Post falsely claims that measles vaccines don’t reduce measles deaths

An anti-vaccine social media account claims that vaccines never save lives, using measles as an alleged example. The post includes a graph that cites an anti-vaccine book to claim that measles deaths have actually increased since the introduction of the measles vaccine. The graph misrepresents several important data points, including the date of the first measles vaccine.

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