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Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa

Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa

9.12.2019

Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa

Volunteers in the New Zealand city of Rotorua are preparing two dozen white-line...

FILE PHOTO: A view of the capital Apia, Samoa, July 12, 2019. Picture taken July 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Barrett/File Photo

The virus then took hold in Samoa which had the lowest vaccination rates in the region.

“The fact that any child dies from a vaccine-preventable disease like measles is frankly an outrage and a collective failure to protect the world’s most vulnerable children,” said the WHO’s director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus.

International groups have been sending medical supplies to Samoa, and providing doctors and nurses, to help combat the disease.

“The caskets are white, and white-lined inside, all made up to very suitable undertaker standards,” said Wattam.

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BlueR00n barrett_ink 😭 I hadn't heard. barrett_ink R.I.P. 🙏🙏🙏 barrett_ink RobSchneider barrett_ink My God, my God. Help them. barrett_ink There should be a criminal penalty associated with spreading anti-Vax conspiracy crap. barrett_ink Why is this population not vaccinated... barrett_ink This is like a punch to the gut. May the families find peace.

barrett_ink Oh my God! How does something like this happen in 2019? barrett_ink Si sad to read this is happening 😢 I think there's a Netflix documentary series about a funeral company owned by Pacific Islanders. A sad world of haves and have nots 😕

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against... Blunders by the medics you mean Ironic ain’t it?

😠😠Twitter Bans Fox News Host Pete Hegseth For Sharing Manifesto Of The Saudi Terrorist Who Attacked The FL Military Base Twitter let mainstream orgs share content that featured the manifestos of the New Zealand & El Paso terrorists to smear Trump So sad All for a preventable disease. How tragic and unnecessary.

Samoa arrests anti-vaccine activist as it combats deadly measles outbreak Samoa arrested a prominent local anti-vaccination activist, as authorities carry out a mass vaccination campaign in the Pacific island nation in response to a measles epidemic that has caused 63 deaths so far. Anti-vaccination activist Edwin Tamasese was arrested Thursday and charged with incitement Pro-Vaccine but Afraid to Vaccinate: Inside One Family's Doubts

Samoa says almost 90% of people vaccinated against measles after deadly outbreak Samoa said on Saturday nearly 90% of eligible people had been vaccinated against... Blunders by the medics you mean Ironic ain’t it?

Samoa arrests anti-vaccine activist as it combats deadly measles outbreak Samoa arrested a prominent local anti-vaccination activist, as authorities carry out a mass vaccination campaign in the Pacific island nation in response to a measles epidemic that has caused 63 deaths so far. Anti-vaccination activist Edwin Tamasese was arrested Thursday and charged with incitement Pro-Vaccine but Afraid to Vaccinate: Inside One Family's Doubts

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