I am going to be hosting my first free fortnightly webinar on Wednesday, November 29th from 8 PM to 9 PM (NSW Time). I have chosen to run these on Zoom which is a free (for you ) online platform that has good sound and video quality.
If you would like to attend, please contact me at this link so I can send you an invitation. Please do not share your invitation with others – just direct them to this page where they can register and I will be happy to send them an invitation of their own.
The format will be a discussion of one issue regarding vaccination (each Webinar will discuss a different issue – this one will be about Herd Immunity) following by a Q & A from the audience about issues that concern you.
There will be a bibliography available for all attendees with links to articles and other information regarding the topic of herd immunity so please do come along for an educational and (hopefully) fun hour of discussion on this topic.
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PPS – if you would like to suggest topics for future webinars, please do so at this link. I look forward to seeing you at this event!
Arbeit macht frei? (Translation: Work Sets You Free)
In today’s Australia, families who don’t vaccinate are the Jews and the lepers of the modern age. Our children are considered too ‘dirty’ to mix with their peers and our loving, caring, well-informed parents are openly called morons, idiots and far worse names that I won’t share with you here.
In a nation that is currently celebrating the fact that we have recognised the right for all people to love whomever they wish so long as they are of the age of consent; a nation that views with shame its prejudiced past when indigenous populations were not even considered to be human and were killed and openly abused by caucasian invaders; a nation which supposedly values the ideal of the ‘fair go’ – we are entering a new and shameful age of institutional bigotry, discrimination and abuse – all sanctioned and encouraged by every powerful arm of our society.
The bigots around us
Today, unvaccinated children are not allowed to have an early childhood education in several states thanks to No Jab, No Play. Their parents are financially penalised via No Jab No Pay for putting the health of their own families ahead of the demands of government officials – many of whom are apparently owned – lock, stock and smoking barrel – by the same companies who make and profit from vaccinations.
There is talk of restricting people’s livelihoods based on their vaccination status (No Jab, No Job), kicking unvaccinated children out of the education system (No Jab, No School) and forcing our elderly out of residential facilities and docking their government entitlements if they also refuse vaccines (No Jab, No Pension).
There are calls to remove our children from us ‘for the greater good’ in order to vaccinate and medicate them against our wishes and against our well-informed choices.
A frightening precedent – and authorities defending the indefensible
Yesterday, in the Daily Mail newspaper, an article appeared regarding a family who is battling the state which is trying to have their children forcibly vaccinated.
Both parents, in this case, do not want their children to be vaccinated. The Department of Health and Human Services currently have custody of these children – not because they had been physically or emotionally abused – but according to conversations with those who know them, because of issues that are unrelated to their parenting.
Three years ago, these parents had a fight in public and the father told the mother to “eff” off. Apparently, because this fight was in front of the children, it was considered to be domestic violence and there was a legal requirement for the police to be called in and at that time, the children were removed from the parental home. The parents needed to appeal to the court for them to be returned which took 5-6 weeks.
They were then put on a 2-year good behaviour bond and suffered the indignity of constant visits from DHS workers to check on their children who were all in fantastic health with the eldest 2 never having had an antibiotic (a common story for the unvaccinated amongst us) and the youngest only having had one course in their life due to a fall that required stitches.
At every visit, during every phone call and in every point of contact with DHS, the issue of vaccination was raised and every time, the family had to inform DHS that they had no intention of vaccinating, thank you very much.
In August, 3 days before the end of their good behaviour bond, the family was visited by enforcers from the Fisheries Department (the father is a fisherman) and the police due to some infraction he may have committed during his work. Because the police attended (a requirement in these cases), DHS was also called and the children were once again removed from their loving parents!
Two of the children were placed in one foster home and the third in another and the parents only have visitation rights once a week while they fight to regain custody. These kids, who were never sick while they were with their parents, have had many illnesses since being traumatised and displaced by the jack-booted government officials.
This is the story as related to me by a friend of the family and, having witnessed the bullying, abusive way in which non-vaccinating families are treated by government authorities, I have no reason to believe this story is not true.
A new low – government forced vaccination against parental choice
This Victorian government abuse has been going on for nearly 3 years and in that time, what started out as a suggestion (you should consider vaccination) has now become a demand – WE NOW HAVE POSSESSION OF YOUR CHILDREN AND WILL VACCINATE THEM WHATEVER YOU SAY!
Not only that, but it appears that the Andrews’ government’s No Jab No Play laws – which were brought in to prevent healthy, unvaccinated children from mixing with their vaccinated peers in preschool and childcare – is now being used to say that vaccines should be given against parental wishes because they are in the child’s and the public’s best interests!
Should non-vaccinators have the same rights as other citizens?
The outrage in the media is over the fact that this family – Australian citizens and taxpayers – will be defended in court by taxpayer-funded legal aid – not that the little Hitlers in government have decided authorities have more rights over these children than the God-given rights of their parents! And comments on the articles (some of which are linked at the end of this blog) range from suggestions that ALL children be removed from homes where vaccines are refused to statements that parents who don’t vaccinate should be shot or imprisoned.
Why doesn’t the Andrews government just cut out the middle-man of the courts and the injustice system and set up concentration camps to put us and our children in so we no longer have to share public spaces with our peers and their incredibly ill, fully-vaccinated children?
