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Rapid response to:


Unvaccinated “Wakefield cohorts” blamed for 5000 cases of mumps in England last year

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 14 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m619

Rapid Response:

Parasitology & Public Health

Prolific and horrific, parasites are Mother Nature's army of viruses and bacteria. The best antiparasitics are hygiene and nutrition, since vaccines are vexed, and antibiotics lead to antibiotic-resistant superbugs and superinfections. To quote GB Shaw, "Science never solves one problem without creating ten more."

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 February 2020
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA