The Italian people have spoken (voted in politicians who promised to end the mandates) and they said, "ciao!" to vaccine mandates. Note how parents and citizens who protested mandatory vaccination are called "anti-establishment." Pay careful attention to the last line as well, a frightening quote in any free nation: "Davide Faraone, of the Democractic party, said the measures left Italy as “a kind of Wild West in which the health of children will be left completely to the family”.
From Financial Times this morning - please go to their site to read the full article, this is just an excerpt in keeping with their sharing guidelines.
Italy’s upper house of parliament has voted through legislation from the ruling anti-establishment government to remove the legal obligation to vaccinate schoolchildren. A law compelling children to have 10 vaccinations in order to enrol at state schools came into effect in March, after a surge in the number of measles cases. But the Five Star Movement and the League, which formed a ruling coalition two months ago, pledged to scrap the vaccination obligation during the run-up to elections in March, courting the so-called “anti-vax” vote.
The new legislation puts Italy out of step with other European countries such as France and Germany, which have been bolstering vaccine regulation. Critics say the government is eroding faith in science and nine Italian regional administrations that oppose the repeal have said they intend to appeal to the constitutional court or bring in their own laws to reinstate compulsory vaccines. Go to Financial Times here to read more.