Vaccination: The Myth and The Truth
Vancouver’s measles outbreak — like most Canadian measles outbreaks — was started by a traveler bringing the virus from overseas. With just 17 confirmed cases as of Friday, this outbreak is relatively small. Other countries aren’t so lucky. According to the World Health Organization, around 110,000 people worldwide died from the vaccine-preventable disease in 2017. The WHO also named vaccine hesitancy one of the top 10 global health threats in 2019. Sameer Kaushal talks with Dr. Pargat Singh Bhurji about the myths behind vaccination and what can be done to prevent these diseases.