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Press Cycle #6 - Measles Outbreak
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"With the measles outbreak coming to the UK, straining the NHS and closing schools, what course of action must the government take?"

This press cycle will be closed at 23:59 on the 15/02/18.

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Look, what's done is done and we are now facing a health crisis, the two most important things for the Government are ensure that people get vaccinated in the future and ensure that this never happens again, and they must ensure that the NHS is properly staffed and funded to tackle the problem in the immediate term. Luckily planning for the long and short term is something the Lib Dems have done for our upcoming Shadow Budget. Our Shadow Budget increases spending on our NHS to record levels with nearly £5bn going into investment in new facilities up and down the country alone, to ensure that the NHS has the capacity to survive future crises of this nature. With regards to measles in particular we need to work on educating people to show them that the vaccination doesn't cause autism or any other complications, it is imperative that everyone be vaccinated to prevent just this sort of situation from developing again in the future.
REBECCA FLAIR

LIB DEM MP FOR MONTGOMERYSHIRE
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While I haven't been infected with measles, I am nonetheless very ill–––that is, I'm sickened with the news of the measles epidemic. The so-called study that preceded it, as conducted by Andrew Wakefield, was notoriously flimsy, examining a mere 12 children, while a follow-up study of his was scarcely better, examining just 25 children. Shortly after his 1998 study was published, a Finnish study found no risks associated with the MMR that warranted discontinuation of the vaccine; the study considered every child vaccinated in Finland and was conducted over the course of 14 years. That is how we measure the safety and efficacy of vaccines, NOT through minuscule sample sizes. In short, there is little credible evidence that warrants an interruption in the administration of the MMR vaccine, and this outbreak has occurred due to poor decision-making influenced by shoddy "science." While this outbreak is occurring, I encourage parents whose children have not been vaccinated to obtain the MMR vaccine. As for how to contain the outbreak, I urge the Government to utilize the resources necessary for public health crises of this scale.
Russ Barley
Conservative and Unionist Party - European Research Group
Gosport
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The Government have been completely silent on the situation involving the measles outbreak which closed schools in December. There has been no statement about the risk to public health, we dont even know if the health Secretary has consulted the chief medical officer. It's appalling the Government isnt taking this public health issue seriously , their lack of action or even a statement to address the issue just shows us all this Government is unprepared and isn't up to the task of handling this situation. The message is simple, to alleviate the pressure on the NHS vaccinations will of course help and the people of this country need to follow NHS advice, however the Government must advise the British people on what the risk is to public health and what is being done to contain the outbreak, the silence is deafening.
James Allen

MP for Leeds Central

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#6
Labour: 0
 
No contributions at all. This hurts, especially because there’s no policy coming out from the government. Kids are getting sick – possibly dying – and public services are being strained and the government has nothing to say. Very damning.
 
Conservative: 30
 
Nice stuff from the Conservatives here, both the nice statement letting people know that anti-vaxxers are stupid (the Conservatives, for that, will get more credit when it comes to actually raising awareness than Labour will) and the rightful attack on the government’s silence.
 
Liberal Democrat: 20
 
Solid contribution from the Liberal Democrats, with clear cut policy the public can get behind as a solution to the crisis: more money for the NHS. Kaching.
 
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Rebecca Flair – “Our Shadow Budget increases spending on our NHS to record levels with nearly £5bn going into investment to new facilities up and down the country alone, to ensure that the NHS has the capacity to survive future crises of this nature.” By virtue of contributing.
 
Russ Barley – “In short, there is little credible evidence that warrants an interruption in the administration of the MMR vaccine, and this outbreak has occurred due to poor decision making by shoddy “science”” By virtue of contributing.
 
Harold Saxon – “It’s appalling the government isn’t taking this public health issue seriously, their lack of action or even a statement to address the issue shows us all this government is unprepared and isn’t up to the task of handling this situation.” By virtue of contributing.
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