Monthly Archives: August 2012

The ABC’s Adam Spencer getting his immunisations, like a boss

Adam Spencer, the ABC 702 presenter and awesome co-host of Sleek Geeks, is not someone to shun science. He just likes evidence, and the benefits of knowing what is true, or not. Here is a short video just uploaded by ABC … Continue reading

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Unreasonable Hank

Just a quick post before bed. What do anti-vaccinationists do when they’ve got nothing? They give EPIC LULZ. A new Facebook page appeared tonight… I must admit, I was a little frightened. How on Earth did they know what I … Continue reading

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Jane Beeby, 2012 candidate for Clarence Valley Council elections: maintaining the ugly silence

On August 7 2012, I wrote this post after becoming aware that an anti-vaccination advocate intends to serve in local government: Jane Beeby is running for local government? Really? That Jane Beeby? The post provides an accurate snapshot of the previous activities … Continue reading

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Reasons to get school disease exclusion information from your school, not anti-vaccinationists

This post is a reproduction from an older post of mine at the Skeptic Bros site (remember those awesome Placebo Bands which helped raise awareness of the fraud which was the Power Balance magic rubber bangles? Yep. Those awesome guys). The reason … Continue reading

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Courageous *and* anonymous: the official representatives of the Australian Vaccination Network.

This post will include a lot of screen captures, as I like to allow those who are the main subject to do most of the talking…by your own petard etc. As everyone knows, the Australian Vaccination Network has its own … Continue reading

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Dear Health Minister Skinner

PhD student Judy Wilyman wrote another letter. And, Dale dug a hole. Everybody’s kicked a goal. To the NSW Minister for Health Dear Health Minister Skinner, Re: ‘Doctor’s unite to smash the anti-vaccine group’ Sunday Telegraph 22.7.12 I would like … 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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Statistician at an AVN Seminar not invited back, for balance.

We have just found out that academic and statistician, Scotty Harrison, provided a 12 minute presentation at an anti-vaccination seminar of the Australian Vaccination Network. The AVN were not aware of the content of his presentation. Scotty states in this video … 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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Jane Beeby is running for local government? Really? That Jane Beeby?

Something funny happened tonight. We found out that Australian Vaccination Network Committee member, Jane Beeby, is running for local government in the Clarence Valley, in Northern NSW. You would remember Jane Beeby from such classics as “may your next shot be lethal one … Continue reading

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