Listen: Measles, Rockland County And Michigan discussed on Michael Wallace and Steve Scott
"The cathedral to a man infected with measles is believed to spread the onus to thirty nine people in Michigan. He had traveled there from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Michigan health officials say the man set out on a cross country trip. He got sick. He went to a doctor was misdiagnosed with bronchitis. Because the doctor had never seen measles before and continued on his way, infecting people at every stop and number three Rockland county is issued a new emergency. Order requiring people with measles to stay home. Previous order banning kids would tobacco from being in public spaces was blocked by a judge the county executive in Rockland Ed day is on our Newsline, Mr. day. Thanks for joining us. What's different about this order? And if things change since the last order was struck down. Well. Wait for the courts to go through a process judiciary. Does I respect that? But this ended emergency, and we dealing with this executive do we actively moving what we've done is focusing on founded cases of measles exposures at a yell. Commissioners is putting together a health has ordered order together which have been tried and true in the courts. So there's no question any more. So essentially what we're re strategizing to find another way to stem the outbreak in rapid Kelly, which is by the way, the longest outbreak in the nation and the largest in the state of New York in thirty years that you'll last story we had forty two people exposed to measles Nikon nyah constantly, wrapping county, and the contagion how contagious disease if you would immunized used a Neue ten chance of contracting affection, if you're anywhere near a person who is infected if you touch a surface that the. The other person such with previous allows vaccination rates have been going up in the county, but are Peter Haskell who was at your news briefing. Earlier talked to some people who say they just still aren't entirely sure that the vaccine is safe. Well, the bottom line if you don't if you if you're gonna use people magazine at some of these actors and actresses at your medical advises, you have a problem the bottom line is that the vaccine has been proven safe. It works audit. Occasional situations of reactions, of course, any medicine. We'll do that. But become lodged in life, the anti vaccine is just not accurate. That's just a reality. And we know in fact, as you mentioned early the doctor Michigan had no clue what measles was for reason. You're in two thousand now come back at what point do we not trust a medicine? We let mumps chicken pox poli. Let's bring polio back. Logic that confounding to people and the bottom line is that we need to ensure we have heard immunity in in every part of the county and this country now nineteen states affected by this quickly. The religious exemption that should be out in this case exemptions nebulous at best of reality is that there is no support with any of the major religions an exemption on that basis is basically people have some sort of objection is not religiously based it really needs to be off the books if there's a medical issue when a child, of course, would respect that. But when you have ninety nine point five percent of people immunize the odds of a child who's immunize getting sick is is miniscule. So again, we went leave what people's"