A group of anti-vaccine parents from the Orthodox Jewish population sued New York City to force their children to vaccinate against measles and explain that the city surpassed its functions and its religious beliefs were violated.
In the lawsuit, they say that the action to force vaccination to those who have been in contact with the disease under penalty of a $ 1,000 fine is excessive, and that the outbreak of measles affecting the city is "insufficient" to justify it.
According to local media, the measles epidemic near Williamsburg (Broo-klyn) is not serious enough, even though they have confirmed about 300 cases, none of them have been fatal, so they see "arbitrary and cruel" declaration of "public health".
Last Tuesday, The Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, explained this status in Williamsburg, where a brass epidemic broke out since October that particularly affects Orthodox Jewish society.
The complaint is addressed to the Ministry of Health in New York and says that the city has not provided all the information about the pandemic.
"Instead of using legal mechanisms, such as quarantine, officials have not only imposed severe criminal and civil penalties for not being vaccinated, but have assured themselves that they will" be vaccinated against measles "and introduce ghosts to unacceptable forced vaccination." , the trial says.
In the Orthodox communities of Brooklyn, there is a debate between vaccine advocates and those who reject them
A similar trial was filed in Rockland, north of New York, after a ban was declared on unvaccinated children accessing public places because of the serious outbreak of measles in the city, with 184 cases in a population of 300,000.
In the Orthodox communities of Brooklyn, there is a debate between vaccine advocates and those who reject them, Based, in some cases, on an anti-vaccine publication according to which they have "monkey, rat and pig DNA", they are "made with aborted human fetal cells and generate autism".
Rabiner as Jonathan Leener and Jewish community doctor say, "The holiest value of Judaism is the holiness of human life. Our religious duty is to protect and preserve it. we are obliged to be vaccinated. "Borrow disqualified publications that misinform the subject.