The obvious endpoint desired by our State and Federal Government authorities will be an Australia where there are two classes of citizens – those who believe in our inalienable human rights to feed, clothe and care for our children as we see best – and those who are happy to just follow orders. People in the first group will have no rights at all – whilst those in the second, at least, the ones who survive the ‘care’ of our government – will be free to do whatever they wish.
It worked for the Nazis and, if we allow it here in Australia, it will work for the rest of the world as well.
Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech. Benjamin Franklin
Meryl Dorey, past-president and founder of the AVN, Australia’s national vaccine-safety consumer health lobby group, has called upon Jill Hennessy, Victoria’s Health Minister, to demonstrate that, “There are no risks in vaccinating your children”.
“I am asking the Minister to do voluntarily what she is forcing upon children – to take the entire vaccination schedule over the next 4 years, starting with the birth dose of Hepatitis B, and continuing on to the 4-year old dose of DTPa-IPV.”
In her role with the AVN, Ms Dorey has spoken with thousands of Australian men and women whose children or loved ones have either died or been permanently and profoundly injured by vaccination.
“There are currently 41 vaccinations administered to children in Australia between birth and 4 years of age – more if you are of Aboriginal or Torres-Strait Islander descent. Ms Hennessy needs to take all of these vaccines and also receive an annual flu shot as recommended for all children over the age of 6 months to show her faith in the safety of this medical procedure.
“If she agrees to this, and completes the schedule without any evidence of harm, I will resign from the AVN, retire from this issue and never speak publicly about vaccination again.”, Ms Dorey stated.
The terms are as follows:
Minister Hennessy must undergo a complete physical from an ACNEM-trained physician who will assess her health status, do a full analysis of her bloodwork and refer her for an MRI scan to show a baseline level of her overall condition so that any vaccine-injuries can be noted should they occur. These tests must be repeated at the conclusion of the 4-year period.
A small amount of each vaccine vial is to be drawn out just prior to injection to be assessed at an independent laboratory.
As required for children, Ms Hennessy must be vaccinated on schedule even if she is suffering from minor infections, currently undergoing a course of antibiotics or suffering from seizure disorders, allergies or any other acute or chronic conditions. The only contraindication will be if she has an anaphylactic reaction to a dose of any vaccine and if that does occur, she will only be exempted from that particular vaccination; all other shots will continue to be administered.
If Ms Hennessy has already received some of these injections as boosters, she will still be required to stick to the schedule since many of our children are getting vaccinated and revaccinated multiple times. After all, according to the Minister, there are no risks to any vaccine.
“Ms Hennessy has played fast and loose with the truth of vaccine injury; she has insulted and denigrated loving, well-informed Australian families by claiming that there is no such thing as vaccine injury, and it is time for her to roll up her sleeve.
“Will she show her faith in childhood vaccinations by putting her own health on the line?”
Let’s tell it like it is. Stop beating around the bush.
There are some people in Australia – many of them sitting parliamentarians, currently-employed journalists and medical officials – who still believe in child sacrifice.
They know that some children will be killed by their vaccines. They know that some will be permanently injured or have their futures stolen away from them. And quite honestly, they don’t care.
Without any evidence to back up their superstitious belief system, they think that our sacrifice to the Gods of vaccination (or perhaps, the Gods of mammon) will protect other children and therefore, they are willing to force us in any and every way possible, to do what they demand.
Who counts the cost?
Can’t afford to feed our children because they’ve taken away government entitlements? Tough!
Can’t afford rent or a mortgage so you have to live in your car or couch surf? Good!
Can’t work because you can no longer send your children to preschool or childcare due to No Jab No Play? Serves you and your children right!
At what point do your benefits outweigh our risks?
How do you justify our sacrifices?
According to the government, the medical community and their lackeys in the media, for the greater good, one child’s death is acceptable if it saves many children’s lives. The greater good assumes two options, however:
1- In order for this sacrifice to be worthwhile, we would need to believe that our children have to be vaccinated in order to protect others’ already vaccinated children. The statement “Vaccines only work if everyone does them” is one health ministers and government officials love to spout.
2- We would also have to believe that it is the unvaccinated who are spreading diseases in the community despite the fact that the majority of those who contract these illnesses are fully and appropriately vaccinated against them.
This kind of magical thinking has no basis in science and would be rejected out of hand were it not for the fear-mongering and outright lies of government and medical authorities.
Our families are not only invisible, the government wants to pretend we don’t exist!
If you can put a name to the children your policies and prejudices are killing, does that make it more difficult for you to sleep at night?
What if you saw their faces or spoke with their families?
The attempt to silence our voices
Is that why you fight so hard to deny our existence?
To try and silence us? To stop us from telling the stories of our families? To hide the faces of our children and our loved ones? To banish us from society?
You’ve never seen us – yet here we are
To end the denialism, below are a few of our family members for you to meet. These are just a few of the tens of thousands of children and adults who have been permanently injured or killed worldwide by your one-size-fits-all mass vaccination policies. These are just a few of those whose blood is on your hands.
