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Polio and Measles Could Surge After Disruption of Vaccine Programs

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America will need to spend at least $21b to vaccinate all its 330m citizens, at Moderna and other pharma's likely minimum cost. China will do it for less, and vaccinate the developing world.
America will need to spend at least $21b to vaccinate all its 330m citizens, at Moderna and other pharma's likely minimum cost. China will do it for less, and vaccinate the developing world.
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The widespread interruption of routine immunization programs around the world during the coronavirus pandemic is putting 80 million children under 1 year old at risk of contracting deadly, vaccine-preventable diseases, according to a report Friday by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

A new study of 129 countries found that the interruption of inoculation efforts could put 80 million babies at risk of getting deadly, preventable diseases.

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