Measles Emergency Ends – level 2
On Saturday, the Samoan government canceled the state of emergency, which started in November 2019. During this time, young people could not go to school and public places, and the government wanted to vaccinate all citizens.
In 2013, 90% of Samoan babies got the measles vaccine, but the number fell to 30% in 2018. People did not want to get the vaccine because they believed some false information about it. Also, in 2018, there was a scandal when two children died after they got badly prepared vaccines, and the government stopped vaccinating people.
Officials say that there were 5,600 cases of measles since the start of the epidemic last year. Measles killed 81 people, and most of them were children.
Difficult words: citizen (a person who lives in a country or a town), scandal (an action or event that makes many people angry because it is wrong or bad), epidemic (a quick start of a disease when many people become ill).
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