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Copeland Publishing rejects AVN ad sight unseen

The AVN’s recent fund-raising efforts have enabled us to action many of the items which you, our members, have expressed a desire for. Apart from more research and information for distribution to our members and others, one of the requests which has come up time and time again is for the AVN to let more people know that we are here for accessing information, lobbying and support. The way our Committee decided to fulfill this desire for greater exposure was through advertising.

The publishing company we chose to book ads with is one that prints a monthly free magazine in every capital city – Copeland Publishing. Their magazines are very widely distributed and are read by parents of young children – exactly the market that we need to reach.

Two weeks ago, we contacted their advertising department and booked 1/4 page ads in Sydney’s Child, Melbourne’s Child and Brisbane’s Child magazines – hoping to expand our exposure to the other editions (Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin and Perth) as time went on.

We negotiated a price, got information on the deadline and were going to put through the payment on April 1st.

Unfortunately, after confirming our booking, I received the following message by email on March 31st:

Dear Meryl

It is with regret that I need to advise you that the publisher and editor of The Child magazines have decided that they are unable to publish your advertisment [sic] in the upcoming issue.

As independent publishers all material placed is at our discretion.

Please do not hesitate to call me on 02 8876 4811 if you wish to discuss this matter.

Kind regards

Marion Day
National Advertising Manager
Copeland Publishing

Now, I would like to advise you that Neither Marion Day nor anyone else at Copeland Publishing had even SEEN our ad yet (it wasn’t even laid out – I had only just sent the information to our graphic designer approximately 30 minutes before receiving this email message!). Our ad was rejected out of hand, without explanation – an action which I personally feel is tantamount to censorship and is quite upsetting for anyone who believes that the media is there to allow its readers access to all aspects of an issue – not to decide what people will and will not be allowed to know based on their own personal opinions or the opinions of their other advertisers.

I was able to speak with Marion Day by phone on April 1st and our conversation was very interesting. I was unsure of how to share the information from our phone call with you, our readers and supporters. As you will see below however, the decision was taken out of my hands because someone has notified the septics and their supporters of the fact that we not only were interested in taking out this ad but that the ad was being rejected.

But first, my conversation with Marion Day.

When I spoke with Marion, I said that I was a magazine editor myself and that it is a very unusual step to reject an ad without even seeing it first.

She then offered to send our ad to the editor who would vet it and get back to us. I asked if the decision would be changed after they looked at my ad and she said probably not. So what was the point, I asked?

She then went on to say that it was at the editor’s absolute discretion which ads would or would not run and that, particularly in the current economic climate when the Child magazines take a great deal of both pharmaceutical and government advertising – and both of these areas are pro vaccination – taking ads that encourage people to look at the other side of this issue could be economic suicide.

I asked Marion if the septic organisation had contacted the newspaper because the head honcho of the septics had blogged about this very issue only a few days earlier and had indicated that he would be contacting parenting publications to ensure that they did not take any advertising from us. She stated at first that she was unaware of any contact from this organisation but a little bit later in the conversation, she indicated that I should assume that my initial assumption in this regards could be true.

Regarding this organisation, she said that both herself and the editorial staff of the Child publications were aware of what was happening in the marketplace regarding the targeting of the AVN. That since this was a very difficult economic time, they needed to protect their own personal market condition. They were aware of the erratic behaviour (her words) of these people and of the manner in which this group tries to enforce their guidelines on others.

She said that historically, the Child publications have always leaned towards ensuring that both sides of this issue were always shown but that she personally, “…did not want to be standing before a camera on A Current Affair explaining why it was they had decided to take our ads.”

I left her with the following thought:

In fairly recent history, there have been countries where the press kowtowed to the wishes of interest groups and the government to the detriment of the masses.

The countries where these events took place suffered badly as a result of the media ‘simply following orders’.

Though it may not be economically viable for them to take an ad from an organisation which may affect their other advertisers, there will come a time when people – including them – have to do what’s right BECAUSE it’s right – not because of economic reasons. If that doesn’t happen, we are no better than any dictatorship or fascist nation and Australia is – in name at least – still a democracy.

