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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...

Measles outbreak highlights dangerous anti-vaccination trend

Measles outbreak highlights dangerous anti-vaccination trend

Emma Leff

March 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In 2000, the United States was declared measles-free, yet there have already been over 120 confirmed cases in 2019 alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not only irresponsible to not get basic immunizations, it endangers the lives of everyone nearby. Many of these cases impact those ...

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