New York | In New York’s Orthodox Jewish communities, the question of fair enforcement of coronavirus lockdowns hangs in the air
by Emily Belz
Posted 10/23/20, 12:17 pm
A New York moment:
Last year I reported on the measles outbreak in New York. Measles is much more contagious than the coronavirus, but a high level of vaccination stops community spread.
The outbreak of the measles virus came in communities with lower levels of vaccination: some Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn and Rockland County, some Christian homeschool co-ops, and liberal, hippie pockets of the vaccine-skeptical. But media attention centered on the Hasidic communities where measles was spreading.