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Nikki Turner's Science Friction

Hilary Butler - Thursday, April 28, 2011

Following on from yesterday's blog about Paul Offit's Science Friction, .. today's blog is about how Nikki Turner's presentations to the Parliamentary Select Committee are tainted with the same "blight".  Part of Paul Hutchison's recommendations to Parliament included Nikki Turner's unfactual statement (under her IMAC guise) that if vaccination against measles stopped, New Zealand would see 5,000 to 6,000 measles hospitalisation and 20 - 60 deaths per year. A pretty spectacular statement when the medical literature (and Starship hospital policy) makes it so clear that complications and deaths can be radically reduced with vitamin A.  In this upload, you will see IMAC's measles claims, and following that, you will see the death decline graph for New Zealand. Following on from that you will see....   Continue Reading

Paul Offit's Science Friction

Hilary Butler - Monday, April 25, 2011

The subject of a previous blog on Paul Offit, was his porkies in his new book "Deadly choices" Dr Offit has authored another document, where, amongst various dictatorial objectives, he wants to force yearly "exemption reviews" by a "state-approved counselor" (inquisitor/brainwasher), to brow-beat parents who chose not to vaccinate - who will no doubt then be billed by the state.  Because such birds of a feather flock together, it wasn't surprising to see that Nikki Turner made a similar recommendation to the Parliamentary Select Committee.  As you see from Offit's darling dial staring at you from this press release, this new document is HIS work. There are other signatories, but you can forget them.  This is classic Offitism, written in the same tone and vein as all his books, and true to form contains similar fiction. Open up at page two and read: Continue Reading

Pneumovax 23 – an emperor with no clothes.

Hilary Butler - Sunday, April 24, 2011

Australia’s Therapeutic Good Administration has asked doctors to stop giving Pneumovax23, after a large cluster of serious reactions included the skin inflammation cellulitis, swelling from the shoulder to the elbow and abcesses. The sickest joke of all is that this vaccine doesn't work in adults with chronic illness, and never has. and as I wrote here, the UK has removed this vaccine from the schedule because it doesn't work.  So why does any government keep funding it, and persuading patients to use a vaccine that doesn't work?  for the same reason as they keep funding flu vaccines, and persuading patients to use a flu vaccine that doesn't work either. Continue Reading

E.coli vaccine and other related nonsense

Hilary Butler - Sunday, April 24, 2011

Fiercebiotech - a very appropriately named propaganda company, has announced the development of a new nanoemulsion intranasal e.coli vaccine supposedly,---  as you see, --- to prevent 53 million women (at a yearly cost of 3.5 billion dollars) recurrent and painful urinary tract infections.  Which crystal ball produced those figures?  But more importantly, as expected, they wouldn't dream of telling women that recurrent e.coli infections can be plonked right at the doorstep of medical plonkers who dish out repeated antibiotics like lollies - and don't tell women that THEY are the direct cause of repeated E.coli infections. Continue Reading

Who exactly is mad, Dr Holt?

Hilary Butler - Thursday, April 21, 2011

Strangely, Dr Holt's latest rant wasn't on Stuff.co.nz webpage. Dr Holt's website has a very bad scan of his jaw-frothing pontifications, but here's a better version to read.  The Gospel of Dr Holt decrees that homeopathy is madness!  It's just a placebo, is "harmless" but... it's unscientific, and doctors shouldn't use it.  The fact that in 2002, more than half of what conventional doctors used was also scientificaly unproven (a situation which has not improved since) appears to be beyond Holt's thinking.  According to Holt, the sheeple patients using homeopathy, are so stupid they "don't know the madness involved."   Holt considers "scientific research" beautiful.  Well, here is some more "science" about how bad CAM is, just published in Arch Dis Child.  Oh.  Did your eyes drop out when you read it?  There is worse to come. Continue Reading

It's all your fault!

Hilary Butler - Thursday, April 21, 2011

There are none so blind as those who appear to be control freaks.  Peter Gluckman’s words - “For the first time ever, we have a way of working out what mothers should eat” – were considered worthy of the subtext box front page of the paper version of the Herald on Tuesday. You have to wonder why.  Here’s the online version Continue Reading

Medical error and hypocrisy.

Hilary Butler - Friday, April 08, 2011

 An American report shows that hospital errors are vastly higher than previously measured. Not that that comes as any surprise to those of us who have been there, watched that, and been amazed at the santimonious scorn, and deliberate white-washing that goes on, in such circumstances. Continue Reading

Ministry of Health seriously misled the Immunisation Select Committee

Hilary Butler - Wednesday, April 06, 2011

This is the first in a series of blogs on this topic. This one is a long blog but you need to read it very carefully.  You need to understand exactly how the information provided by the MOH to Dr Hutchison is so misleading and the implications of that for the whole debate.   Continue Reading