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Those who are skeptical of the vaccine plan a case against New York City. A Hasidic girl was caught up in the bus when she was riding a public bus. Family members are avoiding weddings because of fear of meeting unmarried relatives.
When Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday an emergency health order requiring measles vaccination, he said that measures were needed to reduce the large measles outbreak in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. But while health officials have fallen into Brooklyn's Brookburg neighbors to enforce the order, tensions increase.
"I am a religious Jew, whose religious beliefs have been violated violated by the Dictator's vaccine, which is a clear violation of the Nuremberg Code, prohibiting the compulsion of medical procedures to anyone without them highly informed consent, "he said.
It continues: "Childhood illnesses, such as measles and chicken pox, unlike smallpox and ebola, are not legitimate public health priorities, and do not justify an emergency statement. "
On Tuesday, Mr. said. de Blasio unvaccinated residents on some ZIP codes in Brooklyn should receive a measles vaccine or deal with a $ 1,000 fine. The next day, 20 city health inspectors audited yeshivas immunization records, and 15 detective diseases started out with potentially exposed infectious viruses, the Department of Health said.
But many who support the vaccine say they are worried that the city loses its mark by not responding to important issues: the misinformation flooding of Hasidic communities that tells them to be Careful of vaccines. Literature and hotlines have spread to theories about vaccines, the warning is wrong that they cause autism and lead to other health problems.
Blima Marcus, an ultra-Orthodox nurse practitioner at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, said he understood the actions of the city, but raising concerns if it would be effective . In just the last week, 60 new measles cases have been confirmed in New York City, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the suburban Westchester County reported its first eight cases.
"This is a public health problem," said Ms Marcus. "But ultimately, I think it will not help in the long run because it does not get the root of the problem, which is widespread in misinformation and without proper education."
Ms. Marcus said he and other Hasid health professionals have placed presses on a pro-immunization magazine and created a hotline to dispel the myths declared by the anti-vaccine movement. The magazine, which will be contacted by Parents of Knowledge and Educators, or Pie, is a direct response to Peach, a 40-page publication that is a major vehicle of misinformation.
"We see more interest in people who want to get involved," Ms Marcus says. "They are indignant in the anti-vaxes movement. They are ashamed."
City officials say that counting the anti-vaccine movement is a priority, and they have meetings with rabbis, doctors and community members. Health care providers distributed 8,000 more vaccines between October and April than they did in the same period last year, officials said.
But Dr. Peter Hotez, director of Texas Children's Hospital for Vaccine Development, agrees with Mr Marcus's concerns, saying that the city's efforts may be lacking. "Unless you start removing the imperial anti-vaccine media, you will not have the greatest impact on any particular public health plan," he said.
In an emergency order situation, Jewish leaders said they feared an ever-increasing rise in anti-Semitism. In recent months, the Hasidic neighbors became targets of a deadly anti-Semitic hate crimes, and Jewish leaders reported another Thursday.
Rabbi David Niederman, president of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg. a city bus driver tried to refuse service to a Hasidic woman in Brooklyn. Finally the driver allowed the girl board, Mr. said. Niederman, but then shouted "measles" at him and instructed him to move behind the bus.
Maxwell Young, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, who oversees city buses, said the agency was investigating the episode and "absolutely no tolerance for discrimination."
Mr. The administration of de Blasio is also faced with criticisms due to the short response to adequate measles obstruction, which began in the early fall after returning children who were not returned from Israel.
"I do not think they are quick to act, but now they're moving, they're with me," said Arthur Caplan, a bioethicist at the New York University School of Medicine.
Mr. Caplan said that the emergency order was due to the size of the uprising, and he believed it would survive any legal challenges.
"There's more saber rattling here than there is restriction of freedom," he said.
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