The end of the tour – but not the end of the road!

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.

Heartbreak

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.

Momentum builds!

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.

Opposing The Compulsion To Vaccinate Everyone – Meryl Dorey

Meryl Dorey of nocompulsoryvaccination.com and the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network, Inc. did 2 interviews on March 10th regarding the No Jab No Pay legislation. Below is the video from one of those. The other will be posted when it is live on the internet. Thank you so much to 108Morris108 for providing a venue to air these important issues. Please share this information widely.

Medical Myopia

 

by Meryl Dorey

I was driving home from the post office just after 4 PM today when my mobile phone rang. I didn’t recognize the number so I almost didn’t answer it but curiosity got the better of me and when I picked up the phone, I discovered t37255797_shat it was a journalist from the Medical Observer.

Was he calling to ask questions about why so many parents are up in arms over the government’s discriminatory and illegal “No Jab, No Pay” policy that is supposedly being introduced in January (though the legislation hasn’t been tabled in Parliament as of yet)?

No.

Was he interested in finding out why the health of Australia’s children is now worse than it’s ever been, with nearly 50% of our kids under the age of 12 being treated for at least one chronic condition and childhood cancers, diabetes, asthma, autism, ADD and other autoimmune conditions soaring to new records every year?

No.

Was he calling to ask about why the Australian government is still recommending HPV vaccines when Japan withdrew their recommendations over a year ago due to a large number of serious reactions with France, Spain and other European countries also asking whether they should continue pushing this dangerous shot?

No.

Or, while we are on the subject of the HPV vaccine, was he wanting to discuss the dozens of young women in Mexico who had seizures immediately after getting this shot – and the fact that those seizures were caught on video and shared around the world.

No.

The reason he was calling – and the reason why I had to laugh when he started talking (nothing personal – I’m sure he is a lovely man), was because at a time when there are so many pressing issues surrounding vaccinations today, the Medical Observer wanted to know why I was no longer the Public Officer of the AVN.

I told him that this is not a story. And if he wanted to write a REAL story, how about covering the issue of Dr William Thompson, the CDC Whistleblower, who has admitted to colluding with his superiors at the Centers for Disease Control in order to hide a strong, scientifically-proven link between vaccinations and autism – especially in black children.*

You may find this hard to believe, but he had never heard of William Thompson!

When I told him that there would be a Congressional Inquiry into this crime and that Congressman Bill Posey had been given thousands of pages proving the cover-up, the journo said that this was no doubt an important issue but, why was I no longer on the AVN Committee and were there any hard feelings between myself and Tasha David, the AVN’s President?

I again reiterated that this was NOT a story! I fully supported the AVN and was simply retired from the committee after more than 20 years as its head. But how about writing an article about vaccine injuries?

Every day in Australia and around the world, children were being killed or injured by vaccines. They needed a voice in the media. The Medical Observer should BE that voice. They should be covering these issues instead of chasing or manufacturing rubbish articles about nothing at all.

He then asked me about the AVN’s finances and whether I was concerned about an apparent drop in membership.

I told him that any questions about money should be addressed to the AVN’s President or their Treasurer. I am just a member. You wouldn’t just scroll through the membership of the Liberal party and call random members to ask them whether they were concerned about the Liberal party’s spending, would you?

Yes, he told me, he would!

So, I realised at this point that trying to get him interested in covering a real story or trying to get the Medical Observer to take this issue, our children and our rights seriously was, sadly, a lost cause.

One day, in the not too distant future, when the evidence of vaccine risks and ineffectiveness becomes so overwhelming, even the Australian media can no longer suppress or ignore it, this journalist might look back on our conversation and wonder why he didn’t choose to report the real news instead of the fluff.

At that point, regardless of what he has done in the intervening months, he will never be able to say that he didn’t know or that he was just following orders.

Please note: Blog posts are opinion pieces which represent the views of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of the nocompulsoryvaccination blog. This blog is a forum, support and information site and outlet for discussion about the relative benefits and risks of vaccinations in particular – and medical procedures in general. We do not provide medical advice but believe that everyone has the opportunity and the obligation to do their own research before making decisions for their families. The information we provide (including your personal review of the references we cite) should be taken in conjunction with a range of other data, including that obtained from government, your health care provider and/or other medical source material to assist you in developing the knowledge required to make informed health choices.

