Monthly Archives: July 2013

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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Some vitally flawed Australian chiropractic

I want to introduce you to a Californian chiropractor. His name is Billy DeMoss. I encourage you to visit his Facebook page. There is no way anyone could include all of his anti-science conspiracy theories in one post, so you’ll … Continue reading

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Judy Wilyman, the University of Wollongong, and disrepute

Judy Wilyman is studying a PhD at the University of Wollongong. She is studying under the supervision of Professor Brian Martin. She is an anti-vaccination activist. Wilyman has been bringing the University into disrepute for some time, with activities such … Continue reading

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The anti-vaccine bait-and-switch: no compulsory vaccination

The bait-and-switch is a term usually applied to retail, however, it applies equally to broader issues, such as political or social debates: Bait-and-switch is a form of fraud used in retail sales but also employed in other contexts. First, customers are “baited” by merchants’ advertising products or … Continue reading

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Dr Bob Brown – public statement distancing himself from the AVN

For many years former Greens Leader Dr Bob Brown has been the go-to parliamentary  argument from authority used by the Australian Vaccination Network. It is true that in the past he entertained a conga-line of anti-vaccinationists (Meryl Dorey claims repeatedly … Continue reading

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ABC’s Catalyst covers the cringe of chiropractic

Last night the excellent science program Catalyst covered the growing problem of non-evidence-based chiropractic. It is a good thing that the fly-boys of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia are getting more exposure to the light. Much has been written about … Continue reading

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NVIC: the National Vilification and Insult Center. All class.

The NVIC is the US equivalent of the Australian anti-vaccination pressure group, the now highly discredited Australian Vaccination Network. It is headed by Barbara Loe Fisher, who portrays herself as the affable grand dame of vaccine information, even getting herself … Continue reading

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The UK’s Marvelous Advertising Standards Authority shoots the messenger

Good news in from the UK is that the execrable children’s infectious disease advocacy book, Melanie’s Marvelous Measles, written by the equally execrable anti-vaccinationist Stephanie Messenger, has had complaints lodged against it with the Advertising Standards Authority. The complaints, lodged … Continue reading

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AVN President Greg Beattie bullshits directly into a camera. Doesn’t even flinch.

Today Tonight interviewed Senator Richard Di Natale and anti-vaccination pressure group president, Greg Beattie, tonight. I don’t know why, but, here goes. Greg Beattie stated this, directly into the camera: …a small group has tried to destroy us by spreading … Continue reading

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Anti-vaccine nurses take note. You are on notice.

On June 3 2012 I wrote a post about a rather disturbing set of events pertaining to the harassment of a grieving family by a registered nurse. For background, I suggest reading the post:  Kerry Baker: Registered Nurse; AVN Supporter; … Continue reading

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