Fewer young children vaccinated against measles, whooping cough during pandemic, study finds
Many parents of younger children in the United States chose not to keep them up to date with routine vaccinations during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a study published Thursday JAMA Pediatrics found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For people who already caught Covid and beat it, there are ZERO reasons to get a Covid vaccine, and ZERO reasons that the US government should force it on them
(Natural News) Anyone who was born before the measles shot knows that the vaccine wasn’t necessary if they already had the measles. Natural immunity lasts a long, long time, and much longer than any artificial kind conjured up by vaccine pathogens. Science determined that immunity from measles is lifelong, therefore negating any need for a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YouTube bans all anti-vaccine misinformation
The new policy expands the rules to misleading claims about long-approved vaccines, such as those against measles and hepatitis B, as well as to falsehoods about vaccines in general. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Davey Alba Source Type: news

YouTube bans all anti-vaccine misinformation
The new policy expands the rules to misleading claims about long-approved vaccines, such as those against measles and hepatitis B, as well as to falsehoods about vaccines in general. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Davey Alba Source Type: news

YouTube Bans Anti-Vaccine Misinformation
The new set of policies will cover not just the Covid-19 vaccines or long-approved vaccines against diseases like measles and hepatitis B, but also general claims about vaccines, YouTube said. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Davey Alba Tags: YouTube.com Vaccination and Immunization Rumors and Misinformation Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Kennedy, Robert F Jr Mercola, Joseph M (1954- ) Children ' s Health Defense Social Media Source Type: news

Afghanistan: Rapid decline in public health conditions, WHO warns
Healthcare provision is deteriorating fast in Afghanistan, the UN health agency warned on Wednesday, with cases of measles and diarrhoea shooting up, and polio becoming a “major risk”. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

YouTube moves to block and remove anti-vaccine content
YouTube is moving to block and remove all content that spreads misinformation about vaccines against COVID-19 and other illnesses, such as measles and chicken pox. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

YouTube moves to block and remove all anti-vaccine misinformation
YouTube is moving to block and remove all content that spreads misinformation about vaccines against COVID-19 and other illnesses, such as measles and chickenpox. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

What Happens When the World ’s Most Popular COVID-19 Dashboard Can’t Get Data?
One Monday in late February 2020, Lauren Gardner was working frantically. The website she’d been managing around the clock for the last month—which tracked cases of an emerging respiratory disease called COVID-19, and presented the spread in maps and charts—was, all of a sudden, getting inundated with visitors and kept crashing. As Gardner, an associate professor of engineering at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), struggled to get the site online again, an official in the Trump Administration falsely claimed on Twitter that JHU had deliberately censored the information. “Seems like bad timing to sto...
Source: TIME: Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

CDC Mandates Measles Quarantine for Afghanistan Evacuees CDC Mandates Measles Quarantine for Afghanistan Evacuees
The agency also recommended that clinicians look out for measles cases in communities near military bases where evacuees are being housed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Travel-Related Measles Travel-Related Measles
As more people travel internationally, the risk for measles infection increases, especially among the unvaccinated.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Biden Adds Measles to List of Diseases That Could Require Quarantine Biden Adds Measles to List of Diseases That Could Require Quarantine
President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order adding measles to a list of communicable diseases that could require quarantine after several Afghan refugees were diagnosed with the highly contagious disease after arriving in the United States.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

BIOWARFARE BATTLEFIELD: CDC, DoD running black ops missions to RELEASE pathogens across America, specifically targeting health freedom advocates
(Natural News) We now have yet more evidence pointing to the ongoing CDC / DoD black ops “pathogen release” warfare activities that were responsible for not only the deliberate spread of measles at Disney Land (to push SB 277 in California) but now are targeting health freedom speakers, advocates and their family members in order... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of Afghans on American Military Bases Await Resettlement
Many who left the country in August are waiting for medical and security screenings and flights from overseas that were halted by measles. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virginia and Wisconsin Report Measles Cases Among Refugees Virginia and Wisconsin Report Measles Cases Among Refugees
Six people who recently traveled to the United States after fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan have been diagnosed with measles, officials said Tuesday.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Gates Foundation ’s 2021 Report Shows That Childhood Vaccinations Dropped During the Pandemic—But There’s a Bright Side
This time last year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation warned of a grim potential side effect from the COVID-19 pandemic: its disruptions to routine medical care could erase 25 years of progress on childhood vaccination, setting back global health by decades. The 2021 installment of the foundation’s annual Goalkeepers report, which details progress on 18 metrics related to global health, equity and sustainability, contains some good news and some bad news. Childhood vaccination rates have suffered during the pandemic—but only about half as much as the Gates Foundation originally predicted, signaling that ma...
Source: TIME: Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 embargoed study healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Flights From Afghanistan Halted Due To Measles Cases On Board
The United States has temporarily paused flights from Afghanistan after four individuals tested positive for measles. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Measles cases halt US-bound flights of Afghan refugees
Flights of Afghan refugees to the US were paused Friday after four cases of measles were discovered among Afghans who had recently... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fauci: DeSantis Wrong to Say Vaccines Just a Personal Choice Fauci: DeSantis Wrong to Say Vaccines Just a Personal Choice
Vaccines have been the solution to major public health emergencies in the past, Dr Anthony Fauci said, including smallpox, polio, and measles. But they rely on wide public adoption to work.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Africa: Messenger RNA - How It Works in Nature and in Making Vaccines
[The Conversation Africa] Vaccines have long been an integral part of public health programmes around the world, reducing the spread and severity of infectious diseases. The success of immunisation strategies to protect children from diseases like polio, hepatitis B, and measles, and adults from influenza and pneumococcal disease, can be seen globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

