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The vaccination debate rages on in New Jersey, after lawmakers there failed to pass a bill that would have eliminated religious exemptions for public school-required vaccinations. Thousands protested the bill at the state capitol on Monday.
Lisa DeRogatis said she never vaccinated her three children. "I feel like this is a fascist overreach of the government and taking away religious and medical freedoms," she said.
A newshows a 20-year drop in vaccine support among all age groups. The steepest ages are 30-49, at 12%. But 86% of Americans still support vaccines, and say they are not more dangerous than the diseases they prevent.
More Chinese cities to offer 144-hour visas
China has added new cities to its list of places that many foreign tourists can visit with easier-to-obtain short term visas, including Xi'an and Ningbo.The cities of Xi'an, Ningbo, Chengdu and Chongqing will now be accessible via a 144-hour (six-day) transit visa, also known as a G visa, as of December 1, 2019, according to a report from China's state-run news outlet CGTN. This brings the total number of Chinese cities with G visa access to 20.
As the snow blankets the region, some cities come alive and truly sparkle throughout the winter season. Winter presents itself in very different forms throughout Europe, in the North, you may experience sunless, snow-covered days, however, in the south sunny days and snowless streets are
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"We're seeing a decline because of a rise in anti-vaccine misinformation coupled with political activities," said Dr. Peter Hotez, an infectious disease specialist.
Five states have banned non-medical exemptions only, including New York, which eliminated its religious exemption last year after outbreaks that started in 2018. To maintain what's called "herd immunity," public health officials say vaccine rates need to stay above 90% to protect those who can't be vaccinated, including babies and those with compromised immune systems.
"Until we step up our level of advocacy and take down the fake information, the measles epidemics we saw in 2019 are going to become a new normal in America," said Hotez.
The World Health Organization called skepticism about vaccines one of the top 10 global health threats in 2019. At a summit last month, the organization said more doctor training is needed to address concerns from the public.
Man Who Went Missing in Grand Canyon National Park Found Safe .
Hiker Martin Edward O'Connor was found alive after missing for two weeks in Grand Canyon National Park.The man, identified by the National Park Service as 58-year-old Martin Edward O'Connor, had gone missing on Dec. 22 after being last spotted by the South Rim of the canyon, believed to be traveling alone. He was found by park rangers in the inner canyon and evacuated by helicopter, according to the NPS.