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    Me as well. And I find this is an area where the majority of the anti-data, anti-science, anti-factual, conspiracy-minded thinking is coming from people on "the left".

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    anti-vaxxers need to be publicly shunned, no religious exemptions, only medical
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    I never get the flu shot....

    but I do have concerns about not vaccinating kids against things like small pox and other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Fly View Post
    Me as well. And I find this is an area where the majority of the anti-data, anti-science, anti-factual, conspiracy-minded thinking is coming from people on "the left".
    I think this one grabs people from all over the political spectrum.

    The one that I think "the left" really grabs onto is the GMO conspiracy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by In the Corn View Post
    I think this one grabs people from all over the political spectrum.

    The one that I think "the left" really grabs onto is the GMO conspiracy.
    That's interesting. I think both issues grab people from both sides, but my perception is anti-vaxxers lean more privileged left than the GMO issue, only because I do know some righty folks who don't like the idea of scientists messing around with food. But yeah, both issues are more lefty issues, I think.

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    On this, we agree.
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    I'm with you on this one.

    When I went to Iraq in 2004 I needed to get 17 different immunizations. In a tropical zone, there are even more. I was lucky that, as a civilian, I could refuse some of the anthrax shots.

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    Time for NJ to assert a compelling State interest to revoke all but specific medical exemptions from mandatory measles vaccination?

    LAKEWOOD -
    New Jersey health officials have confirmed two more cases of measles in Ocean County.

    The Lakewood outbreak now has six cases, with another seven people suspected of having the virus.

    The outbreak is tied to a person who recently returned from an overseas trip to Israel.

    The Ocean County Department of Health says that hundreds of people have gotten the measles vaccine since the outbreak started.

    Health officials are working to identify and notify people who may have been exposed during this time.

    Measles is a highly contagious disease. Symptoms include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes.

    Infected people may develop symptoms as late as Nov. 22.

    Anyone who thinks that they may have been exposed should contact a medical professional before seeking treatment in order to limit unnecessary exposure.
    http://newjersey.news12.com/story/39...-in-new-jersey

    The religious exemption is intended for people who hold a sincere religious belief opposing vaccination to the extent that if the state forced vaccination, it would be an infringement on their constitutional right to exercise their religious beliefs. A state must have a "compelling State interest" before this right can be taken away. Limiting the spread of serious communicable diseases has been defined as a "compelling State interest" in court cases after the 1905 U.S. Supreme Court decision Jacobson v. Massachusetts affirmed the right of states to mandate smallpox vaccine.

    In a number of state court cases setting precedent on the issue of vaccine mandates, the freedom to act according to one’s religious beliefs is subject to reasonable regulation, if exercise of personal religious beliefs substantially threatens the welfare of society as a whole.

    https://www.nvic.org/faqs/vaccine-exemptions.aspx

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Fly View Post
    Time for NJ to assert a compelling State interest to revoke all but specific medical exemptions from mandatory measles vaccination?
    Definitely.
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