Anti-vaxxers have been branded “immoral” for using children to try and get their message across after a father and daughter were spotted at a Bristol rally.
Young schoolchildren are denouncing the jab at demonstrations and appearing videos to try and deter people from having it say critics.
And this has led to one politician to call for a “fundamental” rethink about safeguarding children in schools and families.
According to the Mail young ‘anti-vaxxer influencers’ to promote the conspiracy theories of their parents.
One of the most well known is a ten-year-old who has been hailed as a ‘child advocate’ and ‘future female warrior’ after speaking at rallies in Bristol and Stroud
Critics claim the youngster reads from a script denouncing the Covid pandemic as fake and making outlandish claims such as the the double-jabbed can expect to die within three to five years.
They claim she told a Bristol rally: “In 2020 all the deaths and all the case numbers were fake.
“Hospitals around the world were empty despite what the television told us. They locked us down simply so we didn’t look outside.”
They say she is being promoted online as ‘a courageous and gifted child’ and spoke at a rally in Stroud before conspiracy theorist Piers Corbyn, leading the crowd in a chant of his slogan, ‘Resist, defy, do not comply’ say the Mail.
But the father of the girl told the Mail they had both been studying’ the Covid jab.
He said: “She’s been with me all the way through that research and if you said to her I’m exploiting her she’d say you’re talking rubbish”.
Labour’s former schools spokesman Peter Kyle told the Mail: “Using children to propagate dangerous misinformation is a new low.
“It illustrates the depths some have sunk. We need a fundamental think about safeguarding children both in schools but sadly in some cases in families too.”
Paul Hunter, professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, said: “The fact is vaccines have saved many hundreds of thousands of lives around the world and will continue to do that.
“Most of the claims I’ve heard from these anti-vax groups… are absolute nonsense. Using children in that context is immoral.
“There is a debate about vaccinating children but this has to be based on the science not conspiracies.”