Every single person out there who is happy to say that others MUST do something to their beloved children in order to magically ‘protect’ their family has contributed to the medical murder and maiming of these victims.
Picture their faces at night when you fall asleep in your homes. Think of their families and the endless grief they are suffering when you sit down to dinner with your family. Realise that you are not – and never will be – innocent in the court of karma.
Every man’s death diminishes me Because I am involved in mankind And therefore, never send to know For whom the bell tolls It tolls for thee
There have been some pretty cluey politicians in our nation in the past. Whether you believe that they were right or wrong, we’ve had some smart men and women in Federal Parliament who earned the respect of the nation through their ability to comprehend complex ideas and communicate clearly and accurately on a wide range of issues.
The current crop of pollies, however, is another breed altogether.
On August 15th, 2017, Kent Heckenlively, author of the books Plague and Inoculated, wrote a hilarious satirical piece on the Bolen Report blog, entitled
This blog post was so obviously tongue in cheek, even Blind Freddy would have to see that it was simply a joke. Something to take the piss out of our government for banning Polly Tommey, the mother of a vaccine-injured boy, for 3 years simply because she opposes a push to force everyone to vaccinate, regardless of individual risk.
But instead of seeing it for what it was – satire – the government went to panic stations and articles and radio shows flew left, right and centre – all warning about the risk to the Australian public should this person be allowed into Australia. Isis can get in – no worries at all. But an anti-vaxxer? Now that is REALLY something to be terrified of!
Lanai Scarr from Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp (major shareholders in many multinational pharmaceutical companies) stated the following:
Labor wrote to immigration minister Peter Dutton on Monday demanding a travel ban on Mr Heckenlively after it was revealed his department had the anti-vaxxer under watch.
Mr Heckenlively is planning a lecture tour of Australia in December to spread his dangerous and incorrect message that vaccines are bad.
But Labor’s Health spokeswoman Catherine King said the threat of Mr Heckenlively’s visit should be taken seriously and he should be rejected entry to Australia under the character test in section 501 of the Migration Act.
“Labor is alarmed that Mr Heckenlively may be allowed to promote this dangerous nonsense in Australia,” Ms King said in the letter obtained exclusively by News Corp Australia.
“Individuals travelling to Australia need to be aware of their visa conditions and ensure they meet all requirements to legally stay in Australia,” Mr Dutton said.
“In cases where the presence of a person is assessed to be a risk to the health, safety or good order of the Australian community or a segment of the Australian community, there may be grounds to consider cancellation or refusal of the person’s visa.”
So Kent Heckenlively, a person whose only claim to fame has been to research and write about the scientific reasons why people might want to get a second opinion before making a vaccination decision for their children or themselves, is deemed to be so dangerous to Australia that he is on a federal watch list and the opposition health spokeswoman wants him to be rejected from entry into this country! Even though he has not applied for a visa nor, to anyone with two brain cells to rub together, was his blog post describing a serious attempt to come here!
Ray Hadley, a radio host who stated that he would ban anyone from his program who did not march in lock-step with all government vaccination proclamations regardless of their evidence, personal situation or number of vaccine-injured or killed family members, did a segment on Kent Heckenlively where he spent more time discussing Mr Heckenlively’s name than he did the subject matter at hand. Apparently, Mr Hadley’s waters run very shallow indeed! He read an email from a listener in the Philippines who disagreed with Mr Hadley’s bigoted opinion of people who believe that vaccine are not above question and retorted that this gentleman was now banned and he should “…go away with the rest of the lunatics!”
Well played, Ray – very well played! Did you think up that retort all by yourself or did you get help?
Whatever the case may be, it is obvious that the government and the media, being well aware of which side of their bread is buttered (the side provided to them by Pharma, of course) are scared witless by the idea that people in Australia are becoming aware that they have been sold a bill of goods when it comes to the issue of vaccination. More and more of us are saying NO to vaccinating our children or ourselves. More and more of us are taking our kids out of school, quitting jobs that require vaccines and choosing to separate from a government that is unrepresentative, bullying and harmful to us as Australian citizens.
They can ban anyone they want to ban. They can pass legislation that takes away our rights and our money. They can encourage hatred and bullying from those less intelligent in our community (namely the majority of politicians, media personalities and mainstream medical practitioners) but no matter what they do, they can’t make us unlearn what we have found to be true:
Vaccines can and do kill
Vaccines can and do cause lifelong pain and disability
Vaccines cannot ever provide immunity to infectious diseases.
So Greg Hunt, Catherine King and those other ‘geniuses’ in Parliament who think that keeping those who disagree with them from entering Australia will convince anyone to stop looking at this issue – you need to know how wrong you really are! Your actions have made Australia the laughing-stock of the free world. Nothing will change the fact that your days in power are numbered and your dirty secrets of corruption and harm to Australians will soon be public knowledge.
When that day arrives, there will be nowhere for you to run and nowhere for you to hide. You will be held accountable for the harm you have done.
The last 2 weeks have been amazing! Getting to spend time with Dr Brian Hooker, Dr Suzanne Humphries, Polly Tommey and Anu Vaidya from the US VaxXed team was an experience in both education and kindness and I feel blessed to have been involved.
