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Vaccine Myths Unravelling in Australia

 

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Parents across Australia are waking up in droves to the dangers of vaccines, as evidenced by new government figures showing a major uptick in the number of parents who are choosing not to vaccinate their children. According to the data, there has been a 600 percent increase in recent years in the number of informed vaccine opponents who are simply not willing to inject their offspring with toxic, and largely untested, chemical cocktails.

It has been reported that more than 30,000 parents in Australia have registered a ‘conscientious objection’ to having their children vaccinated, up from 4271 ‘conscientious objections’ in 1999.

For parents in Australia wanting to avoid having their children vaccinated and wanting to avoid financial penalties, lodging an Immunization Exemption Conscientious Objection Form is the only means by which the federal government allows parents to make the decision to not have their children vaccinated.

These figures support the claims made by the anti-vaccine movement and relevant lobby groups that Australian’s are waking up to the dangers of vaccines.

vaccty_deesSo many Australian parents are taking charge of their children’s health and making informed vaccination decisions, in fact, the Australian government is now working feverishly to dissuade and re-indoctrinate them back into the vaccine fold. According to 3AW 693 News Talk in Australia, the Australian Medical Association, along with the Academy of Science, has published a 20-page propaganda pamphlet that attempts to discard all the opposing science against vaccines as “common myths,” and instead reassure everyone that vaccines are perfectly safe.

But people are not buying it, and the establishment “down under” is starting to panic. During a recent interview with talk show host Neil Mitchell, who on numerous occasions has taken the liberty to express his misguided opinion that parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are committing child abuse, Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) President Meryl Dorey explained how her work in presenting the vaccination science often ignored by the mainstream media is helping to shift public opinions.

“We believe that everyone has the right to make an informed decision about vaccination, and that includes having access to both sides of this issue,” said Dorey to a belligerent Mitchell during the segment. “We absolutely oppose any form of compulsory vaccination,” she added, contradicting radical new proposals that childhood vaccines be mandatory.

Mitchell, none too pleased with Dorey’s well-reasoned and logical approach to the vaccination issue, quickly employed common badgering and manipulation techniques in an attempt to put words in Dorey’s mouth and make her appear to be some kind of nutcase. But his feeble attempts were a complete failure, as Dorey successfully pointed out several important, and often omitted, facts about vaccines that simply cannot be refuted.

“We actually have the highest level of vaccination in Australia that we’ve ever had against whooping cough, and the highest level of whooping cough that we’ve ever had,” explained Dorey, debunking the myth that decreased vaccination rates are responsible for the recent comeback of whooping cough in some areas. “We have more whooping cough now than we had since before the vaccine was added to the mass vaccination schedule in 1953.”

Australia-Needle-ShadowAustralia’s Government under the premiership of Julia Gillard [Labor] has adopted an extremist approach to childhood vaccination.  Australian’s reactionary laws mean parents can be cut off from child care benefit payments if their children have not had all the mandated vaccines on time.

In Australia members of the military, students of mainstream medicine and employees at hospitals in the state of New South Wales, have no option but to accept vaccines or lose their jobs.

Australia is now in the 5th year of a record-breaking whooping cough epidemic, and no doubt many parents are questioning why, if children are being vaccinated against this. Australia currently has more cases of whooping cough per capita than at any time since 1953 when the vaccine was introduced for mass use in Australia. Let me say that again another way. In 1952 when we had no mass vaccination for whooping cough, the incidence was lower than it is today with close to 95% of children vaccinated.

It started with over 4,000 cases in 2007; 14,000 cases in 2008; 29,000 cases in 2009; 34,000 cases in 2010; and 38,000 cases in 2011. So obviously, there must be low vaccination rates, right? No wait…the vaccination coverage rates for infants under two is 94.9% and the under 5year rate is 90.7%.  It certainly doesn’t seem like high vaccination rates equal, less whooping cough now does it?

In a bow to reality, Australia also ended its free pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines for adults programme in May 2012. The idea of cocooning—protecting babies from diseases by vaccinating adults—simply hasn’t borne out. When they finally tried to find evidence in support of cocooning, it turned out not to be there.

Pertussis Propaganda

Pertussis Vaccination Propaganda

The concept of cocooning suggests that adults may infect babies before they are old enough to be vaccinated. Therefore, if adults who come into contact with an infant are vaccinated, the infant won’t get the disease.

That’s the idea, anyway.

The problem is that the concept of cocooning is an idea, not a fact. It hadn’t been tested. So Australians were a testing ground for the idea of cocooning. That is, the people were equivalent to lab rats—since 2009, they’ve been subjected to injected toxins to see if it might prevent whooping cough in babies.

It didn’t work.

Whooping cough is rife in every country where vaccines are administered and vaccination rates have never been higher. So the medical community – which has long had a reputation for spinning a failure into a success – has decided that instead of blaming an obviously ineffective vaccine, they will blame those who haven’t been vaccinated for the occurrence of disease in the supposedly protected population. Only those who are not thinking would believe that sort of garbage and yet, the majority of the medical community and their pals in the media seem to fit that bill perfectly.

If we look at the mortality rates in Australia pre-vaccine for most childhood diseases, you will see that there was already a 90-99% decline before most vaccines were introduced and the same decline in diseases like Typhoid and Scarlet Fever for which no vaccine was ever used in Australia.

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Typhoid fever (dotted line) was killing almost 80 per 100,000 head of population every 5 years in the early part of last century. Without any vaccination whatsoever, deaths from typhoid declined in line with deaths from whooping cough. In fact, the decline in deaths from whooping cough seemed to plateau when we first started to use the vaccine while typhoid’s decline was steady and consistent throughout that period.

Regardless of your interpretation of these differences, it seems obvious that vaccination had nothing to do with the decline in deaths from whooping cough and anyone who says they did is not basing their statement on facts or science.

Sources: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7)

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