Daily Archives: February 6, 2015

Reflection on the measles outbreak

unnamedJust as in West Africa, we see irrational fear, ignorance, and misinformation.

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO) I cannot help but reflect on the ongoing ebola epidemic in West Africa when reading about the recent outbreak of measles due in large part to an anti-vaccination sentiment.

Ebola spread rapidly because of poor existing medical infrastructure plus in large part to misinformation and fear about a disease the populace knew little about. And there is no known FDA-approved ebola vaccine or medicine available.  Whereas with measles, we have a safe and cost-effective vaccine that had all but eradicated the disease until the recent outbreak.

Yet, like West Africa, we see irrational fear, ignorance, and misinformation.  Or to put it bluntly, the anti-vaccinators are letting ignorance or just plain stubbornness get in the way of controlling a controllable disease.  And at what cost to public health?


stone-ralphGlobal News Centre writer Ralph E. Stone was born in Massachusetts. He is a graduate of both Middlebury College and Suffolk Law School. We are very fortunate to have this writer’s talents in this troubling world; Ralph has an eye for detail that others miss. As is the case with many GlobalNewsCentre.com writers, Ralph is an American Veteran who served in war. Ralph served his nation after college as a U.S. Army officer during the Vietnam war. After Vietnam, he went on to have a career with the Federal Trade Commission as an Attorney specializing in Consumer and Antitrust Law. Over the years, Ralph has traveled extensively with his wife Judi, taking in data from all over the world, which today adds to his collective knowledge about extremely important subjects like the economy and taxation. You can send Ralph an email at this address stoneralphe@gmail.com

Sanctified by Lady Jemini

Lady Jemini delivers a brilliant, eloquent, and above all, powerful message in this new song, “Sanctified”. The singer brings a level of strength that is both chilling and invigorating, and it seems almost impossible not to like. With depth, Lady Jemini communicates her thoughts on the struggles facing oppressed human beings on a global scale. There is no more important cause in this world, than humanity itself.

Tim King Global News Centre

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