Sunday 30 April 2017

If movie stars have 'deeply personal' issues on medical science, they should learn facts

'De Niro’s statement ignores the fact that, according to broad medical and scientific consensus, vaccines are very, very safe.' Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire
'De Niro’s statement ignores the fact that, according to broad medical and scientific consensus, vaccines are very, very safe.' Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Lorraine Courtney

According to the latest figures, one in 10 infants here have not received all the necessary vaccines to guard against childhood diseases. Understanding why this is happening isn't hard.

It's the result of dedicated campaigning by anti-vaccination activists who offer a compelling ideological mix of pseudo-science and parental instinct.

After all, what kind of parent deliberately gives their child something that would hurt them?

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