Posts Tagged ‘measles’

Measles epidemic in Samoa – Caritas provides helping hands

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

In Samoa, fifty-three people are now dead, after having contracted measles. More than 3000 people have now been infected with the disease and doctors say the death toll is likely to rise. George Fa’alogo, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s (CANZ) humanitarian coordinator, is in close contact with Caritas Samoa. He says, “We’re at a loss to Read more

Lance O’Sullivan tells anti-vaxxers “Go live on an Island”

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Well-known Northland doctor Lance O’Sullivan has renewed a call for benefit cuts and higher taxes for parents who don’t vaccinate their children. New Zealand is in the midst of a huge surge in measles cases, with almost 900 in Auckland, and more than 1100 confirmed cases notified across the country. Just 53 of the people Read more

Welby’s conversion was embarrassing, ‘like getting measles’

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Describing his personal conversion experience, the Archbishop of Canterbury says he felt “a clear sense of something changing” but “I was desperately embarrassed that this had happened to me, like getting measles”. Since then, says Archbishop Justin Welby, there have been long periods with “no sense of any presence at all’’, but he has never Read more