Nurses attack health secretary Matt Hancock’s ‘bullying’ on vaccines - News Summed Up

Nurses attack health secretary Matt Hancock’s ‘bullying’ on vaccines


Members of the Royal College of Nursing criticised Matt Hancock’s choice of language JOEL GOODMAN FOR THE TIMESNurses have criticised the health secretary for his “inflammatory” suggestion that unvaccinated children could be banned from schools. Matt Hancock said that the so-called anti-vaxx movement had “blood on their hands” and would not rule out mandatory vaccinations or stopping unvaccinated children from attending schools. The annual congress of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in Liverpool heard from nurses yesterday who criticised the minister for his “bullying” language and said that parents should not be “forced” to vaccinate their children. They said that parents should instead be taught about the benefits of vaccination so that they could make an educated choice, and they condemned social media companies for failing to stop the spread of “fake news” about vaccines. While Mr Hancock and Simon Stevens,…


Source: The Times May 22, 2019 23:02 UTC



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