I Was Nervous About Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine While Pregnant. Here ’s What Convinced Me to Do It
In March, when President Biden announced that COVID-19 vaccines would soon be available to all Americans, my husband and I decided to press pause on the whole maybe-getting-pregnant-soon thing. We would get our vaccines first, have a Hot Vaxxed Summer full of booze and parties, and then go back to the kids question once we had shaken off the COVID cobwebs. Lucky for us, it was too late: it turned out I was already pregnant. I was thrilled, but also anxious. I had been all-in on getting the vaccine; getting it while pregnant was a different story. At the time, the CDC had not yet issued a full-throated recommendation that ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Alter Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate uspoliticspolicy Source Type: news

Fauci:'Good Idea' to Implement School Vaccine Mandates Fauci:'Good Idea' to Implement School Vaccine Mandates
"We've done this for decades and decades, requiring polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis," he added."So this would not be something new, requiring vaccinations for children to come to school."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Nigeria - the Only Language Cholera Understands
[Nigeria Health Watch] Nigeria is prone to seasonal disease outbreaks and in the last few years, a series of outbreaks including monkeypox, measles, Lassa fever, yellow fever, cerebrospinal meningitis and cholera have threatened the nation's public health security. In 2020, while responding to COVID-19, Nigeria was at the same time tackling what was reported as the largest recorded outbreak of Lassa fever in the country. Today, amid efforts to contain the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation is also dealing with an in (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: MSF Starts Measles Vaccination Campaign in Darfur's Jebel Marra
[Radio Dabanga] Jebel Marra -- M édecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) last week launched an urgent measles vaccination campaign to contain a rapidly growing number of cases in Jebel Marra in Darfur. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

25% of Patients With Cancer Lack Immunity Against Measles 25% of Patients With Cancer Lack Immunity Against Measles
In 2019, there was a measles outbreak in the state of Washington. Concerned about patients with cancer, researchers set out to determine what percentage of patients did not have related immunity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: I almost died from measles as a kid. Refusing COVID vaccination is unforgivable
People asserting their right to refuse vaccination were lucky enough, thanks to vaccines, not to live through the era of routine childhood diseases. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Cancer Patients Lack Immunity for Measles, Mumps
MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 -- A considerable proportion of ambulatory patients with cancer lack protective antibodies for measles and mumps, according to a study published online July 28 in JAMA Network Open. Sara R. Marquis, M.P.H., from the Fred... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Will Delta and COVID-19 Change This Back-to-School Season? Here ’s What to Know
Getting the kids ready to go back to school each fall is stressful enough in a normal year, never mind in the midst of a pandemic. Between the more transmissible Delta coronavirus variant, rising cases across the country and new masking guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there’s a lot for parents to navigate as they plan for schools to reopen this August and September. On the whole, experts seem to agree it’s time to get kids back into their classrooms. Remote learning set many children—especially students of color—back academically, cut them off from essential ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

GSK Files for Licensure of Priorix MMR Vaccine in the US
August 2, 2021 -- GSK today announced it has submitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Priorix (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine, Live) and is seeking approval for use in active... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - August 2, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Africa: COVID-19 Widens Routine Immunization Gaps in Africa
[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Around 7.7 million African children missed out on vital first doses of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Measles and Polio vaccines in 2020. The nearly 10% rise in missed vaccinations on the previous year in Africa was driven by disruptions to health services by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and World health Organization (WHO) show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Covid Disrupts Measles Vaccination
[Monitor] The disruptions caused by Covid-19 are limiting access to routine vaccination of children against preventable diseases such as measles as efforts have been diverted to preventing and treating Covid-19 patients (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid-19: When will we reach herd immunity? Here are 3 reasons that's a hard question to answer
Different diseases have different thresholds for herd immunity. For measles, for example, the herd immunity threshold is 92%-94%. Estimates for COVID-19 have varied, with some putting it at 85% or higher. However, many hesitate to give a single number. Here are three reasons why. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR Congo: Measles vaccines missed because of Covid focus
The WHO warns of potential outbreaks in countries like DR Congo, while the focus is on Covid-19. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quality Improvement: The Quiet Hero of Global Health Programs
By Sujata Bijou, Senior Measurement and Learning Technical AdvisorJuly 08, 2021In my past life, I was a chemical engineer. More specifically, I was a process engineer for Head & Shoulders shampoo.  While my colleagues were working on other process aspects of manufacturing efficiency (faster, cheaper, less waste, etc.) I was finding ways to improve the manufacturing process to make the shampoo more effective at fighting dandruff. In our case, we wanted to fight dandruff without creating any other neg...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: Measurement & Analytics Source Type: news

