Measles Outbreak: Tensions Rise as New York City Steps Up Response

An order to require immunizations in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community seemed to mobilize vaccine skeptics. Others worried that the effort did not address the root of the problem: misinformation.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Jews and Judaism Measles Vaccination and Immunization Rumors and Misinformation Hasidism Epidemics Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) de Blasio, Bill Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY) New York City Source Type: news

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A measles outbreak in a New York suburb has sickened scores of people and stoked long-smoldering tensions between the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and the secular world at large.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Jews and Judaism Measles Vaccination and Immunization Hasidism Epidemics Rockland County (NY) Source Type: news
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Health officials said a vaccine scare in 2017 had deterred parents from immunizing their children against the disease.
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The disease spread within ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where vaccination rates are low and some are suspicious of government health workers.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Epidemics Jews and Judaism New Jersey New York City New York State Brooklyn (NYC) Source Type: news
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