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How Anti-Vaccine Activists Doomed a Bill in New Jersey

January 29, 2020 New York Times 1

The bill was torpedoed after a vigorous campaign by angry parents, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group and anti-vaccine celebrities rallied to outmatch those pushing the bill. Social media allowed opponents to reach directly into lawmakers’ private lives and some politicians’ family members were contacted by phone.

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California Punishes Doctor who Wrote Vaccine Exemption for 2-Year Old Boy

July 4, 2018 LA Times 4

The Medical Board of California has suspended Dr. Robert Sears, a pediatrician who gave a vaccine exemption to a 2-year old boy after his mother reported that previous immunizations made the boy’s body limp, and caused him to lose urinary functions. The case is setting a precedent for doctors who choose not to follow the state’s strict vaccine schedules.