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Maine Voters Overwhelmingly Approve New Law Tightening School Vaccine Requirements

Mainers voting in Tuesday’s presidential primary overwhelmingly decided to keep a new law that removes religious and philosophical exemptions for childhood vaccines. The measure, which will take effect in September 2021, had faced fierce opposition from some religious groups and personal freedom advocates. Maine voters were asked on their ballots whether they wanted to reject the […]

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Big Meat Is Coming For Your Vegan School Lunch

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Kentucky Judge Rejects Unvaccinated Student’s Request To Return To School

WALTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has ruled against a student who sued after he wasn’t allowed to play basketball because he wasn’t vaccinated for chickenpox. In the lawsuit against the Northern Kentucky Health Department, 18-year-old Jerome Kunkel claimed the vaccine is against his religious beliefs. WXIX-TV in Cincinnati reports Boone County Circuit Judge […]

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Severe Chickenpox Outbreak Hits School Where Many Parents Refuse Vaccines

A private school in North Carolina has reportedly been hit by the state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in over two decades. Buncombe County’s health department suggested that parents claiming religious exemptions to the state’s vaccination requirements have contributed to the outbreak at the Asheville Waldorf School, CNN reports. As of Friday, officials documented at least 36 […]