Williamsburg Residents Divided on Vaccines, Despite Mayor's Health Emergency Declaration

Williamsburg Residents Divided on Vaccines, Despite Mayor's Health Emergency Declaration

The order concerns all people living or working in four zip codes of Williamsburg, northwest Brooklyn, where some residents oppose vaccines on religious grounds - although neither Jewish texts nor local Jewish authorities advise against vaccination.

Dr Oxiris Barbot, the New York City health commissioner, said there had been reports of "measles parties" in the area in which parents deliberately expose their children to measles so that they become naturally immune after contracting the virus. At the time, my medical colleagues and I hailed the end of this unsafe virus that infected more than 4 million people per year, hospitalized 50,000, and killed 500, before the measles vaccine program began in 1963.

Health clinics in NY are offering free vaccinations in an attempt to stem the problem.

In March, state health officials banned unvaccinated children from attending schools, visiting shopping malls, and even occupying public places in Rockland County.

The nation's largest measles outbreak in almost two decades continues with the latest outbreak in New York City causing Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare a public health emergency. There were only two cases of measles in 2017 in New York. Six of the children are siblings. In America, we also support the idea of individualism, and many consider vaccinations a personal choice.

Twisted anti-vaxxer parents are holding "measles parties" so their children catch the frequently fatal virus instead of being vaccinated.

Measles is a contagious viral disease with complications including swelling of the brain, pneumonia, ear infections and diarrhea.

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As anti-vaccination movements continue to rise, Coffey explained that the widespread opposition to vaccination is mainly based in false news about side effects. He said that most things that happen in Jewish communities get blown out of proportion, "If it [the outbreak] was true, there would be signs outside every synagogue telling people not to go in, and there aren't".

"This is a public health emergency", the Democratic mayor said. But you don't need to go as far as Madagascar - common tourist destinations like England, France, Italy and Greece had measles outbreaks past year. And so they're subjecting their children to a painful illness with high fevers and rash that has already hospitalized 10 percent of those who've contracted it in NY, including five who were serious enough to need intensive care.

Symptoms of measles appear about 10 to 12 days after exposure, Amler said. That compares to 372 cases in the USA for all of previous year. Those who refused to get immunized within 48 hours will risk receiving violation tickets or incurring fines of $1,000. Since Sept 30, the area has produced 285 measles cases, city officials said at a news conference on Tuesday, including 246 children. The MMR vaccine, she said, is "one of the most highly effective vaccines in terms of protection and it is lifelong".

Amler advised parents to consult with their healthcare provider about moving up plans to give their young children the MMR vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Some public health experts say the issue highlights a growing tension between infectious disease vaccination requirements and the religious liberty arguments increasingly relied upon to justify denying inoculations.

Among her daily struggles: having to constantly repeat that the vaccine does not cause other diseases, that it does not lead to autism and that the practice of using fetal tissue to produce the vaccine ended decades ago.

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