Category Archives: Immunisation

Introducing the antivax AVN’s odious new public officer

The left side of the political spectrum was previously thought to be the home of conspiracy theorists. It has become increasingly apparent, for a number of years, that the right-wing has taken the mantle from the stereotypical mung-bean-loving, toxin-free hippies … Continue reading

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“Vaxxed” broadcasts violent threats against California senator and others

Thank goodness Polly Tommey has been banned from Australia after her recent anti-vaccination tour of her propaganda movie, Vaxxed, held in conjunction with a membership drive for the disgraced and disgraceful antivax pressure group, the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network. By now … Continue reading

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AVN achieves precedent-setting government immigration ban for overseas antivaxers

When I first encountered the anti-vaccination pressure group, the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network, over 8 years ago, as a part of Stop the Australian (Anti) Vaccination Network, one of the first things which became apparent was that the anti-vaccination activists would … Continue reading

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Light for Riley attacked in official “Vaxxed” group run by AVN president 2

On June 29 2017 – just over one month ago – I wrote this: Picture a round-table populated by untreated, angry perianal abscesses, each with their own internet connection. That’s the Australian anti-vaccination movement: infected; weeping offensive, purulent exudate; ready … Continue reading

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ABC News Brisbane regurgitates antivax PR spin from the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network

As most readers would already be aware, the anti-vaccination propaganda film, Vaxxed, is being given another run around the country by the antivaxers from the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network. The film is already freely available online. I even posted recently, showing … Continue reading

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Auckland mothers aim to deliberately infect children with chicken pox and measles

Measles kills. Chicken pox kills. Yes, the severity varies immensely, case by case. But, these illnesses are not harmless childhood diseases. Outbreaks of these diseases are a public health nightmare. The measles and chicken pox vaccines are safe, and they … Continue reading

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Catherine Hughes again forced to respond to antivax lies about her deceased baby boy

At the heart of anti-vaccination activism and the concomitant abhorrent behaviour which has become normalised – for the anti-vaccination movement, at least, due to incitement from standard-setters such as Meryl Dorey, of the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network, and Judy Wilyman, of the … Continue reading

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Anti-vaccine nurses and midwives 41

On October 11 2016, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia responded to a number of complaints regarding anti-vaccination material and advice being disseminated by registered nurses, enrolled nurses, and registered midwives, by publishing a new position statement on anti-vaccination misinformation: … Continue reading

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Anti-Vaccination Australia goes after Kitty Flanagan and The Weekly

On April 12 2017 the ABC’s comedy news program, The Weekly, gave us a gem on the dangers posed by the anti-vaccination movement. It was accurate. And it understood the minutiae of the awful anti-vaccination arguments. And Kitty Flanagan was … Continue reading

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As Byron Bay Council defends appearance of professional antivaxer, unimmunised child airlifted to Brisbane with tetanus

On March 15 2017, a deliberately unimmunised seven-year-old child suffering from tetanus was airlifted to Brisbane. From ABC North Coast’s Bruce MacKenzie, today: A northern New South Wales doctor says a seven-year-old child who is in a critical condition after … Continue reading

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