And then go watch this Australian TV feature:
The need for tissues should be self-evident as you watch the events that led to the death of previously healthy 4-week-old Dana McCaffrey; the rotten tomatoes are for Meryl Dorey, the president of the Australian Vaccination Network, an anti-vaccine organization who asserts the disease that killed Dana is “nothing more than a bad cough” and is best treated by homeopathics.
I wonder if Dorey would consider the recent swine flu cases in Mexico and elsewhere to be ‘merely a bad cold’, and if a pandemic really does break out, exhort people not to take the vaccine for it – to remind you, it was a 1976 vaccine for swine flu that was associated with cases of Guillian-Barre Syndrome (excess risk attributable to the vaccine: just under 1:100,000)?
UPDATED May 27th: Part II – the aftermath.
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