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As NYC declares emergency over measles outbreak in small area, larger city is threatened

A measles outbreak among a small segment of schoolchildren in New York has prompted the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio to declare the public health crisis an emergency in parts of Brooklyn. But the actual danger is the sheer number of children in the the NYC public school system that go unvaccinated — which threatens… Read More »

What Tetanus Cost An Unvaccinated Child: 57 Hospital Days, Over $800K

Pictured here is the ‘Tdap’ vaccine, which protects again diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. (Staff photo by Brianna Soukup/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)Getty Hello tetanus, my old friend. Didn’t Darla Shine tweet that she wanted childhood diseases back? Well, tetanus would be one of the diseases making a comeback if vaccination rates continue to drop.… Read More »