U.N.: At least 15 children die from bad measles vaccinations in northern Syria
Posted by truthpills on 2015/01/31
Updated 12:23 PM ET, Wed September 24, 2014
A crying mother cradles and moves her dead baby to the floor, yelling out, “My child, my child.” Outside, another woman shakes and gestures in a fit of absolute grief as she piercingly screams, “Pray to God and his prophet sister.”
Both women had brought their children to a clinic in a rebel-held part of northwestern Syria, hoping to help save their lives. Instead, at least 15 children — all under the age of 2 — died after receiving measles vaccinations through a U.N.-sponsored program. As many as 50 other children got sick after what a U.N. report described as a “bungled immunization.”
So how did it happen?