Interesting article as Samoa is my medical school home country. It brings up many points about vaccines in general. There is such a pronounced anti-vaxxer push especially here in the USA, and what is happening in Samoa is a prime example of the consequences of not having a vaccinated population. Unnecessary deaths. How’s that anti-vaxxer rhetoric working out for people? Tell that to the 32 families in a population of 200,000 whose child just died. The total number sick including the deaths is over 2400. That’s an attack rate of 1.2% where it could be 0. “Samoa has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the world, with only 31% of infants receiving the measles vaccine in 2018, according to the World Health Organization.” I think parents around the world need to take heed as according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, just two doses of the MMR vaccine are 97% effective in preventing measles.