Monday, 28 September 2009

I thought JABS posters were mental...

...and then I read this.

Please tell me that this is just a load of wind-up merchants winding each other up…

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Spin this, you twat

John Stone, who, as all regular readers know ("hi" to you both) is a cock, has banged on for ages about getting a study done to count autistic adults. He claims that if the MMR jab does not cause autism, the numbers of autistic adults should match those of autistic children. "HAHA!" he gleefully dribbles - "where are your thousands of autistic adults? You can't account for them by diagnostic substitution, can you?"

Um, yes, you can.

So, Stone, you cock, will you now accept that you've been wrong all these years?

(Somehow, I doubt it…)

Annoyingly, the BBC is still linking to JABS…

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Spin something negative...

...for your campaign, into something that supports your cause.

Rosemary, that inveterate cut-and-paster with the son who in the past has suffered from every syndrome under the sun, has posted this:

GPs to be paid £100m for giving swine flu jabs to high-risk groups

Family doctors will be paid more than £100 million to give swine flu vaccines this winter after a deal was brokered with the Government worth £5.25 for every dose.

She fails to point out that most years, doctors are paid around seven pounds per patient for seasonal 'flu vaccines. So, they're actually getting paid less than usual. (Oh - and there's nothing like implying that doctors are going to be claiming up to £100 million each, is there..?)

You evil bitch - making out that teh nasteh doktorz are making evil ££££ by giving teh nasti vaxxines (probably contaminated with teh munki virusez) - when actually, they're taking a pay cut to protect the population from a virus which may still end up killing thousands.

Evil, evil fucking cow. Or maybe just blinded by fucking ignorance. You decide.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

"I don't believe it..."

Following on from yesterday, as if on cue, "Do Not Vaccinate" has made another post which perfectly illustrates my point about anti-vaxers not being prepared to listen to any information that shows their misguided point of view to be wrong.

Do you have any vaccine damage figures? If you could obtain any figures, they wouldn't be accurate as Drs refuse to admit that the problems are caused by these injections.

Any thoughts on how to get through to people like this? Or are the hardcore nutters best left alone while good information campaigns are targeted at the rest of the population?

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Fear and ignorance

The ambiguously named "Do Not Vaccinate" (DNV) has posted something rather telling on JABS today.

I don't have much contact with other children and the only people I know of who've had measles and whooping cough are myself and friends the same age who all made a full recovery. I am concerned about the childhood illnesses, but the vaccines frighten the hell out of me and I would not let my daughter have them under any circumstances.

While it's a bit obvious to say that DNV is unlikely to have much contact with people who didn't make a full recovery from measles, because they're, um, dead, the telling bit is the last sentence. "Vaccines frighten the hell out of me and I would not let my daughter have them under any circumstances."

The reason DNV, and I'm sure a lot more people are frightened, is two-fold. Firstly, having an vaccination is a medical procedure. I'm not, and I'm sure DNV isn't a doctor - we don't instinctively know everything about the human body, and there's always going to be that element of worry with any medical procedure, whether it's having a wisdom tooth removed, heart and lung transplants, or having a vaccination.

The second reason is linked to the first - the fear of vaccines is fermented by morons and agenda pushers like John Stone and Jackie Fletcher (with the help of the Daily Mail and idiot broadcasters like Jeni Barnett). They succeed in their campaign to persuade parents not to vaccinate by deliberately spreading misinformation and lies. It's in human nature to mistrust authority, and lying to parents inflates this mistrust. Positive vaccination stories ("Lots vaccinated, nobody ill!") don't sell papers, while positive and accurate information is rubbished as the voice of the authorities, and not to be trusted. Anyone supporting vaccines is rubbished as a "Big Pharma stooge" - and what's an easier target for vitriol than "Big Business"?

So - parents like DNV aren't vaccinating their children to potentially save their lives because of a lack of good information from what are seen to be "unbiased" sources (don't forget, the likes of Stone and Pigfucker can spin the World Health Organisation as the instrument of Satan and the Bavarian Illuminati), through fear born of ignorance, and because of the mendacity of the JABS regulars and the likes of Jenny McCarthy and Generation Rescue.