Dr Hooker and Dr Humphries are both incredibly well-informed about the issues surrounding the risks and ineffectiveness of vaccines. They are able to communicate complex medical information in such a way as to make it easily understood by anyone – even doctors and health ministers.
And Polly’s mind is steel-trap sharp whilst still being such a kind and empathetic interviewer for the families whose children have been killed (far too many!) and seriously injured by vaccines.
Despite getting sick with a miserable cough and cold right at the beginning of the tour, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the team and I believe those who met them live and viewed them on the various social media channels did as well.
Generosity and caring along the way
Having never been involved in something like this, I was amazed when people would meet us at various locations with food, snacks (so much chocolate!) and other necessities simply because they wanted to help. One woman brought bags and bags of food – some of which is still being nibbled on by the team as they head over to New Zealand. Polly mentioned her love for Turkish Delight so a woman showed up at the Village Cinemas with a huge bag of it especially for her.
Polly said that this happens everywhere the VaxXed bus goes in the US but I really didn’t expect it and was so pleased to see people being so kind to the team and sharing not just their hearts but giving so selflessly as well.
Along the way, I sat in on several vaccine-injury stories that were filmed by Polly and Anu. I hadn’t ever done this before (Tasha has) and could not bear the sadness and grief that I experienced just listening to these families. I came to the conclusion that Polly is made of stronger stuff than me – perhaps stronger than most of us. To watch these stories and to view the activities of the VaxXed team as they travel around the world, make sure to
To watch these stories and to view the activities of the VaxXed team as they travel around the world, make sure to bookmarke the following social media channels and turn on notifications as well:
Facebook – @wearevaxxed
YouTube – @VAXXEDTV
Periscope – @teamvaxxed
Polly told me that in the US, the VaxXed team will often be out on the road for up to two months at a time and they will interview 15-20 families every single day about vaccine injuries. It boggles the mind!
Australia will hopefully soon have its own VaxXed bus to give our famlies the voice they deserve. We will NOT be silenced!
The few stories I was able to witness on this tour made me angry at the authorities who treat our families with such disdain and so, so sad at the pain being caused by unnecessary vaccines.
One mother has a young daughter who is unable to walk or talk because of a vaccine reaction. Her family is so loving and the child who was disabled by her vaccines has the cheekiest sense of humour and fun! But the mother told about her fears of what would become of her child should something happen to her? Would her older children be left to take care of their sister, at the cost of their own lives and freedom? And watching her 14-year old change the nappy of her 8-year-old sister left the mother with a great deal of guilt over how a vaccine-injured child can affect an entire family.
One of the most frustrating stories was that of a mother of 5 whose doctor claimed that her 18-year old son was autistic because she had lived in a domestic-violence situation and domestic violence can cause autism! I have to wonder if that doctor truly believed what they said or if they were simply trying to make an excuse for the fact that this boy regressed a short time after being vaccinated? Either way, it is always blaming the parents rather than the real culprit for mainstream medicos. Absolutely criminal!
The government is scared – and they should be!
One consistent theme we experienced along the road was politicians who tried their hardest to stop the VaxXed screenings from going ahead. They said these medical doctors were dangerous (and they are – to pharmaceutical interests and corrupt politicians – VERY dangerous indeed!) and they should not be allowed to speak / citizens should not be allowed to hear what they have to say.
Though the High Court has several times upheld the right for all Australians to have freedom of communication on political issues (and this is definitely a political issue), the government and the medical community along with the bought media tried their hardest to stop these screenings and the seminars from taking place.
I think they were incredibly frustrated that with all their money and influence, they had no power to stop these events and in fact, the constant negative media attention had the opposite effect than what was intended – it drove even more people to our venues, leading to the last 5 screenings being sold out.
We even had a meeting with political movers and shakers and parliamentary aides in Victoria and a great deal of interest was displayed by these bureaucrats – especially when it was explained that vaccinations were causing a huge blowout in our health budget (especially to the disability support scheme) and that expense would only increase as more and more vaccines are added to an already overloaded schedule.
One thing that became very clear both from letters to the editor as well as from comments we received on the road, was that a large number of pro-vaccination Australians are most concerned about the attempts to force vaccinations on others; there are a large number of intelligent and well-informed parents who believe that vaccines cause (amongst other things) autoimmune conditions such as allergies, asthma, eczema and autism and cancer, behavioural difficulties and other chronic conditions. No matter how much fear and how many threats the government levy against the population, it isn’t working. They are losing control and they know it is only a matter of time before they will pay the price for harming generations of Australian families.
I don’t have an exact total for the number of people who attended every one of these events from the Sunshine Coast through to Adelaide, but it would number in the thousands.
There were many who came reluctantly because they feared being recognised and suffering abuse from the max-vaxxers as a result; there were health professionals (GPs, paediatricians, chiropractors, naturopaths, homeopaths, etc.) who were afraid that just going to see a movie would get them deregistered or have complaints filed against them with the thought police at AHPRA (or, as I prefer to call that organisation, the Australian medical SS); and there were parents who were afraid of their families, their ex-partners or bullies on social media. Despite their fears, these people came along and to a man or woman, they left feeling like they were part of something bigger than themselves and ready to take on the challenges of protecting their families against governmental tyranny.
