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Anti-Vax Facebook Group Told CO Mom to Give Son Elderberries Instead of Tamiflu. Days Later He Died.

The mother of a four-year-old boy in Southern Colorado who died of the flu Wednesday sought advice for “natural” remedies in an anti-vaccine Facebook Source: Anti-Vax Facebook Group Told CO Mom to Give Son Elderberries Instead of Tamiflu. Days Later He Died.

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Mystery & sorrow surround murder of trans woman found dead in her apartment / LGBTQ Nation

Julie Berman, an outspoken 51-year-old Toronto-based transgender activist who spent 30 years opposing violence against trans women and helping trans people thrive, was found murdered in her apartment this week. She suffered a blunt-impact trauma to the head and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police have arrested 29-year-old suspect Colin Harnack at the scene of the […]

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Samoa lifts state of emergency over measles epidemic – BBC News

A mass vaccination drive was put in place as the disease spread and killed 81 people. Source: Samoa lifts state of emergency over measles epidemic – BBC News

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Trans activist Julie Berman killed in Toronto | TheHill

Transgender rights activist Julie Berman was killed in Toronto on Sunday, The Globe and Mail reports. Source: Trans activist Julie Berman killed in Toronto | TheHill

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‘Why my baby?’: How measles robbed Samoa of its young – bdnews24.com

From the beginning, Nuu Lameko’s baby daughter radiated happiness. She clapped and danced to the songs of praise at church. Often, Lameko would roll a coconut across the floor of their home to hear her giggle. Source: ‘Why my baby?’: How measles robbed Samoa of its young – bdnews24.com

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Death toll from measles in Samoa reaches 79 | RNZ News

Another baby has died in Samoa from measles as the epidemic claims its 79th life. Source: Death toll from measles in Samoa reaches 79 | RNZ News

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Massive Philippines measles outbreak has killed 136 | Denton Daily

  A measles outbreak in the Philippines partly blamed on vaccination fears has claimed 136 lives — half of them children ages 1 to 4 — and 8,400 others have fallen ill with the contagious disease, a health official said Monday. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said a sweeping immunization drive that began last week […]