In some corners of Ultra-Orthodox or Haredi social media, the beloved rabbi and psychiatrist Abraham Twerski died not of coronavirus, but of a man-made menace even worse than the virus itself: The COVID-19 vaccine.
“If your seventh-grade [child] won’t get the HPV shot to prevent her from getting an STD, she will not be allowed to have a Bais Yaakov education.”
The outbreak began in October of 2018 and was mostly concentrated in Orthodox neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
A passenger had boarded a flight in March while sick with the virus, it was reported at the time.
Dunking on terrified minority with subpar word-play? Gross.
Bernard and Lisa Selz funded a group whose leader spoke at recent anti-vaccine symposiums for the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
The school, serving the Satmar hasidic community in Williamsburg, has continued to admit unvaccinated students.
The man called non-vaccination a “desecration of God’s name,” and vowed to send the pamphlets to synagogues and schools.
It was hosted by a coalition of pro-vaccine Orthodox Jewish groups and for women only so they would be comfortable asking questions; hundreds of
Diseases are considered “eliminated” when there are no continuous infections for 12 months.