Anti-Vaccination Advocates on the Front Line of Public Health

Yet another in a line of anti-vaccination nurses employed by our health departments. Sydney nurse Deb Henry  uses her qualifications and her employment as an RN to spread anti-vaccination misinformation. She needs to be held to account. Henry’s Linkedin account  lists a more complete work biography.

Evidence, Please.

I have a confession to make, people. Sometimes I read the comments. And sometimes I even join in.

Earlier today, ABC News posted a news article on their Facebook page regarding Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton’s meeting with his state counterparts to discuss a possible decision to withhold Family Tax Benefit payments from parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, for non-medical reasons. It’s a complicated issue and one that Dr Julie Leask has addressed in the news article itself.

ABC News’ Facebook moderator invited comments from Facebook users on the topic, prompting much discussion, both advocating and opposing vaccination itself, and agreeing with or criticising the proposal to withhold benefits from families who choose not to vaccinate their children. Having a little free time on my hands, I had a look over the comments and made a few myself; predominantly providing rebuttals to anti-vaccination rhetoric and suggesting that…

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