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On Tuesday, after having the previous emergency order banning non-vaccinated minors from public places overturned by a judge, officials announced their next steps to combat the ongoing measles "outbreak" in Rockland County (by law, emergency declarations are only allowed to last five days).
"County Executive Ed Day and Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced a Communicable Disease and Exposure Exclusion Order, which mandates that anyone with measles or anyone exposed to the illness avoid public spaces or face a $2,000-a-day fine.

They also followed New York City's lead by requiring students in two zip codes - 10952 and 10977 - to stay home from school if they cannot prove they have received the MMR vaccine or show acquired immunity."1
Missing in their communications was the fact that despite quarantining people and force vaccinating them, outbreaks keep happening. How is this possible? Perhaps because they don't make newly vaccinated people stay inside until the vaccine is done shedding?

According to County Executive Ed Day, they will be going door to door "knocking on doors." We have no idea what that means but we shudder to think.

During this current outbreak, there have been no deaths. Indeed, there have only been three measles-related deaths in the U.S. in the past two decades. (And yes, there is a difference between dying from the measles and dying from a complication of the measles. To my knowledge, the CDC does not always separate the two numbers when providing them to the public.)

Although the judge's ruling was upheld by an Appellate Court last week, Rockland County is planning "to appeal the ruling to a four-judge panel later this week."1

  1. ABC 7, NY