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The AVN’s announcement: Meryl gives her Crayons to Greg

Meryl Dorey has resigned as president of the AVN. Her replacement is the splendidly eccentric Greg Beattie. Here is the AVN’s announcement of the news: Greg Beattie, long-time vaccine researcher and author of two books, the latest of which guides readers through an in-depth analysis of the benefits of vaccination with a focus on Australia, [...]

AVN’s Meryl Dorey orders NSW Fair Trading to change its name

The Australian Vaccination Network’s Meryl Dorey has offered up a stinging rebuke to NSW Fair Trading, ordering it to change its name. The demand comes less than 24 hours after Dorey was served with a direction to change the AVN’s name or be deregistered as an association. In an open letter published exclusively on her [...]

The sexual-health hypocrisy of Jim Wallace and the ACL

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit… …by their fruits ye shall know them. – Matt 17-20 KJV Julia Gillard should never have agreed to speak at the [...]

Why the AVN didn’t win against the HCCC #StopAVN

Previously, on CSI: Bangalow: AVN v HCCC: It’s the vibe BREAKING: AVN wins in AVN v HCCC Why the AVN won against the HCCC My last post covered the reasons for the Australian Vaccination Network’s victory, on the technical question of the jurisdiction of the NSW Healthcare Complaints Commission in investigation two complaints against them. [...]

What does the Catholic Church say about aborted foetuses in vaccines?

Very little, of course, because there are no aborted foetuses in vaccines. Here’s Meryl Dorey, of the Australian Vaccination Network confirming this fact in her usual way. That is, by asserting the exact opposite: Vaccines may sometimes contain aborted human foetal tissue – a fact which some people may consider a cause for concern And [...]

#StopAVN sends Meryl Dorey a message at Woodford: Vaccination Saves Lives

Despite our campaigning, the spineless dolts at the Woodford Folk Festival are this afternoon hosting Meryl Dorey of the Australian Vaccination Network. Were it not for the success of Stop The AVN, our Facebook collective of citizens, skeptics, scientists and medics, Meryl would now be giving a talk entitled ‘Autism Emergency, 1 child in 38′, [...]

Jack of Kent’s Law: The Australian Vaccination Network witch-hunt

The marvellous skepti-legal blogger David Allen Green, writing at Jack of Kent, has coined a new adage in the vein of Godwin’s Law, Poe’s Law and Skopie’s Law. Here’s how David sets out Jack of Kent’s Law: Such are the responses of the challenged bully, just as “lessons learned” and “draw a line” are the invariable [...]

Immunity: a short film about vaccination

This will move you. Immunity, by Startail Tumbler productions Last week, Jasmine took part in a film-making marathon called Kino Kabaret, a short film festival in which film-makers are challenged to shepherd a film from idea to screen in 32 hours. ‘Immunity’, embedded above, is Jasmine’s contribution.

What is herd immunity?

 Why do you care if I don’t vaccinate my children? If your vaccines were really that effective, you shouldn’t care, should you? This is by far the most common argument I hear from anti-vaxxers. If we pretend that I don’t care whether non-vaccinators or their children get ill, then at least I’m ok, because [...]