campaign to Respond to an Outbreak in Three Regions
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- A measles vaccination campaign was conducted in Ethiopia from February to March 2022 in SNNP, Somali and Oromia regions targeting more than half a million children aged between 6 months to 10 years. The campaign aimed to stop the spread of a measles outbreak reported from 12 woredas (districts) in three regions: seven woredas of SNNP, one woreda of Guji Zone in Oromia, and four woredas of Somali putting more than 650,000 children at risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Routine Childhood Vaccinations in the U.S. Slipped During the Pandemic
Nationwide, the number of kindergartners with the required shots fell below the target for broad immunity, raising fears of outbreaks of measles and other illnesses. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller and Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Vaccination Rates For Measles, Other Vaccinations Take A Dip In Kindergartners
As a result, 35,000 U.S. children entered kindergarten without evidence that they were vaccinated for extremely contagious diseases. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

CDC Finds 'Concerning' Dip in Kindergartener Vaccination Coverage
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccination rates among kindergarteners dipped below the public health target of 95% during the 2020-2021 school year, the CDC said. National coverage was 93.9% for the two-dose measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, 93... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 21, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rates for measles, other vaccinations dip for kindergartners
The portion of U.S. children getting routine vaccinations required for kindergarten dipped slightly during the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kindergarten Vaccination Rates For Measles, Mumps, Tetanus Fell Due To Pandemic Disruptions, CDC Says
Mandatory vaccine coverage for diseases like whooping cough and chickenpox decreased among kindergarteners last year as kids fell behind on their shots, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 21, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zachary Snowdon Smith, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Leadership /leadership Education /education Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news