Earlier this week, the Australian Academy of Science, an organisation at least partly funded by the Australian Government (despite claims to the contrary by the current head of the AMA) and stacked with people who hold strong relationships – both financial and working – with the pharmaceutical industry, released a booklet called The Science of Immunisation.
Whilst many people would view this as a positive step, considering the fact that the government and medical community have refused to discuss the actual scientific issues involved with this medical procedure, this booklet does not live up to its name. It continues to propagate the same misinformation and propaganda which we have seen over the last few decades regarding vaccine safety and effectiveness.
I will be trying to analyse many of the incorrect statements made in this publication, but since there is so much that is wrong here, it will be an ongoing project – not done overnight. I will also be asking researchers in the fields of health and medicine to critique many of the claims contained within this booklet. After all, just because an organisation is backed by the government does not mean that they are correct…. [Read More]