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Samoa Observer | Anti-vaccination seminar planned for Samoa cancelled | Circa May 2019

Taylor Winterstein, the wife of N.R.L. Panthers Samoan star Frank, has cancelled overseas anti-vaccination seminars – including one she planned to be held in Samoa next month. This follows backlash that her beliefs could wipe out Samoa’s population, with some health experts criticising her “concerning beliefs”. Daily Mail Australia reports that Mrs. Winterstein, who does […]

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Samoa measles outbreak worsens with death toll reaching 22 – BBC News

Close to 2,000 people are infected in the Pacific nation, which has declared a state of emergency. Source: Samoa measles outbreak worsens with death toll reaching 22 – BBC News

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Bosnia Sacks Children’s Home Managers After Protests Over Abuse – The New York Times

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New Brunswick uses notwithstanding clause in 2nd bid to pass vaccination bill

New Brunswick’s education minister is making rare use of the Canadian Constitution’s notwithstanding clause to ensure his new legislation on mandatory vaccinations won’t be overturned by court challenges.Dominic Cardy introduced the bill, his second attempt to eliminate non-medical exemptions Source: New Brunswick uses notwithstanding clause in 2nd bid to pass vaccination bill

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Measles Update: Samoa warns against anti-vaxxers; issues new emergency orders | American Samoa | Samoa News

Apia, SAMOA — Samoa’s government is warning anyone trying to discourage people from getting measles vaccinations to stop it. Source: Measles Update: Samoa warns against anti-vaxxers; issues new emergency orders | American Samoa | Samoa News

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Local News: Local health officials face anti-vaxx movement (11/22/19) | Storm Lake Pilot Tribune

“It’s sad,” Buena Vista County Public Health Director Pam Bogue says of a ceaseless anti-vaxx movement. “I’m sure there are in some cases reasons why people feel like they do. I find that when people are convinced not to vaccinate, it is really hard to change their minds – but as medical professionals, we are […]

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Samoan measles outbreak death toll rises as authorities warn anti-vaxxers

Samoan authorities have issued a warning to anyone discouraging people from being vaccinated against measles as a deadly outbreak worsens. Source: Samoan measles outbreak death toll rises as authorities warn anti-vaxxers