Executive Day: Possible Fines For Unvaccinated People Found In Public In Rockland County Could Approach $2,000

NEW CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — In suburban Rockland County, a measles state of emergency turned into a state of confusion after a legal ruling last week.

Now, officials are coming up with new restrictions that will comply with a judge’s order, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported Tuesday.

“We cannot put our head in the sand in the face of reality, and hear me now, we will not,” County Executive Ed Day said.

You could hear the frustration in Day’s voice.

On Friday, Judge Rolf Thorsen put Day’s emergency order barring unvaccinated minors from public places on hold and allowed unvaccinated children at Green Meadow Waldorf School to return to class.

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While the county appeals, it is working on new restrictions. Any unvaccinated person who is exposed to measles must stay home for 21 days or face a possible fine.

“Those fines can be up to $2,000, so if a neighbor sees you go out, and makes a phone call, and we find this to be true, that’s what’s going to happen,” Day said.

The ultra-Orthodox community is at the center of the outbreak. An anonymously published magazine distributed in Jewish neighborhoods has raised fears the measles vaccine may be dangerous.

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Beyond the Orthodox community, so called “anti-vaxers” have protested their distrust of vaccine science is profound.

“We all got onto this planet sans vaccines, so I have a big problem with injecting anyone with the MMR vaccine that is currently in a lawsuit,” one woman said.

“What’s going on with the misinformation, As I called the other day the ‘junk science’ from the anti-vaxers and those groups, is unacceptable,” Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel said. “It is not something people should hang their hat on.”

The county’s Department of Health is working on details of the new restrictions for unvaccinated people. There has been some progress — the number of private schools with large numbers of unvaccinated children has dropped from 66 to 17.

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FDA: Fear Of Carcinogen Results In Recall Of Some Blood Pressure Medications

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning that your blood pressure medication might be contaminated.

A number of medications have now been recalled because some may contain a suspected carcinogen. That’s creating a shortage of some essential drugs, CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Tuesday.

High blood pressure is a serious health risk. It can lead to heart attacks, strokes and other health issues. The FDA recall of a number of blood pressure drugs called “ARBs” has led to some shortages. And any shortage of blood pressure drugs can be a health problem.

It began last July when the FDA announced that it was recalling some generic blood pressure drugs, including Valsartan and Losartan, due to contamination with a potential cancer-causing compound called nitrosamine. Since then the agency has expanded the recall to additional generics and lots of medications of the same drug type, leading to patient concern and confusion.

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Marie Vlahakis has high blood pressure, which has been well controlled with Losartan. Then she got a notice from her pharmacy benefits manager.

“I had a notice from my pharmacy email that there was a recall on this medication and so I looked it up and I found out that the manufacturer of the medicine I was taking was part of the recall,” Vlahakis said.

And when Vlahakis asked about a substitute medication her doctor prescribed, “They said we’ve had quite a run on this, but let me see if we can replace this. They found out that they had enough that they could send me a refill,” she said.

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Vlahakis’ cardiologist, Dr. Mary Ann McLoughlin of Mt. Sinai Heart said she’s heard of some spot shortages, but more importantly, “not every drug in this class is recalled. It’s just certain brands of the drug.”

Meaning there are alternatives to the recalled drugs. She also emphasized that the potential risk from nitrosamines in those drugs is small.

“The worst thing to do is to stop a blood pressure medication abruptly, so we have to get the word out not to stop the medication. The risk of taking another week or two or three of that medication is really low compared to sudden stroke or heart attack by stopping a blood pressure medication,” McLoughlin said.

That’s very important. The risk from nitrosamines is far lower than the risk of abruptly stopping your blood pressure medication. Also, realize that nitrosamines are found in a lot of things many of us often consume, including bacon, certain cheeses and hot dogs.

It’s that we don’t want to add to that with a medication. In any case, talk to your pharmacist and your doctor.

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Donald Trump fumes as judge blocks policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico

The US President lashes out on Twitter after a judge blocks his administration’s policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico while they apply to legally stay in the United States, saying the ruling is “unfair to the US”.

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AG William Barr: Expect Mueller Report “Within a Week”…. — The Last Refuge

 

Attorney General General William Barr told lawmakers today the public can expect to have the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference “within a week.” AG Barr noted his team is working with the special counsel to provide “explanatory notes” describing the basis for each redaction. 

