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    Stop blaming the Orthodox Jewish community for the measles outbreak

    Seems that there is a concerted effort to point to the Orthodox Jewish community for a measles outbreak in our country. But shunning vaccinations does not make the measles virus appear out of thin air. The probability is that illegal border entrants are introducing the virus and other diseases into our communities.


    See More than 2,000 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration detention centers


    In 2016, there was a measles outbreak at an immigrant detention center in Eloy, Arizona, which contributed to a statewide outbreak after some employees refused to get vaccinated.


    Keep in mind these detentions centers are not housing the thousands of illegal entrants who cross our unprotected border undetected, and then melt into our communities


    While it’s impossible to catch everyone trying to enter the country illegally, that doesn’t mean we can afford to ignore the danger as we work to once again rid our land of measles and other diseases making a comeback thanks to the anti-vaccination movement. Thousands of illegal immigrants enter the country every day in areas where border security is weak or non-existent, and even one infected person has the potential to spread the measles to dozens of others.


    It’s time to stop blaming the Orthodox Jewish community and zero in on how this virus is entering our country, and that includes the very real probability it is being introduced by illegal entrants.


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    "In 2016, there was a measles outbreak at an immigrant detention center in Eloy, Arizona, which contributed to a statewide outbreak after some employees refused to get vaccinated.” see: More than 2,000 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration detention centers


    Seems quite clear that illegal entrants are part of the problem and more than likely are introducing the measles virus into our communities.

    For the third week in a row, health officials Monday added dozens of new reports to the year’s list of confirmed measles cases, bringing the total to 704 in 22 states — the highest number of reported cases in the U.S. in a year since 1994.


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    Don't forget about the 100s of cases of infectious TB and hepatitis they carry!

    And all the refugees Obama DUMPED in our communities and neighborhoods carry it!

    They also carry infectious skin diseases, AIDS, and many health problems!

    GET THEM OUT

    WE CANNOT AFFORD OUR OWN HEALTHCARE BILLS!!!
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    CDC: Record measles outbreak fueled by anti-vaccination propaganda

    "The outbreaks in New York began when unvaccinated travelers, primarily children, traveled to Israel and became infected in October. The CDC says the combination of imported measles from Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines and a higher than average non-vaccination rate in the Hasidic communities has fueled the Measles outbreak."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe2 View Post
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    CDC: Record measles outbreak fueled by anti-vaccination propaganda

    "The outbreaks in New York began when unvaccinated travelers, primarily children, traveled to Israel and became infected in October. The CDC says the combination of imported measles from Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines and a higher than average non-vaccination rate in the Hasidic communities has fueled the Measles outbreak."
    What does the outbreak in New York have to do with the outbreak in 21 other states?


    For the third week in a row, health officials Monday added dozens of new reports to the year’s list of confirmed measles cases, bringing the total to 704 in 22 states — the highest number of reported cases in the U.S. in a year since 1994.


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    The explosive US measles outbreak, explained

    There’s one big reason measles is spreading: It’s way too easy to avoid vaccines.

    By Julia Belluz@juliaoftorontojulia.belluz@voxmedia.com Apr 30, 2019, 10:00am EDT


    The percentage of people seeking vaccine exemptions is growing. George Frey/Getty Images

    Measles is spreading quickly in several parts of the country, with more than 700 cases reported in 22 states. That’s already more cases than in any other year since 1994 — and it’s only April.

    In New York, the state with the largest number of measles cases, the virus has been on the move since last September, mostly among Orthodox Jews, some of whom reject vaccines because of unfounded safety concerns. That outbreak sparked another in Detroit. In Washington state, where another big outbreak just ended, mistrust of health officials and pharmaceutical companies drove parents to opt out. There are also measles clusters in New Jersey, Michigan, Maryland, and California, among other states.


    These outbreaks will cost states and the federal government millions of dollars to contain. They’ll distract from other important public health programs. Most importantly, they’ll put people who can’t be immunized — newborn babies, kids with vaccine allergies — at risk.



    But here’s the most frustrating part: This is all entirely preventable. By 2000, thanks to the highly effective measles vaccine, the virus was declared eliminated in the US.

    It’s absurd that outbreaks have reappeared.


    Yet there’s a major reason why: Too many states make it way too easy for parents to avoid vaccines on behalf of their kids. In other words, measles is making a comeback because of a policy failure.


    Most of the people with measles right now weren’t immunized from the virus. And many live in places that permit a variety of nonmedical (religious or philosophical) exemptions from vaccines.


    The outbreaks here have mostly started like this: An un-immunized American picks up the virus while traveling in a country where measles is spreading more broadly and then brings it back to their undervaccinated, tight-knit community in the US. (The top three countries where measles cases in the US originated were Ukraine, Israel, and the Philippines.)


    Had these travelers and their families been vaccinated, we wouldn’t have measles here. And when you couple the ease of opting out of vaccines with the fact that there’s a greater global risk of catching measles elsewhere, it’s not hard to see why the disease is now roaring back.


