Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Make your mind up…

John "Cock" Stone's new friends at Age of Autism are crowing over a recommendation in the US that doctors stop using Glaxo's Rotovirus vaccine, as it turns out that "FDA [Food and Drug Administration] has learned that DNA from porcine circovirus type 1 (PCV1) is present in Rotarix"

Now, it seems that this has been present for quite some time, there's no evidence that this is a safety risk, and not even AoA has been bleating about this vaccine. However, a potential contaminant has been found, so the FDA is doing the sensible thing and having the vaccine withdrawn. The morons at AoA are cock-a-hoop.


According to your common or garden pro-disease advocate and conspiracy theorist, vaccines are known to be dangerous by doctors, the government and "big pharma". So why, as soon as a potential problem crops up, is it openly announced on the FDA's website for all to see? It's not as though this is something that AoA or other pro-disease enthusiasts has forced out of them - this is safety information freely given by the very same groups who are accused of a cover-up about vaccine safety.

Kind of blows the whole conspiracy theory out of the water, doesn't it?

Saturday, 20 March 2010

How the anti-vaccine lobby resembles the BNP.

Anti-vaxers aren't "pro" anything except disease. They're very pro-lethal disease. They'd not admit that though, so I'll let it pass for now.

Have you noticed though, that they like to claim (Jenny McCarthy's a regular offender on this one) that they're pro-"safe vaccines" - although they never explain what would need to be done to make them "safe" in their eyes.

They're lying.

You see, if groups like Generation Rescue and JABS were really pro-safe vaccines, they's either state what should be done to make the vaccines safe - or they'd be putting money into vaccine research - in order to make vacines safer.

They do neither.

I'm now going to turn one of the anti-vaxers' arguments back on them. They're always keen to label the medical "establishment" and anyone who doesn't agree with their point of view as "fascist" [1] [2] [3] (there are plenty more) , but in reality, they're the ones who resemble the fascist British National Party (BNP). The BNP have no positive policies - every one of their policies boils down to "send 'em all back", despite all the evidence that shows that this isn't even remotely addressing the problem, and is even less of a solution. Financial problems? Fault of the immigrants - send 'em all back. Crime? Fault of the immigrants - send 'em all back. Poor school results? Send 'em all back.

The anti-vaxers are the same. Any medical problem - it's the vaccines. Autism? It's the vaccines. AIDS? It's the vaccines. Allergies? It's the vaccines.

See what there is in common here? A need to blame someone else, a lack of positive intent, a lack of reasoned thought, a vitriolic hatred of anyone with differing views…

I'm sure I could go on, but there you have it. Anti-vaxers are the medical equivalent of the BNP.