(AP) — The World Health Organization is blaming complacency by parents for the increasing cases of measles worldwide. More than 50 cases have been reported recently in Washington state and Oregon. The W-H-O reports that the immunization rate in Washington is 90 percent and says that is insufficient to stop an outbreak.
The W-H-O argues parents who may be doubting the science and are not getting their children vaccinated are part of the reason for the increase in cases. The W-H-O claims that more than 21 million lives have been saved since 2000 because of vaccinations. The United States is not the only country seeing an increase. The number of cases in Europe has reached a 10-year high.
(SL) – Chinese investment in the U.S. has dropped 92 percent in the first five months of 2018. Around one-point-eight billion dollars had been invested as of May, the lowest amount in seven years. That’s according to a report out last week by foreign investment research firm Rhodium.
The drop comes as trade tensions have escalated between Beijing and Washington, with billions of dollars worth of tariffs slapped on each side. Donald Trump has complained repeatedly about what he says are unfair trade practices by China, and scrutiny on possible Chinese deals has increased under his administration.
(Prince George’s County, MD) –– The 16-year-old girl who was shot at Great Mills High School in Maryland this week is being taken off life support. Jaelynn Willey’s mother Melissa was holding her young son and surrounded by family as she made the announcement yesterday at Prince George’s Hospital Center.Willey was shot in her school Tuesday morning by 17-year-old Austin Rollins, who died after exchanging gunfire with a school resource officer. She was one of nine children and was on her school’s swim team. Fourteen-year-old Desmond Barnes was also shot and has been released from the hospital.