It’s time to Be Brave!
Does our government respect our rights? No, they don’t.
Do they behave in an immoral, unethical and corrupt manner? Yes, they do.
Do they cooperate with bullies, corporate thieves and criminals? Absolutely!
Can they control us if we band together against their crimes and corruption? No way!
Their credo has been divide and conquer. So ours must be – united we stand!
If you were to see an adult on the street torturing a baby, would you walk on past without a word? I don’t believe you would.
Yet, you are afraid to speak up when you see a child being injured by their vaccines and their parents believing the doctors who cry – coincidence! – at the top of their lungs.
Vaccines can cause irreparable harm. Vaccines can and do kill. Vaccines can destroy the minds, immune systems and lives of our precious children.
It is my belief – after working in this area for more than 25 years and speaking with literally thousands of families – that every single person who takes a vaccine is harmed in some way by those shots. Every. Single. Person.
And I am not afraid to say this because I am speaking my truth. I may be vilified for it. I may be attacked as a result. But I can sleep with a clear conscience because there may be one parent out there who reads this and feels supported in their decision-making – whatever that decision may be.
This government, their tame media and the mainstream medical industry cannot and will not defend their pseudo-scientific ideas on vaccination because it is impossible to defend lies when your audience knows the truth. So the only way they can force compliance with their discriminatory policies is by using fear, bullying, threats and financial penalties. They treat our community like we are less than second-class citizens and expect blind obedience despite the fact that we are better-informed about this issue than any of their so-called experts.
We are making a difference
I met young adults in their 20s on this tour whose parents chose not to vaccinate them decades ago because the AVN helped them to source medical information about vaccine risks. I met families whose children were sickened and, in some cases, killed by vaccines who told me that our support helped to give them the courage to stand up to their doctors and the government. I cannot stay silent while others are harmed. I will not be censored by a government that cares more about protecting their own financial interests than they do about protecting citizens.
It is time for you to join me because I cannot do this alone. The AVN cannot do this alone. None of us can do this alone. And it MUST BE DONE!
Dr Hooker said he has a 3-minute / 3 feet rule. If you are in his vicinity for 3 minutes and within 3 feet of him, he will start talking to you about vaccine safety and ineffectiveness. His story is powerful because, aside from being the father of a profoundly disabled young man whose injuries were caused by his vaccines, he has researched this issue and can point out the massive flaws in the religion of vaccination.
Everyone reading this knows someone who has been injured by vaccines – you know you do. So tell those stories, share your knowledge and speak your truths too! If you don’t feel confident with your vaccination knowledge, read some books and listen to some you-tube lectures (I highly recommend Dr Suzanne Humphries’ channel as well as the NVIC’s commentaries to start) and you will be well on your way towards becoming a defender of truth and freedom in our community. We need you!
Speak out every time you have an opportunity and be the change you would like to see in the world.
There is an old parable that goes something like this:
If you try to put a frog into a pot of boiling water, they will jump right out, thereby saving themselves. But if you put them into a pot of cool water and slowly increase the heat, they will stay in there until they are boiled alive.
I’m not sure if this has ever been tested, but I am reminded of this story by what has been happening in Australia recently – and especially by the announcement today that Prime Minister Rupert Murdoch (sorry, I meant to say Malcolm Turnbull) is taking $28 per child per fortnight away from any family that does not comply with Australia’s ‘one-size-fits-all’ vaccination regimen.
Families who make informed and conscientious choices not to expose their children to vaccines which have never been independently tested for either safety or effectiveness and which the High Court of Ireland and the US Supreme Court have labelled as unavoidably unsafe products, have already lost:
The $726 end of year Family Tax Benefit Supplement Part A which is a tax rebate previously given to all Australian families. The government is phasing this payment out for all Australian starting with the end of this financial year and finishing on July 1, 2018.
Approximately $14,000 per child per year in childcare benefits which are no longer accessible to anyone who has refused to subject their children vaccines.
But wait, there’s more
Now, Rupert Turnbull has announced that families who don’t vaccinate (named, depending on the media report you see, as either anti-vaxxers or pig-headed – sometimes both!) will lose an additional $28 a fortnight for each unvaccinated child from their Family Tax Benefit fortnightly payments, adding approximately $530 per year per child to the hit they have already taken for making legitimate, informed health choices.
It is apparent that our gover-maceutical authorities are treating us like frogs. If we won’t do what they tell us to do, they will slowly turn the heat up until we either following their orders regarding our family’s health or agree to be boiled to death.
I don’t know about you, but the only end result of that sort of compliance is croaking – one way or another!
I’ve had enough! Have you?
So I’ve decided to stand my ground – right here and right now. That line has been drawn in the sand and they will step over it only over my dead body.
Here is my plan of action – I will be changing this as I learn more and speak with others who are far cleverer than I am about this issue:
I will be making yet another appointment with my member of parliament to try and educate them about why it is wrong to discriminate against citizens in a democratic nation. I am going to take with me this wonderful document put together by someone on Facebook as well as reading the information on this page put together by the AVN.
I will be attending the No Jab No Pay/No Play Rally in Brisbane on May 28th and urge you all to make your very best effort to go to your nearest rally (and if there isn’t one, to organise one!). Here is a page with information on all currently-planned rallies. I am also looking into chartering buses to bring people from my area to Brisbane. Maybe you want to investigate the same thing where you live?
