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How the Measles Outbreak Started

How the Measles Outbreak Started

Update: 2019-04-263
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The number of measles cases in the United States has risen to nearly 700 — the highest annual number recorded since 2000, when the disease was declared eliminated in the country. Many of those cases can be traced to ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in New York. Guest: Sarah Maslin Nir, who covers New York City for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Jady Tsao

If two doses of MMR (the vaccination standard) is 97% effective in preventing measles, why are people still that afraid to come in contact with those who might have measles? There shouldn’t be that huge of a racist or ethnicity-targeted reaction.

May 24th
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Mateus Oliveira

Every problem can be summed up to “THE JEEEEWWWSSS!” for the New York Times lol.

Apr 27th
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Carson Volk

Mateus Oliveira She literally said "this isn't a problem with the Hasidic Jewish community. Anti-vaxers are the problem. "....

Apr 29th
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Lisa Gomberg

We do.

Apr 26th
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Thomas Franklin

I'm dumber after hearing this

Apr 26th
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Ronnie Key

Thomas Franklin why lol

May 10th
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How the Measles Outbreak Started

How the Measles Outbreak Started