Monthly Archives: September 2012

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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Health Care Complaints Act to be fixed for the better?

In encouraging news, Medical Observer has just published an article (log-in required, sorry), outlining proposed changes to the New South Wales Health Care Complaints Act, as advised by the recent Parliamentary Committee on the HCCC. From the article: A NSW … 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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Of publication, and sleights of hand

Tonight Dr Brian Martin of the University of Wollongong sent me his latest publication: Dealing with dilemmas in health campaigning. You would remember Brian Martin as the supervisor of Judy Wilyman. Yes, that Judy Wilyman. Included in his article is … Continue reading

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The National Vaccine Information and Vilification Center

Two days ago I noticed a post on the official Facebook page of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC). The NVIC is the premier anti-vaccination organisation in the US. Its head, Barbara Loe Fisher, according the this Wikipedia article, “worked … Continue reading

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WoT is this I don’t even

Two days ago Meryl Dorey of the Australian (anti) Vaccination Network had a minor tremor on the AVN Facebook page. For some time Dorey and her AVN have been aggrieved that people should provide a rating on the Web of Trust … Continue reading

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A response to Meryl Dorey’s “dossier” on Reasonable Hank

Two days ago I wrote this post outlining Meryl Dorey’s latest attempt at diversion: On the convenience of forgetfulness…The Dorey Dilemma. The post is long and detailed, and gives a snapshot of only some of the things which have made the Australian … Continue reading

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Fathers Day musical interlude: of remembrance…and loss

Sometimes it can be a little frightening how close an affintiy one can have with a song: I’m turning out just like my father Though I swore I never would Now I can say that I have a love for him I never really … Continue reading

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On the convenience of forgetfulness…The Dorey Dilemma.

In the last few days Meryl Dorey of the Australian (anti) Vaccination Network has been publicising a new series of blog posts, which she calls the Dossier of Attacks on the AVN. Because “dossiers” are more important than blog posts, you … Continue reading

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