This is the letter I have sent to Cathy O’Leary, Medical Editor, at the West Australian Newspaper, exposing the false information she is providing to the public about the film ‘Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe‘ and inviting her to attend the Vaxxed screening in Perth on the 19th May 2017:
- The film is not anti-vaccination. It provides evidence of the cover-up of the scientific literature that demonstrates vaccines (specifically the MMR vaccine) are a cause of autism.
- It is produced by a respected medical investigative journalist, Del Bigtree, who has been producing medical documentaries for many years.
- The link between vaccines and autism has not been discredited and this is described in my PhD thesis published on the University of Wollongong website.
- Over 130 peer-reviewed studies show that vaccines are a plausible cause of autism and Vaxxed provides evidence that researchers at the US CDC were asked to destroy the evidence they found in their 2004 study that proved the MMR vaccine causes autism.
- Outbreaks of measles show that many vaccinated children are still getting measles.
- Catherine Hughes, a parent activist who has no qualifications in vaccination science or policy, has falsely claimed that the film has been discredited. Visit the Vaxxed website to watch the film for yourself and to find out about the credentials of the film.
- People are not vaccinating to “protect the herd” because the vaccines we are using in 2017 have not been added to control epidemics of these diseases. They were added after the serious risk of these diseases was reduced for the majority of the Australian population (Professor Fiona Stanley, 2001). And they have always been voluntary.
- The addition of each vaccine to the schedule correlates to the 5-fold increase in life-threatening chronic illness and auto-immune diseases in Australian children since 1990 and this illness is preventable.
- Vaccine injuries are not “rare” and the Australian population is being given false information by the Australian Academy of Science as described in Chapter 7 of my PhD thesis.
- The statistics show that autism is virtually unknown in unvaccinated populations such as the Amish in the US. The AMA has falsely claimed that autism is common in unvaccinated populations and I challenge the AMA to provide this information.
- Dr. Michael Gannon’s comments about the film-makers are an attempt to hide the fraudulent research being used by governments to claim vaccines do not cause autism.
Diploma of Education (Science), University of Wollongong
Master of Science (Population Health), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong.
PhD in The Science and Politics of the Australian Government’s Vaccination Program, UOW School of Social Science, Media and Communication (re-named the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry in 2014).