29 December 2011

Vaccination Saves Lives

Vaccination Saves Lives: Stop The Australian Vaccination Network
Because it does.

A few posts ago, I mentioned that Meryl Dorey was speaking at the Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland this week. Thankfully, due to the efforts of many concerned and sensible people, her time spent spouting poppycock to the populace was reduced by festival organisers, and a group of grass-roots activists both within and surrounding the Stop The AVN facebook group got together and hired a plane to tow the message VACCINATION SAVES LIVES throughout Dorey's talk.

You can read all about it here:

And get all the background here:

I'm jumping on the bandwagon putting in my two cents with a short rhyme, which should be entirely unnecessary for anyone with a rational approach to public health.

Yes, there’s a risk of an adverse reaction,
And yes, some of those need immediate action,
But really it’s such a diminutive fraction,
It’s riskier walking in rain. 
Yes, there are people who put money first,
And yes, there are doctors who may be coerced,
But the system discovers the worst of the worst
So respectable carers remain. 
Yes, there are those spouting cover-up claims,
And yes, they’re prepared to speak out and name names,
But they’re not whistle-blowers with chivalrous aims,
They are fools among whom stupid thrives. 
Yes, some diseases aren’t here anymore,
And yes, there are peer-reviewed studies galore,
Though the anti-vax canards keep making me snore,

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