Wherever possible, I will be commenting on articles and talkback radio programs that are publishing or airing lies about this issue. I will make sure that my voice is heard as many in the community have no idea that this is not so much a matter of health as it is a matter of basic human rights.
How about you? Will you join me in taking action to protect yourselves and your families or will you just stay in the hot water?
Over the years, I have heard lots of medical practitioners and government health officials say some unbelievably stupid things about vaccination. No, really – there have been some corkers!
Vaccines don’t need to be tested…
Way back in the 1990s, I did a double-take when Dr Gavin Frost, Chairman of the National Childhood Immunisation Committee, told me that since vaccines were assumed to be safe and effective, it would be unethical to leave one group ‘unprotected’ in order to test them. So, we are basing a multi-billion dollar medical procedure on guesswork? That’s modern science for you!
Ignorance about MMR in pregnancy
A couple of years ago, I thought I’d heard it all when Dr Richard Kidd, head of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) in QLD told a parliamentarian at a hearing into legislative changes to vaccination requirements, that the next time she was pregnant, she should ask her doctor to give her an MMR vaccine – something that is absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy. Whoopsie!
The Northern Star based their piece on an article I published on this blog a couple of days ago (without citing the blog by name, of course) regarding a local child who was ill and hospitalised with a tetanus infection. They never contacted me (they never do), but they did misquote my statement. Below is their incorrect citation:
“Controversial anti-vaxxer, Meryl Dorey claimed in a blog post the diagnosis was “case of medical negligence based on ignorance of the symptoms … and potentially incorrect or incomplete cleaning of the child’s wound in the first instance”.”
And here is what I actually said:
“Rather than being a story of irresponsible parenting, one could possibly make a case that this is instead a case of medical negligence based on ignorance of the symptoms of tetanus infections and potentially incorrect or incomplete cleaning of the child’s wound in the first instance.”
I see what they did there, do you?
Limited value in cleaning wounds? Dr Semmelweiss would be rolling in his grave!
The next paragraph quotes Dr Ingall, a paediatrician with many years’ experience stating:
“…there was “limited value” in wound cleaning and “vaccination is key” to preventing tetanus.”
Your doctor may also give you antibiotics, either orally or by injection, to fight tetanus bacteria.
Are Dr Ingall’s statements an admission that this child’s wound was not cleaned properly and that antibiotics were neither administered nor offered as a means of treating this bacterial illness?
It is my personal belief the answer to this question is most likely yes since the next line in the article states that:
“Despite repeated requests, NSW Heath declined to comment whether the girl was offered either treatment when her wound was initially treated at Nimbin hospital.”
Do doctors know what tetanus looks like?
And despite the fact this child’s family say that the doctors and staff who saw their daughter did not recognise tetanus infections, and even consulted with a paediatrician who likewise didn’t know what the condition looked like, NSW Health issued a statement saying:
“…clinicians and nursing staff were trained in, and had access to, the latest clinical protocols for treatment and control of vaccine-preventable diseases, including tetanus.”
How then to explain the delay in diagnosing this child with tetanus – a delay which could potentially have led to her death?
Where is the evidence that vaccination prevents tetanus?
Lastly, Dr Ingall, as stated above, claimed that ““vaccination is key” to preventing tetanus.””
I would like to know how that statement can be made when tetanus is a disease for which natural immunity may not exist. In other words, you can develop a tetanus infection, recover from it and then, get another tetanus prone wound weeks or months down the track and get tetanus all over again.
“As recovery from tetanus may not result in immunity, an important part of the treatment is to ensure that the person starts a course of vaccination to prevent them from contracting tetanus in the future.”
Now, I will ask you all the question I have asked medicos for nearly two decades without any answer at all – if natural infection cannot convey immunity, how can vaccination do what the disease cannot?
Lastly, the treatment this child was given, Tetanus Immunoglobulin (TIG) is yet more guesswork since drugs.com, an authoritative source on pharmaceutical products states:
“Evidence of effectiveness of TIG in the treatment of active tetanus infection is limited and optimum dosage not established.”
Once again, the medical community and the media blame the victim
This family has been pilloried in the court of public opinion for not subjecting their child to a vaccination which nearly killed one of her close relatives. Their family history most likely predisposes her to a serious reaction to tetanus vaccines. At one time,when individual health was considered to be more important than the protection of government vaccine policies, this would have been a contraindication to being vaccinated
In my opinion, this family acted responsibly and with all due care. I believe they may have been badly let down by the medical community who might have failed to diagnose or treat their daughter’s illness in a timely or appropriate manner.
And lastly, we have all been let down by the media which has done its best to incite hatred, misinform and outright lie as well as lying by omission about all aspects of this case.
When it comes to the media and the so-called Skeptic community, there is a real double-standard in regards to the value of not only our children but our rights to keep them safe from harm as we see fit – whether that is the harm posed by disease or the harm posed by vaccines.
Children who have been hurt by diseases and their families are treated like saints. They are sanctified in the corridors of government (with many of them becoming unqualified consultants on government vaccination policy), in the press and amongst their fellow citizens.
