Measles leaves Israeli flight attendant in coma – CNN

“gEtTiNg MeAsLeS mAkEs YoU sTrOnGeR tHo”

«Like many others of her generation around the world, the flight attendant, who has not been identified, received only one dose of the measles vaccine when she was a child.

It wasn’t discovered until later that one dose is only about 93% effective. More recently — in the United States, starting in 1989 — children have been given two doses, which is about 97% effective, according to the CDC

I can hear it now: “clearly, if she had gotten measles as a child, she’d be ok now.”

«Additionally, 1 or 2 out of 1,000 US children who get measles will die from it. Worldwide, the illness is fatal in 1 or 2 out of every 100 children.»

I guess… as long as it’s somebody else’s kid, especially a stranger’s, it’s ok?

(Yes, I did the Twitter scrambled-case thing. I’m sorry.)

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