Surges in measles cases map tightly to countries where populism is on the march, as distrust of elites spreads

Scepticism about vaccines for children has risen across Europe in line with votes for populists, according to a new study, which proposes that public health officials should track populist parties in opinion polls as a proxy signal for vaccine hesitancy.

Big surges in measles cases and deaths map to countries where populist parties have become prominent – in particular, Greece, Italy and France.

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