Tag Archives: vaccination

One for MediaWatch: anti-vaccination nonsense on ABC Science! #StopAVN

Among the many successes of Stop The Australian Vaccination Network, the correction of false balance has been one of the most important. Time was, whenever a big story related to vaccination broke, out would bustle Meryl Dorey of the AVN to offer her opinion in the interests of ‘putting the other side’. But unlike politics, [...]

#StopAVN: The Doreyan Fallacy

This is how I imagine Meryl Dorey might respond to the recently published study comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Surprise surprise, the only difference was in the vastly differing rates of vaccine-preventable diseases in the two groups. And yet I have lost count of the number of times Meryl Dorey has leapt on individual instances [...]

#StopAVN: Meryl Dorey and Andrew Wakefield in V for Ventosity

I made this rather splendid V for Vendetta parody for the Facebook group Stop the Australian Vaccination Network, and I thought it was too nice not to also share on the blog.