Lamb criticises “MMR scaremongering”

Norman Lamb has tabled Early Day Motion 754, “MMR vaccine and the media“.

This follows a public dispute between award-winning blogger Ben Goldacre and radio station LBC over a broadcast by Jeni Barnett that Goldacre describes as a “44 minute tirade against MMR”.

According the party’s press release, Norman said:

“Suggesting that the MMR vaccine is dangerous in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence to the contrary is massively irresponsible and could put children’s lives at risk.

“This kind of scaremongering has had a serious impact on public health in the last decade.

“Cases of measles have risen dramatically in the last three years. Jeni Barnett’s remarks could potentially affect the take-up of the vaccine, and I invite her to come with me to meet with a leading expert to learn more about the risks and advantages of vaccination.”

There’s more on the issue at Bad Science.

Read more by or more about , , or .
This entry was posted in News.


Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?


Recent Comments

  • David Raw
    What does “has had extensive dealings with Liberals in theUnited Kingdom” mean ?...
  • Matt (Bristol)
    William -- my contention is that there is a (smallish) clump of voters in England, at least, who are economically centrist (ish), moderately socially conservati...
  • John Marriott
    “Wir bauen “ (we are building) used to be a sign of achievement and pride in German families. One of the favourite songs in the East German Communist song b...
  • Little Jackie Paper
    Joseph Bourke - I think that what annoyed people about the statues was less the revisionism (bad as that was) but the sense of performative politics. Statues g...
  • Joseph Bourke
    Peter Martin, house prices in Australia and the UK have continued to rise during the pandemic despite a massive increase in government borrowing and an equal...
Thu 11th Mar 2021