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Vaccine requirements protect public

Vaccine requirements protect public

Emma Leff, Copy Editor

May 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion

Outbreaks of diseases like measles are extremely dangerous. It is unfair to the rest of the population for individuals to refuse vaccinations without proper cause. Cities and states can limit the harm done by these preventable diseases by requiring vaccines. In Jacobson v. Massachusetts 1905, the Supre...

Measles outbreak raises concerns

Measles outbreak raises concerns

Henry Brettingen, Jade Shionoya

May 10, 2019

Filed under News

As the amount of measles infections continue to rise, biology teacher Julie Schilz said she believes the problem lies in the lack of education and common misconceptions. “From my extensive knowledge on anti-vaxxers, they are upper-class white people who think they know more than doctors,” Schilz...

Opinions: School-required immunizations necessary

Opinions: School-required immunizations necessary

Yonit Krebs

February 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion Columns

The recent news of a tuberculosis case at Park highlights why there is a need for schools to require student immunization. Vaccinated students have a lowered risk of catching the disease they’ve been immunized for, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. People must b...

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