Queensland to Provide Whooping Cough Vaccines for Pregnant Women – Campaign for all Australian States To Follow

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  1. This is really hilarious stuff. I see that you define any “skepticism” relating to challenging the perspective of the established scientific/cultural orthodoxy as “scaremongering”, and yet you illustrate this porovax post with the picture of a semi-naked (and therefore vulnerable looking) young woman cradling her pregnancy bump, bearing the following legend:

    “Whooping cough is a very serious and life threatening disease. Newborn babies are particularly vulnerable to catching it and are the most likely to die from it”

    A fine example of the medical orthodoxy NOT scaremongering. No attempt to quantify these claims? How “likely” is “most likely” for example?

    I’ve noticed a pattern in the medical profession over the last few decades in which grand utopian initiatives are undertaken, implemented, fail, and are then quietly abandoned. I see this as a form of medical megalomania. The first instance of this megalomaniac utopianism was the the prolific and indiscriminate use of antibiotics taht went on in the late eighties and nineties; which the medical establishment now subtly try to blame on their victims. The consequences of this policy are disastrous, but of course, no one is responsible, least of all the people who pushed the treatment.

    Anti-depressants fall into the same category, indeed in the UK, anti-depressants are the first medical option in the treatment of hypothyroidism; crazy but true. Statins is another example of medical megalomania, probably a good parallel to vaccination actually, in that they work well for a majority, but have unacceptably serious side effects for large numbers of patients. Vaccination is the biggest and bravest of these sweeping, five year plan style, initiatives; not unique, just the most successful.

    I could go to my GP tomorrow and come away with a shopping bag full of Statins and anti-depressants, but wouldn’t have a hope in hell’s chance of getting an antibiotic prescription for a bacterial ear infection.

    Keep on “Skeptikin”, guys.


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