Vaccination During Pregnancy – Untested, Unsafe and Recommended by the CDC

By Benjamin Rush

Below is a table of vaccinations which are recommended before, during and after pregnancy for American women. The table is from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) -the corrupt American Government body that has been implicated in colluding with pharmaceutical interests to cover up and suppress information on the link between vaccinations and autism (amongst other things).*

Please note that NONE of these vaccines have ever been tested for safety during pregnancy  and that since the US Government began recommending vaccines to pregnant women, the number of fetal deaths has exceeded postnatal deaths the first time ever. (Fetal and Perinatal Mortality: United States, 2013)

Australia also started to recommend vaccinations during pregnancy – even during the first trimester when moms are supposed to avoid exposure to any and all toxins and drugs.

Are millions of children being killed and permanently injured in the womb where their parents will never suspect the involvement of vaccines? Will children who are born with multiple birth defects and congenital issues or being miscarried hours or days after their mothers were vaccinated ever be counted in the official toll of vaccine victims?

If you know of someone who is currently pregnant or is thinking of getting pregnant sometime in the future, please share this information with them.

If you are a pediatrician, obstetrician or other health professional, please become informed about the risks of the procedures you recommend. Primum non nocere – Firstly, do no harm.pregnancy chart

Please note: Blog posts are opinion pieces which represent the views of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of the nocompulsoryvaccination blog. This blog is a forum, support and information site and outlet for discussion about the relative benefits and risks of vaccinations in particular – and medical procedures in general. We do not provide medical advice but believe that everyone has the opportunity and the obligation to do their own research before making decisions for their families. The information we provide (including your personal review of the references we cite) should be taken in conjunction with a range of other data, including that obtained from the government, your health care provider and/or other medical source material to assist you in developing the knowledge required to make informed health choices.

Benjamin Rush is nocompulsoryvaccination’s USA Correspondent and the owner of the Fans of the AVN Facebook page.

VAERS -The US Government’s Human Garbage Dump – Reaches Half-a-Million Cases – AGE OF AUTISM

6a00d8357f3f2969e201b7c784cbbc970b-150wiIn recent days the US Vaccine Adverse Events Reports database (VAERS), opened a quarter of a century ago, was updated to top more than half a million reports. While listing on VAERS does not mean a vaccine injury report is confirmed it is also as a passive reporting database likely to under-report by many times and may represent numerically no more than 1 or 2% of cases.

Although monitored by both the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration it is doubtful whether the database has ever led to the official acknowledgment of any single injury. It may be that in one instance a product, Wyeth’s Rotashield, was removed from the market as a result of evidence from the database. On that occasion the removal of the product was greatly to the benefit of the nation’s leading vaccine advocate, Paul Offit, who was piloting a rival product. On other occasions VAERS data may have contributed modestly to policy changes which would anyway have occurred .

via VAERS -The US Government’s Human Garbage Dump – Reaches Half-a-Million Cases – AGE OF AUTISM.

There is nothing trendy about not vaccinating your child…

by Tasha David

Not vaccinating your child is not something you take lightly as a parent. The bombardment of vaccine propaganda is in your face everywhere you look and some are scared to even let others know that they don’t vaccinate because they don’t want their children to face the stigma of going against the crowd. Going to the doctors can be a battleground where you are berated and belittled for not conforming to the status quo.  The simple act of going to the emergency room because your child broke their arm always starts with the question “Is your child up to date on their immunisations?” and you think to yourself – here we go again!

So there really is nothing trendy about not vaccinating your child…

little-rock-segregationBut do you want to know what IS really trendy right now? It is the demonising and current witch-hunt against parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.

The world has become a bully’s wonderland right now. You can harass and be hateful towards ‘anti vax’ parents and no one will even consider it to be bullying.

You can tell them how crap they are as parents!

You can tell them to go and take their disease-ridden brats away from your [fully-vaccinated] children!

You can tell them how they are stupid, selfish, moronic, irresponsible, tin foil hat wearing, rabid ‘anti vaxxers’ who are child abusers and whose children should be taken away from them!

You can even tell them that you hope that they and their children die to clean out the stupid from the gene pool!

No one will even pull you up for those cruel and despicable comments because ‘anti vaxxers’ deserve it, right?

WRONG!

No loving parent and especially their children, deserves to be treated like lepers and outcasts. Whether they vaccinate or not is irrelevant, and frankly I am astounded at the hate speech that has been allowed to flow freely since the Disneyland measles outbreak. (for example, Jail ‘anti-vax’ parents and Measles Can Kill, And It’s Spreading. Sue Parents Who Didn’t Vaccinate? Absolutely

You cannot shame a parent in to harming their child and yet, that is what you are asking us (especially the parents of vaccine injured children) to do.

