Froma Harrop: Anti-vaxxers spread plague of ignorance (Gazette Opinion) | Columnists | wvgazettemail.com

An outbreak of measles four years ago at Disneyland focused attention on a growing health menace — the refusal of parents to vaccinate their children. The threat has gone international. The World Health Organization has just named the anti-vaccination movement among the 10 biggest global health crises.

Italy is ground zero, thanks to a law pushed by the far-right 5-Star Movement that ended compulsory vaccinations for children in public schools. Matteo Salvini, leader of its coalition partner, the League party, called mandatory vaccinations “useless and in many cases dangerous.”

Source: Froma Harrop: Anti-vaxxers spread plague of ignorance (Gazette Opinion) | Columnists | wvgazettemail.com


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