JetBlue Flight 410 from Santo Domingo was quarantined at JFK airport in NYC after a Jewish boy who had mosquito bites was profiled by JetBlue’s crew as having measles.
Medical personnel and personal entered the plane to check out the boy and his family. Once he was cleared by doctors did all the passengers receive permission to exit the plane.
JetBlue released a statement afterward: “After reports of a potential medical concern onboard, flight 410 from Santo Domingo to JFK, was requested to hold for medical services out of an abundance of caution so a customer could be examined. All customers have been cleared and the flight will deplane normally.”
This Jewish family was returning from the Dominican Republic after spending the Passover holiday in the country.
The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 555 cases of measles so far in 2019. This is 50% more than the total number recorded in 2018.
Right now there is a false perception going around that Orthodox Jews do not vaccinate.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
The majority of Orthodox Jewish children are vaccinated, according to statistics released by the health departments of New York State and New York City. There is no religious reason for not getting vaccinated and leading rabbis in New York have called on their faithful to vaccinate their children.
The petition is targeting the small percentage of people who have refused to inoculate themselves.