All the bullying, vilifying, suing, incarcerating or (completely illegally) making their names and addresses publicly available to the world, will not change a thing.  By the way Joe Matthews (the author of the afore-mentioned article), the whole sticker idea to show who the outcasts of society are? That’s already been done before. The last time, they were made to wear yellow stars. I guess tyrannical minds think alike.

It also shows how very little you know about parents who choose not to vaccinate. Let’s get one thing straight. I do not choose to inject pharmaceutical products in to my children’s bodies anymore because vaccines hurt them and caused not just “a week of hell”, but a lifetime of hellish challenges.

I don’t blame others for my children’s health issues, I realise that we are all just trying to do the best we can for our children. Anyway I am too busy trying to heal my children’s bodies to run around pointing fingers.

My choice to not be informed about what I was injecting in to my babies caused them numerous health issues and robbed three of my children of ever being able to live an independent life, of being able to fall in love or able to have a family of their own and those facts will haunt me for the rest of my days.

6579263459_f7437cede5_zThere is nothing in this world you could do to me to make me forget this no matter how much I want to, because you cannot unsee the damage done to your child.

I cannot unsee having to search for my child when she absconded from my parent’s back yard and then find her running down the middle of a busy street surrounded by cars beeping their horns and yelling at her to get off the road, because she has no sense of danger.

I cannot unsee waking up in the early hours of the morning to see my other daughter covered head to toe in her own faeces that she ate while smearing it all over the walls.

I cannot unsee my son trying so hard to speak so that he could play with the other children in the playground but all he could do was scream, till they ran away.

I cannot unsee the vast difference in health between my vaccinated and unvaccinated children and not know that it is my fault.

There is nothing you could do that would ever make me vaccinate them again. I would rather die than see them be hurt. Luckily I have found that there is a better way to raise healthy children and my children have thrived because of it. It is called taking responsibility for the health of your own children. Learning how to naturally support and boost their immune systems and not expect other parents to put their healthy children at risk of injury or death just because you believe that that will protect yours.

You want to know the most important reason why I and many other parents don’t vaccinate their child? We do it because we love them, just like you love your child and no amount of legislation or shaming tactics will ever overcome that.

Please note: Blog posts are opinion pieces which represent the views of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of the AVN National Committee. The AVN is a forum, support and information organisation and outlet for discussion about the relative benefits and risks of vaccinations in particular – and medical procedures in general. We do not provide medical advice but believe that everyone has the opportunity and the obligation to do their own research before making decisions for their families. The information we provide (including your personal review of the references we cite) should be taken in conjunction with a range of other data, including that obtained from government, your health care provider and/or other medical source material to assist you in developing the knowledge required to make informed health choices.

Vaccine Autism cover-up?

A whistle-blower seems to have come out about The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducting scientific fraud and cover-up over the relationship between vaccines and autism. It states that risk factors for association between the MMR vaccineand autism are being under 3 years old, being a boy, and being of African descent.

MMR coverup

Will this report turn out to be true? If so I wonder why our health authorities in Australia haven’t been active in ensuring that the link hasn’t been ruled out? Time will tell.

News Epoch Times, Green Med Info, Natural News. Original research article link.

Timeline to a Tragedy: Did incompetence, lies and a government cover-up lead to deaths?

The AVN has created a timeline of events surrounding the ill-fated flu vaccination campaign, from its launch in WA on the 19th of March, 2010 up to the 18th of May, 2010. It paints a disturbing picture of government incompetence; bureaucrats whose only aim seems to be avoiding having their policies questioned; lies from those responsible for protecting the health of the community; and a group of caring parents kept in the dark about the real risks of a medical procedure that caused hundreds of hospitalisations and an unknown number of deaths.George Orwell1

We have merged 3 sets of data to bring you this information:

1-    The timeline included in the Stokes Report, commissioned by the WA government to examine what went wrong with the flu vaccination campaign and make suggestions as to how to prevent the same happening again.

2-    The Right to Information (RTI) request revealing how Ashley Epapara’s death was covered up to prevent criticism of the vaccine. The correspondence in this RTI also proves that both the Chief Health Officer (Jeannette Young) and the Minister for Health were alerted within hours of Ashley dying, despite their claims to the contrary.

