Snippet from FEMERAID International Air Rescue as of 22 May 2024
The Air Rescue Team of FEMERAID International informs all our members, Knights and Dames of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP) about the followings: 

Vaccines against COVID-19 have been the subject of controversy and mistrust, however it is essential to highlight that, thanks to the different vaccines available, about 30 children are protected and saved from serious illnesses every minute.

Over the last five decades, an incredible 150 million children have been saved, surpassing the population of the United Kingdom by more than double. The impact of the measles vaccine cannot be overstated: 150 million children can now grow up, flourish in their lives and make positive contributions to society. Additionally, over a hundred million parents have been spared the heartbreak of burying their children. 

The life-saving effects of measles vaccination are particularly evident in the staggering statistic that 94 million lives have been saved in the past five decades alone, accounting for more than 60% of all lives saved through vaccination efforts.

This ground-breaking information was recently revealed in a study published in the Lancet in May. 

22nd May 2024 

Dr. Nuno Gonçalo Cosmelli 
Air Physician 
Director of Air Rescue Service 
General Secretary of FEMERAID International