A state judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by parents who, against vaccinations, raised the New York City’s new measles vaccination mandate, as parts of the metropolis continue to face an outbreak.
“A firefighter need not get informed consent from the owner before extinguishing a fire”, Judge Lawrence Knipel wrote in his judgment . “Vaccination is known to extinguish the contamination of fire.”
Five anonymous parents in Brooklyn left the trial earlier this week against the City Health Department to order the mandatory vaccinations in parts of the city in the midst of a growing outbreak of measles virus concentrated in the Williamsburg area. The mood said that the city’s response is “irrational” and that the spread of the virus is not a clear danger to public health.
Knipel claimed that the city’s decision to demand measles vaccinations at the outbreak is supported by “virtually uncontrolled” evidence.
New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot issued the emergency order on April 9 and demanded anyone living and working in four Brooklyn postal codes to receive measles, egg and butt (MMR) vaccines if they had not already received it. Failure to follow the mission can lead to a violation of punishment, including criminal fines or imprisonment.
The city has already issued summons to three people who refused the mandate and pay $ 1
,000 in fines.
As of Wednesday, abuse of abuse has infected at least 329 people since October, mostly children from Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn, according to Barbot. Many orthodox Jewish people believe that vaccinations are against Jewish or Talmudic law, resulting in low vaccination rates for some communities.
Barbot praised the decision to dismiss the trial and said in a statement to HuffPost that “it will protect New Yorkers from a very dangerous infection with potentially lethal consequences.”
She added that officials “do not want to commit crimes but will continue and hope New Yorkers make the best choice for their families, their neighbors and their own health – to be vaccinated.