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American Agenda (Medicine: Combatting Measles) #129537

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 07, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(Victorville, California: George Strait) Measles crisis in America featured. [Margie HESTER - says her son, who was not immunized, died of the measles.] [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) director Dr. William ROPER - says measles is a real problem.] [California commissioner of health Dr. David KIZER - says people forget measles is a killer.] Epidemic noted striking most often in poor neighborhoods. [Mrs. FLORES - (thru translator) says the inconvenience of clinics discourages people.] [Clinic director Bill RIDEKAMP - cites funding problem.] Need for states' own funding of inoculation programs explained; details given of efforts in California and Illinois. [ROPER - comments on underlying problem in health care services.] Roper's plan to increase immunization among the poor detailed. [Assistant secretary, Agriculture Department Catherine BERTINI - says it would be more efficient to immunize through Women Infant Children (WIC) project.]

Simpson, Carole;
Strait, George

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