But the Five Star Movement and the League, which formed a ruling coalition in May, vowed to scrap the rule in campaign ahead of the March general election.

    Both parties have long-running ties with Italy’s growing anti-vaccination movement and have courted the anti-vaxx vote.

    Five Star’s health minister Giulia Grillo, said she supported vaccination in general but argued the current rules were too restrictive.

    Deputy prime minister and leader of the League, Matteo Salvini, has said that having ten compulsory vaccines is “useless and sometimes dangerous”.

Sigh.


novoblade:

Whoa this is crazy. I thought the anti-vaccination movement was just an American thing. I guess ignoring science is a global phenomenon.


posted by francopoli: 165 days ago