3-    Phone calls and emails from parents and health practitioners received by the AVN during the worst of the reactions in WA and elsewhere. Most concerning is the fact that the AVN’s information includes two reports of deaths following flu vaccine – one an infant in Perth and another a 19-year old young man near Newcastle. Neither of these has ever been reported in the media nor, to the best of our knowledge, have they been included on Australia’s national database of vaccine reactions.

The recommendations of the Stokes report have, for the most part, been ignored. What happened four years ago, can happen again. Protecting vaccination policy still appears to take precedence over alerting consumers to warning signs of an unfolding tragedy.

Our health officials are claiming there is no vaccination debate; minimising the known risks and exaggerating the unproven benefits to declare vaccines beyond question. They follow this up with an agenda of vilification against those who have the greatest stake in the issue – the parents of Australia’s children.

Timeline of WA Flu Vaccine Disaster

(Please note – all emphasis has been added by the AVN and this blog will be uploaded in 3 sections due to the large amount of information included.)

Official studiesFriday, March 19, 2010

Flu vaccination campaign launches in WA with letters being sent to all families whose children are in the target age group, urging them to be vaccinated against influenza. No information is provided to alert them to the fact that this is an experimental, untested vaccine.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A local health service in WA contacted public health to report reactions in six out of nine children who had received the flu vaccine the day before. One child was hospitalised.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A public health nurse contacted the Communicable Disease Control Directorate (CDCD, WA), telling them of flu vaccine reactions and one child who was hospitalised. Authorities reassured this nurse that “reactions are common” and asked her to report to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

An immunologist working at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) contacted the Telethon Institute (the organisation being paid by pharmaceutical manufacturers to conduct a trial on flu vaccination in children) with concerns that their own child was experiencing a reaction to the Fluvax vaccine.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A senior nurse emailed CDCD to inform them of a number of calls from parents reporting vomiting and fever after receipt of flu vaccines.

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Ashley Jade Epapara, her twin sister and her older brother received their flu shots from a local doctor. That night, all three became ill.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Reports received from the nursing staff at PMH that children were presenting to the emergency department “unwell” after receiving the flu vaccine.

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Bunbury hospital called the CDCD to report that an adult had presented to their emergency department suffering a suspected reaction to the flu vaccine.

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CDCD emailed the Central Immunisation Clinic (CIC) at the WA Department of Health to confirm that they had heard of some children who were experiencing high fevers, pain and vomiting leading to hospitalisation after flu vaccinations.

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Ashley Epapara and her family

Ashley Jade Epapara was found dead in her bed at 6.30 on the morning after receiving the vaccine. Her twin sister and older brother who also received the shot are ill.

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Channel 10 News runs the following report at 5:00 PM:

Possible swine flu vaccination death – toddler dies in Brisbane

The Brisbane 5pm  Channel 10  TV News  – Friday 9th April 2010 reported  Mt Gravatt police are investigating the sudden death of  a 2 year old toddler .

The death occurred a day after the girl and most of her family had been immunised with the  Swine Flu vaccination.

The Queensland  Health Minister (Paul Lucas) said that no-one should avoid Swine Flu vaccinations.

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Samantha Keegan, A/Manager (Corporate) QLD Health, sent the following email to other QLD Health Officials:

Channel 10 have rung saying they have been informed by a very reliable source a 2-year old has died following some kind of flu vaccination.

Sounds a bit suspect as they said QPS is ‘aware’ – Police media know nothing.

Kerry White, Senior Public Affairs Advisor to QLD Health sent the following email to the Commonwealth Health Media Unit as well as to various officials with QLD Health:

 

Gday all, just to let you know (UNOFFICIAL) a two year old had died at Mt Gravatt, a Brisbane suburb, with “no suspicious circumstances”, we have had a TV inquiry already who says police suggested the only thing different in their lives recently was swine flu vaccination. Police seem to have left this as a possibility for post mortem investigation.

That is all we have at the moment, nothing official yet. Awaiting more detail.

Please advise total number of vaccinations in Australia, adverse events, any deaths attributed? And global?

 

Samantha Keegan, A/Manager (Corporate) with QLD Health wrote the following email:

Had a call from Channel 10 about a story they wanted to do on a two-year-old girl who died at Mt Gravatt this morning.

The QAS was called and police attended. There were no suspicious circumstances.

