BBC Street Science 4: the MMR vaccine

The fourth installment of BBC Radio 4’s Street Science series last week saw immunisation expert Dr. David Elliman visiting Lambeth, an area with one of the lowest rates of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccinnation following the autism scare.

I’ve blogged before about that shameful bit of anti-science and the damaging results. Although immunisation rates are now improving again it’s shocking tostill hear misinformed parents putting their own (and other) children at risk. And, because of past inaction, Ben Goldacre’s Bad Science notes that measles cases are still increasing in parts of the UK, and the media’s still biased in favour of fear.