By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — A Nigerian satirist’s tweet links the U.S. measles outbreak to some Americans’ panicked response to the Ebola epidemic in Africa.READ MORE: Justin Fields Back On Field, But Andy Dalton Gets Starter's Reps, As Bears Prepare To Take On Cardinals
The irony wasn’t lost on the more than 30,000 people who retweeted the remark:
Elnathan John, a writer and self-described recovering lawyer, was making a pointed reference to the alarmist view by Americans who wanted to ban travel from Africa to the United States during the peak of the Ebola crisis.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Abel Osundairo, One Of Two Brothers Who Said He Was Paid To Help Stage Attack, Says Smollett 'Wanted Me To Fake Beat Him Up'
John later apologized.
Five babies at a Palatine daycare center were diagnosed with measles this week.MORE NEWS: 'They Want To Keep Me Around': After Devastating Fire, Area Businesses Host Fundraiser For Oak Park Salon
An outbreak of measles at Disneyland made nation news and sparked a backlash against parents who don’t vaccinate their children.