Anti-vaccination movement

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: 'We need to talk about misleading anti-vax claims'

    An expert tells one "anti-vax" curious woman why most claims and conspiracy theories are misleading.

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    Video caption: Boris Johnson calls anti-vaccination activists 'nuts'

    On a visit to a GP surgery, Boris Johnson has called people who oppose vaccinations "nuts".

  3. Vaccine drop prompts 'forgotten danger' warning

    Press Association

    A Nottingham expert says families have "forgotten just how serious" infections can be following another drop in the uptake of common vaccines.

    Jonathan Ball, professor of molecular virology at the University of Nottingham, said the reasons for this were complex and included anti-vaccination myths and communities who are difficult to engage with.

    But he felt much was down to dimming memories of mumps, measles, tetanus, polio and rubella and so people "have started to think of them as simply trivial childhood infections".

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  4. By Tim Whewell, Kateryna Shypko & Diana Kuryshko

    BBC World Service

    Serhiy Butenko

    The death of a student doctor from exposure to a preventable disease shows how Ukraine has become the measles capital of Europe.

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  5. Polio: The final battle

    An illustration of a child receiving polio drops in Pakistan

    It's a dangerous childhood disease that can cause paralysis or death within a few hours. But in Pakistan, just one of three countries where polio is still endemic, vaccination programmes spark panic and even killings.

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    Video caption: Immunisation: Why we do it and how 'herd immunity' works

    This is how vaccines work, why they’re important and what the phrase “herd immunity” actually means.