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Leave the anti-vaxers alone, says academic

Attacking anti-vaccination activists could have an unintended consequence of drawing attention to their argument and alienating parents who “sit on the fence”, says a public health expert. It’s better to play the issue, not the opponent, says Associate Professor Julie Leask, whose views are at odds with pro-vaccination lobby groups like Stop the AVN. While she concedes her position is controversial, Dr Leask believes she is providing a credible counter-perspective grounded on 18 years of research.