McGrath admits he "cocked up" on HPV
In a normally functioning government the junior minister for health would have been sacked
Finian McGrath’s weekend statement about the HPV vaccine was both ill-informed and irresponsible.
His comments have undermined an important public health policy.
The cavalier way in which McGrath raised concerns about a vaccine that helps prevent against cervical cancer, as well as anal, mouth, head and neck cancers, raises obvious questions about his suitability for the job.
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