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Roundtable: San Diego Vaccine Exemptions

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Vaccine exemptions

A Voice of San Diego investigation found one doctor is responsible for a third of vaccination exemptions in the San Diego Unified School District. This information was discovered in vaccination records requested by VOSD. According to the report, this trend is increasing as more parents find themselves skeptical of child vaccinations. The records also show one local doctor found a way to capitalize on parents' hesitance. We analyze the data and the doctor clenching the anti-vaccination market in San Diego.

RELATED LINK: Why Does Opposition To Vaccines Persist?

A different use for border wire

U.S. troops installed concertina wire for President Trump's border wall project, but people on the other side of the fence found a different use for it. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the razor wire is being stolen by Tijuana residents who use it as a layer of security around their homes. Authorities say more than a dozen people have been arrested for wire theft in the last week. San Diego’s neighboring city to the south is currently dealing with a high crime rate. We take a look at what was named “the most violent city in the world” in 2018 and why Tijuana locals say they are committing theft for safety.

RELATED LINK: Trump’s Border Wall Prototypes Crumble Under Demolition Crews


Imagine living by the beach without the million dollar housing commitment. That concept is now perfectly legal thanks to the San Diego City Council. Last month, council members repealed an ordinance which made sleeping in parked vehicles illegal. Now, several people who would normally be part of the thousands in the city living on the streets are able to enjoy an ocean view from a parking lot. We take a dive into the repeal and how it affects the lives of the campers.

RELATED: San Diego Repeals Ban On People Living In Cars

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