Most of us are familiar with the anti-vaxxers, especially Jenny McCarthy and her tag-along ex-boyfriend, Jim Carrey. The movement to infect each other’s kids and to share disease-carrying lollipops is also well-known.
Australia has been trying to one-up the U.S. for several years. Their latest effort is in the form of a cute little children’s book.
The book introduces the idea of stimulating the immune system to fight these diseases naturally, in a way that parents coming out of Australian school systems (which may even exceed those in Memphis) can understand. As in all things, natural is better. Measles is just another one of those incidental childhood diseases that kids get as a natural part of growing up — like polio, pertussis, cholera, scarlet fever, meningitis, small pox, consumption, tetanus, and rabies. What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger, and what are the odds that a kid would actually die from any of those?
I know how excited you probably are to get your own copy, so you can order it here.
WHO publishes a propaganda sheet, using scare tactics, they try to bludgeon us with facts.
Measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children even though a safe and cost-effective vaccine is available.
In 2008, there were 164 000 measles deaths globally – nearly 450 deaths every day or 18 deaths every hour.
More than 95% of measles deaths occur in low-income countries with weak health infrastructures.
Measles vaccination resulted in a 78% drop in measles deaths between 2000 and 2008 worldwide.
In 2010, about 85% of the world’s children received one dose of measles vaccine by their first birthday through routine health services – up from 72% in 2000.[/list]
As most of us already know, facts are only intended for those who don’t have faith in cherished opinions.
Stephanie Messenger, who wrote this fine investigative report for kids, also collaborated with Meryl Dory and Susan Lindberg in writing the blockbuster Vaccination Roulette: Experiences, Risks, and Alternatives. The risks are overwhelming that a vaccination will turn your child into an autistic zombie. This is much more certain to happen than the minor effects measles will have when your kid runs a 108 degree fever for two days.
Meryl Dory (as I found out from Pharyngula), is very active in Australian Civil Rights:
She has described measles (the disease which has killed more children than any other in the history of the world) as “benign;” she suggested the slogan “Shaken Maybe Syndrome” as a way of implying that Shaken Baby Syndrome does not exist but is always damage caused by vaccines; she provided strong support to a man imprisoned in the US for the murder of a ten-week-old boy, her support being based on the idea that the dreadful injuries to the child had to be the effects of a vaccine, not the actions of a violent man; she is on record as an AIDS denier; she said on television that “whooping cough didn’t kill us thirty years ago and it’s not kill anybody today”. If she isn’t implacably opposed to vaccinations then she hides any other position well.
Has no one introduced these three women to the miracles of homeopathy – especially for their own ailments? Could someone introduce Meryl to the mechanics of the “Shaken Maybe Syndrome” ?