Kenya in rush to vaccinate 4m children as measles cases surge
WHO reports measles outbreaks in eight African countries amid huge fall-off in jabs during CovidKenya has restarted its vaccination programme in an effort to tackle the re-emergence of measles, which has surged in the country during the Covid restrictions.A 10-day campaign against highly contagious measles and rubella has begun to target 4 million children aged nine months to five years in 22 of Kenya ’s 47 counties where outbreaks are highest.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Peter Muiruri in Nairobi Tags: Global development Kenya MMR Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Africa World news World Health Organization Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Covid infections cause vaccines for childhood diseases including measles to plummet in use
CHILDHOOD vaccines for illnesses including measles, typhoid, polio and diphtheria have plummeted across the world during the Covid crisis. Medics warned that while all focus was on coronavirus, established and deadly diseases could be gaining a foothold because inoculation programmes have been halted. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Kisumu Receives 171,000 Measles, Rubella Vaccine Doses
[Capital FM] Kisumu -- Kisumu County has received 171,000 doses o support an ongoing vaccination campaign against measles and rubella. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles vax effective in kids against Covid: Study
The Pune findings support a much-discussed hypothesis that children are fairly protected against SARS-CoV-2 because of 'non-specific immunity' following inoculation with live attenuated vaccines, including measles-containing vaccines (MCVs) and the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) shot. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C.D.C. Calls for Updated Childhood Vaccinations After Decline Last Year
The number of vaccine doses administered to children dropped by as much 63 percent as stay-at-home orders were issued in spring of 2020. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: internal-essential Vaccination and Immunization Measles Preventive Medicine United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Routine childhood vaccinations plummeted during the early days of pandemic, CDC report finds
Childhood vaccinations dropped during the spring 2020 lockdowns, the CDC finds. Vaccination rates for diphtheria, tetanus, measles, and other diseases fell up to 60%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progress Toward Rubella Elimination - World Health Organization European Region, 2005-2019
This report describes rubella incidence in European regions for the years 2005 to 2019. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 10, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Vaccination Vaccines Source Type: news

Africa: Low Trust in Authorities Affects Vaccine Uptake - Evidence From 22 Countries
[The Conversation Africa] In a time when the world is focusing on COVID-19 vaccines, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has highlighted the importance of routine immunisations for diseases such as measles, tetanus and polio. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to craft the vaccine message for the undecided
More than 140 million Americans have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine. Health care and government leaders hope that tens of millions more will do so.One key to getting that many needles in that many arms may turn on the messaging used to persuade people that getting the vaccine is the right thing to do. As the country seeks to turn the page on the pandemic, two UCLA professors who specialize in the impact of messaging efforts — Hal Hershfield and Keith Holyoak — have identified opportunities and challenges on the road to herd immunity.In March of 2020, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the novel c...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 4, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Disruptions to immunization programs caused by COVID-19 putting millions of children at risk, UN warns
Millions of children whose immunizations have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Africa, are now at risk from life-threatening diseases such as measles, polio, yellow fever and diphtheria, United Nations (U.N.) health agencies warned on Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

New UN-led global immunization push aims to save more than 50 million lives
A UN-led global immunization strategy was unveiled on Monday to reach more than 50 million children who have missed lifesaving jabs against diseases such as measles, yellow fever and diptheria, in large part because of COVID-19 disruption.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?
While the current COVID-19 vaccines will likely last for at least about a year, they probably won't offer lifelong protection, as with measles shots, said Dr. Kathleen Neuzil, a vaccine expert at the University of Maryland. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Total Vaccines, Measles Vaccines Down for Children During Pandemic
TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 -- During the pandemic, there has been a decrease in total and measles-containing vaccines in all children, according to a study published online April 15 in Pediatrics. Bradley K. Ackerson, M.D., from Kaiser Permanente... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Child vaccination rates declined during COVID-19 pandemic
(Kaiser Permanente) The numbers of recommended vaccine doses, including measles vaccine, administered to children decreased dramatically after the declaration of a national state of emergency on March 13, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in Pediatrics. While the decrease was lower and recovered in children under 2 years of age, it was more severe and persistent in older children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Measles Cases Go Up in DRC
[East African] The Democratic Republic of Congo has witnessed an upsurge of measles with more than 13,000 cases reported since January this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID toes, Moderna arm, all-body rash: Vaccines can cause skin reactions but aren't dangerous, study says
A new study finds some COVID-19 vaccine skin reactions, including a measles-like rash and shingles, are rare, and thankfully brief, side effects. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news