As I said, our Committee was of two minds about how and when to tell you about this situation. In consultation together, however, we have decided that the release of these details on the internet by others has taken the decision out of our hands. Please read the following blog – this information is repeated on many septic websites:

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The AVN knocked back from advertising in mums & babies publication

It was recently revealed that the AVN was allegedly knocked back from putting paid advertising into a publication for mums and babies.

The Child group of magazines, covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth are free monthly publications distributed via childcare centres and baby shops and are highly targeted to Australian parents.

The website of Sydney’s Child describes the publication as, “..well established in the marketplace and highly respected by readers.”

“With six publications reaching across Australia, the Child group of magazines offer advertisers the ability to advertise nationally, or selectively depending on their needs. The tailored content within each magazine ensures that the publications always remain locally relevant to readers.”

All of which combines to make this the perfect platform for the AVN to scare parents into not vaccinating with their misinformation about vaccines causing autism, SIDS, shaken baby syndrome etc.

I understand that the AVN applied to purchase a 1/3 page ad in Sydney’s Child, Melbourne’s Child and Brisbane’s Child at a total estimated cost of $8000.

But in a highly principled and responsible move, it appears that the magazine declined the AVN the opportunity to do so, thus forfeiting a large amount of advertising money. This is a honorable move on their part, especially since being a free publication, they rely heavily on advertising revenue.

At question here is how the AVN came to have a spare $8000, after their recent donation drive initiated apparently to keep them from going under. Meryl apparently needed the cash to cover debts, so just a few weeks later she has enough in the coffers to blow eight grand on advertising?

I also wonder if her donors would be happy to see their money being diverted from keeping the AVN running to this new venture. That is, if indeed it is their money.

In August 2009, she was asking for donations to run a Generation Rescue ad, for which they would cover half the costs. An ad which never ran mind you, because we pipped her at the post. So it is possible that they have come to the party here.

In any case, I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when Meryl was told that The Child group did not want her anti-vaccine money. If she was not already convinced there is a conspiracy to see her silenced, then she ought to be well and truly by now. Paranoid much? Well maybe you should be Meryl!

I would like to clarify that neither Australian Skeptics, Stop the AVN or myself had anything to do with this decision. I’m sure Meryl will blame us, and I certainly wish I had the influence to persuade publishers and journalists to never publish her nonsense again, but I don’t.
(Or do I? *look over there, it’s a reptilian overlord*)

Congratulations to The Child group for adhering to their editorial policy and extending this to advertising:
Editorial Integrity – Our editorial integrity ensures that advertisements are always viewed within the context of a highly regarded, quality publication. That our magazines are seen in such a favourable light contributes positively to how an advertiser’s message is received by our readers.

The Child Group had done a great service to public health by limiting the exposure of the AVN’s misinformation. And by doing so, they may have saved a baby’s life.

http://scepticsbook.com/

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Though this piece gets the size of the ad and the amount of money we were going to pay wrong (it was far less than that), they are right in many other points such as the cities in which the ad was to run and the fact that we had taken this ad out in the first place! Short of hacking our emails or tapping our phones, it is my feeling that the only way in which the septics could know about our negotiations to place these ads would be if someone on the Copeland Publishing staff told them. I am hoping that is not the case, but yesterday, I sent the following letter to Danielle, the woman I originally booked the ads with:

Dear Danielle,

As you are most likely aware, Marion Day who is cc’d on this message, has written to me to state that Copeland Publishing will not accept an ad from the AVN. I discussed this with her and have also discussed it with my committee but we have not discussed this with anyone else.

Despite the fact that we have not released this information, the Australian Skeptics not only know that this has occurred, but have an idea of how much we were going to be paying for our advertising.

Can you please explain how this is the case and whether someone at Copeland Publishing has released our private information which is not only terribly unethical but a breach of best business practices.

I await your prompt reply.

Kind regards,
Meryl Dorey

At the time of writing this e-newsletter, I have not yet received a reply to my question.

Ethics or finances?

In the blog post quoted above, it is stated that the Child group has stuck to their ethical standards. Strange thing to say when their representative has admitted to me that the basis of this choice was not an ethical belief but simply economics; if the Child publications took our advertising, they might lose out on lucrative government and pharmaceutical support.

It is my opinion, based on these conversations, that this decision had nothing to do with ethics and everything to do with protecting their current advertisers from any information which might make readers look a bit closer at claims of vaccine safety and necessity.

