How COVID-19 hurts the fight against measles and other diseases


Democracy Now!

May 21, 2020

The World Health Organization has called for a suspension of mass-vaccination programs against measles, polio and other diseases due to the pandemic in order to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. This could potentially be “devastating” to many of the world’s most vulnerable populations, says infectious disease expert Dr. Beate Kampmann, director of the Vaccine Centre at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. “We probably need to think about new models of delivering vaccines,” she says.

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