Guest : Dr James Nuttal
June 3 (Reuters) - The United States recorded 41 new measles cases last week, bringing
the year's total number of cases to 981 in the worst outbreak of the disease since 1992,
federal health officials said on Monday.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of cases of the
highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease rose 4% in the week ended May 31
from the prior week. The 2019 outbreak, which has spread to 26 states, is the worst
since 1992, when 2,126 cases were recorded.
Federal health officials attribute this year’s outbreak to U.S. parents who refuse to
vaccinate their children. These parents believe, contrary to scientific evidence, that
ingredients in the vaccine can cause autism.
The disease has mostly affected children who have not received the measles-mumpsrubella
vaccine, which confers immunity to the disease.
On Thursday, CDC officials said the outbreak had surpassed the total number of cases
per year for the past 25 years, topping the 963 cases that were confirmed in 1994.
Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, meaning there was no
continuous transmission of the disease for a year. Still, cases of the virus occur and
spread via travelers coming from countries where measles is common.
CDC officials have warned that the country risks losing its measles elimination status if
the ongoing outbreak, which began in October 2018 in New York, continues until
“Measles is preventable and the way to end this outbreak is to ensure that all children
and adults who can get vaccinated, do get vaccinated,” CDC Director Robert Redfield
said in a statement on Thursday. “I want to reassure parents that vaccines are safe, they
do not cause autism.”
The outbreak has escalated since 82 people in 2018 and more than 40 people in 2019
brought measles to the United States from other countries, most frequently Ukraine,
Israel and the Philippines, federal officials said.
Dr James Nuttal paediatrician at Red Cross Hospital joins us on the line
Guest : Jarrad Ricketts
In times like these, music is one of the most powerful art forms that we have to help us
draw closer to our faith. While we cannot gather in churches and religious institutions
as we once did, with every song comes an opportunity to listen, and to be united with
others around the world.
The Testimony Edition of Lunchtime Live with Jarrad Ricketts is his version & message
of hope to you and for you. Music that lifts the spirits with songs that inspire hope right
You don’t want to miss this! Jarrad joins me on the line now for more on this special
Guest : Kevin Kriedemann | Founder at Africa.film |LISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Eldred De Klerk | Senior policing and Social conflict specialist at Africa Centre
for Security and Intelligence Praxis |
Soldiers accused of assaulting an Alexandra man, who later succumbed to his injures,
have been cleared of the charges.
According to a report attached to an affidavit which was handed to the Gauteng High
Court, an internal inquiry found that the soldiers cannot be held responsible for Collins
The report stated that Khoza was "pushed” and “klapped” and “conscious and healthy
when the security forces left.”
According to the South African National Defence Force's report, an internal board of
inquiry has concluded its investigation into the incident on April 10 and found that
neither the SANDF nor the Joburg Metro Police were at fault.
This, in spite of a post mortem report stating that Khosa had died of blunt force trauma
to the head. According to the SANDF report, there is no link between the injuries he
sustained and the actions of the soldiers.
Guest : Pinky Mashiane | President at United Domestic Workers of South Africa |
All domestic workers will be allowed to go back to work during Alert Level 3,
cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
confirmed on Thursday.
Guest : Megan van der HovenLISTEN TO PODCAST
Guest : Dawn Carter - From Soul Direction |
Dawn Carter, an astrologer from Soul Direction and who can be reached through her
website (www.souldirection.co.za) and also on Facebook and Instagram.
Guest : Marcelle Du Plessis | Fund Raising and Communications Manager at
Mdzananda Animal Clinic Khayelitsha |
The voice of my next guest is one you're no doubt familiar with. Marcelle Du Plessis
often chats with us on the fund-raising efforts of the Mdzananda animal clinic
Apart from working with Mdzananda, she also runs a small Social Enterprise called
Lavender in Lavender Hill. The company produces a range of lavender products with a
social cause of job creation and entrepreneurial empowerment. The production line
comprises of community members working from their own homes and small
entrepreneurs to boost jobs and entrepreneurs.
Guest : Claudia Roodt
There are 3 things our brains cannot take: chronic unpredictability, isolation and
emotional or physical restraint.
All 3 of these factors are currently present in lockdown. How do we deal with this?
Guest : Melinda Ferguson | Motoring Jounalist|
Our regular motoring journalist Melinda Ferguson is back in the driver’s seat today and
she will give us her thoughts car industry opening up and she will review the Renault
Coronavirus and the car world
Some say the pandemic will permanently change the auto industry….