It seems even beloved Australian cartoonists are not immune to anti-vaccine sentiments that put emotion above science and public health.

On Wednesday, artist Michael Leunig published a cartoon in Melbourne’s The Age newspaper that appeared to call new mandatory vaccine laws “fascist” for enforcing “mass medication” on children.

Leunig double downs. Anti-vaxers

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The Australian state of Victoria recently introduced “no jab, no play” laws that will come into effect in 2016. Under the regulations, pre-schoolers will not be allowed to attend child care or kindergarten unless they are vaccinated Read more…

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