"Jews are given bad vaccines?"

Mar 2012
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This is turning into another autism/vaccine scare.

Anti-vaccination rallies in New York this week rallied hundreds of protesters who encouraged the public to safeguard their children from vaccines, even as the state grapples with the largest measles outbreaks in the country.

At a rally in Monsey, a Rockland County town northwest of New York City, hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews on Monday heard from speakers who shared warnings and conspiracy theories, including that Jewish communities are being intentionally given “bad” doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

“Is it possible that these lots are bad?” Dr. Lawrence Palevsky, who runs a holistic pediatric wellness center in Long Island, New York, asked the crowd, according to The New York Times. “It’s fascinating because we’re told how contagious the disease is, but somehow it’s centered in the Jewish community.”

Orthodox Rabbi Hillel Handler of Brooklyn also pushed the belief that Jews are being targeted. He accused government officials of trying to blame Jews for spreading measles, and claimed it actually comes from undocumented immigrants.

“We Hasidim have been chosen as the target in order to distract from the virulent diseases that are sweeping through the city from illegals,” he told the crowd, according to Gothamist.

Anti-Vaccine Rallies Draw Hundreds In Epicenter Of Measles Outbreak | HuffPost
 
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Rabbi Handler is known for making shocking statements about safe, life-saving immunizations. He told Voxlast year that “parents who ‘placate the gods of vaccination’ are engaging in ‘child sacrifice.’” Last night, he reportedly suggested that public health campaigns and emergency orders aimed at halting the current outbreaks were actually rooted in religious discrimination. “We’re being demonized,” he reportedly said to the mostly Orthodox crowd. He also claimed that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is a German and a “very, very sneaky fellow.”
 
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Mar 2012
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From what I understand, anti-vaccine groups are focusing their attention on insulated communities that are unlikely to get their news and information from external sources. The Orthodox-Jewish communities in Brooklyn certainly qualify.
Yes thats what I understand as well. Many new mom groups as well who are stay at home and are overwhelmed. What gets me is it isnt all coming from outside these communities, a lot of the anti vax sentiments come from inside like Rabbi Handler.
 

Djinn

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I wouldn't put it past the left to do this.
That's an unusually stupid statement. Democrats and Republicans stand at about the same level when it comes to the support of vaccines (Source - Pew Research).

The Left has a handful of idiots who deliberately spread misinformation about vaccines.

The Right has a handful of idiots who insist on "religious exemptions" when it comes to mandating vaccines.
 
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This is turning into another autism/vaccine scare.

Anti-vaccination rallies in New York this week rallied hundreds of protesters who encouraged the public to safeguard their children from vaccines, even as the state grapples with the largest measles outbreaks in the country.

At a rally in Monsey, a Rockland County town northwest of New York City, hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews on Monday heard from speakers who shared warnings and conspiracy theories, including that Jewish communities are being intentionally given “bad” doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

“Is it possible that these lots are bad?” Dr. Lawrence Palevsky, who runs a holistic pediatric wellness center in Long Island, New York, asked the crowd, according to The New York Times. “It’s fascinating because we’re told how contagious the disease is, but somehow it’s centered in the Jewish community.”

Orthodox Rabbi Hillel Handler of Brooklyn also pushed the belief that Jews are being targeted. He accused government officials of trying to blame Jews for spreading measles, and claimed it actually comes from undocumented immigrants.

“We Hasidim have been chosen as the target in order to distract from the virulent diseases that are sweeping through the city from illegals,” he told the crowd, according to Gothamist.

Anti-Vaccine Rallies Draw Hundreds In Epicenter Of Measles Outbreak | HuffPost

How could this ever work.

Kid comes in with mom - and nurse has a choice which batch to use? This would NEVER stay under the radar. Certainly with the thousands of nurses in NYC - one would have been a whistle blower.

Silly consept - another 'conspiracy'