Council Member Stephen Levin Commends Effort To End Measles Outbreak In Williamsburg & Borough Park


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measCouncil Member Stephen Levin is thanking pediatricians, community leaders, and the New York City Department of Health for their efforts to put an end to the measles outbreak in Williamsburg and Borough Park. The Health Department announced the end of the outbreak – the largest in the United States since 2000 – this afternoon. Levin had previously met with representatives from the Department of Health, United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg, and local yeshivas to discuss the recent measles outbreak in Williamsburg and strategies on how to contain it.

Levin said, “I want to thank all of the pediatricians, community leaders, and the Department of Health for their diligence in ensuring that the outbreak would be contained. Their work to educate the community about the importance of vaccinations ensured that the outbreak would be ended quickly and that the health of our communities would not be endangered any longer.”

Levin also reiterated the importance to receive vaccinations post-outbreak, “I strongly encourage every New Yorker to make sure every member of their family is vaccinated.”

(YWN Desk – NYC)


  1. The disturbing truth: *why children are growing sicker, fatter and dumber year after year*

    *The shocking composition of what’s really being injected into your child.*

    Think only your children are at risk?  Think again.  As of 2008, *adults are Medicine’s newest target,* with the CDC’s new Adult Immunization Schedule of 74 vaccines!

    What is the Germ Theory and why does the medical establishment ignore the errors inherent in it?  *The implications for your child’s health are staggering!*

    Do you know the difference between natural immunity and artificial immunity?

    *12 deadly reactions to the DPT vaccine* – Did you know that the three vaccines contained in this three-in-one injection were never tested together before it was brought to market?  In the 1940s.

  2. *Attention Parents:*
    *What Your Doctor Hasn’t Told You About Vaccinations Could Put Your Child at Risk for Autism, Asthma, Allergies, Diabetes or Cancer.*
    *Get the facts about vaccine risks 
    “before” you take any steps to vaccinate your child!*

  3. New Published Study Verifies Andrew Wakefield’s Research on Autism – Again (MMR Vaccine Causes Autism)

    Posted by: The Liberty Beacon™ Staff

    Published June 21, 2013, filed under HEALTH

  4. By publishing the comments of an anti-vaccine troll like kavod Habriot, YeshivaWorldNews is contributing to the spread of dangerous diseases among Jews. Andrew Wakefield is a fraudster and now even Jenny McCarthy has backed away from her anti-vaccine positions.

  5. The real problem is that fools like you listen to uneducated writers with no medical training our research experience all repeating same all disproven information
    As a results you are putting our community at risk

  6. This could end next month enforce nys law that all children in schools be vaccinated prior to attending. With a signed doctors note

  7. There’s isn’t One long term study about the safety of vaccines. You can check the studies yourself at

    Whats the “disproven information” you quoted? Andrew Wakefield?
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  8. To commenter 2 and 3: Thank you for including so many asterisks in your posts. It suggests that you are too incompetent to write coherent English and serves as a warning not to take you misinformation seriously. Did your software add the asterisks, or do you think they belong in your text **************************** ?

  9. To comment #9 – Im so sorry if you had some issues reading.

    *No Proof of Safety*

    It might be shocking for you to hear this for the first time, but when you read about the history of vaccines and understand the financial forces that are in play, you may begin see the drug industry as an enormous machine, feeding off endless government funding for vaccines. 

    Remarkably, vaccination has never been clinically proven to be effective in preventing disease!
    I find the following discoveries very interesting & so will you.

    The double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, the gold standard of organized medicine, has never been used to compare vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. No risk-to-benefit studies have ever been done. Vaccines remain scientifically unproven!

    So while health authorities loudly credit vaccines for reducing disease and continually send the message that vaccines are safe, and necessary, the science isn’t there. 

    Many assumptions made by local clinics are directly contradicted by the most well regarded government statistics, published medical studies and the opinions of credible and highly respected research scientists all over the world. 

    In addition, reports coming out of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are finding the same contradictions.