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Covid 19 coronavirus: The Conversation – Samoa on high alert after being devastated by diseases in past

Within minutes of news that crew members of the cargo ship Fesco Askold had tested positive for Covid-19, a social media storm broke across Samoa. Covid-free until…

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Volunteers and aid workers in Apia, Samoa, during the measles vaccination campaign in 2019. Photo / Getty ImagesWithin minutes of news that crew members of the cargo ship Fesco Askold had tested positive for Covid-19, a social media storm broke across Samoa. Covid-free until then, the island nation’s anxiety was understandable. More so when you consider its history.
Memories of the deadly 2019 measles outbreak were still fresh. But more distant events resonated just as much. Next to images of the…

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