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Measles Outbreak 2019: NYC announces a Public Health Emergency

Measles Outbreak 2019: NYC announces a Public Health Emergency”

A CDC report states that the US had a notifiable measles outbreak in 1912, resulting in around 6,000 deaths every year, until scientists developed the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in 1963.

Following the events of Measles outbreak 2019 in NYC, Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, declared in a press conference that the city is officially under a public health crisis. When anti-vaccination resistance raises the danger level this high, authorities must take all necessary steps to safeguard public health. People who refuse the vaccine or who refuse to get their children vaccinated could be fined, though de Blasio said he hoped to avoid levying any fines.

Indeed, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was quick to declare the city's action "legally questionable" and "a serious First Amendment issue" - though his failure to suggest any practical alternative suggests this was mostly his usual automatic dumping-on-de Blasio.

But city health officials say they have they have struck the right balance with the unusual order, and they hope a mixture of outreach and prodding will overcome resistance to vaccines in a slice of the predominantly Orthodox Jewish community hardest hit by the disease.

Dr. Maitiu O Tuathail, president of the National Association of General Practitioners in Ireland (NAGPI), said last month that the "single biggest driving force for the reduction in vaccination uptake is misinformation on social media".

"Our goal is to get people vaccinated", he said.

The city's health department is doubling down on its earlier order that yeshivas and daycare programs in Williamsburg be sanctioned if they failed to exclude unvaccinated students.

"Call your healthcare provider as soon as possible", Amler said: "The MMR vaccine is very safe and effective". Anyone who is unable to locate their vaccination record should get the MMR vaccine, as it is not harmful to receive additional doses. "Now the schools just send the children home if they're sick, and that's the right thing to do", said Rachel, a Williamsburg resident, who also wished not to give her last name.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn is in the midst of the country's largest measles outbreak-but residents are still split on what should be done.

Parents are said to be encouraging their unvaccinated children to get the virus from each other to help them build immunity. "You have a larger pool of babies". Many studies have proven vaccines do not cause autism, and the majority of rabbis say vaccinations are healthy and kosher. Six of the infected children are siblings.

He added: "There's an outbreak of measles in north county Dublin, and that is only because the uptake of the MMR vaccine is much lower than it should be, and that is as a result of misinformation on social media".



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