Anti-Vaxxers defeated in New York

❝ Anti-vaccine advocates received a blow in New York Thursday as state lawmakers banned non-medical exemptions based on religious beliefs — and there may be more blows coming.

❝ Also on Thursday, the American Medical Association adopted a new policy to step up its fight against such non-medical exemptions. The AMA, the country’s largest physicians’ group and one of the largest spenders on lobbying, has always strongly support pediatric vaccination and opposed non-medical exemptions. But under the new policy changes, the association will now “actively advocate” for states to eliminate any laws that allow for non-medical exemptions.

Overdue. I don’t expect this to change folks who trust preachers over scientists; but, we all stand a better change of keeping children safer from preventable disease.

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  1. Update says:

    (7/12/2019): Prominent anti-vaxxers lose New York court case over religious exemptions : Attorney and prominent anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy vows to keep fighting. https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/07/anti-vaxxers-lose-again-ny-judge-upholds-ban-on-religious-exemptions/ Justice Mackey’s decision Friday is just the latest legal blow for anti-vaccine parents and advocates. Judges in Kentucky and New York City have also recently struck down similar claims against various public health efforts to combat the spread of dangerous infectious diseases.

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