An Anti-Vaccine Film Targeted To Black Americans Spreads False Information
Rogers says the film uses many of the ideas that she holds “passionately, like health disparities, fighting racism in health, working against discrimination, and it’s been twisted for the purposes of this anti-vax movement.”
Polio was eliminated in the Americas by 1994. The disease was officially eliminated in 36 Western Pacific countries, including China and Australia, in 2000. Europe was declared polio-free in 2002. Since January 2011, no cases of the disease have been reported in India, hence in February 2012, the country was taken off the WHO list of polio-endemic countries. In March 2014, India was declared a polio-free country.
polio is a highly infectious disease that damages the nervous system, which can lead to paralysis and death.
In the early 1950s, there were around 16,000 annual cases of polio in the U.S., with more than 1,800 deaths. Following widespread vaccinations beginning in 1955, incidences of the disease fell sharply to fewer than 1,000 cases in 1962. The last documented case in the country occurred in 1979Trusted Source.
In the early 1900s, there were around 500,000 cases of measles, with 400 deaths, and 150,000 cases of mumps each year. Today, there are almost no deaths from these diseases in the U.S.
NOT EVERY REPUBLICAN IS AN ANTI-VAXXER BUT EVERY ANTI-VAXXER IS A TRUMPIST…