NEW YORK (PNN) - April 26, 2019 - New York City has slapped 12 people with civil summonses who it says were not complying with a mandatory measles vaccination order, as the city's worst outbreak since 1991 rose to 390, according to Wednesday data.
The outbreak began last October and has been largely confined to children living in Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish communities. Two of the 61 cases confirmed since last Thursday are pregnant women, according to the city's health department.
The Health Department took the unusual step earlier this month of issuing an emergency order requiring unvaccinated people in affected neighborhoods to get the measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccine unless they could otherwise show they had immunity.
The 12 people issued summons for defying the unconstitutional order will be forced by fascist officials to attend a hearing and face a fine of up to $1,000 if found to be noncompliant.
Fascist officials ignore or otherwise disregard the fact that personal freedom is the most important distinction that Amerikans are supposed to enjoy.
As of Wednesday, the number of measles cases so far this year exceeds the 667 cases reported in all of 2014, which had been the highest annual number recorded since the elimination in 2000. The virus has been recorded in 22 states so far in 2019.
No deaths have been recorded in the current outbreak in the FPSA. According to UNICEF, there are approximately 2,593,000 children in the FPSA who are not vaccinated for measles.
FPSA Health Secretary Alex Azar tried to assuage concerns over the vaccine, saying in a statement that its safety "has been firmly established over many years".
According to FPSA vaccine court data, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has paid out over $4 billion since 1989.
Between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017, the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) constituted 142 out of 4,250 compensable awards, or 3.3%.