NY ENDING VACCINATION EXEMPTIONS FOR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

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In the latest attempts to tackle on the ongoing measles outbreak, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Thursday ending vaccination exemptions based on religious beliefs In the latest attempts to tackle on the ongoing measles outbreak based on new reporting by the New York Times.

Why this matters: New York City has been trying to find a way to address the outbreak and find a way to combat the disease – primarily due to the resistance of ultra-Orthodox Jewish community vaccinations. Cuomo stated that he understands the importance of religious freedom, but this is now a public health matter.