A British parliament member is calling out those who speak against vaccines saying “they have blood on their hands.” The comments come amid fears that world governments could evoke “emergency mandatory vaccine mandates,” something the politician hints at supporting.
Matt Hancock says he “won’t rule out” compulsory vaccines. The Health Secretary, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, said, “I do think we need to consider all options. Failure to vaccinate when there isn’t a good reason is wrong. Those people who campaign against vaccination are campaigning against science. The science is settled.”
Newly released Unicef statistics show that over half a million kids in the U.K. did not receive a measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017. Many are blaming anti-vaccine messages conveyed on social media as the culprit.
“I don’t want to have to reach the point of compulsory vaccination, but I will rule nothing out. I don’t want to reach that point and I don’t think we are near there, but there is a huge programme of work to increase the proportion of children that are vaccinated.” Hancock went on to say.
“If you don’t vaccinate your children it is not only your child that is at risk, it is also other children, including children who for medical reasons can’t be vaccinated. Vaccination is good for you, good for your child, good for your neighbour and your community.”
Hancock took an especially critical stance last month when he said, “Those who have promoted the anti-vaccination myth are morally reprehensible, deeply irresponsible and have blood on their hands.”
The war to censor social media accounts is heating up all over the world.