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Court Filing Reveals Numerous Comey Memos Including Investigative Meetings, Sources, Methods and Contacts… | The Last Refuge

A late day submission to DC Circuit Court in a FOIA case previously discussed, reveals the content of Mueller’s probe & use of multiple, previously unknown, James Comey memos. Additionall…

Full Article Here: Court Filing Reveals Numerous Comey Memos Including Investigative Meetings, Sources, Methods and Contacts… | The Last Refuge

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(WASHINGTON) Democrats will “never” see President Donald Trump’s tax returns, said W hite House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, accusing them of a ‘ political stunt ‘ as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress #AceNewsDesk reports ‹ Ace News Services ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

#AceNewsReport – Apr.09: Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a “political stunt” and wanting “attention” after the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal, asked the IRS to provide six years of Trump’s personal tax returns and the returns for some of his businesses: That is not going to happen and they know it,” Mulvaney told “Fox News Sunday.”Last week, Massachusetts Democrat Neal, one of only three congressional officials authorized to request tax returns, requested Trump’s personal and business returns in a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. He asked for returns covering 2013 through 2018. He also asked for the documents in seven days, setting an April 10 deadline.

Continue Reading Here: (WASHINGTON) Democrats will “never” see President Donald Trump’s tax returns, said W hite House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, accusing them of a ‘ political stunt ‘ as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress #AceNewsDesk reports ‹ Ace News Services ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

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FBI Court Docs Reveal Comey’s Memos Contained Classified Information – Including Name of Confidential Source Used Against Trump

Newly released FBI court docs confirm James Comey was indeed a witness in the Mueller investigation and his Trump memos were of interest in the special counsel probe. “The FBI and the Special Counsel’s office have determined that disclosure of the Comey Memos … could reasonably be expected to adversely affect the pending Russia investigation. […]

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Living Large: Amazing 25,000 Square-Foot Home In Saddle River

SADDLE RIVER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Less than 30 miles from the center of Manhattan lies an estate that would look equally at home in the French countryside.

CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge has a look at this grand property for this week’s Living Large.

As you enter the Saddle River home, you can’t help but be awed by the sheer scale of the grand entry and ballroom.

“Everybody says ‘Wow,’ because the craftsman and the build of this house … everything is combined to the warmth and elegance of this house,” Fariba Shahamat of Christie’s International Real Estate said.

Shahamat gave CBS2’s Duddridge a tour.

The property sits on nearly four-and-a-half lush, private acres, with multiple terraces to take it all in.

For $9 million you can live in this 25,000 square-foot home in Saddle River, New Jersey. (Photo: CBS2)

The indoor salt water pool is a show stopper with stunning tile work, and two zen-like water walls. There is, of course, a poolside bar perfect for entertaining.

Two massive chandeliers dominate the soaring space of the 25,000 square-foot home.

Moldings throughout the home are all custom made. The multiple fireplaces are all hand carved as well, and there are one-of-a-kind mosaics integrated in the floor.

“All the columns and ballisters are custom-poured concrete. Each column is 2 tons so there are 16 tons of concrete holding up the elegant balcony,” Shahamat said.

The intent is to bring the European elegance into this house.

There is a banquet-sized Ralph Lauren dining table and a smaller table for family dinners inside the stunning chef’s kitchen.

Even the grand scale of the library has a cozy feel.

“This is all cherry wood custom throughout the whole area,” Shahamat said.

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In addition to the library, there are two other living areas downstairs, which are just as warm and welcoming.

Upstairs, we got a look at the master.

“(It has) 2,200 square foot of living space,” Shahamat said.

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It includes a massive bedroom, his and her baths — hers is top to bottom imported onyx. There’s also a sitting room, a mini kitchen, and, of course, jaw-dropping closets.

“The owners pay specific attention to every detail in this house, when it comes to furniture or the build of this house,” Shahamat said.

To live large in the Chestnut Ridge Estate in Saddle River will cost you $9 million.

And the tennis court on the property comes with a pretty large pedigree, too. The owners say Steffi Graf has played on it. Maybe some magic from that champion’s swing will rub off on whoever is there next.

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Putin talks Mueller probe, US-Russia relations & polar bears at Arctic forum

Preview Describing Robert Mueller’s probe as “nonsense,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow will work with the US no matter who wins in 2020. He also brought up the plight of polar bears as US and Russia face off in the Arctic.
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Former U.S. Army Reserve Employee Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Theft

A former U.S. Army Reserve employee pleaded guilty today to charges of wire fraud and theft of government money as part of a scheme to steal more than $400,000 from the 63rd Regional Support Command at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. April 08, 2019 at 06:00PM http://bit.ly/2GdHqRm