However, someone involved (think it was a police officer) told the journalise the death may have been linked with a flu vaccination given to the child 24 hours before its death, and an autopsy will be performed Monday to rule it out.

I have spoken to police media who followed up with the area to make sure no further statements of the nature were made and spoke to CH 10 News Editor about the unlikeliness of a link and the possible panic such a story could cause.

He has agreed to drop the story at this stage. No other media have called.

 

Email from Kerry White to Neil, Media Unit, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing

Gday Neil, a police office apparently made some comment to a Channel 10 reporter abt a possible vacc connection. Samantha has spoken to police media and got them to put a stopper on that talk, and to Channel 10 who have agreed to go no further, not run anything.

 

Email from Neil to Kerry White:

Thanks Kerry, and thanks Samantha for setting the coppers straight.

The irony is that I provided a one-hour briefing to reps of all State and Territory Premiers and Police media units about pandemic flu in Adelaide only last week. Part of that presentation included my thoughts on how people in authority (ie. Doctors in my case) can totally undermine health programs by making silly comments about perceived safety issues.

 

Email from Neil to Kerry White:

Much appreciate the heads up. Please keep me posted on this one.

I’m keen to hear if this blows up. Certainly has the potential to seriously undermine the confidence in the program and I’d like to jump on it before it does blow up (if possible).

 

Email from Kerry White to Dr Russ Schedlich, State Health Incident Controller, Pandemic H1N1 2009:

…In QLD it seems on the latest info I can find that we have had 199 adverse events (33 hospitalised) reported from 717,167 immunisations administered. (AVN note: 717,167 vaccines may have been distributed but there is no information on how many of those were actually administered.).

To be continued tomorrow, May 23, 2014…

Vaccination Risks: Predictable or a Game of Chance?

by Wynne Corben

Medical authorities consistently assert that vaccination has been, and continues to be, responsible for saving millions of lives, and that the benefits of vaccination far outweigh any risks from the procedure.  Further, they claim the risks posed by the procedure are predictable, well documented, and usually minor and of short duration – serious, long-term side effects are so rare as to be almost irrelevant.  Predicated on these reassurances – that the risks are predictable and negligible – well-meaning parents are more than willing to consent to vaccination on behalf of their children.  Consent is relegated to a simple administrative process – the attitude of nurses and doctors cavalier.  The gravity of consenting to a medical procedure to be performed on a healthy person, as opposed to a sick or injured one, whilst a necessary distinction, is one that is routinely ignored in this consent process.

Are the risks arising from vaccination as measureable and as predictable as the medical authorities would have us believe, or is the reality quite different?  Are vaccination providers obtaining legally informed consent or merely administrative consent?  Based on recent evidence from Australia the answer to both of these questions is resoundingly in the negative.

Many of you would already be familiar with the tragic cases of Saba Button, Lachlan Neylan, and Ashley Epapara, all of whom suffered devastating side-effects from the vaccines they received.  Both Saba Button and Lachlan Neylan suffered major brain injuries resulting in severe and permanent disability, and regretfully, Ashley Epapara died.  In the case of Ashley Epapara, the coroner was unable to identify a cause of death on autopsy, but did not rule out vaccination as being causative in her death.  You can read about Saba, Lachlan, and Ashley at the following links.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/saba-button-the-girl-who-is-never-alone/story-e6frg13u-1226035296706

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/toddler-who-was-given-an-adult-flu-shot-is-left-severely-brain-damaged-and-unable-to-walk-or-talk/story-fni0cx12-1226756398505

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2010-09-10/flu-vaccine-cant-be-ruled-out-in-toddlers-death/2256142

I recently became aware of another case of an extremely serious vaccine injury in an otherwise healthy child which, like the cases cited above, could not have been predicted based on the information provided by  the manufacturer of the vaccine.  At around 18 months of age, Izzy received a Diphtheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (DTaP) vaccination, and as a result, developed a serious condition called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.  Izzy’s mother, Edwina, has kindly agreed to share Izzy’s heart-wrenching story below.  As most people reading this would be aware, there is no scheme for vaccine compensation in operation in Australia at this time, so Edwina has launched a fundraising campaign to build a sensory garden for her daughter, who is now legally blind.  I urge everyone to could get behind this campaign.  All donations, however small, will be gratefully received by the family.  Donations can be made at following link using credit card, debit card or Paypal.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-build-izzy-a-safe-sensory-play-space

Izzy’s Story

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My daughter’s reaction to the DTaP vaccine

By Edwina Olesen

Izzy was born a healthy beautiful little girl who was always happy and very fun loving.

