And anti-vaxx forces appear to have beaten back a vaccination bill for a second consecutive legislative session.
Dr. Paul Thomas is barred from participating in a federal program that provides poor children with vaccinations.
Flagging vaccination rates have led to outbreaks across the U.S. in recent years, including in southwest Washington and Portland.
A vaccination bill dies as the result of a legislative deal to pass a $2 billion tax.
“The epidemic is completely done, and no one died,” he said.
The New York Times highlights a cross-over between tax scammers and anti-vaxxers.
As legislature getting rid of the nonmedical exemption to vaccines, new amendment would make it less cumbersome to get a medical exemption.
Childhood vaccines have become a highly partisan issue in Oregon. The “vaccine choice” movement is now all but a plank of the Oregon Republican Party.