I have to ask myself this question – if all of the natural health businesses, schools, party services etc. who advertise in these publications and stock them in their businesses and practices were to find out about this decision and as a result, were to suddenly withdraw their support, would that make up for the pharmaceutical and government advertising they would retain? We will probably never know, but it is an interesting mental exercise for me personally.

Please make contact

If you regularly read any of the Copeland Publishing magazines (you can find the complete list on their website), stock them in your business or practice or advertise with them, I would like to suggest that you contact them to let them know how you feel about their rejection of our advertisement.

You can contact Marion Day, the National Advertising Manager, either by email or by telephone on (02) 8876 4811,  and/or contact the Editor of all the Child publications, Sean Mooney via this website or at the main Sydney’s Child number, (02) 8876 4800.

Please send a copy of your letter to me at meryl@avn.org.au.

Back to the Future: Parental Concerns About Vaccine Safety

This posting came via the One Click Group – an excellent resource to bookmark:

The results of a 2009 survey evaluating the vaccine safety concerns of American parents was recently published in the journal Pediatrics. Out of the approximately 1500 parents, who took the survey, only 23 percent believe that vaccines cause autism in healthy children. But more than half were worried about serious adverse health effects of vaccination.

One Third Want Right to Refuse Vaccines

The vast majority said they believe that getting vaccines is a good way to protect children from disease and follow their doctor s recommendations. Still, more than 30 percent of those surveyed believe that parents should have the right to refuse vaccines that are required for school for any reason.

Defensive Doctors Losing Parents’ Trust

I am not surprised by these survey results because, since 1982, most parents contacting the National Vaccine Information Center tell us they want to trust what their doctors tell them about vaccination. Mothers and fathers depend upon their doctors to give them good advice; but when the health of their child or a child they know deteriorates after vaccination, parents logically start to ask questions. And when they are belittled or even threatened for asking those questions, the relationship between doctor and parent is never the same again.

Three Decades of Parental Concerns About Vaccine Safety

Parents asking questions about vaccine safety is nothing new. Although in the past decade there has been a focus on whether a mercury preservative in vaccines, perhaps in combination with the MMR vaccine, can cause autism in some children, the public conversation about vaccine risks and flaws in vaccine science and policy began in the early 1980 s. Back then, it was parents of DPT vaccine injured children calling for a less toxic whooping cough vaccine to replace an old one causing brain inflammation, brain damage and death…. Click here to read more, watch and video and access live links to references for this commentary.

Support Veteran Vaccine Information Organizations

During the past three decades, NVIC has worked with non-profit advocacy organizations in the U.S. and around the world that have raised public awareness about health and vaccination and are defending informed, voluntary vaccine decision making. On the NVIC.org Resource page we include a list of international and U.S. state grassroots vaccine information and choice advocacy organizations.

Several deserve special mention at this time, including:

Canada s Vaccination Risk Awareness Network (VRAN), founded in 1982 by Edda West. VRAN was founded by parents in Canada at the same time as NVIC was founded by parents in the U.S. and both VRAN and NVIC were responsible for defining and framing the vaccine safety and informed consent issue in North America.

The Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) founded in 1993 in Australia by Meryl Dorey also publishes Living Wisdom Magazine. Meryl and the parents at AVN have been at the forefront of communicating information about vaccine risks and the need for parents to be able to make voluntary health choices for their children.

Vaccination News founded by Sandy (Mintz) Gottstein in 2002 is a subscription online vaccine information news service that highlights news about vaccination from many different sources. Sandy is a Mom who has been a vaccine safety and choice advocate for more than 20 years.

The One Click Group founded in 2003 in the United Kingdom by Jane Bryant. Jane is the mother of a son, whose health was severely compromised by vaccination. The online News on One Click newsletter is one of the largest international sources of online information on vaccination and other health issues.

Parents around the world should get involved and actively support parent-led vaccine information advocacy organizations working to preserve informed, voluntary vaccine decision making.

email: news@nvic.org
voice: 703-938-dpt3
web: http://www.nvic.org
NVIC E-News is a free service of the National Vaccine Information Center and is supported through membership donations.

