Vaccines are one of the most important advances in the history of medicine. They have helped humankind more or less eliminate smallpox, and kicked measles out of the Americas with the exception of folks who’ve decided to believe a retracted, manipulated, widely-criticised study of 12 children. Vaccines are good.
The Federal Government wants to ban unvaccinated children from attending childcare centres, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull writing to state and territory ministers urging them to strongly consider the proposal.
An anti-vaccination group in Australia is facing backlash today over a Facebook post that claims vaccination is just like rape. The page, associated with the Australian Vaccination Sceptics Network, featured an image that’s offensive to pretty much anyone with eyes and the ability to read.