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Anthony Mundine warns parents against vaccinating their children

Australia’s most outspoken sports star and father Anthony Mundine tells parents NOT to vaccinate their children in alarming Facebook post – as measles outbreak spreads across the country

  • Retired boxer shared an anti-vaxx video on his Facebook page on Wednesday
  • Warned: ‘Don’t vaccine your kids… The government bully (sic) you into vaccine!’
  • Told his 88,000 followers to watch controversial documentary Vaxxed
  • Most of his urged him to reconsider in comments after his post 

Anthony Mundine has warned his fans not to let the government ‘bully’ them into vaccinating their children.

The recently-retired boxer who has never expressed an opinion on the topic, shared a video called the ‘vaccine agenda’ on his Facebook on Wednesday.

‘Don’t vaccine your kids period! (sic) The government bully (sic) you into vaccine!’ the wrote to his 88,000 followers, and to more on his Twitter.

‘Do your research on the (sic) s**t & watched (sic) the documentary vaxxed.’

Anthony Mundine has warned his fans not to let the government ‘bully’ them into vaccinating their children, and shared an anti-vaxx video

Anthony Mundine has never expressed an opinion on the topic and suddenly came out as an anti-vaxxer

The 43-year-old was referring to a controversial anti-vaccination film by disgraced deregistered doctor Andrew Wakefield.

Mr Wakefield kickstarted the anti-vaxx movement with research linking the MMR vaccine to autism that was later found to be faked.

Mundine has four children, with claims of a ‘secret fifth’ child, and it is not clear if they are unvaccinated or if he recently joined the anti-vaxx movement.

Mundine’s followers almost universally condemned his post in comments, including many who backed him through earlier controversial behaviour.

‘Choc u had to many knocks to the head tiger take a seat,’ one wrote, calling the boxer by one of his nicknames.

‘I’ve backed you countless of times, this is the biggest bit of dribble ever to come out of your mouth,’ another wrote.

Mundine retired after being knocked out by Jeff Horn in just 23 seconds on November 30

Mundine retired after being knocked out by Jeff Horn in just 23 seconds on November 30

Others advised he reconsider his opinion and remember the millions who were saved from polio after the vaccine against it was developed. 

The video Mundine shared showed a pair of black men on U.S. radio show The Breakfast Club making claims about the MMR vaccine.

They claimed the vaccine made black children 240 per cent more likely to develop autism and other conditions than whites.

Mundine is not the only Australian sportsman to have recently come out as an anti-vaxxer, much to their fans’ dismay.

NRL star Bryce Cartwright in February was revealed to be against vaccinating his children in a social media post by his wife Shanelle.

Shanelle Cartwright (left), the wife of football star Bryce Cartwright (right), also not believe in vaccinating her children

Shanelle Cartwright (left), the wife of football star Bryce Cartwright (right), also not believe in vaccinating her children

Manly Sea Eagles player Frank Winterstein (right) and his wellness-blogger wife Taylor (left) have not vaccinated their two children Ziggy and Hendrix

Manly Sea Eagles player Frank Winterstein (right) and his wellness-blogger wife Taylor (left) have not vaccinated their two children Ziggy and Hendrix

‘I remember he (Bryce) was so defensive when I first brought it up and got angry at me for even suggesting that we shouldn’t vaccinate,’ she said. 

‘And then he read a package insert and a few pages of one of Dr Suzanne Humphries books and saw vaccines under a different light. And now we’re here.’

Manly NRL star Frank Winterstein and his wife Taylor are also anti-vaxxers and didn’t give their two children Ziggy and Hendrix any shots.

‘Vaccines are not safe and effective for everyone, a ”one size fits all” schedule does not fit all bio-individual children and where there is risk there must always be choice,’ Ms Winterstein said.

She claims parents are ‘bullied’ and ‘pressured’ by doctors to immunise their children and now runs $200-a-head anti-vaxxer workshop.

ANTHONY MUNDINE’S ANTI-VAX MESSAGE COMES AS 85TH PERSON IS DIAGNOSED WITH MEASLES THIS YEAR 

A Macquarie University student has become the 35th case of measles in NSW since Christmas with health authorities warning people they should be vaccinated before travelling.

The woman in her 20s was unknowingly infectious at various locations across Sydney, Maitland and Wyong between Wednesday April 3 and Sunday April 7.

‘We cannot stress enough the need for holidaymakers to be vaccinated before travelling to Southeast Asia,’ NSW Health’s communicable diseases director Vicky Sheppeard said in a statement on Wednesday.

‘The majority of cases we are seeing are being brought home.’

NSW Health says the university student, however, acquired the measles infection in NSW.

Dr Sheppeard said people who’d visited the same locations at the same time should be alert for symptoms until April 23.

Measles symptoms include fever, sore eyes, a cough for three or four days followed by a red, spotty rash that spreads from the head down the body.

The young woman visited F45 Haymarket on Wednesday morning and Macquarie University later that afternoon and the next day.

She travelled on Friday morning from Central Station to Maitland on the XPT service, where she visited Lavenders Riverside Cafe and Hunter Valley Grammar School.

Later that day, she took the train from Wyong back to Sydney.

She visited the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb office between 4.45am and 9.30am on Saturday and on Sunday she presented at Maitland Hospital’s emergency department.

People who were in the emergency department at the same time are being contacted.

This the 85th case of measles in Australia this year. The nation recorded 103 cases in 2018 and 81 in 2017.

Those unaware of whether they’ve had two doses of the measles vaccine can look it up on the Australian Immunisation Register which has records from 1996.

The vaccination is free from anyone born after 1965.

‘It is safe to get another jab particularly if you are going overseas,’ Dr Sheppeard said.

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