NVIC is funded through the financial support of its members and does not receive any government subsidies. Barbara Loe Fisher, President and Co- founder.

Learn more about vaccines, diseases and how to protect your informed consent rights at http://www.nvic.org

National Vaccine Information Center | 204 Mill St. | Suite B1 | Vienna | VA | 22180

Jackie Fletcher gets legal aid for vaccine damages claim

To all those denialists who claim that vaccines can’t possibly cause problems, read this story and follow this case. Jackie Fletcher is not only a mother who has been investigating this issue since her son was seriously injured, she is an activist par excellence and will be a worthy person to set a precedent in the UK that hopefully will see many others following her lead. It is time and more than time for this issue to get the attention and respect it deserves!

MMR mum makes legal history – Wigan Today

Prostitution? Hey, it’s a living!

Sleeping with men (or women) for money is the world’s oldest profession. When times get hard, enterprising individuals get to bed – and earn some money.
I make no judgement on this – it is an honest profession where both the prostitute and the John know what they are in for and accept it all as just part of the job.
What I can’t abide is someone who prostitutes themselves without actually coming out and saying what they’re doing – especially when that prostitution has been going on for years and has cost the taxpayer millions of dollars – or tens of millions or billions of dollars – while also hurting others.
What 2 consenting adults get up to is one thing.
What Julie Gerberding has been doing is completely different!
For years, she has been sleeping with the drug companies; enjoying those morning after smokes, getting off on the money, the power and the illicit relations. We all knew it was happening but to be polite, we would turn our heads and look the other way. Who wants to see that sort of thing in public, after all?
For instance, in regards to the simple question of, “Are vaccines related to autism?” Well, Julie said they were on TV!  But behind closed doors – she murmured very different sweet nothings into Big Pharma’s shell like! After all, she knew where the money was coming from to turn her next trick.
And Julie was very public with what she did. She was the head of the CDC, after all.  This was an Affair to Remember – but one I think we’d all rather forget.
Now finally, Merck has tried to make a more dishonest woman of her by naming Julie the head of their vaccines division. So all those years of brown-nosing and denial that vaccines cause any problems at all – in fact, they are safer than mother’s milk – have finally paid off!
Congratulations Julie! Who says you can’t sleep your way to the top (or the bottom, depending on your perspective)?

Help! The government stole my wallet!

I went out shopping the other day, and in a moment of weakness, I bought a lottery ticket. Money down the drain. But there was a 40 million dollar prize so I figured that my ‘investment’ of less than $10 might turn out to have some pretty great rewards. Oh well, another expense I needed to justify to myself in this difficult time.
The government’s having a pretty hard time of it too. Only their justification for spending between $500 million and $1 billion on the swine flu vaccination campaign is going to need to be pretty darn good. I don’t think the Australian people will be – or should be – as indulgent to this spend as my husband is to my little momentary weakness.
The government seems to have spent this money in a moment of panic. “Everybody else was doing it!”, they would cry. “If we didn’t get it then, it would have all been gone by the time we decided.”, they moan as they dig a hole in the ground with the toe of their little Doc Martin boots, tears starting in the corners of their eyes.
They are looking for sympathy. For us to say, “There, there dear. It’s OK. Could have happened to anyone. She’ll be right!” and pat them on the back and tell them to run off an play with the other countries for a little while longer, but be sure to come in soon for dinner.”
But it’s not OK. And she definitely won’t be right. Especially not if she was pregnant at the time she got the bloody shot!
On the first of December, 2009, I submitted the following questions regarding the swine flu vaccination to the two policy advisors who cover this issue for Nicola Roxon, Federal Minister for Health. To date, I have not even had the courtesy of a reply to say they are looking into this issue. Below are my questions. I will now be submitting them to the Opposition Health Spokesperson,
I would suggest that if you have 5 minutes spare, you may want to send the same questions or some of your own to these people. If you have more luck in getting a reply than I have, please do let me know.
Attention Ruth Kearon and Meredith Arcus (nicola.roxon.mp@aph.gov.au)
Good morning. I am writing to you as President of the Australian Vaccination Network, an Australian vaccine safety organisation with more than 2,500 members who would like to be better informed about the current pandemic influenza (AH1N1) outbreak and campaign.
I was hoping that you could provide me with the following up-to-date information as quickly as possible. Regarding the Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine:
1- How many doses of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine were ordered from CSL Pty Ltd? What was the total cost of both (a) the vaccines themselves and (b) the government’s promotion of this vaccination campaign?
2- How many doses of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine have been administered to date?
3- How many reactions have been reported to the Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine to date? What are the details of these reactions and numbers of each (age of vaccine recipients, reactions reported, final outcome and follow-up)?
4- Have there been any spontaneous abortions reported following administration of the pandemic influenza vaccine?
5- How many cases of A (H1N1) 2009 have been reported in Australia since the outbreak began? How many of these cases were laboratory diagnosed?
6- How many deaths from A (H1N1) 2009 have been reported in Australia since the outbreak began? How many of these deaths were diagnosed by pathology testing?
7- What tests is the Australian government using to confirm the presence of A (H1N1) virus?
8- What is the government planning on doing with any unused Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine? What is the use-by date on the stocks which have been ordered from CSL?
Thank you for your prompt assistance with this matter. If you require any clarification, please feel free to contact me either by return email or at the telephone number below.

