The Daily Dose: In the end, the biggest anti-vaxxers are part of the Trump Administration

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Ever since the Trump administration’s “public charge” announcement regarding the issuance and renewal of green cards, physicians have reported a noticeable drop in children being vaccinated, even when the children are U.S. citizens. According to Stat, “Pediatricians and public health officials are worried vaccination rates among children of immigrants will fall as new and stricter rules come into effect this autumn related to the public services available to people seeking to immigrate to the United States.” Donald Trump, Stephen Miller, Kenneth Cuccinelli II… Take a bow. We’re sure you’re proud of victimizing perfectly legal immigrants in America.

An editorial in PLoS suggests that rather than victimize migrants of all sorts, whether it be refugees or legal immigrants, governments have a responsibility to take care of them. Paul Siegel, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, comments “migration is a global phenomenon that will likely increase due to improved communication and modes of transport as well as, unfortunately, due to climate change. Health is a human right, and we must all work together to provide appropriate health services to migrants that are equitable, affordable and take into account services available to nationals.”

The World Health Organization has released its latest report on malaria from the Strategic Advisory Group Malaria Education. In it they make a number of suggestions moving forward designed to take positive steps toward eradication of the tropical disease. “To achieve a malaria-free world we must reinvigorate the drive to find the transformative strategies and tools that can be tailored to the local situation. Business as usual is not only slowing progress, but it is sending us backwards,” according to Dr Marcel Tanner, Chair of the SAGme.

If you’re suffering from Lower Back Pain (LBP) while on the job, you know how difficult it is. Scientists studied interventions to see whether they helped employees return to the job quicker. Bad news. According to the authors, “When given a single hospital consultation and MRI, people in physically demanding jobs at risk of sick leave due to LBP did not benefit from a complex additional occupational intervention.”

The WHO has suggested that more time and effort should be invested into studying the effects of microplastics on the human population. It’s a big problem in which the world is currently in the dark.

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