Tag: vaccine

N.J. State Senator: Coronavirus scare is “what the world looked like pre-vaccine”

TRENTON, N.J. – Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that there have now been 11 presumptive “positive” tests for Coronavirus in New Jersey while another 28 individuals are either undergoing tests or are being actively investigated. The spread of the Read More

N.J. GOP Senators introduce trio of proposals favored by anti-vaxxer activists

TRENTON, N.J. – Two New Jersey Republican state senators have proposed legislation strongly favored by anti-vaxxer advocates who believe vaccines are dangerous. Senators Mike Testa Jr. (R-1) and Joe Pennacchio (R-26) say their legislation empowers parents. – “We’re making sure Read More

Explaining the NJGOP caucus’s new anti-vaxxer tilt | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ Back in February 2019, Save Jerseyans, I urged New Jersey Republicans to reengage the “social issues” from which they’ve been running for years. The reason is obvious: most voters aren’t policy wonks or constitutional nerds. They Read More

Debate rages even as GOP Senator’s support appears to tip S2173 towards passage

TRENTON, N.J. – 2020’s most controversial legislation (so far) appears poised for passage on Monday following a flurry of last minute amendments. If passed, it will eliminate the religious vaccine exemption for public school students; the amended S2173 exempts daycare Read More

Bill to quash N.J. vaccine religious exemptions temporarily halted by Sweeney

TRENTON, N.J. – A hugely-divisive bill designed to eliminate the religious exemption for child vaccinations hit turbulence on Monday at the State House amid massive pressure from anti-vaccine protesters.  The State Senate bill (S-2173) was pulled at the last minute Read More

ROONEY: Government overreach fuels anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories

TRENTON, N.J. — A New York Assemblywoman wants to let minors decide to get vaccinated even if their parents don’t agree, citing a pandemic of misinformation online and social media specifically. Will New Jersey be far behind? Save Jersey Blogger-in-Chief Matt Read More