Category Archives: Measles

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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A Very Vaccine Free Australian Christmas 2015

Anti-vaccination activists in the secret Facebook group, Vaccine Free Australia, decided they would share some of their favourite one-liners which they use when family members harass, vilify and bully them at Christmas time. Deana Nichols kicked off the November 30 … Continue reading

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Media Watch, WIN TV, and the anti-vaccine Meryl Dorey

Only three days ago I wrote that findings had been handed down against the arrogant and recalcitrant WIN TV, by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA):  “WIN TV breached for vaccination story” – ACMA. WIN News – with the now … Continue reading

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“WIN TV breached for vaccination story” – ACMA

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has handed down its decision on WIN News’ terrible mistake – which it refused to acknowledge – of including anti-vaccine zealot Meryl Dorey in a news segment during a Measles outbreak in South Western Sydney. … Continue reading

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Australian Vaccination Network named in NSW Parliament as a purveyor of misinformation

Yesterday, in the New South Wales Parliament,  NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner replied to Questions on Notice, asked by Opposition Health Spokesperson, Dr Andrew MacDonald. This is now a matter of public record: The Australian Vaccination Network has not provided accurate … Continue reading

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ABC News teaches WIN News a lesson in responsible public health broadcasting

I want you to compare the pair. On September 21 2012 ABC News included a segment on a Measles outbreak which originated in South West Sydney. The report is accurate and responsible, and highlights the importance of Measles immunisation in … Continue reading

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Medical Observer: Measles, mumps and rubella infections

A very important and excellent article was published two days ago, by Medical Observer. This article needs to be shared far and wide: and, to assist in the dissemination of this important public health message, Medical Observer have by-passed the usual … Continue reading

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That Measles Lie, by Meryl Dorey

Remember this? This is one of the many outrageous comments that led to the formation of a citizens activist group called Stop the Australian (anti) Vaccination Network. This group had seen enough to believe that the deceptively titled Australian Vaccination Network, … Continue reading

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