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(CNN)When Taylor Lautner started acting in the "Twilight" movies, he was just 16 years old. In order to keep weight on after long days filming and working out, he'd need to consume 5,000 calories a day and would fill up on greasy Carl's Jr. meals, chasing them with milkshakes.

Now, he laughs at the thought of it.
Lautner is 30 years old, engaged, has dogs and lives a quiet life outside Los Angeles. He tells CNN that he likes to pop into the city for a meeting here and there, but that he is happy seeing himself as a regular guy -- with just enough Hollywood pull to put it to good use.
    "I like a little bit of space," he tells CNN. "I like being able to come into town and do my thing when I want and also be able to get away when we want as well and have some peace and quiet."
      Lautner began his acting career at 8 years old, working in commercials, doing voiceovers and eventually landing the role of Shark Boy in "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl" when he was 12. Read MoreIn 2008, he starred in the first "Twilight" movie and his life changed dramatically, as the franchise's rabid fans turned him into a teen icon. He says he leaned on his parents to keep him grounded. "In 'Twilight,' I was the youngest -- I was 16 -- and so my parents were a huge part of (grounding me) and even when I was filming movies, when I was home, I still had to take out the trash. I still had to mow the lawn," he says. His parents, he joked, would tell him, "We don't care that you're on the big screen. You still gotta do your chores."
        While he says he's grateful for the role of shapeshifter Jacob Black in film series -- and the paychecks that came with it -- he decided to take a step back from Hollywood after starring in all five "Twilight" films. "My parents definitely just put it into perspective. I think even for them it was uncharted territory for parents that have a 16-year-old going through that," he says. "It was a learning curve for all of us as a family. And that's why I think the step back is just a good refresh and just to make sure you're doing things for the right reasons." "I sound like I'm on 'The Bachelor' -- doing things for 'the right reasons,'" he laughs, a famous line often cited on the reality dating show, a guilty pleasure of his.He was searching for something meaningful, and that's when he found love with his now fiancée, a nurse who worked brutal hours helping patients during the pandemic.Lautner's sister introduced the two when she brought her along to a game night at Lautner's house."We've been together for four and a half years," he says. "It's been amazing. She makes me a better person."The two live together with their two rescue dogs -- Lily, who was his fiancée's dog before they got together, and Remi, their second dog -- and Lautner has thrown himself into animal rescue work. He teamed up with Hill's Pet Nutrition this year to promote the Clear The Shelters Campaign, which encourages people to adopt from local shelters."She had Lily already when we met and Lily quickly became my best friend," Lautner says. "Next thing I know, she sends me a photo of Remi and (tells me) how Remi and her seven siblings and mom were abandoned in a field. Remi just has been a life changing dog for us over the last year."
          As for Hollywood, he says he's reading scripts and producing a few things, but he's not pressuring himself to work for the sake of it."I'm reading stuff and what I wanna be doing at this point is I only want to do something if it means something to me," he says. "Whether that means it's a story I'm passionate about or if it's working with somebody that I really want to work with."

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          First U.S. polio case in years sparks alarms from New York to California

          Delays in getting children vaccinated during the COVID-19 pandemic and antivaccination sentiment in general may be fueling the most serious threat of polio in the U.S. in years, raising alarms from New York to California.

          In the last few weeks, health officials in New York identified the first person in nearly a decade in the U.S. to be diagnosed with polio. The person suffered paralysis. Since then, the polio virus has been found in wastewater not only in two counties in the area where the patient lives but also, as of Friday, in New York City.

          The virus may be rebounding worldwide. The Jerusalem area this year suffered an outbreak, and the virus showed up in London wastewater in June.

          Now, health experts and officials in California are voicing concern.

          Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said there’s discussion about tracking polio in wastewater, especially in areas with low vaccination rates. This makes sense, experts said, given the high numbers of travelers between Los Angeles and New York and because people can be contagious with polio while having no symptoms.

          “The detection of poliovirus in wastewater samples in New York City is alarming,” Dr. Mary T. Bassett, the New York State Health Commissioner, said in a statement. “For every one case of paralytic polio identified, hundreds more may be undetected.”

          Health officials in New York are “treating the single case of polio as just the tip of the iceberg of much greater potential spread. As we learn more, what we do know is clear: The danger of polio is present in New York today,” Bassett said.

          There is no cure for paralysis caused by polio, said Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, a UC San Francisco infectious-diseases expert. But polio can be prevented by immunization, which is more than 90% effective. Babies should be given three doses; a fourth is given to children between 4 and 6.

          About 75% of people who get infected with polio have no symptoms; the others can have flu-like symptoms. It can take three to six days after exposure to the polio virus for nonparalytic symptoms to appear. Paralysis can occur seven to 21 days after infection.

          Patients generally get infected through the mouth, typically by hands contaminated with an infected person’s fecal matter, but the virus can also spread through an infected person’s sneeze or cough.

          Paralysis or weakness in the arms or legs can occur in 1 out of every 1,000 people infected with polio, Chin-Hong said. The disease can cause paralysis because the virus can infect the spinal cord.

          Between 2 and 10 of every 100 infected people who have polio-induced paralysis die, because the virus can harm the muscles that help them breathe.

          “Even children who seem to fully recover can develop new muscle pain, weakness or paralysis as adults, 15 to 40 years later,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. This is known as post-polio syndrome.

          Chin-Hong said the emergence of polio in New York is concerning enough for clinicians to familiarize themselves with the disease.

          “We’re worried, because this is the first case in the U.S. identified in almost 10 years,” Chin-Hong said at a recent town hall.

          The case of paralytic polio occurred in Rockland County, a suburban area just north of New York City. Rockland County is notable for having a significant population of Orthodox Jews, among whom there are low immunization rates.