Those who were harmed by vaccines, however, are told to shut up, stop their whinging and, even worse, are told that they are imagining what they saw with their own eyes. Their children are invisible, disregarded and just considered to be the sacrificial virgins thrown into the volcano to save everyone else’s children.
Worst of all, however, is the treatment that parents of unvaccinated children receive when someone in their family contracts or is harmed by one of the diseases covered by our vaccination schedule. These parents are treated like criminals, openly and gleefully abused and basically told they are getting what they deserve without any question about what actually happened.
The media and incomplete, biased coverage
Yesterday, there was a story on the ABC as well as in the Northern Star newspaper about a family whose child was near death in hospital from a tetanus infection. This young, 7-year old girl had been transferred from Lismore Base Hospital to the Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane for emergency treatment and was near death. Everyone from the paediatrician who saw her in Lismore to the members of various internet hate groups to random commentators on Facebook and other social media outlets were having a go at the parents of this little girl and blaming them for her condition.
I’ve spoken with someone who knows this family well and have gotten the real story about this child’s illness and the family’s reasons for rejecting vaccines. Rather than being a story of irresponsible parenting, one could possibly make a case that this is instead a case of medical negligence based on ignorance of the symptoms of tetanus infections and potentially incorrect or incomplete cleaning of the child’s wound in the first instance.
I was told that this little girl had two members of her family who reacted badly to vaccines – one of whom nearly died from a tetanus shot. Another close relative had a serious reaction to a different vaccine which led to long-term physical problems. As a result, this family had made an informed decision not to take a risk with the tetanus vaccine. I will include more about tetanus and the vaccination at the end of this blog post.
The history of this case
On the 21st of February, a brick was dropped on this child’s toe, crushing the toe and nail badly. Her parents brought her to the local Nimbin Hospital where she was treated for this wound. They took here there once a day to get her dressing changed. The schedule later went to once every two days and then, as the wound appeared to be healing, once every few days. All this time, the child was being seen by doctors and hospital staff and was thought to be improving.
Her doctor noted that the nail would grow back crooked if she did not receive further treatment so surgery was performed on her toe to remove and reinsert the nail. This was done a couple of weeks after the initial injury took place.
Tetanus-recognised by friends and family but not by the medical staff
Lockjaw, one of the most common early symptoms of a tetanus infection, did not start to present itself until approximately 10 days later. Although she had been brought to hospital several times over this period, and her parents had asked the doctors about whether or not their daughter might have tetanus, they were always told no.
On Monday, March 13th, she was taken to a physio because of a sore back and the physio thought perhaps it was a growth spurt. That night, she woke up crying every 15 minutes so her mother slept with her and found she was waking to convulsions. She had no fever. She had weak legs and difficulty standing up. She could not open her mouth very wide and her jaw hurt when she tried to.
The parents want to make clear that they feel the medical staff did their best over this entire period and were very respectful towards them and their daughter, but no one had had any prior experience with tetanus. Regardless of this, the parents had expressed concern a number of times over their hospital visits regarding tetanus. They had pushed the point that they felt it could be tetanus and the staff had dismissed these concerns.
The child’s condition worsens
On Tuesday, March 14th at 3:30 pm, the little girl saw the local doctor who phoned a paediatrician for advice. Neither had had any experience with tetanus and felt it best she be taken to Lismore Base Hospital either that night or the next day. The parents were very concerned and rushed her in that night.
At Lismore Base Hospital, they finally diagnosed her with tetanus and gave her two vials of tetanus immunoglobulin as that was all they had. She was placed on a ventilator and rushed to The Lady Cilento children’s hospital in Brisbane. Once at Lady Cilento, they gave her more immunoglobulin. They removed the toenail to make sure the site had been cleaned correctly and no tetanus spores remained.
The girl has now stabilised and is doing well. It was thought that she would be off of the ventilator last night and was hopefully improving now after receiving the proper treatment.
The parents have said although questioned about their stance on vaccines, all staff in all three hospitals were respectful and were doing their best with the knowledge and experience they had.
To start with, for all those out there who are filled with fear by this story, I need to tell you that tetanus is not a transmissible disease. A person who has a tetanus infection cannot then give that disease to anyone else.
The infection is caused by a bacterium – clostridium tetani – which is anaerobic in nature – in other words, oxygen will kill it.
This bacteria lives quite happily and usually harmlessly in the gut of all mammals, including humans. The problem occurs when there is a deep puncture wound which (usually) does not bleed freely and is then covered, preventing oxygen from reaching the site.
A hydrogen peroxide solution is often applied to deep puncture wounds, forcing oxygen into the site and if necessary, there have been recommendations to apply pressure to the wound, forcing blood to the surface since blood is highly oxygenated. In addition, bleeding and cleaning should hopefully remove any tetanus spores which may be present.
