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Anti-vaccine nurses and midwives 30

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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Embedded in the hive-mind of the anti-vaccination ‘cult’

Okay, it is not strictly accurate to call the anti-vaccination movement a “cult”. One of the main features of a cult is the existence of a supreme leader; anti-vaccinationism is a many-headed beast, with many charismatic leaders – such as … 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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Death threats from Frank Vazquez of South Australia

This post will be of interest to quite a few readers who have been on the receiving end of death threats, threats of harm, and other abuse from supporter of the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network, Frank Vazquez of Paralowie, South Australia.¬†More … Continue reading

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Tristan Wells of the AVN calls for the execution of vaccine workers

On June 23 2015 I wrote a post highlighting the violent rhetoric and the incitement of violence – using the dehumanisation of public health advocates, journalists, and politicians – which is common in the anti-vaccination and anti-fluoride movements. Please see: … Continue reading

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The despicable cruelty of the awful anti-vaccination movement – updated

This post was originally published on April 12 2015; then republished on the Mamamia sister-site Debrief Daily, on April 24 2015: The despicable cruelty of the anti-vaccination movement Post substantially updated on November 6 2015 There is a reason I … Continue reading

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“Supposedly”

Supposedly. I can’t think of an innocuous word which has garnered more revulsion than “supposedly”. In the microcosm which is the battle against anti-vaccination misinformation , “supposedly” attracts more attention than any single word should: this single word is the … Continue reading

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