Public Health – Vaccines, Medicines

New York City declares a public health emergency amid Brooklyn measles outbreak

BATTLE FOR WORLD / CNN | April 19, 2019: The article highlights that New York City has declared an outbreak of measles affecting the Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to be a public health emergency, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday (April 9).

The mayor said, unvaccinated people living in select ZIP codes will be required to receive the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, known as MMR, to curtail the outbreak and protect others.

And that under the mandatory vaccinations, members of the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will check the vaccination records of any individual who may have been in contact with infected patients. Those who have not received the MMR vaccine or do not have evidence of immunity may be given a violation and could be fined $1,000.

“Every hour, every day matters here. If people would just go and get vaccinated, there’s no cause for a fine,” de Blasio said. And that: “It’s not our goal to issue violations. We want to simply solve the problem.”

New York residents should call 311 to access a list of facilities that can provide the measles vaccine at low or no cost, de Blasio said.

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NYC measles-vaccine order on Orthodox Jews tests city’s power

BATTLE FOR WORLD / DAILYREPUBLIC | April 19, 2019: The article highlights the measles outbreak in the area – on the corner of Bedford and Division avenues in Brooklyn, the heart of the New York borough’s Orthodox Jewish community where men in black hats and suits rushed in and out of their neighborhood stores and women can be seen with headscarves pushing strollers or carts filled with groceries, not eager to speak with an outsider.

The attention facing the Williamsburg neighborhood the center of the nation’s biggest outbreak of measles, a once eradicated disease that has returned as some parents shun the vaccines that killed it off. On Tuesday (April 9), the 285 cases of measles were reported in the borough prompting Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare a public health emergency, imposing $1,000 fines – or even jail time – on those who haven’t been inoculated, shining a light on the small insular religious circles of devout Jews where the virus has spread and vaccination is often shun by members of the group.

In the neighborhood: “No one I know has measles, my dad’s a doctor and none of his patients have measles,” said Avi Rose, 17, who’s been vaccinated and assumes that almost everyone else he knows has been, too. Of the city’s order focusing on the tightly knit neighborhood, he said, “I think it’s not going to happen. Most people are vaccinated. They can’t enforce it.”

Among some parents the measles outbreak appears not to be of concern because there is a belief that vaccines are connected to health issues such as autism, despite a lack of scientific evidence [the article noted] and the consistent effort of medical experts to dislodge such beliefs.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who frequently disagrees with de Blasio, said that the mayor’s action is likely to raise questions about freedom of religion, and noted New York law allows exceptions to vaccinations based on such beliefs. But state Senator Brad Hoylman attacked that provision when it comes to school-age children, pointing to similar legislation enacted by California. And said that “The First Amendment’s freedom of religion doesn’t give you the right to endanger other people’s children and your own,” Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat, said in an interview.

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Low Prevalence Of Autism Seen Among Israel’s minorities

BATTLE FOR WORLD / CFHU | April 21, 2019: The article highlights that in Israel, a lower percentage of ultra-Orthodox Jews and Arabic children are diagnosed with autism compared with the general population — and no one is quite sure why.

That pattern is also mirrored in Aboriginal populations in Canada, and was the subject of discussion by autism researchers from the two countries at a Hebrew University symposium this week (first week in March 2014). One thing is certain, said the researchers, when it comes to autism in both Israel and Canada, not enough is known.

“Researchers hate to say that, but it’s true,” said Hélène Ouellette-Kuntz of the Department of Public Health Sciences at Queen’s University in Canada, but “More research is needed.”

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Antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ to be bigger killer than cancer?

BATTLE FOR WORLD / CBSNEWS | April 22, 2019: The article highlights that when antibiotics were first used in the 1940s they were a revolutionary treatment in medicine. Because before their proven usefulness, diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis were often a death sentence, and even an infected scratch could be fatal. But since then, antibiotics have saved hundreds of millions of lives, but now many of these drugs are becoming ineffective.

Each time we take an antibiotic, bacteria can develop the same kind of resistance in our bodies, which is why the overuse of these drugs have become so dangerous – where genetic mutation is causing drug resistance.

And scientists say it’s a problem of our own making. That we’ve used antibiotics so freely, causing some bacteria to mutate into so-called “superbugs.” They’ve become resistant to the very drugs designed to kill their infection off. A study commissioned by the British government estimates that by the year 2050, approximately 10 million people worldwide could die each year from antibiotic resistant bacteria. That figure is more than those who are currently dying from cancer.

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