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The Health 202: Democrats are encouraging changes to vaccination laws as measles outbreak grows
The Washington Post

President Trump – who once suggested vaccines can cause autism – has lately been mute on the topic even as the country’s measles cases spike.

Twenty states have reported 555 cases of the highly infectious, potentially deadly disease – the second-greatest number of cases reported since 2000 when health officials declared measles eliminated in the United States, per the Post’s Lena H. Sun. Most of the cases are concentrated among ultra-Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, leading New York City officials to declare a public health emergency and order mandatory measles vaccinations.