To Vaccinate, or Not?
In early 2019, measles, a disease that had once been nearly universally eradicated reappeared in the United States, the Philippines and other regions. While frequent contact between individuals and communities through modern travel has made it easier for infectious diseases to spread. However, the measles epidemic has, at the time of writing, not yet had a major effect on China’s population. To some extent, this can be credited to the nation’s disease prevention and control system, which has come a long way since the nation’s founding. The government’s continued emphasis on vaccination and other disease prevention measures has also played an important role.