Measles Epidemic

The committee heard testimony on the spread of measles, a “childhood” disease which poses a grave threat to infants, children and adults.… read more

The committee heard testimony on the spread of measles, a “childhood” disease which poses a grave threat to infants, children and adults. Measles is preventable through immunization, but due to public apathy, federal medical spending cutbacks, and societal ignorance, measles has been allowed to continue and spread until it has reached epidemic levels. Witnesses testified to the extent and severity of the measles epidemic, and criticized cutbacks in appropriations for basic medical services, including vaccination programs. Dr. Roper stated that immunization programs are one of the most cost-effective public medical programs in America today, but less than half of poor children in America are immunized. close

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Measles Epidemic

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Program ID:
17025-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 11, 1991 | 9:48am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 16, 1991 | 7:44am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Mar 11, 1991 | 9:48am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 12, 1991 | 1:10am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 12, 1991 | 4:25am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 16, 1991 | 7:44am EST | C-SPAN 2
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