NYC issues summonses to 3 parents over measles vaccine

NYC measles outbreak: First vaccination fines, 4 more schools shut down

Five unnamed parents are suing the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene over the recent emergency mandatory measles vaccination order.

De Blasio required all unvaccinated individuals to get their measles-mumps-rubella shots 48 hours from the time of his announcement.

Three new cases of measles were identified Wednesday in MI, and those people may have exposed others to the virus, according to state health officials cited by the Detroit Free Press.

The city is struggling to contain the outbreak, which is centered in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighbourhoods in Brooklyn.

"The unvarnished truth is that these diagnoses represent the most significant spike in incidence of measles in the United States in many years and the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn is at its epicenter", he wrote in his opinion, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Judge Knipel said he would release his decision on whether to temporarily block the city's order by the end of the week.

"A fireman need not obtain the informed consent of the owner before extinguishing a house fire", stated the Honorable Lawrence Knipel in a court document. "Vaccination is known to extinguish the fire of contagion".

He said that the claims that the MMR vaccine is ineffective and risky are "completely unsupported by studies, medical literature law and regulation".

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Officer Jose Cisneros was called to the scene around 2 p.m. where he discovered a trash bag containing seven puppies. His actions were humane and heroic. "There is no excuse for dumping puppies", he said.

The judge rejected the parents' contention that the vaccination order was excessive or coercive, noting it does not call for forcibly administering the vaccine to those who refuse it.

"This decision will protect New Yorkers from a very unsafe infection with potentially fatal consequences".

The US politicians and media take a condescending attitude towards developing countries and their health situation, but now the nation's media capital is threatened by an epidemic because of basic ignorance of science, and the people involved are not third world immigrants either.

"Because of measles' long incubation period, we know this outbreak will get worse before it gets better". Each person will be on the hook for a $1,000 fine. Failure to appear will cost $2,000.

Health officials also announced Thursday that they closed four additional schools for noncompliance with measles vaccine requirements. They are located at 68-84 Harrison Ave., 241 Keap St., 590 Bedford Ave. and 720 Wythe Ave.

Also on Thursday, the city health department closed four schools for failing to turn over vaccination and attendance records. The department will continue to monitor the school. The 43-year-old woman works for El Al, and it is unclear whether she caught the disease in NY or Israel, or flying between the two destinations.

The city's board of health voted unanimously on Wednesday to keep the mandate in place.

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