All this comes as increasing numbers of parents around the country are refusing vaccines, leading to outbreaks of a number of diseases that could have easily been prevented. Earlier this spring, during a measles outbreak in New York, the unvaccinated sibling of a home-schooled child who’d been infected was barred from attending public school. That sibling ultimately contracted the disease, and keeping him home prevented it from spreading further.For a great explanation of the anti-vaccination crisis, watch this two-minute video:Correction: This story originally stated the decision was made on Sunday, not earlier this month. It also stated all three families opted out of the vaccine requirements, when in fact two did, and one family tried to but had their request rejected.Was this article helpful? Next Up In THE LATESTInsurers are bailing on Obamacare. This startup is betting on it.Congress is about to make it easier for states to defund Planned ParenthoodRepublicans can’t agree on Obamacare, and it’s grinding Congress to a haltMy 104-year-old grandma’s advice for the Trump era“Crying is an everyday thing”: life after Trump’s “Muslim ban” at a majority-immigrant schoolHow doctors prescribe opioids varies — and unlucky patients end up getting hookedMost ReadThe 3 Trump-Russia scandals, explained“We should not — and cannot — trust this man.” A CIA vet on Trump’s feud with US spies.Vox Sentences: Trump’s Israel-Palestine policy: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Recommended UK Funeral Directors Are Furious That People Know About ThisExperts In Money Insurance People don’t know you can check for PPI without a phone callThe Claims Guys Want to know how to give your ISA a £2,500 boost?Fidelity.co.uk SB Nation’s guide to the 2017 NBA All-Star Game Grammys 2017: winners, news, and biggest moments The difference between the Grammys’ Song, Album, and Record of the Year categories, explainedRecommended byThe LatestInsurers are bailing on Obamacare. This startup is betting on it.by Sarah KliffOscar is betting big on an experiment it ran in New York City last year.Congress is about to make it easier for states to defund Planned Parenthoodby Emily Crockett@emilycrockettPlanned Parenthood will survive — but a lot of women will lose access to birth control.Republicans can’t agree on Obamacare and it’s grinding Congress to a haltby Dylan Matthews@dylanmattWhy doesn’t Paul Ryan seem to be making progress?My 104-year-old grandma’s advice for the Trump eraby Shira Levine”He was raised probably to be bossy. That’s not normal, but it’s what we have to bear with.”“Crying is an everyday thing”: life after Trump’s “Muslim ban” at a majority-immigrant schoolby Jenée Desmond-HarrisExperts explain how confusion and anxiety affect kids.How doctors prescribe opioids varies — and unlucky patients end up getting hookedby Julia Belluz@juliaoftorontoThe chances of becoming a long-term opioid user are higher when you see doctors who prescribe them more often.
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