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  • srollner

    There are many people in the world who wish to be vaccinated but cannot due to depressed immune systems caused by various cancers or other diseases. So if you are refusing to vaccinate yourself or your child you are saying it is okay to allow people with a weakened immune system to die.

  • Lulu

    Simple solution. Don't vaccinate. But, you can't go to public and most private schools, until you vaccinate. Then, zero insurance coverage for any medical costs related to non-vaccination, 100% out of pocket for all costs, plus, the cost of anyone you have been proven to infect...should they die due to your ignorance and stupidity, manslaughter charges to follow.

  • Ursus.Rexx

    Re: '...The parents who are suing argued "there is insufficient evidence of a measles epidemic or dangerous outbreak to justify" forced vaccinations and they accused the city of failing to take the least restrictive measures to end the outbreak..."

    I'm a retired paramedic...
    In my professional opinion, any family who has a sickened child / children, as a result of measles, and/or, refusing vaccination, should be charged with felony child abuse, (if the child survives)!! / manslaughter, (if the child dies)!

  • Dr. Gurnicus Blanstonius

    'individualism' gone rampant...
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    At least we have a leader who cares more about people and our society than he does himself. Why can't Americans follow 'his' example? Showing, through his actions and his words that we must be united as a society rather than divided for petty political purposes...

    (oh........wait....)

  • Dr. Gurnicus Blanstonius

    Agree to the parents' demands...then ship them to an island or a 3rd world country... no room for measles-individualism in our society.
    (now, let's get back to paying off porn stars...)

  • Hanna68

    In the US, probably more than any other country in the world, the two (or one, nowadays) are the ones solely responsible for a child-- "Don't tell my how to treat MY kid!" So here, lots of individual parents are yelling to separate their kid out from all other kids. However, spreading disease is a collective/community issue; one person's "freedom" can be another's plague. How many children have to become crippled (or dead in some cases) before parents in our nation wake up and think of the community?

  • Kd

    The parents who are suing argued "there is insufficient evidence of a
    measles epidemic or dangerous outbreak to justify" forced vaccinations.

    And yet some believe, apparently, that there IS sufficient information that vaccinations are harmful in causing autism, etc. Really??? These parents need a serious dose of "get your facts straight"

    As for religious beliefs.... that's fine but don't go anywhere public except home and church.

  • InternalMonologue

    I wonder if the anti-vaxxer parents follow the law about putting their kids in carseats or if they believe in parental choice about that, too? At least not putting them in carseats would endanger only their own child.

  • Tom Adams

    I am tired of a few idiots risking the lives of others!!

  • mh

    If you don't vaccinate and your child gets the measles don't take or allow them in the hospital. Let your religious beliefs and thoughts and prayers work.

  • Uncle Bob

    The five parents are suing for "religious reasons" claiming the order goes beyond the power of the Commissioner and “are insufficient to justify these drastic emergency measures.”

    For one thing, this is a public health menace impacting millions of people, so five parents should not be able to sway the decision. And of course, the claim of religious exemption is totally ridiculous and another example of why politics and religion don't mix.

    Especially, when religious claims endanger millions of people.

  • The Terminator

    I don't know all the information about vaccines.

    I do know that I got all the vaccines available at the time. Nothing started from me. And I'm still kicking, to some posters dismay.

    Seems to me these anti-vaccination people don't care about their own children and yours either.

    I do get a flu shot every year. I don't even cry or faint because I am a big boy.

  • Pam

    Turn around and sue the parents for putting the public at risk of a disease that was considered wiped out in 2000. Here we are almost 20 years later and a childhood disease is running amok. Children can actually die from this disease and if not die, have other serious, complications. Why would you want your child to contract this disease???

  • s DAN

    "The good of the many outweigh the good of the few or the one". Star Trek ..………...

  • mtntrek3

    Get your kids vaccinated. I received the MMR vaccine at a young age along w/ several others (especially since being in the Air Force starting in '86 - '95)... they aren't going to kill you or your children folks. I'm 54 and never had the measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus nor any other disease that the shots prevent. I'm not autistic as a result either.

  • Bluejay

    Homeschool your kids and there's not need to vaccinate.

    It will also help to insure there's another generation of idiots.