Millions of Children Are at Risk for Measles as Coronavirus Fears Halt Vaccines

New York Times | Cara Anthony

“In our quest to vaccinate kids, we shouldn’t contribute to the spread of Covid-19… But we don’t want a country that is recovering from an outbreak of it to then be dealing with a measles or diphtheria outbreak.”

Twenty-four countries have halted immunization programs as a measure to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection. As many as 100 million children may now have a greater risk of contracting measles. This story from The New York Times discusses how these low- and middle-income countries are struggling to balance regular health care concerns during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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