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NHS chief attacks anti-vax “fake news” for falling uptake

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 04 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1000
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

NHS England’s chief executive Simon Stevens has hit out at online anti-vaccination material, warning that telling parents not to vaccinate their children was as bad as telling them not to watch them when they crossed the road.

Speaking at the Nuffield Trust health policy summit on 1 March, Stevens said, “Across the world two to three million lives are saved each year by vaccination but as part of the fake news movement …

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