Measles cases at highest for 20 years in Europe, as anti-vaccine movement grows

The anti-vaxers are killing people by making themselves feel they have power – power to kill children!

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A climate of doubt about vaccine safety is putting lives at risk, experts warn

A growing anti-vaccine movement in Europe, fuelled by social media and anti-establishment populists, is putting lives at risk and may be to blame for measles outbreaks surging to a 20-year high, health experts are warning.

A fresh Guardian analysis of WHO data shows that measles cases in Europe will top 60,000 this year – more than double that of 2017 and the highest this century. There have been 72 deaths, twice as many as in 2017.

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