An Israeli stewardess is now in a coma after she contracted measles in either Israel or New York City. Great work, anti-vaxxers. Really great work.
Israeli health officials said the 43-year-old El Al flight attendant now has encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain and complication of the potentially fatal virus — which she may have contracted in New York, Israel or on a flight between the two locations.
“She’s been in a deep coma for 10 days, and we’re now just hoping for the best,” said Dr. Itamar Grotto, associate director general of Israel’s Ministry of Health.
The woman, who had been healthy prior to contracting measles, is now on a respirator in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Kfar Saba, near Tel Aviv. She was admitted to Meir Medical Center after developing a fever on March 31.
The woman was vaccinated as a child but received only one dose, which is only about 93% effective. Two doses of the vaccine — which began being administered in the United States in 1989 — increases its effectiveness to about 97%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The article then goes on to effectively blame the victim, stating she only had one measles shot, instead of two. One shot is 93% effective, but apparently it is less effective when thousands of illegals flood our borders and bring in diseases we’ve previously eliminated.
But we can’t talk about that…