Don’t ban anti-vaxers

The SMH reports:

The self-proclaimed “world’s number one anti-vaxxer” has been denied permission to visit Australia.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said on Thursday Kent Heckenlively​ would not be able to tour Australia later this year as part of an international campaign calling for a pause in childhood .

“We’re not going to allow him to come here,” Mr Dutton told Sydney radio station 2GB.

“These people who are telling parents that their kids shouldn’t be vaccinated are dangerous. We have been very careful in having a look right through this particular case and it’s clear to me that it’s not in our national interest that he should come here.”

I have no time for the anti vaccination crowd who at best are misguided and worst are charlatans.

But Idon’t think views alone should be ground for not letting them into a country. That is a slippery slope.

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