McGrath admits he "cocked up" on HPV

In a normally functioning government the junior minister for health would have been sacked

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
7th September, 2017
Junior minister for health, Finian McGrath

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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