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          Though hit hard by COVID, Israel’s ultra-Orthodox are slow to get vaccinated

          Hundreds of thousands of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews have yet to receive their COVID-19 shots, despite the ravages of the disease on their community.

          Outbreaks of infectious diseases have hit Rockland County before. In late 2018, the county was the epicenter of a significant measles outbreak in Orthodox Jewish communities after being first detected in an unvaccinated teenager. The seven-month outbreak was the longest in the U.S. since 2000, according to a CDC report.

          Additionally, large outbreaks of COVID-19 have been observed in Orthodox Jewish communities in Rockland County and in Brooklyn, linked to low rates of vaccination.

          The polio patient is a 20-year-old unvaccinated man who traveled to Hungary and Poland earlier this year and was hospitalized in June, the Washington Post reported, citing a public health official who spoke on condition of anonymity. The New York Times reported that the patient is a member of the Orthodox Jewish community.

          Genetic analysis of a polio virus sample from the patient indicates that it was picked up from a person who had received the oral polio vaccine, which has not been used in the U.S. since 2000, health officials said.

          The oral vaccine contains a weakened live polio virus. “If allowed to circulate in under- or unimmunized populations for long enough … the virus can revert to a form that can cause illness and paralysis in other people,” the CDC says.

          Oral polio vaccine is used in parts of the world because it’s easy to administer, given in the form of drops.

          Since 2000, the U.S. has used only the inactivated polio virus vaccine, which cannot cause disease.

          Following the public disclosure of the polio case, officials in New York began testing wastewater for signs of virus in stool samples. This month, officials confirmed the presence of polio virus from wastewater samples collected in June and July in Rockland County and neighboring Orange County; they said this was evidence of local polio transmission.

          The wastewater samples detected in both counties were found to be genetically linked to the index polio case.

          “If you’re an unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated adult, please choose now to get the vaccine,” Dr. Ashwin Vasan, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, said in a statement. “Polio is entirely preventable, and its reappearance should be a call to action for all of us.”

          The case in New York is genetically linked to polio samples identified in Israel and Britain, health officials said.

          The outbreak in the Jerusalem area began after an unvaccinated 3-year-old developed paralysis in February and was later publicly disclosed as having polio, according to the World Health Organization. Israel’s last prior polio case occurred in 1988.

          Eight additional children have since tested positive for polio, all asymptomatically. Of the nine children in the outbreak, eight were not fully vaccinated for their age group, according to Israel’s Ministry of Health.

          According to the Jerusalem Post, Israeli health officials responded to the outbreak — which occurred in Orthodox Jewish areas — with a campaign to encourage parents to get their children caught up with vaccinations. By early July, the outbreak was deemed to be under control, with no polio virus found in sewage in the prior month.

          In New York, Rockland and Orange counties have some of the lowest rates of childhood polio vaccination, with only about 60% of 2-year-olds having received three doses. The statewide polio vaccination rate among 2-year-olds is about 79%.

          In New York City, about 86% of children between 6 months and 5 years have received three doses. Vaccination rates are around 60% in some neighborhoods of Brooklyn, such as Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

          About 80% of a population needs to be vaccinated against polio to keep the virus from spreading, Chin-Hong said.

          Spread of polio may end up becoming “a phenomenon that we’re seeing as vaccination rates go down in communities,” Chin-Hong said.

          “I’m really worried because, as we saw in 2015, there were poor vaccination rates in many communities,” he added, referring to the 2014–15 measles outbreak that began at Disneyland and spread across eight states, Canada and Mexico, transmitted mostly by unvaccinated people. “We know that the COVID-19 pandemic fueled the largest continued backslide in vaccinations in three decades.”

          A study published in October in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found that weekly pediatric vaccination rates in eight U.S. health systems were substantially lower during an early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

          “Interventions are needed to promote catch-up vaccination,” the report said.

          In response to the 2014–15 measles outbreak, California passed legislation barring vaccine exemptions, including for polio, among schoolchildren based on a parent’s beliefs. Medical exemptions are allowed.

          Assessing California’s polio vaccination rate is tricky, particularly among adults. But data available for school-age children indicate that the state’s coverage is robust.

          For the 2019–20 school year, 96.5% of incoming kindergarteners were fully vaccinated against polio, state figures show. That’s up from 92.6% in the 2013–14 school year.

          Data for more recent years are not available. The state Department of Public Health notes that “routine vaccination rates in California, including for polio vaccine, decreased during the initial period of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

          “As the new school year approaches, more than 1 in 8 children in California need to catch up on routine vaccines that were missed or delayed during the pandemic,” department officials wrote in a statement to The Times. “Longstanding school immunization requirements and other measures have assisted with catch up of needed immunizations.”

          As is always the case with a state as large and diverse as California, overall coverage tells only part of the story. In the 2019–20 school year, fewer than 93% of incoming kindergartners in 10 counties — El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Mendocino, Mono, Nevada, Santa Cruz, Sutter and Trinity — were vaccinated against polio, state data show.

          In Los Angeles, polio vaccine coverage among kindergarteners has been around 97% “and hasn’t markedly changed over time,” according to the county Department of Public Health. However, data from the COVID-19 years are not readily accessible.

          Ferrer said efforts are underway in L.A. County to work with pediatricians “to make sure that we’re getting children back in for their routine vaccinations.”

          “We’re talking about polio today, but ... because of the falloff in complete vaccinations for children during the pandemic, this could be any of a number of infectious diseases that in the past we really didn’t worry that much about,” the public health director said. “So the big push right now is for us to make sure, again, that families have good information, they have good access.”

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