Oh Leunig, not again.
In case you were in any doubt that Michael Leunig is an “anti-vaxxer”.
This morning, The Age newspaper has published yet another cartoon from our formerly favourite, duck-loving cartoonist, which appears to be taking an anti-vaccination stance.
Invoking Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam, Leunig appears to question the Victorian state government’s strong pro-immunisation message.
In an expansion of their “no jab, no play”, children will need to be fully vaccinated to attend childcare or kindergarten as of January 1 next year.
It’s not the first time Leunig has published an anti-vaccination cartoon.
Earlier this year, The Age printed this cartoon:
It seems the newspaper’s readers weren’t too impressed either, with many taking to social media to voice their frustrations.
Science communicator and vaccination advocate Jo Alabster, among them:
It would take a great deal for Leunig to convince me that he understands vaccination and isn’t anti-vax. pic.twitter.com/6C5WQ6sUVS
— Jo Alabaster (@joalabaster) August 18, 2015