The 2019 measles outbreak in New York city and state resulted in 900 cases. Almost all cases occurred in “ultra”-Orthodox Jewish communities and 600 of the cases were in NYC.
The official stance that the unvaccinated or “anti-vaxxers” were driving this outbreak is not supported by the data. In 2019, the vaccination rate among school children in the affected communities was in the 97-99% range.
The same NYC government officials who, in 2019, turned a few imported measles cases into the largest measles outbreak in 25 years, also made New York the epicenter of COVID-19, in 2020.
Excessive emphasis on vaccination, withdrawing effective treatments, coercing physicians to follow government orders, and an unprecedented use of collective punishments, all played important roles in both cases.