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Opposition to vaccination: a transatlantic discussion

Published on May 30, 2018   27 min

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Interviewer: Hello Jonathan. I'm Terry Matthews. I'm a retired pediatrician and it's going to be a pleasure to talk to you today, on what I believe is the very important topic of immunization, particularly of our children. One aspect that's interested me and I think is particularly relevant at the moment, is the reasons that parents refuse to have their children vaccinated, a group which I think you call anti-vaccines. We do have a particular problem in Europe at the moment as particularly measles cases have risen by 300% in Europe over the last year, as parents right across the continent have shunned all vaccines, and we have got a bit of an outbreak at the moment with more than 20,000 people affected over the course from a record low in the recent past, and involving 35 deaths. Large number of countries involved but particularly Romania and Italy, and immunization policies do seem to be fading. I wonder John, what you thought were the most important reasons why this was the case? Prof. Temte: Well, it turns out that I started my morning checking the news on the Internet. One of the first stories that popped up was
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