Russia is witnessing an anti-vaccination propaganda wave of alarming proportions and it poses a serious public health threat, the Health Ministry has warned, as it put forward a bill that would ban public calls against vaccines. The sheer number and variety of anti-vaccination websites, social media groups, religious sects and even some media have become a conduit to “unreliable” information that “undermines public trust in vaccination” and thus renders the preventive immunization measures ineffective, deputy health minister Tatiana Yakovleva said in a statement. The scale of the problem has now prompted Russian health authorities to draft a bill that would ban any public calls on people to avoid vaccination. Comment: If vaccines were so safe and effective, why would there be so many people talking about how bad they are?
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