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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency Tuesday in the ongoing measles outbreak affecting the Orthodox Jewish community and ordered mandatory vaccinations in several neighborhoods.

The order applies to anyone living, working or going to school in four zip codes in Williamsburg and requires all non-vaccinated people who may have been exposed receive the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, including all children over 6 months old.

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(for those unfamiliar with NY state geography, this outbreak is separate and distinct from the one in Rockland County)

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-09 04:17 PM | Reply

In other news, tens of hipsters were injured in a horrific unicycle accident in Williamsburg as they were fleeing Health Services employees. Thankfully, their "ironic" shoulder parrots were able to fly away unscathed.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-09 05:33 PM | Reply


@#2 ... tens of hipsters were injured in a horrific unicycle accident in Williamsburg ...

This part of Brooklyn with the outbreak (as well as the part of Rockland County with the measles breakout) is Hasidic/Orthodox Jewish.


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-09 07:20 PM | Reply

#3

My point exactly

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-09 08:45 PM | Reply


That photo is Jerusalem, Israel, not Brooklyn. :)

www.alamy.com

...Jerusalem, Israel. 27th Aug, 2014. Musicians, dancers and acrobatic performers, who find meaning and expression of their soul through traditional Jewish Klezmer music and wearing costumes of traditional Hasidic and klezmer garb, opened the Jerusalem International Klezmer Festival in the city's down town streets. ...


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-09 09:01 PM | Reply

My bad:

How about this one.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-09 10:10 PM | Reply

This one is in Scranton, but it seems to signify a trend.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-09 10:11 PM | Reply

These anti-vaxxers and their sick kids make life difficult for people compromised immune systems. This includes cancer as well as transplant patients:

What the Measles Outbreak Means for Cancer Patients

blog.sfgate.com

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-09 10:53 PM | Reply

That's a very insulated community that's hostile to outsiders. I'm sure they love this order.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-09 11:45 PM | Reply

Surprised I haven't heard more people justifying all this as thinning the herd.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-10 12:44 AM | Reply

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@#7 ... signify a trend. ...

A pretty cool trend, if you ask me.

But more to the point of this thread, this article is a good synopsis of what I've read in various sources...

‘Monkey, Rat and Pig DNA': How Misinformation Is Driving the Measles Outbreak Among Ultra-Orthodox Jews
www.nytimes.com

..."The Vaccine Safety Handbook" appears innocuous, a slick magazine for parents who want to raise healthy children. But tucked inside its 40 pages are false warnings that vaccines cause autism and contain cells from aborted human fetuses.

"It is our belief that there is no greater threat to public health than vaccines," the publication concludes, contradicting the scientific consensus that vaccines are generally safe and highly effective.

The handbook, created by a group called Parents Educating and Advocating for Children's Health, or Peach, is targeted at ultra-Orthodox Jews, whose expanding and insular communities are at the epicenter of one of the largest measles outbreaks in the United States in decades....

"Vaccines contain monkey, rat and pig DNA as well as cow-serum blood, all of which are forbidden for consumption according to kosher dietary law," Moishe Kahan, a contributing editor for Peach magazine, said in an email.

Vaccines are often grown in a broth of animal cells, but the final product is highly purified. Most prominent ultra-Orthodox rabbis agree that vaccines are kosher, and urge observant Jews to be immunized.

Still, from enclaves in suburban Rockland County to the bustling streets of Brooklyn's Borough Park neighborhood, fliers tell the Hasidim to be skeptical of immunizations. On a recent Sunday evening, a four-hour conference call promoted to ultra-Orthodox families -- with call-in numbers for a variety of countries -- offered advice from speakers who were presented as experts in vaccine science....


#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-10 11:31 AM | Reply

So, if the childern of NY were vacinated then someone bringing measles back would not be a problem.

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-10 11:37 AM | Reply


@#12 ... So, if the childern of NY were vacinated then someone bringing measles back would not be a problem. ...

All the children of the US would need to be vaccinated, not just those in NY.

We were at that level of vaccination before the anti-vax craze took place. Measles was all but unheard of here in the US circa 2000, so the risk of catching measles from someone in the US was near-zero.

The only risk was from someone bringing measles in from elsewhere. Those cases would be minimal because of the protection offered by the vaccine here.


#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-10 11:47 AM | Reply

So, if the childern of NY were vacinated then someone bringing measles back would not be a problem.

#12 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2019-04-10 11:37 AM | FLAG:

You don't understand how vaccines and heard immunity works.

nationalpost.com

#14 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-04-10 12:17 PM | Reply

These anti-vaxxers and their sick kids make life difficult for people compromised immune systems. This includes cancer as well as transplant patients:
What the Measles Outbreak Means for Cancer Patients
blog.sfgate.com
#8 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY AT 2019-04-09 10:53 PM

Injecting animals genetics is primitive and dangerous. The Hassid are correct in this instance.

Also, MERSA comes from US hospitals. They do not use appropriate sanitizing and instead promote germ warware resulting in supervirus contagion. Most public aquariums use UV cycles to kill parasites. I've used ionic silver for years - it kills all 190k some-odd known pathogens. No replication. Your cancer and transplant patients might benefit from it's use rather than having their immune system suppressed and replaced with isotopes throughout recovery, imo.

#15 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-04-10 08:39 PM | Reply

MRSA doesn't come from hospitals, it's widespread in the environment.

The reason MRSA is associated with hospitals is hospitals is where you go to get cut, and getting cut is how the usually harmless MRSA bacteria enters the bloodstream and becomes a staph infection.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-10 08:54 PM | Reply


@#1 ... Injecting animals genetics is primitive and dangerous. ...

Why?

#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-10 11:07 PM | Reply

Injecting animals genetics is primitive and dangerous.

Why? You mean what?

You clearly have little idea of how vaccines are produced.

They do not use appropriate sanitizing and instead promote germ warware resulting in supervirus contagion.

Do you mind if I use some of your word salad in the future? My colleagues would love "germ warfare resulting in supervirus contagion".

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-10 11:37 PM | Reply

MRSA doesn't come from hospitals, it's widespread in the environment.
The reason MRSA is associated with hospitals is hospitals is where you go to get cut, and getting cut is how the usually harmless MRSA bacteria enters the bloodstream and becomes a staph infection.
#16 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2019-04-10 08:54 PM

Good to know, thanks for the clarification. I actually believed it's newer and exclusive to hospital visits. For me, that might still be true!:]

@#1 "... Injecting animals genetics is primitive and dangerous. ... "
Why?
#17 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2019-04-10 11:07 PM

I have outlined 190k reasons. It's safer, once digested lasts a few days and is processed easily without any rejection that I'm aware of. It seems to work so far on birds, reptiles, grays, blues, reds, rats, bats, goats and unicorns. Christ, do I need to outline any further? Why would you want to CRISPR glowing gorillas I have no idea when you never needed to in the first and the last place. What other beings inject or absorb such ridiculously complex concoctions as immunization? Amoeba? I believe in simplicity but the flu immunization only tackles a specific variant, mine prevents them all. No replication, the body has time to mark, release antibodies and absorb the evidence without including any middle-species.

I also believe that UV should be utilized to maintain some form of air sanitizing at the emergency spaces in particular. Those waiting rooms are fabulous incubation getaways filled with living concoctions already advancing into possible pathogenic states. I use a UV sterilizer for two aquariums to eliminate a specific algae that destroys plants, but it also kills parasites and I have no idea but imagine a lemon fresh scent.

#19 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-04-11 12:02 AM | Reply

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