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States mandating vaccines

Twelve children died in an Idaho affiliate of the Followers of Christ. It spread to children in public schools and cost St. The authors found that exemptors were 22 times more likely to acquire measles and 6 times more likely to acquire pertussis than vaccinated children.

The facilities, called “sanatoria” by the government, are staffed by “nurses” who have no state licensure, medical training, or even first aid training.

Judge Ann Montgomery wrote that her ruling was “premised on the notion that nonmedical nursing services, including such things as feeding, cleaning, clothing, and other aspects of physical maintenance can be ‘unbundled’ from medical nursing services.

She held that “religious nonmedical health care” is “a subset” of normal medical care. The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, Iowa Medical Society, Minnesota Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Religious Liberty, American Humanist Association, and the Council for Secular Humanism filed amicus briefs in support of CHILD.

They do not work under supervision of any state-licensed personnel.

All sanatoria nurses and administrators must be members of the Christian Science church.

Deaths of Christian Science children between 19 from the following causes are in CHILD’s files: 5 of meningitis, 3 of pneumonia, 2 of appendicitis, 5 of diabetes, 2 of diphtheria, 1 of measles, 8 of cancer, 1 of septicemia, 1 of a kidney infection, 1 of a bowel obstruction, and 1 of heart disease.

Between 19, 65 Faith Assembly children are known to have died of treatable illnesses without medical care.

The scope of the religious exemptions pertaining to sick and injured children varies widely.