The recovery of measles in the United States has caused a negative reaction to vaccine critics, from congressional hearings that reveal the spread of disinformation about vaccines to state measures that would make it difficult for parents to give up their children's immunizations. The state of the state, where the worst epidemic of measles in more than two decades has worsened nearly 70 people and costs over $ 1 million, two state legislative measures are advancing, which will make parents use personal or philosophical exceptions to avoid immunization for children at school age. Both have bipartisan support despite the strong anti-vaccination sentiment in some parts of the state
In Arizona, Iowa and Minnesota, legislators first introduced similar measures. Efforts have provoked an emotional, sometimes ugly response from those who protest against what they see as an effort to trample their rights. Opponents of the Arizona Bill, who died quickly, described the victims of stricter requirements for vaccines such as the Holocaust and likened the sponsor of a Jewish, Nazi law bill.
In Vermont, legislators are trying to end the state religious liberation four years after the elimination of philosophical liberation. In New Jersey, where MPs have tried to tighten religious exclusions, the bill for revocation has been completely amended on the floor of the General Assembly.
While it is too early in the legislative season to say how much of the state's efforts to tighten Some public health supporters say that the rash of vaccine-preventable diseases leads to a change in public thinking. "The wave begins to go back," says Michelle Mello, Professor of Law and Health and Policy Studies at Stanford University.
Diane Peterson of the Immigration Coalition, a non-governmental group from Minnesota, said that "there is a growing consensus that government authorities must take bold action to require all children to be vaccinated, can not receive the vaccine for medical reasons. "
Against the backdrop of public pressure, websites that have been a platform for anti-vaccination movers, misleading claims also make changes. Pinterest blocks all vaccination searches to stop the spread of misinformation while Facebook is considering removing the anti-vaccination content from its recommendations. YouTube said it also downloads ads from anti-vaccine videos, claiming they are violating its policies against "harmful or dangerous" actions.
The US Chamber of Deputies and the Senate have scheduled rare bilateral hearings this week and then investigating the causes of the latest outbreaks
. "If the fluctuation of the vaccine continues – or even expands – it can seriously undermine these important achievements," Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) And Patty Murray (D-Wash.) – Senate health, education, labor, and chairman of the retirement committee and ranked democrat – wrote to federal health officials.
All of these actions are taking place against the backdrop of the growing global concern about vaccinations, as measles cases have increased due to gaps in vaccination coverage. For the first time, the World Health Organization has identified vaccine oscillation as one of the top ten global threats to 2019