Anthony Mundine Slammed After Warning Aussies Not To Vaccinate Their Kids

Former boxer Anthony Mundine has revealed himself to be an anti-vaxxer.

Despite the overwhelming medical evidence from decades of research, testing and studies, it seems as though Mundine knows more about the stuff that gets shot into our bodies than people who have spent years in the relevant field.

Mundine wrote on Twitter: "Don't vaccine your kids period! The government bully you into vaccine! Do your research on the shit & watched the documentary vaxxed."

Well.

Not sure what to make of that, but let's just start with the fact that he's wrong on every level.

People have slammed his unsubstantiated opinion online.

One person wrote: "Oi - you're not the one who almost died from measles at 17; that was ME. It was painful, dangerous, impacted my health for years and left me with physical scars for life. Pull your head in - you're out of your depth, mate."

Another said: "Gotta say Choc, I'll take the opinion of the medical fraternity that spend their lives researching 'the shit' over the dude that watched a TV show."

A third didn't hold back, saying: "Mate I work with young people living with disabilities. Some of these are profoundly impaired as a result of diseases which could have been prevented by vaccination. This tweet could result in the death of a child or severe disability. Pull your head in."

Anthony Mundine might be interested in figures showing more Aussies have been diagnosed with measles this year than for the whole of 2017.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

There have been 83 recorded cases across the country as of April 5, compared with 81 two years ago. Last year, there were more diagnoses, 103 throughout the year, but it seems with the current track record, 2019 will surpass 2018.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said: "I am concerned about the recent increases in measles cases in Australia and want to make sure our community is well protected against this very serious disease.

"Immunisation saves lives. The measles vaccine is very effective at protecting lives."

The issue couldn't be more evident than in two cases where the patients were too young to get vaccinated. That's why vaccinations are so important because it helps protect the more vulnerable.

Babies will typically get the MMR vaccine between 12 to 15 months old, but these two Sydney newborns were just eight and 11-months-old.

A study was also released recently that surveyed more than 650,000 kids found no link between vaccines and developing autism.

Featured Image Credit: Anthony Mundine/Instagram

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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