The year 1997 in Australia is etched in my mind, because 17 years ago, the then Minister of Health, Dr Michael Wooldridge, started a fraudulent media campaign stating that Australia's childhood vaccination rates were 53%. This figure was not only splattered over the Australian Media... it made it into the New Zealand Herald. It didn't matter to him, or the media, that the data he provided was a total lie. It never occurred to him that he'd even got any facts wrong, like men becoming sterile after MEASLES..... The medical profession knew his vaccination rate data was lies, and stayed silent, sitting back poker-faced with folded arms, quietly cheering him on in one of the most blatant, criminally erroneous publicity campaigns that had ever taken place. Until now....
Nothing has changed about the Australian media or medical profession. Australia's vaccination rates are now the highest they have ever been.
The medical profession knows that.
But the medical profession doesn't actually believe that any patient has the right of real choice about anything.
The medical profession also believes that when it comes to children, any choice other than their own choice, is child abuse.
Most adults tread very lightly when criticising the medical profession, particularly when willing parents put their children forward to be used as instruments of the next emotional blackmail campaign. What these same adults don't realise, is that once the clampers are screwed down, and their right to also say "no" has gone, then they too will be lined up, and jabbed without being able to say "no" for themselves either.
And when a person is too scared to say "no", to anything, then choice, ... and informed consent has disappeared. And if people stand around and do nothing about it, then they will join Germany in the Hall of Historical Shame. For that reason, this letter has been sent to Fairfax Media.
Letter to Editor, Sydney Morning Herald.
I am responding to two pieces published in your paper. The Editorial yesterday, and your article today:
First your editorial: states:
"By contrast the US state of Washington passed a law in 2011 that bans unvaccinated children from preschool and school. To gain an exemption, parents must first hear information from a doctor, present a doctor's certificate and submit a signed letter. This model encourages the forgetful to vaccinate, gives objectors information that may change their mind and still accepts that some people make informed choices. It has lifted immunisation levels."
While “someone” might have said that, the statistics from Oregon show the increase was 0.1%. Please see the data below, and note which Department made that information. The text boxes are additions.
I presume you can do basic maths, therefore why did you not notice this?
Your second article is tantamount to fear mongering worthy of the Gestapo. If you had talked to the STATISTICIANS in Australia’s Ministry of Health, you would know that vaccination rates in Australia in 2010 which were published in March 2013, were the highest they have ever been at 92.3% though I find it highly ironic that while 99% of Australian children are on the national immunisation register, your experts are THREE YEARS BEHIND in the compilation and publication of their data, so I would challenge the figure of 92%. The real rate could well be 94 – 95%.
However, I’m not at all surprised that the majority of the Australian medical profession has failed to correct your published inaccuracies, (with the exception of Julie Leask – but then you don’t listen to her either, except when her survey suits you to whip up unfounded hysteria).
I suspect that their silence is partly because concentrating on a handful of infections which are NOT caused by unvaccinated children, deflects your reporters from asking for accountability regarding the horrendous annual deaths and disabilities caused by the medical profession in Australia every year. Note, that whereas in the past (2001 report, 50,000 permanent disabilities and 10,000 deaths annually), deaths were counted, but now the death total is never mentioned or published. Those numbers, and the emotional fall out from them, vastly outstrip any possible numbers of deaths, disabilities and mental anguish annually, from all the diseases for which there are any vaccines.
The medical profession at large are probably quite content to be standing in the bleachers cheering, as you point the finger at parents who exercise democratic choice, while ignoring all the people in hospital trusting the medical system, who have no CHOICE about the stupid mistakes the medical profession makes, and gets away with, all the time.
There is a cynical hypocrisy surrounding the medical professions' silence regarding your published inaccuracies on the Australian vaccination rates. Perhaps you need to consider that, like the Germans before the second world war, Fairfax media COULD BE being used by the medical profession, to mindlessly yell "Heil Hitler" - as in the media campaign orchestrated by Dr Michael Wooldridge in 1997. On the basis of an ABS vaccination survey – he stated that Australia’s vaccination rate was 53%. That statement reached the New Zealand Herald February 5th 1997 in an article titled, “Australian Children dying for want of immunisation.” The NZ Herald quoted Dr Michael Wooldridge as saying:
On page 2 in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 1997, Volume 21, Number 1, was this statement:
At no point did the medical profession make any attempt to publicly correct the media's inaccurate portrayal of vaccination rates in 1997.
Thirteen years later in 2010, the officially published vaccination rates by CDI were 92.3%.
How can you write a 2013 article, on figures which are three years out of date?
Why have you not been given the official Australian National Immunisation Register data for vaccination rates in 2013?
Are you innocently painting non-vaccinating parents the "new Jews" (the one group of people that has been hated, hounded, and singled out as paraiahs, throughout the world's history) as a result of the medical profession's complicit silence?
Is the continued media finger-pointing at non-vaccinating parents simply a strategy to divert attention away from the medical system's huge annual rates of deaths and disability from preventable medical error?
Preventable medical error, is where the real "abuse" crimes lie, and that is something that Fairfax media should be reminding them of, at every possible publishing opportunity, because the cost to the Australian taxpayer for preventable medical error runs into billions of dollars, and is greater than the cost to the taxpayer of the whole of the vaccination schedule and "immunable infections" put together.
Will the next edict from the medical profession be that you publish a demand, whereby parents must sew a yellow star onto unvaccinated children, as well?
Will the unvaccinated become the new group to be singled out for persecution, as the Jews were in Strasbourg in 1300s?
During black plague, foreigners, beggars, pilgrims, friar and lepers were also persecuted, but to a much lesser degree, than the Jews, who suffered far less plague, because they never drank from public wells and kept their surroundings clean and ratless. Instead of learning from the Jews, the mainstream European bigotted populace "rationalising" that because the Jews didn't have smallpox and everyone else did, the Jews must be casting spells and killing everyone else!
Isn't it interesting that the current mob attack on the unvaccinated has remarkably similar overtones to the ignorant prejudices which lead to all the historical anti-Jew pogroms throughout history? It's ironic that "history" today, runs the risk of repeating itself....by creating yet another new hate-focus?
This time, it's not about the Black Plague, but supposedly about the unvaccinated, being a "threat" to everyone else.