An Avoidable Tragedy
This is Rotem Amitai.
She was a 43-year old mother of three children who worked as a flight attendant with El Al.
Four months ago, after working on an El Al flight from JFK to Tel-Aviv, she contracted measles from someone on the flight.
Although Rotem had been inoculated as a child, she had only received one dose (which in those days was thought sufficient), which does not give the highest degree of immunity. As a result, she contracted measles from someone on the flight who had measles as a result of not being vaccinated. This led to her developing meningoencephalitis and she slipped into a coma.
This morning, she passed away.
What a senseless, utterly preventable tragedy.
The anti-vaxxers have a lot to answer for.