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Italy Eases Vaccine Law Just as Children Return to School

Sep 22, 2018 - The New York Times

ROME -- For years, the anti-establishment Five Star Movement has spread confusion about vaccines.

Its co-founder raised links between vaccines and autism. Its political leader campaigned against a law making vaccines obligatory. Its myriad websites drew traffic with posts by vaccine skeptics, and its party representatives blamed vaccines for tumors and allergies. For one senator, vaccine scars were ''branding for beasts.''

On Thursday, as school began this past week around Italy, ...