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