Suzanne Moore’s inner authoritarian comes out to play:
I feel that we must prevent disease where we can, and that vaccination should be compulsory or we will slip backwards.
Yes, you can’t sell socialism to the Great British Public, but surely you can sell socialised medicine!
And if not sell it, then enforce it.
Part of the conversation around parental choice is symptomatic of a wider disease in our society: atomisation. The anti-vax lobby, in their purity, care about their own individual children, not our children in the plural, and not the children of the most marginalised groups, who are the most likely to get ill.
Caring about our own individual children is not some fad; it’s hardwired into us, it’s how the human race survives!
And this being the ‘Guardian’, surely there’s a way to shoehorn the modern day bogeyman of the Left in..?
The anti-vaxers have Donald Trump on their side. What will it take for them to see sense? If you trust that man with your baby’s health, then you will really need more than God and arnica to help you.
Because a ‘Guardian’ journalist must be so tiring…