France To Make 11 Vaccines Compulsory by 2018!
July 10, 2017
France’s Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has announced that the government will make the 11 vaccines universally recommended by health authorities mandatory from 2018 onward.
WHY SO SUDDEN?
The announcement comes in response to measles outbreaks across Europe, with 79 cases reported in France in January and February alone. Philippe branded the state of affairs as unacceptable.
REASON FOR BEING ANTI-VACCINE
In France, a recent survey found that three in 10 people don’t trust vaccines, with only 52 percent stating they believed that the benefits outweighed the risks. The shift in public perception in Italy and France is symptomatic of a Europe-wide trend that has been attributed to the growing anti-vaccine movement. The genesis of the skepticism was Andrew Wakefield, who stated in a 1998 research paper that there was a link between the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and the development of autism. The claim has been irrefutably debunked, although dubious science and scare tactics are perpetuating the false findings of the report.