Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

I almost died of measles when I was 17. Why are anti-vaxxers making the news again? | Van Badham

I’m asking parents who doubt the facts to consider how much pain on the face of their child they’d be ready to live with forever

Anti-vaxxers are back in the news – and, my God, it’s relentless.

On Wednesday, the Australian Medical Association was obliged to condemn celebrity chef Pete Evans for spruiking an anti-vax podcaster. Mere days earlier, Taylor Winterstein, the wife of a well-known Australian rugby league player, was exposed promoting $200-a-head workshops in which she informs participants she does not vaccinate her children.

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