Izzy 2I remember when Izzy got sick like it was yesterday. She was 18 months old at the time. Our day care centre had flooded that week with heavy rain and was closed for the remainder of the week, so I decided to use this opportunity to get her immunizations up-to-date.  Everything seemed fine, but 2 days later Izzy’s eyes started to look swollen and red spots started to appear, so I took her to our local doctor who diagnosed foot and mouth and conjunctivitis.

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The next morning I woke up to her crying and frothing at the mouth and her face was covered in a red rash.

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I raced her to the Royal Children’s Hospital’s emergency room and by the end of the day, she was admitted onto an empty wing in case whatever she had might be contagious.  At 11.00pm the doctor phoned our room from his home.  He had been researching all day and informed us that Izzy was having a severe allergic reaction to her vaccination which was causing Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.  I can remember our conversation so clearly!  He just kept saying how sorry he was.  I had never heard of SJS and was not sure why he was so sorry, but it was freaking me out. I got onto my iPad and looked it up. As soon as I saw the mortality rate, I turned it off.

Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a rare, serious disorder in which one’s skin and mucous membranes react severely to a medication or infection. SJS is most often from medicine containing Ibuprofen such as Nurofen, or from sulphur-based treatments, from many antibiotics, or from anti-seizure medicine, and more rarely from vaccinations as in Izzy’s case, whose reaction was to the DTaP vaccine.  What is unnerving is that one can have these medications for years without any problems and then for some unknown reason one’s body will react in this way due to having been hyper-sensitised, this irrespective of one’s age.   Stevens-Johnson Syndrome often begins with flu-like symptoms, followed by a painful red or purplish rash that spreads and blisters, eventually causing the top layer of one’s skin to die and shed.  My daughter was basically burning from the inside out and her skin came off.  She had to be intubated and placed in an induced coma to ensure her oesophagus didn’t close up, as with burn patients.

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Izzy spent the next two weeks in the ICU at the RCH in Melbourne while they worked on saving her life.

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One night they called and told me to come straight in as they didn’t think she would make it through the night.  I have never felt so sick with fear.  I stayed by her side, pleading to the heavens to let her live, even if that meant that I had to be willing to sacrifice her eye sight in exchange for her life.

It was like my prayers were heard and accepted.  She was eventually moved to the burns ward for the next 3 months and nursed back to health.  She had to learn to walk and to eat again.  Thankfully, her skin grew back with minimal scarring. Her corneas were however stuck as if glued to her eyelids.
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They required an intensive operation at the Eye and Ear Hospital to separate the eye from the lid without piercing the cornea.  Amazingly, the corneal specialists managed to do this successfully.

Two months later she accidentally poked her glasses into her eye and perforated it. This required an emergency corneal transplant.  I cried throughout the day for Izzy and also because the cornea was donated by a little child who had died that day.  That a suffering family in their time of despair had the generosity to give such a gift to someone to someone was so beautiful.  I think of them often and wish they knew that a part of their child was making such a great difference to my little girl.

Izzy has however sustained irreversible scarring to the corneas and as such is now blind and can only see high-contrast colour and movement.  She wears protective glasses 24/7 so as not to damage her eye again.

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Her right eye is still stuck down to the eyelid and she won’t have any vision from it until operated on, sometime in the near future.  The operations won’t be without risk, as operating on the eye could inflame the left eye and take what little sight she does have.  Essentially, we are between a rock and a hard place with this one.

Izzy is on daily immune suppression medication for her transplant.  She has had so many operations I have lost count, but she continues to be a brave, smiley and happy girl.  In addition to all of this she suffers from photophobia (intolerance to light) and Dry-Eye Syndrome which requires constant ointment and drops in her eyes for the rest of her life. She is in constant pain as her eyes feel gritty, as if she had sand in them all the time.

It has been a real struggle dealing with this and just getting through each day, but I stop feeling sorry for myself when I see how amazing Izzy is and how she just gets out there and tries everything, wanting to be just like her older sister.

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Izzy’s Garden Campaign

I am currently using Indiegogo to increase awareness of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and raise enough funds to build Izzy a sensory garden which is also a safe play space.  Donations can be made at the following link.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-build-izzy-a-safe-sensory-play-space

Your support would be wonderful and is much appreciated!

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