    States give parents too many ways to avoid vaccines


    To understand why it can be easy to opt out of vaccines, you need to understand our national system of vaccine requirements. It’s best understood as an exercise in federalism:

    There’s a ton of variation across the country when it comes to individual immunization mandates.


    It was actually measles outbreaks in the 1960s that inspired a push to have states require children to get inoculated before starting kindergarten. By the 1980s, all states had mandatory immunization laws in place. The idea behind these laws was simple: Near-universal vaccinationssustain herd immunity.


    But even though every state has legislation requiring vaccines for students entering school, almost all of them allow exemptions for people with religious beliefs against immunizations, and 17 states currently grant philosophical exemptions for those opposed to vaccines because of personal or moral beliefs. (The exceptions are Mississippi, California, and West Virginia, which have the strictest vaccine laws in the nation, allowing only medical exemptions.)


    In these places, opting out can mean simply listening to a doctor or health official explain the benefits of vaccination or getting a signed statement about your religious beliefs notarized. In 45 states, even without an exemption, kids can be granted “conditional entrance” to school on the promise that they will be vaccinated, but schools don’t always bother to follow up.


    We have plenty of evidence, spanning more than a decade, to show that when you make it easier for parents to opt out of shots, the rates of vaccine exemptions tend to be higher. The most recent 2018 analysis of US vaccine policies found that states allowing both religious and philosophical exemptions — as 17 states currently do — were associated with a 2.3 percent decrease in measles-mumps-rubella vaccine rates and a 1.5 percent increase in both total exemptions and nonmedical exemptions.


    And many of the states with more permissive vaccine exemption policies — such as New York, Washington, and Michigan — are where we’re seeing outbreaks today.

    California, home to one of the fastest-growing outbreaks right now, is an exception. In 2015, the state abolished nonmedical exemptions, but the vaccine mandate applied to school-age kids, and the outbreaks there have mostly affected adults. So even closing vaccine loopholes after generations of permissiveness won’t necessarily capture everyone who’s unvaccinated.


    Travelers have been bringing measles back to tight-knit communities, where it’s spreading


    Another thing the measles outbreaks have in common: 88 percent of all cases have involved outbreaks in what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls “close-knit communities,” or people of a similar background who share values and beliefs and interact often.

    This phenomenon isn’t specific to one religion or cultural background. This year, measles has spread among Orthodox Jews in New York and the Slavic community in Washington. In years past, we’ve seen explosive outbreaks among the Amish in Ohio and Somali Americans in Minnesota.


    Tight-knit communities have become an urgent focus of health departments across the country, Nancy Messonnier, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told Vox earlier this year. When measles strikes, outbreaks in these groups tend to be “explosive” and more difficult to control.


    While the reasons for vaccine skepticism may be different in each of these communities, the groups themselves have a lot in common. They’re cohesive and conservative. They appear to trust each other more than outsiders. They also speak the same languages and read or watch the same news. This means it’s easy for anti-vaccine rhetoric to spread — and viruses too. “We think these communities are more alike,” Messonnier added, and their insularity helps “outbreaks escalate.”


    So more than Facebook, real-life social networks seem to turbocharge the spread of anti-vaccine views, and along with them viruses like measles. But again, we’d have little issue in these communities if it wasn’t so easy to opt out of vaccines.


    So what can we do to stop it?


    In the current outbreak, states and cities have been taking extraordinary measures to get people vaccinated — from fining those who opt out to mandating vaccines where the virus is spreading and closing down grade schools or quarantining students. Washington’s state Senate also passed a bill to eliminate personal and philosophical exemptions for the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine. (It still needs to be signed into law.)

    But it’s not clear these crackdowns amid ongoing outbreaks will help. They’re reactive and heavy-headed — and they might backfire, causing the skeptics of vaccines to dig in.

    Especially when it comes to tight-knit communities, public health officials need to build trust over years, and stick around long after outbreaks are over, to get communities and community leaders on their side.


    States also need to find ways to simply make it more inconvenient to opt out — by cracking down on things like the conditional entry to school, or introducing exemptions with regular renewals. These measures are subtler than mandates or fines and may be more effective.


    States should move fast. The percentage of people seeking nonmedical exemptions — while still small — has also been creeping upward, from 1.1 percent in 2009-2010 to 2.2 percent by 2017-’18. Outbreaks in recent years have also been getting larger, Emory vaccine researcher Saad Omer told Vox earlier this year. “That’s the canary in the coal mine for me.”

    https://www.vox.com/2019/4/30/185232...accines-policy

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe2 View Post
    The explosive US measles outbreak, explained


    Hmmm. I wonder why there is nothing in the article explaining the relationship between illegal border crossings and the measles outbreak. I guess the swamp creatures are still in charge at the CDC, which is the source of the material in the article.



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