140,000 preventable deaths

France 24 reports:

More than 140,000 people died from worldwide in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and US authorities said Thursday, the result of global vaccination rates that have stagnated for almost a decade.

Poorer countries were hardest hit, with the vast majority of measles cases and deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.

Wealthier countries however have also been battling their own outbreaks, with four European nations losing their “eliminated” status in 2018.

New Zealand sadly will lose eliminated status also with 2,149 confirmed cases.

Think if governments devoted as much energy on as they do on climate change. Climate change is important but isn’t killing 240,000 people a year.

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