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Flu Shots Continue to Prevent Flu-Related Death

By |2020-02-05T11:25:49-05:00February 5th, 2020|

A recent study conducted in Israel and Michigan found that vaccinating children reduces the risk of hospitalization for complications associated with the flu by 54%. This study joins other studies which had similar findings: that the flu shot will reduce one’s chances of in-hospital death among patients, reduce ICU admission, and shorten ICU length of stay among patients [...]


By |2020-01-21T10:48:42-05:00January 21st, 2020|

Back in 2000, physicians and parents sighed with relief, as measles was considered eradicated in the U.S. But that relief, unfortunately, was premature — the U.S. is currently experiencing what is likely the second-biggest outbreak of the virus since that time. So far this year, between January 1 and March 29, 387 cases of [...]


By |2020-01-21T10:45:13-05:00January 21st, 2020|

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Two separate measles outbreaks in Brooklyn and Rockland County are centered in Orthodox Jewish communities, prompting the Health Department to step up efforts in educating people about the importance of vaccinations. Currently, there are 143 reported cases in Rockland County and 121 in Brooklyn. The majority of cases are [...]


By |2020-01-21T10:45:36-05:00January 21st, 2020|

It was October 31, a balmy day in Brooklyn, and Alexander Arroyo was walking around his neighborhood dressed as an octopus, pushing his 2-month-old daughter in a carriage, as his wife chased their toddler through the after-school Halloween trick-or-treat crowd. As the family filled their bags with candy, Arroyo’s phone rang and he stopped [...]


By |2020-01-21T10:39:48-05:00January 21st, 2020|

Gwynne Hogan, associate producer at All Things Considered and reporter for WNYC, and Blima Marcus, oncology nurse practitioner at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a member of the ultra-Orthodox community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, discuss the latest news on the measles outbreak in New York and efforts to counter misinformation regarding the vaccine to [...]

CBS News

By |2020-01-21T10:37:50-05:00January 21st, 2020|

A growing measles outbreak in the Pacific Northwest is spreading fear among many parents. Washington state has declared a public health emergency. There are now 35 cases in Clark County alone, and there are more than 50 places in Washington confirmed as a "public exposure location" where a person with measles may have exposed [...]


By |2020-01-21T10:34:35-05:00January 21st, 2020|

For Blima Marcus and her fellow ultra-Orthodox Jewish nurses, a 40-page booklet about vaccines that’s been circulating in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods is Public Health Enemy No. 1. Read full article at the Gothamist

The New Yorker

By |2020-01-21T10:43:10-05:00January 21st, 2020|

Blima Marcus is an oncology nurse and a member of the ultra-Orthodox community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, where the incidence of measles has risen sharply since last fall, as it has in similar enclaves in the New York area: Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Rockland County in upstate New York; and Ocean County in New Jersey. Health [...]

Wall Street Journal

By |2020-01-21T10:42:50-05:00January 21st, 2020|

To fight the biggest measles outbreak in the U.S. in more than a quarter-century, public-health officials have tried robocalls, vaccination audits, vaccination orders and $1,000 fines. This is the standard playbook and it hasn’t worked to stop the disease’s spread. Read full article at the Wall Street Journal

Washington Post

By |2020-01-21T10:42:30-05:00January 15th, 2020|

NEW YORK — It’s late on a Tuesday night during the worst measles outbreak in decades, and doctors, nurses and other health-care providers are gathered at a medical center to learn better ways of talking to parents who are reluctant to vaccinate their children. Read full article at the Washington Post [...]

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