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James O'Brien Demolishes The Argument Against MMR Vaccine
25 April 2019, 11:17
As the number of children not receiving the MMR vaccine rises, James O'Brien took apart the argument against it.
New figures show more than half a million children in the UK weren't vaccinated against measles over an eight-year period.
The figures from Unicef coincide with a sharp rise in cases of the disease - last year the number trebled in England to almost 1,000
The charity says it's trying to fight the so-called anti-vax movement, which wrongly believes the jabs are harmful.
And James insisted this isn't a debate with two sides, only one.
He said: "I will not be taking calls from anybody seeking to defend the anti-vaccination position. Because it is an anti-life position that you've adopted.
"You are pro-disease, you are pro-death, you are pro-misery and you are pro-contagion.
"I'm really sorry if those words hurt and I could not be more sympathetic to your pain if your child has been diagnosed with a condition that you can't understand or accept.
"But I will not be taking calls today because there are not two sides. There's only one. And that side is science."