UK's Johnson slams 'mumbo-jumbo' about vaccines after measles rates rise

U.S. | 8/19/2019 | Reuters Editorial
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TRURO, England (Reuters) - Britons should get vaccinated against measles and ignore online “mumbo-jumbo” about dangers of the jabs, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday after a resurgence of the disease.

Britain has lost its “measles-free” status three years after the virus was eliminated and there were more than 230 new cases of measles recorded in the first quarter of 2019.

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Johnson has called for a summit of social media companies to discuss how they could promote accurate information about the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, while his office said the National Health Service’s (NHS) website was being updated to address misleading online information about the dangers of jabs.

“The UK generally has a great record on fighting measles, but for the first time we’re suddenly going in the wrong direction,” Johnson said on a visit to a hospital in...
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