Mama Mia.... Take a look at this Tweet and article by Vytenis Andriukaitis (whose name sounds like a disease for which there is no vaccine). He is a high priest in the church of the immaculate vaccination. A zealot who is in lockstep with others like Dorit Reiss, vaccinate early, often and at all costs. Even the cost of the patients' lives. The Tweet is obnoxious enough. Silly Mummies, leave the heavy lifting to the professionals. The article is obsequious in its tone.
‘In an exclusive interview, Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner responsible for health, calls for harmonised national vaccine schedules – and explains why he will be an immunisation champion forever’
‘Vaccination is part of my life,’ says the Commissioner. ‘For me, it’s absolutely crucial to fight for vaccines, and to explain that vaccination is a safe and cost-effective way to protect people’s lives.’
A doctor and former health minister in Lithuania, Andriukaitis will bow out of European politics when the current European Commission mandate ends. But that doesn’t mean he will retire from vaccine advocacy:
‘I have been a vaccine advocate all my life. As a medical doctor I vaccinated myself to protect my patients; as a Minister for Health I was a vocal advocate for vaccines; in the Commission I vaccinated myself and put it on Twitter to show that we are practising what we preaching. I will continue being an advocate until the end of my days.’