Here is a brief video of Rabbi William Handler, a well-known haredi spokesperson, confusing the basic facts regarding this issue (many of which are clarified above) and accusing Jews who want to cooperate with NYC's decision to require an informed consent from parents before MBP can be done the "Judenrat." He also says that mohels will refuse to wear the "yellow stars" the city is imposing on them. Handler cites Dr. Daniel Berman's father, as well, and says the risk of getting herpes with MBP is the same as the risk of getting herpes from a circumcision done without MBP, which is absolutely false. Like his son Daniel, Simeon Berman seems fond of misleading people about this issue. Handler – whose intentions are far from pure – is clearly one of the people both Bermans misled.
For details about Handler's lies and misstatements, please see the previous post and the material cited there.