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New York repeals religious exemption to vaccine requirements for students

With measles cases in the U.S. at their highest level in 27 years, New York's Senate and Assembly voted on Thursday to end the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed the measure into law. State Sen. Brad Hoylman (D), the sponsor of the legislation, said the country is "facing an unprecedented public health crisis," and it was time for lawmakers to confront "the atrocious peddlers of junk science and fraudulent medicine" who have "spent years sowing unwarranted doubt and fear" about vaccines. There have...

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News Posted By: theweek - Thursday, 13 June, 2019