Category Archives: Pertussis

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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Brand new Immunisation Foundation of Australia launched by Light for Riley

Maybe the second-best thing to happen in 2016 – the first being the birth of Lucy Grace Hughes, on August 4 – is the launch of the brand new Immunisation Foundation of Australia, by public health heroes Catherine and Greg … Continue reading

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Antivaxers accuse whooping cough mum and baby of being crisis actors in false flag operation

Publicly available photo courtesy Facebook, Carmit and Eva. A story which has gone around the world for the selflessness shown by a mother whose baby contracted whooping cough from her, the inevitable has come to pass. Anti-vaccination activists have attacked the … Continue reading

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Anti-vaccination activist’s twin toddlers catch whooping cough

Anti-vaccination activist Lucy Cook has pleaded with me to share this post she made in the rabid antivax group, Anti-Vaccination Australia: The post has since been deleted; but, I am nothing if not helpful. I am only too happy to … 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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Antivaxers Gone Wild – meet “The Unreasonable Wank”!

Post updated December 22 2015: After a very quick search it has been established that the owner of the “Bernie Smith” account is Ollie Dutchie, the partner of Giselle Kara Vles, both of Brighton, Victoria. Their real names are Olivier … Continue reading

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Whooping cough claims another life in NSW

It is with sadness that we hear of the death of another infant from Pertussis, in New South Wales. There are many silent tears being shed, right now, for this family. The Australian Medical Association (NSW) have issued the following press … Continue reading

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Help us reinstate free Whooping Cough boosters for pregnant mums

Following the pattern of other Australian States, the NSW Government recently scrapped the provision of free Whooping Cough boosters for expecting mothers. This is a mistake. From July 15, new mums will have to organise and pay for the booster … Continue reading

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Meryl Dorey: staying callous since 1997

By now anyone who has been following the campaign against the anti-vaccination organisation, the Australian Vaccination Network, and its leader Meryl Dorey, would be aware of the sheer callousness she displays towards grieving families. Only two days ago Dorey’s callousness … Continue reading

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“I never have and never will harass or hurt a grieving parent” – Meryl Dorey

I have been sitting on this upsetting story for over two and a half years. For reasons of delicacy and confidentiality this story has remained untold, until now. As most of you would already be aware, the McCaffery Family has … Continue reading

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