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Anti-Vax Parents Lose Bid to Send Kids to School Amid Measles Outbreak

Mar 15, 2019

By David G. McAfee

A judge in New York has ruled against anti-vaxxer parents who want to send their unvaccinated kids to school during a measles outbreak.

More than 40 unvaccinated students were banned from the private Green Meadow Waldorf School in Rockland County, where local residents are currently experiencing a measles outbreak. Several parents attempted to overturn the ban in court, but the judge ruled with the county health commissioner (and with public safety).

The students were banned because of the high risk of contracting and spreading the measles at the school, where there is only a 70% vaccination rate due to religious objections.

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2 comments on “Anti-Vax Parents Lose Bid to Send Kids to School Amid Measles Outbreak

  • @OP – The students were banned because of the high risk of contracting and spreading the measles at the school, where there is only a 70% vaccination rate due to religious objections.

    Clearly there are consequences from developing the closed minds which are requirements of fundamentalist indoctrination and a conspiracy theory mentality!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47715169

    A county in New York state has declared a state of emergency following a severe outbreak of measles.
    Rockland County, on the Hudson river north of New York City, has barred unvaccinated children from public spaces after 153 cases were confirmed.

    Violating the order will be punishable by a fine of $500 (£378) and up to six months in prison.

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