I have heard many stories of hospital staff recommending tetanus boosters to patients who present with closed wounds (eg non-compound fractures, sprains and severe bruising without a break in the skin). From my reading, this should not be necessary since without an entry wound, tetanus should not be able to enter the body. It is also potentially unnecessary to administer a tetanus vaccine to someone who has had a wound that has no possible contamination with tetanus spores (carried in animal faeces, remember), such as someone who has cut their hand or foot on a broken glass in their kitchen or who has cut themselves with a clean knife, though I have been contacted by many people whose doctors had made this recommendation to them. Vaccines are not benign products. They carry with them real and in some cases, quantifiable risks of harm or death and their use should be limited to instances when the potential benefits outweigh any known risks.
Tetanus in Australia
Tetanus is very rare in Australia – mainly due to the fact that very few of us now live on the same land occupied by large animals such as cattle and horses who carry tetanus spores in their faeces. We are also much more likely to clean wounds thoroughly and properly when they occur, not allowing them to fester.
Each year, an average of 7-10 (mostly elderly) Australian adults will contract tetanus infections. Many of these occur in diabetics who, due to a lack of circulation to their extremities, may not be aware of their wound and as a result, may not care for it properly.
Most of those who have contracted this illness since widespread vaccination began during and after WW II were at least partially, if not fully, vaccinated against it. The NNDSS (National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System) has classed many of the elderly in Australia who contracted tetanus as being unvaccinated, but it is difficult to know if that means they have not received any tetanus vaccines or they had simply not received the recommended tetanus boosters and would, therefore, have been considered to be up-to-date.
The case of tetanus in this young child yesterday is only the second case in a child in Australia since 1991. The risk for an individual child is vanishingly small – though if that child happens to be yours, this statistic will be cold comfort.
The tetanus toxoid vaccine has been used in other countries, as I stated earlier, since the 1920s. The first tetanus toxoid vaccine was introduced in Australia in 1939 (mostly for use in our armed services) and was not routinely administered to children until 1953 when our modern schedule of mass vaccination began. At that time, it was combined with diphtheria and pertussis shots to form the DTP vaccine.
This article, by Dutch physician Dr Kris Gaublomme, tells a great deal about the ineffectiveness and risks of this vaccine. The tetanus vaccine has been routinely administered in combination with diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines since early last century. Many reactions which occurred after the DTP combined shot were blamed on the pertussis component. But many of those who received the tetanus-only shot (no longer available in Australia) suffered severe and even life-threatening reactions to just that vaccine.
One of the noted reactions is something called hyperimmunisation. Tetanus boosters used to be recommended for adults every five years. It was found, however, that such frequent boosting could lead to hyperimmunisation, meaning that the vaccinated person would develop symptoms of a tetanus infection (lockjaw, severe muscle spasms, etc) without ever suffering a tetanus-prone wound.
One of the first people to contact me to report his vaccine injury to the AVN’s database in the early 1990s after the AVN first started was a local builder who had developed hyperimmunisation. As a builder, he was constantly getting injuries at work. Despite the fact that he was totally up-to-date with the government recommended schedule, every time he was admitted to hospital for treatment, he would be given a routine tetanus booster (Tet-Tox) without being asked about how long it had been since his last shot. He subsequently developed this condition, meaning that he would suffer from periods of lockjaw and extremely painful muscle spasms over and over again.
Alternatives to medical vaccination
As many of you would know, my eldest child was injured by his DTP and then MMR vaccines. My second child received DT (we left out the pertussis component – parents can no longer do that) and polio and my third child got polio only. My 4th is completely unvaccinated.
We live on a farm so we were always aware of the potential risk of tetanus. Our solution was to always have hydrogen peroxide on hand, to clean and bathe any wounds the children got (and since they always ran around barefoot, as good country children do, there were many wounds!) and to bathe the area thoroughly in this solution. We also kept (and still keep) a vial of Ledum on hand. Ledum is one of the homeopathic remedies for tetanus and we would administer that to the children should they have a wound we felt might be at risk for a tetanus infection.
I have spoken with other families who have used other strategies to prevent tetanus infections. It is probably a good idea, if you are interested in this issue, to speak with your own trusted health professional to seek their opinion. There are several books I can recommend for further reading on this and other vaccination issues as well. I will list them in the bibliography at the end of this post.
I guess the takeaway message for this article is that parents will always love their children more than anyone else will. More than the doctors; more than the government; more than the pundit wanna-be’s at SAVN; and more than anyone in the media. They will make the decisions they feel are best for their family’s health based on the information they have at the time.
Life is filled with risk
On average, 7 children under the age of 15 are killed every year in Australia and 60 are injured after being run over by cars in their own driveways. These deaths and injuries would be (for the most part) preventable through the requirement to install reversing cameras in every car, ute and truck registered in this country. Yet the government has not made this recommendation nor do these children make front page news when such tragedies occur.
Why then is the finger of blame so often and so cruelly pointed at loving families who are doing the very best they can in a very difficult situation? There is no proof that tetanus vaccination would have prevented this child’s illness and a lot of potential evidence that earlier recognition by medical staff might have saved a lot of suffering.
We all do what we can, when we can to keep our children safe, happy and healthy. When something goes wrong, that is the time for us to come together and support each other – not to play the game of ‘what if’, ‘if only’ and ‘you should have…’.
Please try to keep that in mind the next time this situation arises. Especially those of you in the media who are the biggest and most public offenders.
Until then, I wish this family and their little girl all the very best for a quick and complete recovery to full and vital wellness.
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