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Anthony Mundine condemned for anti-vaxxer social post

Macquarie Sports Radio

Anthony Mundine has a reputation for courting controversy and, true to form, has drawn widespread condemnation for spreading conspiratorial anti-vaccination theories.

Mundine’s post links to a nonsense American video which promotes the anti-vaxxer conspiracy theory that vaccinations cause autism, claims which have been debunked countless times over by the global scientific community.

The former NRL player joins a motley crew of conspiracy theorists who inexplicably believe there is a link between vaccinations and autism. However, the World Health Organisation advise that “no evidence exists of a causal association between MMR vaccine and autism or autistic disorders”.

The retired boxer’s post comes at a time where Australia is in the midst of a measles crises as rates of the disease climb towards a five-year high. The WHO blame the anti-vaxxer movement for an alarming resurgence of Measles outbreaks globally.

Anti-vaxxer nonsense is typically followed by a flurry of angry responses and they came in thick and fast for Mundine.


https://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/committee/topics/mmr/Dec_2002/en/

Macquarie Sports Radio
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