Anti-vaccine Parents Embrace Homeschooling to Avoid Vaccines

Parents skeptical or opposed to vaccinating their children are turning to homeschooling to avoid vaccinating their children. During the first week in July, The Wall Street Journal reports, parents attended workshops hosted by the anti-vaccine organization New York Alliance for Vaccine Rights. The events covered course requirements, instruction plans, extracurricular activity options, and potential financial…

New York Couple Donates Millions to Anti-Vaccine Movement

By Lena H. Sun and Amy Brittain June 19 The Washington Post A wealthy Manhattan couple has emerged as significant financiers of the anti-vaccine movement, contributing more than $3 million in recent years to groups that stoke fears about immunizations online and at live events — including two forums this year at the epicenter of…

Anti-Vaxxers Vitriolic After New York Ends Exemptions

By Bernadette Hogan and Chris Perez June 13, 2019 | New York Post “And these are the religious people?!” The state Capitol turned into a chaotic scene Thursday as both houses of legislature — and eventually Gov. Cuomo — passed a bill that will end New York’s policy of allowing religious exemptions from vaccine requirements.…

New York Measles Outbreak Spurns Anti-Semitism

With the measles outbreak in New York City, it has also resulted in a spike in anti-Semitism. The Atlantic reports: “Since September 2018, 535 cases have been confirmed in Brooklyn and Queens alone, largely concentrated in Orthodox Jewish communities. Another 247 cases have been confirmed in Rockland County, north of New York City, also largely…

Vaccine Opponents Storm Albany to Save Religious Exemptions

By JONATHAN LAPOOK CBS NEWS May 14, 2019, 6:39 PM Opponents of vaccinations staged a protest at the New York state capitol on Tuesday. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would eliminate religious exemptions for vaccinations, but protestors are trying to kill the bill. Most of the measles cases in New York have occurred in…