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City closes two Williamsburg yeshivas that allowed unvaccinated kids to attend class

Class dismissed: A group of five Williamsburg parents sued the city in Kings County Supreme Court earlier this month for the right to not vaccinate themselves, but Judge Lawrence Knipel dismissed the case on April 18.
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The city announced on Monday the closure of two Williamsburg yeshivas as punishment for allowing unvaccinated kids to attend class, as an outbreak of the highly contagious measles virus continues to sweep through Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish communities.

The schools — Tiferes Bnos at 585 Marcy Ave. and Talmud Torah D’Nitra at 1007 Bedford Ave. — violated a neighborhood-wide emergency order issued by Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot and announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio on April 9 in a bid to stem the spread of the potentially fatal illness, which has infected 423 people in Brooklyn, including 348 cases in Williasmburg.

The city previously closed five other Williamsburg Jewish academies for admitting unvaccinated kids, and refusing to provide inspectors with medical and attendance records, including one Williamsburg yeshiva that inspectors have connected to more than 40 cases since January.

In addition to empowering the Health Department to close schools, Commissioner Barbot’s emergency declaration authorized inspectors to issue $1,000 fines to unvaccinated residents of four Williamsburg zip codes — 11205, 11206, 11211, and 11249 — and the agency’s so-called “disease detectives” have tracked down 57 people who allowed themselves, or their children to go without inoculation.

A group of five Williamsburg parents sued the city in Kings County Supreme Court earlier this month for the right to not vaccinate themselves, but Judge Lawrence Knipel dismissed the case on April 18.

Robert Krakow, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said he was disappointed by the judges decision, but that he’s filed an appeal and is hopeful that a higher justice will issue a preliminary injunction eliminating, or reducing the fine on May 6.

Five Brooklyn measles cases — including the original infection discovered in October — were traced back to trips from Israel, where another measles outbreak infected more than 1,000 people last year.

Barbot earlier this month described this as the largest outbreak of the measles that New York City has experienced since 1991, but the disease has since spread by well over 100 additional cases.

Measles is a highly contagious airborne pathogen that produces symptoms including fever, cough, and a runny nose, and can cause diarrhea, ear infection, pneumonia, encephalitis, and death — with about 1 of every 1,367 kids infected dying due to fatal complications from measles.

Symptoms can appear anytime from seven to 21 days following exposure, according to the Health Department.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 3:21 pm, April 30, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Jonas Salk from Vaccinate you idiots says:
Good job by BdB standing up to this community that believes that secular laws do not apply to them. Get vaccinated or stay in your house, the freedom of choice is yours.
April 30, 2019, 4:59 pm
HONEY Pooter from Williamsburg says:
Toot my pooter! My dark pooter. For vaccines!
April 30, 2019, 10:42 pm
Unocumented Lotto Winner says:
When will the city arrest illegal aliens? Aren't they violating the law?
April 30, 2019, 10:48 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I agree with my fellow racist brethren, Unocumented Lotto Winner, I also want to be vaccinated in my anus with big black pennis
April 30, 2019, 11:01 pm
Real unocumented lotto winner says:
OOhh the racist word. OOhh don't say that. Let's just go for broke. Every person with a job should be replaced with unocumented illegals just to prove that we aren't racist. Then we can go south and become unocumented in Mexico, Honduras. That will cure racism. Let's just give up our wealth to the unocumented and become squatters south of the border. We can all be equal.
May 1, 2019, 1:05 am
Greg from Greenpoint says:
All ya'll BdB haters better shut up about this one. He's being stronger on the Hasidim than any mayor in recent memory.
May 1, 2019, 1:44 am
reply says:
Yeah bedbugs and measles just come out of nowhere. Nothing to do with border crossing.
May 1, 2019, 2:05 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I agree with my fellow racist brethren, Unocumented Lotto Winner. I also want hate POC, but at least I know how to spell "undocumented". This idiot doesn't even know the English language.
May 1, 2019, 6:29 am
Sam says:
@ reply: Yes, stupid. Bedbugs and measles have nothing to do with border crossing, these people are not from Mexico. It's one thing if you want to be a racist, but racist and stupid? You sound like a real asset to society. s/
May 1, 2019, 6:41 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I agree with my fellow racist brethren, Unocumented Lotto Winner. I also want hate POC, but at least I know how to spell "undocumented". This idiot doesn't even know the English language.
May 1, 2019, 7:45 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
I agree with my fellow racist brethren, Unocumented Lotto Winner. But at least I know how to spell "undocumented". This idiot doesn't even know the English language.
May 1, 2019, 8:04 am
Reply says:
Reaally? Bed bugs were unheard of a few years ago. You want to make excuses
May 1, 2019, 1:46 pm
Jack from Bensonhurst says:
This mayor and the Dixiecrats want to turn us into a third world country and control every facet of Our Lives I say mind your damn business we will not get inoculated it is not your business and if you don't want my kids to go to your school then you should Supply a teacher to come to my house and teach my kid because it's against the law for you to keep my children from going to school you dirtbag you and your fake Green New Deal yes you're looking to save the Earth by charging $0.05 for a plastic bag like that's going to save the world you and your cronies that think the world is over in 12 years not all of us are drinking the Kool-Aid we will not giving I'll firearms we will not allow you to control us like you do the blacks and Latinos yes Republicans are the ones that hold a ladder the government is actually holding the ladder and the people are going up as much as they like to on the ladder when the Dixiecrats have a rope off the building they don't allow anybody to make it more than halfway up so what happens is your dependent on them too high to jump too high to climb and you stay stuck your whole entire life that's what social programs create people that are stuck I do not want to be a part of that neither is my family stay away from us with your stupid ideas and we will not vote for the dixiecrat ever ever again
May 1, 2019, 2:43 pm
Sam says:
@ reply: Wrong again, stupid. Bedbugs have been around a lot longer than you. It's one thing if you want to be a racist, but racist and stupid? You sound like a real asset to society. s/
May 1, 2019, 3:28 pm
Jonas Salk from Vaccinate you idiots says:
??Look at this clown demanding the evil gubmint stay out of his way and then demands government assistance in the very next sentence. You do not have the right to infect people in public, stay in your house if you don’t want to vaccinate. Otherwise we may have to put Ward Island back to use.
May 1, 2019, 3:31 pm
Reply says:
Bedbugs were eradicated till recent times. The expression dont let the bedbugs bite used to be used as a joke.
May 1, 2019, 4:22 pm
sebastian says:
Common sense https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwK91UNlG0E
May 1, 2019, 5:27 pm
Yaweh from Bed Stuy says:
Dam this mayor , mind you own dam business , take your dam hands off the god fearing Jews . Yahweh is protecten the god fearing Jews and this mayor should take his dam hands off the Jews right now .
May 1, 2019, 7:38 pm
NUNYA from Bed Stuy says:
IF the VACCINES WORK, WHAT are YOU WORRIED ABOUT????
May 2, 2019, 4:37 am

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