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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

May. 09, 2024 07:15 AM EDT

Parkersburg News and Sentinel. May 4, 2024. Editorial: Mental Health: Know the resources available to you Declaring an awareness month is easy. Using the extra attention given during that month to actually make a difference is another story. But state Department of...

West Virginia confirms first measles case since 2009

Apr. 22, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia hospital has confirmed the first known case of measles in the state since 2009, health officials said Monday. The Monongalia County Health Department said WVU Medicine alerted officials Sunday that an adult patient living in the county...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 16, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: April 12 The New York Times on aid to Israel The suffering of civilians in Gaza — tens of thousands dead, many of them children; hundreds of thousands homeless, many at risk of starvation...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Apr. 15, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

Detroit News. April 13, 2024. Editorial: Michigan should restore inmate good time credits A ballot drive to return good time prison sentence reductions to Michigan is failing, but there’s a chance to revive the idea with a twist that could make the corrections...

US measles cases are up in 2024. What's driving the increase?

Apr. 11, 2024 17:42 PM EDT

Measles outbreaks in the U.S. and abroad are raising health experts' concern about the preventable, once-common childhood virus. One of the world's most contagious diseases, measles can lead to potentially serious complications. The best defense, according to experts? Get vaccinated....

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 04, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. March 29, 2024. Editorial: Justice made right call in vetoing anti-vax bill Gov. Jim Justice is to be commended for not only doing the right thing, but also bucking political expedience in vetoing a bill that would have loosened West...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Mar. 28, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Valdosta Daily Times. March 22, 2024. Editorial: Vaccination key to measles eradication After the millions of Covid-19 cases reported during the pandemic, 58 cases of measles in three months doesn’t seem to qualify as an outbreak, but after nearly eradicating the...

Millions in the UK are being urged to get vaccinations during a surge in measles cases

Mar. 27, 2024 10:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. health officials on Monday urged millions of parents to book their children for missed measles, mumps and rubella shots during a sharp increase in the number of measles cases and the lowest vaccination rates in a decade. The National Health Service is launching a...