Much admired cartoonist Michael Leunig was being interviewed on ABC News Mornings this morning. I caught the interview on my mobile as hosts Michael Rowland and Virginia Trioli tried to shut down a discussion on anti-vaccinations.
Leunig’s cartoon of a mother and child pursued by flying syringes was published a few days ago in Fairfax Media newspapers, and has been interpreted as supporting parents who “stand up to the state” by refusing to vaccinate their children. The cartoonist has been widely critised, even though he holds no strong position either way. He says this issue is primarily a human rights issue.
We have written about mother’s instinct before – Tasha David, mother of eight.
But The New Daily’s Advisor Editor Jackson Stiles writes:
“His (Leunig) sentiments directly contradict the overwhelming majority of health experts, who have criticised the growing anti-vaccination movement.”
The (US) Institute of Medicine (IOM) now admits:
“Vaccines are not free from side effects, or “adverse effects””
After a review of more than 1,000 vaccine studies, assessing the scientific evidence in the medical literature about specific adverse events associated with eight vaccines, a convincing causal relationship was found. The adverse events selected for IOM review were ones for which people had submitted vaccine injury claims to the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
But any evidence or dialogue is side-lined and ignored in the seemingly orchestrated campaign pushing for mandatory vaccinations in Australia. And speakers like Dr Tenpenny, for example, are ambushed – as Gumshoe wrote here and here.
The non-debate has created division. This is what Oz comedian Hannah Gadsby has to say about Leunig’s cartoon.
I reported here that even prime minister Tony Abbott in 2006 did not want to allow his daughters to be vaccinated (against cervical cancer). Ms Gadsby, was your PM also a “dickhead” back then? But no more. Now, under Abbott’s watch, the government wants to financially punish those objectors.
Maybe Mr Abbott, Mr Stiles, Ms Gadsby and the hosts of ABC News Breakfast should visit the Watson-Jones family in Melbourne.
Woman paralysed after flu jab
The Herald Sun reported this morning that a fit and healthy mother was left paralysed from head to toe just days after having a routine flu jab. Kathy Watson-Jones was crippled by a rare condition – Guillain-Barre Syndrome – where the body’s immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system. Five weeks on and she has recovered the use of her facial muscles.
Back in 2013 it was reported that the Australian Medical Association called for mandatory proof of vaccination. AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton said parents who don’t vaccinate their children should be forced to produce a conscientious objection form. I wonder what Dr Hambleton would say to Kathy Watson-Jones’s daughters — Shannon, 13, Jamie, 12, and Zoe, 10 — who are no longer able to live with their mother.
I listened to a Guns and Butter soundcloud called: Vaccines: What You’re Not Being Told, Part One – Gary Null (listen here). Quackwatch attempt to discredit Null here, and Activistpost reports on the censorship of Popular Radio Host and Host by Radio Station Over Vaccines. KafkaWinstonWorld posted a video on this.
Rima E. Laibow (MD Medical Director -Natural Solutions Foundation) wrote Speaking Truth About Vaccination “The Syringe of Death”: Coming Soon to a Police Station Near You (pdf here). She writes:
# 1: Vaccines are not safe: vaccines are dangerous. They are not even tested for safety.
# 2: Vaccines have not eradicated diseases: vaccines spread diseases.
# 3: Flu vaccines do not protect people from flu-related deaths.
# 4: Potential pandemic viral diseases like the Avian Flu do not have safe and effective vaccines to prevent them and there are no drugs to treat them effectively– but good nutrition and natural remedies are useful.
Why the push for vaccines?
Jon Rappaport, author of the Matrix series, in his article, Australia vaccine war update: the people, slaves to the State, writes:
“…the medical cartel, in the long run, is the most important branch of Globalism Inc. It builds a cradle to grave system for every person. Traveling in a half-light of multiple diagnoses and toxic drug treatments, the citizens live in parallel universe of debilitation and confusion, where they become too weak to resist what is happening to them.”
Apologies, I must sign off now. Late for my flu vax appointment.