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Jerbehr February 15th, 2019 4:02am

Researchers claim that Russia is responsible for the recent outbreak of measles for allegedly spreading anti-vax content online. Is it more likely that Russia caused the outbreak or that measles gene mutated and become more resistant to prevention?

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SuperAgain They lie, Get Over It
02/14/19 11:33 pm

“Measles virus undergoes error-prone replication like other RNA viruses, but over time, it has remained antigenically monotypic.” ...I understand what that means. Do you? www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211124715004714

SuperAgain They lie, Get Over It
02/14/19 11:38 pm

The outbreak is the result of too many anti-vaxxers. Sure, Russian disinformation could be a factor, but no more than home grown celebrity amti-vaxxers: m.ranker.com/list/celebrity-anti-vaxxers/celebrity-lists

geoag02 Dallas, TX
02/14/19 11:07 pm

I don’t know about the Russia part of it, but anti-vaxers are likely the cause.

chairsbed
02/14/19 10:40 pm

Anti Vaxers are misinformed, full stop. An outbreak is a product of that.

If some of the misinformation comes from Russia, I’ll just say they certainly have a target audience

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handsyjo
02/14/19 10:18 pm

If the virus is spreading amongst those who were not vaccinated, what would make you think it has mutated and is more resilient?

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Jerbehr queens
02/14/19 9:05 pm

Is there any doctors on this site that can provide their opinion?

missmorganmarie ...
02/14/19 9:43 pm

Jerryyy asked:
02/15/2019
Researchers claim that Russia is responsible for the recent outbreak of measles for allegedly spreading anti-vax content online. Is it more likely that Russia caused the outbreak or that measles gene mutated and become more resistant to prevention?

Jerbehr queens
02/14/19 9:56 pm

Is he a doctor. I know his account was hacked once

SuperAgain They lie, Get Over It
02/14/19 11:42 pm

Seven here... www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211124715004714. ...and the answer is “it has remained antigenically monotypic”. So, go get your MMR series and be done with it.