I went out shopping the other day, and in a moment of weakness, bought a lottery ticket. Money down the drain. But there was a 40 million dollar prize so I figured that my ‘investment’ of less than $10 might turn out to have some pretty great rewards. Oh well, another expense I needed to justify to myself in this difficult time.

The government’s having a pretty hard time of it too. Only their justification for spending between $500 million and $1 billion of our money on the swine flu vaccination campaign is going to need to be pretty darn good. I don’t think the Australian people will be – or should be – as indulgent to this spend as I was to myself for my little momentary weakness.

The government appears to have spent this money in a moment of panic.

“Everybody else was doing it!”, they would cry, bottom lip puffing out in an adorable pout.

“If we didn’t get it then, it would have all been gone by the time we decided.”, they moan as they dig a hole in the ground with the toe of their little Doc Martin boots, tears starting in the corners of their eyes.

They are looking for sympathy. For us to say, “There, there dear. It’s OK. Could have happened to anyone. She’ll be right!” and pat them on the back and tell them to run off and play with the other countries for a little while longer, but be sure to come in soon for dinner because it was starting to get dark.

But it’s not OK. And she definitely won’t be right. Especially not if she was pregnant at the time she got the bloody shot!

More and more websites are springing up where women are posting to say that they have lost their unborn children shortly after receiving this vaccine – the first vaccination to specifically target pregnant women and one which contains 24.5 mcg of toxic mercury in the form of thiomersal (thimerosal in the USA) – a known neurotoxin with a very long list of side effects.

And both children and adults are reporting cases of severe neurological problems including Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Dystonia, both crippling and ‘incurable’ conditions.

On the first of December, 2009, I submitted the following questions regarding the swine flu vaccination to the two policy advisors who cover this issue for Nicola Roxon, Federal Minister for Health. To date, I have not even had the courtesy of a reply to say they are looking into this issue. Below are my questions. I will now be submitting them to the Opposition Health Spokesperson, The Hon Peter Dutton, Shadow Minister for Health.

I would suggest that if you have 5 minutes spare, you may want to send the same questions or some of your own to both of  these people. If you have more luck in getting a reply than I have, please do let me know.

Attention Ruth Kearon and Meredith Arcus

Good morning. I am writing to you as President of the Australian Vaccination Network, an Australian vaccine safety organisation with more than 2,500 members who would like to be better informed about the current pandemic influenza (AH1N1) outbreak and campaign.

I was hoping that you could provide me with the following up-to-date information as quickly as possible. Regarding the Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine:

1- How many doses of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine were ordered from CSL Pty Ltd? What was the total cost of both (a) the vaccines themselves and (b) the government’s promotion of this vaccination campaign?

2- How many doses of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine have been administered to date?

3- How many reactions have been reported to the Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine to date? What are the details of these reactions and numbers of each (age of vaccine recipients, reactions reported, final outcome and follow-up)?

4- Have there been any spontaneous abortions reported following administration of the pandemic influenza vaccine?

5- How many cases of A (H1N1) 2009 have been reported in Australia since the outbreak began? How many of these cases were laboratory diagnosed?

