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Oakland’s plan: Transfer or unenroll unvaccinated students
The measles outbreak in Oakland, California has reached twenty-six cases in just over a month. It began after a pregnant woman was diagnosed with the virus and she was not vaccinated. It has already affected students and school personnel. The plan is to either send back those who haven’t been vaccinated or to remove their students.
Here’s what Steve Doocy had to say on Fox & Friends this morning:
“The measles is a devastating disease, it’s a very, very contagious disease that’s carried through the air, then it’s airborne when it reaches an infected person – so vaccination is still critical to stopping this from spreading, even though the numbers are extremely high in this epidemic.”
Steve asked Dr. Donna Hershel-Kemp if the potential cases in other cities are concerning, she had to address the possible cases in Seattle and Salt Lake City: