Legislation to ban unvaccinated children
Today, the Opposition Leader in NSW Parliament will be introducing a bill which aims to openly discriminate against your children and mine. He will most likely gain bipartisan support for this piece of legislation which, without any scientific evidence whatsoever, will effectively set up a ghetto for the healthy unvaccinated – separating them from their fully vaccinated yet somehow still unprotected peers. Keep in mind that there has NEVER been a demonstrated case of an outbreak started by children who were unvaccinated and the majority of those who contract infectious diseases in NSW and Australia were fully vaccinated against them.
Preschools and childcare centres are the target today, but will tomorrow’s targets be schools, playgrounds, universities and the workplace? If such intemperate language, as has been in evidence over the last two weeks of this campaign goes unopposed, will there be a limit to what the government will be prepared to do to segregate healthy unvaccinated children from the rest?
And what is happening here in Australia is being noted overseas as well with newsletters being issued by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, the Greater Good Movie, and other very popular alternative news sources. The eyes of the world are upon us.
Here in Australia, Leon Pittard of FairDinkum Radio interviewed Tasha David, mother of 8 children – 6 of whom are vaccine injured – for her take on the current vilification campaign. This is highly recommended for both listening and sharing with others – perhaps add this link into your emails to government officials and the media?
Informed choice vs fear and ignorance
The NSW Parliament doesn’t like parents who don’t vaccinate. It doesn’t matter if you have a tertiary education, a medical degree, have researched this issue for years and based your decision on the best available science or if your child was killed or seriously injured by vaccines you had given them in the past. If you choose not to vaccinate, stop vaccinating or vaccinate selectively, the Parliament doesn’t want your healthy unvaccinated children near their fully-vaccinated kids. End of story.
Today in that bastion of vilification and group-speak, the Daily Telegraph, Opposition Leader Mr John Robertson, added his two cents:
“Mums and dads who vaccinate their child against diseases like measles, chicken pox or whooping cough are doing the right thing. The problem comes when your child has to sit in a reading circle or play in the sandpit with another tot who has not been immunised.”
Tell me something, Mr Robertson. If little Victor Vaccinated is playing in the sandpit with Ursula Unvaccinated and Victor is still at risk, why blame Ursula for the ineffectiveness of his vaccines?
Mr Robertson states in an almost panic-stricken manner that the vaccination rates in Sydney are “just 92 per cent” without mentioning that this is the highest rate of overall vaccination compliance ever. And it coincides with the highest rate of whooping cough infection since mass vaccination began in 1953. So how can the unvaccinated be to blame?
According to the government’s own figures, 75% of those aged one to four who get whooping cough are fully vaccinated against it; a further 14% are partially vaccinated; and only 11% unvaccinated. This is not evidence of vaccine effectiveness. This is a clear indication that we need to rethink the value of vaccinating against whooping cough – especially in the face of the growing worldwide epidemic in those who are fully vaccinated yet unprotected.
There are other NSW Parliamentarians who have spoken out in equally bizarre ways.
Take this gem from The Hon Catherine Cusack:
“The zeal and success of the Australian Vaccination Network accumulating scientific fact and truth about immunisations is, sadly, having deadly effects.”
Well, if scientific facts and truth are having deadly effects on the push to vaccinate, surely it’s time to re-evaluate what we’re doing. Surely it’s time to open the forum and have a mature discussion about the concerns parents have. Acknowledging that science and truth, if allowed to be publicised, may erode vaccination programs, is step one. After that we need to decide our response. Do we bury the science and truth, and introduce laws to force parents to comply? Or do we embrace the science and truth and openly discuss the way forward, re-evaluating our policy on vaccines as we go, and showing respect to all parties concerned.
Even those within the medical community think these actions are heavy-handed
Australian Doctor Weekly published an article yesterday quoting an expert on vaccines as stating that:
“…the move has been described as heavy-handed and unnecessary by Associate Professor Julie Leask (pictured), of the National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases (NCIRS).Professor Leask told Australian Doctor that giving childcare centres the power to ban unvaccinated children would stigmatise families, segregate children and encourage polarisation of views.”It’s unnecessarily heavy-handed and it would be more productive to enforce underused provisions that are already in place,” she said.
…The reality was that Australia had “high and stable” vaccination rates of about 93%, she said.”
And a medical doctor wrote in a letter to the Sydney Morning Herald on this issue:
NSW Labor’s bill banning “anti-vax” kids from pre-schools is political opportunism and would enshrine discrimination, bordering on vilification, of parents based on their vaccination choice (“Vaccine fears could lead to ‘epidemic'”, May 20).
It is simply unethical to coerce parents into agreeing to any medical procedure, including vaccination, for their child. Threatening removal of an essential service such as pre-school and childcare is coercion.
What is the problem for the vaccinated children? They are protected by the vaccines they have received, obviously, so they are not at risk of catching a “vaccine-preventable” disease. If the parents are worried about catching childhood diseases, they should line up for their own vaccinations as currently recommended.
Just in passing, unvaccinated children are sent home at times of infection so that they do not catch the infection, not as punishment for causing it.
My own experience is these types of strategies backfire terribly, and may even worsen vaccination rates. It is time for a different, more inclusive approach to this divisive problem.
Dr Mark Donohoe Mosman
We can stop this – but we need to act now!
These discriminatory efforts can be successfully stopped, but our response must be strong, it must be vocal and it must be immediate!
Many of you have been writing letters. Those letters have made ua all so proud to be associated with you. In the last two weeks, we have received several hundred letters which have been sent to NSW Parliamentarians and, in some cases, to the Federal Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek and the Federal Shadow Minister, Peter Dutton, as well (since the Federal Government is currently considering financial penalties for the parents of unvaccinated children). But it will take much more to get through the wall of lies and deceit built up by the media and those with vested interests in ensuring complete vaccination.
Make an appointment to see your local member of parliament. Take friends and family with you as support. If you have a vaccine-injured child or family member, take their picture and a short letter (just a couple of paragraphs) describing the reaction. Tell your parliamentarian that all Australians are entitled to the same respect and protection and if they do not agree, you will not be voting for them or their party again.
In addition to making this appointment, please continue to write to NSW parliamentarians with your views on this issue. I have already posted some of your letters here and will be posting more of them today if time allows. Here is a list – email list-nsw parliament – containing the email addresses of all NSW members of parliament. Thank you to our wonderful members for putting these emails into an easy-to-use format for us. You can copy and paste these into your email program (please use the BCC field if possible) in one go and your letter will automatically be sent to all of them. Remember, tell your own story in your own words if possible but if not, feel free to copy from any of the letters which have been uploaded onto our blog.
A Voice for the Vaccine Injured
In many cases, those who have been injured by vaccines (and all those who have been killed by shots) are voiceless – unable to speak for themselves and tell their stories.
I will be starting a series of interviews with the parents and families of vaccine-injured children. We must put a human face on this issue – it is far too easy to disregard or ignore the faceless, nameless thousands out there who are suffering because of vaccination, but it is much more difficult to turn your back on or abuse real families, real children, real pain.
If you would like to participate – all interviews will be conducted using your computer and a headset so you don’t need to leave your home to take part – please contact me by clicking here.
Just one more day to sign our petition
If you haven’t already, please sign our petition and share this link with everyone and anyone you know – both inside and outside of Australia. It doesn’t matter if they vaccinate or not – this is all about deploring the vilification of those who have made an informed choice or whose children have suffered from vaccine-injury. Only the most uncaring members of our society would believe that it was OK to attack loving families in this way.
I will be forwarding the petition to members of parliament and the Editor of the Daily Telegraph tomorrow so we only have 24 hours left to gather more signatures. It would be great to get over 7,000 to sign – your help would be appreciated.