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Tom McKay Tom McKay Jul 14, 2019. 20 comments

Anti-Vaxxers Fail to Block New York Law Eliminating Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Requirements

Anti-Vaxxers Fail to Block New York Law Eliminating Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Requirements

A New York State Supreme Court Justice on Friday rejected a suit brought by 55 families attempting to block the state’s recently passed law “eliminating exemptions to school vaccination requirements on the basis of religious beliefs,” Ars Technica reported.

New York is the state hardest hit this year by outbreaks of measles, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Apr 25, 2019. 18 comments

Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers: 2019 Is Already a Record-Breaking Year for Measles, CDC Says

Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers: 2019 Is Already a Record-Breaking Year for Measles, CDC Says

Measles is having a big year: According to the Washington Post, the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed 695 reported cases of measles in 22 states across the U.S. so far in 2019. That’s the largest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. at the turn of the century.

2000 was the year that health authorities declared measles effectively eliminated across the...

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Tom McKay Tom McKay Apr 17, 2019. 21 comments

Antivax Parents Sue Over Mandatory Vaccination Order in New York (Which Has a Major Measles Outbreak)

Antivax Parents Sue Over Mandatory Vaccination Order in New York (Which Has a Major Measles Outbreak)

A group of five unnamed mothers are suing the city of New York, trying to get it to block a mandatory measles-mumps-rubella vaccination order city officials ordered earlier this month in specific ZIP codes in Brooklyn amid a major measles outbreak.

The city health department said that it would enforce the order by checking vaccination records and tracking down individuals who have been in...

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