The Repeal

An Amish community resisting vaccination

The Repeal In Amish communities in America, resistance to medical innovation is still prevalent. Despite campaigns in recent years to repeal religious exemption to vaccination, many Amish people are still resist change. In 2019, New York state governor Andrew Cuomo ended religious exemption to vaccination after a widespread measles outbreak. ‘The more I read about these vaccinations, the more I know it is not right in the eyes of God’, says one Amish man, whose children were banned from taking the school bus after refusing vaccination. ‘We are being told that the state feels they have a right in our churches and schools. It scares us’, says another.

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