By Dee McLachlan
Am I reading this correctly?
The Herald Sun reported today:
“Three children were removed from the father and mother’s care following serious concerns for their welfare, but the couple are now fighting a decision made by a children’s court that the children be immunised while in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services.
When I read this article quickly, I was wondering whether the children were removed because the parents were anti-vaxxers. It is ambiguously written — and I think this was deliberate. To scare people who are reluctant to vaccinate their children.
One is left to wonder why the children were taken into the State’s care? It seems strange that the parents would be fighting this all the way to the Supreme Court if they were neglectful parents.
“A Dad fighting in court to prevent his children being vaccinated has claimed they have more chance of being killed by a shark than the measles.”
In recent years an average of three people died from shark attacks in Australia each year. In 2015 it was two people, but in 2014 it was allegedly five.
Is this Dad correct then? It appears so.
The Australian government claims, “In the past, measles infection was a common childhood illness but as a result of national immunisation campaigns is now rare in Australia.” Between 1986 to 1992 there were an average of two deaths per year. And even though there are still measles outbreaks, the last recorded death in Australia was in 1995. The authorities credit vaccination.
Compare this to cancer. In 2017, it is estimated that 719 children aged 0-14 years will be newly diagnosed with cancer in Australia. Just over 10% will die.
But back to the parents and their three children.
Vaccinating Kids in State Care
It’s been reported that an interim accommodation order was put in place by the children’s court, and the siblings were taken into temporary DHHS care. Then a Children’s Court magistrate later placed a condition on the order that the children could be immunised by the department. This outraged the parents, who argue the court does not have the power to do that.
Dr Ian Freckleton QC is representing DHHS and argues the courts can make a decision based on what is in the best interests of the child. Now the fuss is also over the fact that the parents are using Victorian Legal Aid — legal support funded by the taxpayer.
Surely everyone has the right to have defense? Not if you an anti-vaxxer, it seems.
Victorian Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos slammed the move (for the issue to be brought before the courts and the use of legal aid). She said:
“We don’t take advice on the health of our kids from quacks pedaling lies and misinformation about vaccinations… We follow the experts — not dangerous ideologies. The science is absolutely clear — vaccinations save lives… We act in the best interests of children, whether they’re in the state’s care or not.”
But not so fast, Minister. Look at what Sweden did.
Sweden Bans Mandatory Vaccinations
In May this year, it was reported that “Sweden Bans Mandatory Vaccinations Over Serious Health Concerns”. This was reported in yournewswire:
“…that it would violate our Constitution if we introduced compulsory vaccinations… [and] there’s a massive resistance to all forms of coercion with regard to vaccinations.
“NHF Sweden also shows how frequent are serious adverse reactions … In addition, one must take into account that each age group will receive the MMR vaccine twice, so the side effects are doubled.”
The report continues:
“…we have even included an extensive list of the additives found in vaccines – substances which are not health foods and certainly do not belong in babies or children. We also included for lawmakers a daunting list of studies that demonstrate vaccination is a bad idea.”
The Science is Not So Clear
A professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at Jackson State University (and colleagues) collected data on the health of 405 vaccinated and 262 unvaccinated children ages 6 to 12 from four different states. Although it’s a pilot study, this is what they claim to have found:
- Vaccinated children were 30 times more likely to suffer from nasal allergies
- Vaccinated children were 4 times more likely to suffer ear infections and were 6 times more likely to catch pneumonia [These results are especially shocking since two of the childhood vaccines are designed to be preventions against ear infections and pneumonia (Hib and Pneumococcal).]
- ADHD and other Learning Disorders were 4 to 5 times more common in the vaccinated group compared to kids who did not receive vaccines
- Autism Spectrum Disorder was also 4 times more common in the vaccinated group
Minister even if these stats are half wrong, we should be extremely concerned. And, maybe you should BAN all PLAYGROUNDS in the State of Victoria (Australia).
The Sydney Herald reports that in Australia, there will be about 149 deaths for children aged 16 and younger. 680,000 children will be hospitalised from injuries — and injury is the biggest killer of Australian children.