Yorkshire news Anger as leaflets 'full of lies' sent to homes saying vaccine 'satanic' MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Anti-vaccine flyers mainly targeted at Keighley's Pakistani community
Breaking News ! An MP has alerted West Yorkshire Police after anti-vaccination leaflets containing "unfounded claims and outright lies" were delivered in Keighley. Keighley MP Robbie Moore says the anti-vaccination leaflets are an attempt to frighten certain sections of the community. He claims the leaflets are targeted mainly at the town's Pakistani Muslim community. It is not known who is responsible for printing the leaflets. A spokesman for the MP's office said: "We have no idea who is producing the distributing them. They are A5 glossy leaflets which have been printed at a professional printer." To get the latest email updates from My Bradford, click here . The leaflets - written in English and Urdu - have branded vaccines 'poison' and 'satanic'. Mr Moore said: "“These flyers are disgraceful. They are trying to scare certain sections of our community into not taking the vaccine with unfounded claims and outright lies. "The vaccine has been proven to cut the rate of infection, has dramatically reduced the death rate and has brought hospital admissions down to levels not seen since the summer.
One of the anti-vaccine leaflets delivered to homes in Keighley
Mr Moore has alerted West Yorkshire Police and Bradford Council and wants to see organisations uniting to counter misinformation. He has also informed The Modality Partnership who are running much of the vaccine deployment in the Keighley area. Mr Moore added: “I have brought this leaflet to the attention of Bradford Council, the Police and the Modality Partnership to see if a combined effort can be made to counteract this misinformation." YorkshireLive has approached West Yorkshire Police and Bradford Council for comment. Enter your postcode to find your nearest vaccine centre
To date more than 50,000 adults in the Keighley and Ilkley constituency have received their first dose of the vacccine - which is 71% of the electorate, according to the MP. Medics and academics in Keighley and Bradford have spoken out about the 'crazy myths' and misinformation around the Covid-19 vaccine. In February Tom Ratcliffe, a GP in Keighley, encountered 'vaccine hesitancy' among a group of street drinkers in the town. Even though some had previously injected themselves with "all sorts of things", they won't take the vaccine, he said. Dr John Wright, a Bradford Royal Infirmary medic who is writing a blog for the BBC, has previously spoken out about fake news and conspiracy theories.
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