6- How many deaths from A (H1N1) 2009 have been reported in Australia since the outbreak began? How many of these deaths were diagnosed by pathology testing?

7- What tests is the Australian government using to confirm the presence of A (H1N1) virus?

8- What is the government planning on doing with any unused Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine? What is the use-by date on the stocks which have been ordered from CSL?

If a thief came along and took the wallet out of my pocket to support their drug habit, I would have the full force of the law at my disposal to ensure that they would be brought to justice. The result should be no different when it’s the government that is doing the actual nicking of my money here.

Oh, and I never did win that lottery draw either, more’s the pity!

Vaccination: A Conversation Worth Having

If you do nothing else today, you MUST take 5 minutes to read this incredible piece by Bill Maher. He is an insider with an understanding not only of what makes the media tick, but why we are being told to stop asking questions full stop. I will put just a couple of quotes below but please, make the time to read the full article.

…Instead of setting up this straw man of me not understanding germs or viruses, let’s have a real debate about how much we should use vaccines and antibiotics. Of course it’s good that we have them in our arsenal, but isn’t the real skeptic the one who asks if these powerful but toxic methods do harm to what actually is a a very good defensive system, the one you were born with?

…Do pharmaceutical companies want to cure diabetes or do they want to sell diabetes drugs and equipment? Well, they sure do sell a lot these days, and the food companies are what make that possible. Read David Kessler’s book about the deliberate way food companies use salt, fat and sugar as foodcrack to get people literally addicted to eating bad food and too much of it. Is that a conspiracy? Only if you define corporations putting profit ahead of human health as conspiracy. The fact that Americans will do anything to each other for money is not a conspiracy, it’s a scandal.

…Am I a conspiracy theorist if I suggest that since the network’s nightly news broadcasts are sponsored almost entirely by prescription drug ads, that you might have to hold your breath a long time before you hear the alternative point of view to using pharmaceuticals to cure all our ailments?

Is it conspiracy theory to believe that American medicine too much treats symptoms and not root causes of disease? I always ask my friends when they go to the doctor for something, “Did your doctor ask you what you eat?” The answer is almost always ‘no,’ and a lot can be cured with diet and a healthier lifestyle. (And a lot can’t. I also understand the role of genetics and generations of artificial selection). But Americans don’t want to hear that, so doctors don’t push it. It’s easier and more profitable to write a prescription for Lipitor. They’re not bad people, and at the end of the day, you can’t make someone eat right. I like and respect all the M.D.s I’ve had over the years, and for the record, I have a naturopath doctor and I have a Western doctor. I would make an analogy to Republicans and Democrats: in both politics and health, I don’t commit to either party because I’m on the side of the truth, whoever has it. In both cases, I’m an Independent.

Hyping Vaccines-why diseases need to be deadly to sell us shots

HYPING VACCINES: AN INVESTIGATION By Dr. F. Edward Yazbak

Years ago, the description of diseases used to be accurate. Smallpox was a very dreaded, serious, and often fatal illness. Certainly, no parent wished smallpox on his children. Chickenpox on the other hand was a relatively benign illness: a low-grade fever, an itchy rash and a week out of school. Like all childhood illnesses, it was worse in adults and parents were actually hoping that their children could “catch chickenpox” and be finished with it for the future.

In 1995, chickenpox suddenly became a major health problem. Six children were reported to have died from chickenpox; frequent and repeated TV coverage lasted for weeks without anyone mentioning that two of the six children had leukemia and the others were on cortico-steroids. Concurrently, chickenpox became a major economical disaster that was gravely impacting the United States economy, as working mothers stayed home to give their children Aveeno baths and syrup to relieve itching. A short time later, the chickenpox vaccine was cheerfully and successfully launched.

Swine Flu: CDC Swine Flu deception

Yes Virginia, there is investigative reporting. It’s just not easy to find and very, very rare. This excellent report by CBS news however shows that it’s not completely dead – thank God!

“If you’ve been diagnosed ‘probable’ or ‘presumed’ 2009 H1N1 or swine flu in recent months, you may be surprised to know this: odds are you didn’t have H1N1 flu. That’s according to state-by-state test results obtained in a three-month-long CBS News investigation. ”

Swine flu cases: CDC swine flu deception