Monthly Archives: June 2012

For a Friend

For a beautiful man, and his beautiful wife, and their families, who are in pain right now. I never know what to do or say when words say so little; so, I often turn to music. I wanted to share … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Losing In The Lucky Country:
Adult immunisations are crucial to maintaining the chain of protection against infectious disease. Video presented by Professor Robert Booy, Immunisation and Infectious Diseases Expert, The Children’s Hospital Westmead, The University of Sydney,…

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Meryl Dorey: when is repeating a lie about a grieving family okay?

This post is written in anger. I admit it. Since becoming aware of the anti-vaccination movement only three short years ago, I’ve seen some of the worst of our species. Wilful ignorance; callousness; denialism; cruelty; lying. It shouldn’t surprise any … Continue reading

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What’s a troll to do?

I wasn’t going to bother writing this up, because, well, meh. But, I just noticed that the Tweets I was going to write about – then, was all meh about – have been deleted by an anti-vaccination troll who accused me of attempting … Continue reading

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More success for Stop the AVN: the world ignores Meryl Dorey

In the last few days Meryl Dorey of the anti-vaccine, infectious disease advocacy organisation, the Australian Vaccination Network, has been upset that the North Coast Public Health Unit has not been obsequious in bowing to her demands to show up at two … Continue reading

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Well done, North Coast Public Health Unit.

Meryl Dorey today sent out a press release and a blog post containing accusations that Public Health officials aren’t taking her seriously, and that they are therefore disrespecting Dorey, the AVN and, get this, parents. In a stunning bout of hypocrisy … Continue reading

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No, Brian. Just, no.

Just a quick post. I’ve been quite busy of late, but, I just thought I’d share a brief something I revisited whilst searching for something else. Professor Brian Martin, of the University of Wollongong, has been keen to assist the … Continue reading

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Kerry Baker: Registered Nurse; AVN Supporter; Vilifier of Grieving Families.

This is something I have been sitting on for quite a few months. I have written a few posts regarding the harassment and vilification which have been perpetrated on the McCaffery Family. The McCafferys didn’t do anything to these people. … Continue reading

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Judy Wilyman and Meryl Dorey: as low as it goes

Judy Wilyman is a PhD student at the University of Wollongong, under the supervision of Professor Brian Martin. Last week, Wilyman sent a letter to the Australian Human Rights Commissioner; and, Meryl Dorey published it on the Australian Vaccination Network … Continue reading

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