Claire Lehmann: More Disgusting & Bias reporting from the ABC Drum Program
Note: It’s very interesting to point out that the author of this ridiculous propaganda piece, Claire Lehmann has a huge conflict of interest. This ignorant author was paid to write this advertorial & According to her linked in profile she works as a communications officer for Sydney Children’s Hospital and National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance. This totally discredits the ABC piece & Claire Lehmann, it clearly shows a nasty, one sided agenda to push vaccines onto our children. This all seems neatly organised in the most sinister manner, with Claire Lehmann being nothing more than a spin Dr for big Pharma interests.
Communications Officer at The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network
- Sydney, Australia
- Public Relations and Communications
Pro-vaxxers have a good story to tell, so start talking
In April, a Gold Coast mum shared a video online about her baby suffering from whooping cough.
She ended up in intensive care with a baby that just coughs and coughs and coughs. And it’s just so hard to watch your tiny little thing they go red, and from red they go blue and sometimes they go a bit black and for a moment you think they are dead in your hands, they flop. A lot of suffering for a tiny little cute thing you love so much.
The mother was afflicted with guilt over the fact that she had refused the pertussis vaccine while pregnant, a measure which would have passed immunity onto her newborn. She posted the video as an online message to other parents.
This mother’s story is just one data point, one statistic, but it spread online exponentially. It remained in the news for several weeks. While it would be hard to quantify its impact, it’s quite possible that the story affected soon-to-be parents or pregnant mothers in a way that straightforward education about immunisation simply would not be capable of.
Why? Stories that are told well have the ability to make our hearts race, our pupils dilate, to give us chills. If a story contains personal information, it has the added dimension of fomenting trust. And as any parent of a small child knows, a story is ashared experience that forges a bond between storyteller and listener.
We love good plotlines and we love heroes and villains. Pre-literate cultures told stories for thousands of years, passing them down for generations. Today we have Hollywood and YouTube, but our basic psychology remains the same.
Entire political and religious movements coalesce around shared narratives. An engaging storyline, coupled with an indelible image, can lodge inside our memories. The problem is that anti-vaccination advocates understand this, and use it to spread their message accordingly.
Now that online content sharing is relatively cheap and easy, those who are naturally skilled at creating propaganda naturally do.
On Sherri Tenpenny’s Facebook page, which is “liked” by more than 196,000 people, she provides story after story of adverse events after vaccination, hesitant parents being “bullied” by doctors, and medically complicated childhood deaths (ultimately pinned on vaccines).
On Naturalnews.com and AgeofAutism.com one finds a cartulary of stories and anecdotes about injuries, deaths and corporate conspiracies.
Since most of us do vaccinate (both ourselves and our children) it might be worth our while to talk about it -reinforcing it as the social norm.All of this increases the salience of negative outcomes, while ignoring their statistical probability.
When the salience of negative outcomes is spread through social media or by word of mouth, it contributes to a feedback loop – an availability cascade – where their perceived likelihood is vastly exaggerated.
Anti-vax propagandists capitalise on the availability cascade while infusing their content with aManichean struggle of good versus evil.
This kind of content is not something that is easily countered with scientific evidence. In contrast to real-life anecdotes, statistics are (necessarily) removed and abstract. The use of peer-reviewed evidence is easily rebuffed if one has been led to think the process of peer-review is flawed. In fact, trying to convince someone that they are wrong through an appeal to logic is likely to backfire. No-one wants be told that they are both wrong and stupid.
Rather, what pro-vaccine parents and practitioners ought to consider is utilising similar approaches to those that are used by the anti-vaccination community. That is, drawing on story-telling and imagery in creating memorable content and long-lasting impressions.
Because most people vaccinate their children, most people have a story to tell. In “Story and Science: How providers and parents can utilise storytelling to combat anti-vaccine misinformation“, Ashley Shelby and Karen Ernst, who run the US blog MomsWhoVax relay a story told on the website – one which they describe as “the greatest story never told”:
When my son was two days old, he received his first hepatitis B shot. Nothing happened. When my son was one month old, he received a second hepatitis B shot. Nothing happened. When he was two months old he received the rotavirus vaccines, the pneumococcal vaccine, and Pentacel, a shot that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis heamophilus influenza b and polio. Nothing happened and nothing happened at four months when he received another dose of each*.
The mother ends her story this way:
Earlier I said that “nothing happened”, but that isn’t true. Behind the scenes, my son’s body was mounting antibodies to the antigens in the vaccines, a response that, should he ever be exposed to the actual disease, will help protect him.
Everyone in the community has an interest in reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Vaccination is the most effective way to achieve this. Since most of us do vaccinate (both ourselves and our children) it might be worth our while to talk about it – reinforcing it as the social norm.
And those – like the Gold Coast mum – who have experienced vaccine hesitation, but who have changed their minds, have a powerful story to tell. To promote vaccination, it’s a good idea to let that story spread.
No Justification for Whooping Cough Vax During Pregnancy
Here is a reply I wrote on an Australian campaign with a mom saying she refused vaccination against Pertussis when she was pregnant and now her baby is very, very sick
It is sad to see Mom suffering and hear about the struggles of her little one and, of course, I wish both of them well.
There are some problems, however, with the story and the recommendation for vaccination in pregnancy.
First, the disease itself has been modified by generalized vaccination so that the disease is now more virulent and strikes younger children like the little baby here.
Unvaccinated populations have a far less serious version of the condition than vaccinated ones so that the unproven, but much vaunted, theory of herd immunity could actually be said to be working in reverser here. It was for this reason that Sweden terminated its pertussis vaccination program since it was NOT providing protection but was modifying the characteristics of the disease and causeing deaths in young children.
Second, pertussis vaccinations are unapproved and untested for either safety to the mother or to the child for pregnant women. What we do know is that the widely known outbreak of microcephaly attributed to Zika Virus, patented in 1947 by the Rockefeller Institute, and known around the world since that time is NOT associated with birth defects.
All of the Brazilian women who gave birth to those damaged children had been vaccinated “against” pertussis by their 22nd week of pregnancy by edict of the Brazilian government despite it not being found safe for either mother or child.
Third, the vaccine is ineffective against pertussis. The statistics are dreadful: for example, when South Korea made pertussis vaccination mandatory and acheived a 99.8% coverage rate, the deaths from that disease rose some 1300% – in a fully vaccinated population.
Fourth, the vaccine itself is highly toxic, containing, as it does, aluminum, foreign proteins of several sorts and a host of neuro and organ toxic materials.
Serious complications from the vaccine are not, as presented, rare. They are quite common and, if you consider the metal, excitoxins, sterilizants, formaldehyde and other components, the logic of injecting these materials directly into the body, bypassing the natural protective barriers of lungs, mucosa and gut is absent while the dangers are obvious.
Fifth, the supposed immunity conferred by the pertussis vaccine is mythical at best. Whenever a vaccine fails, the vaccine-driven regulators recommend booster shots which are good for business, bad for the body and brain and absolute rubbish scientifically since they do not provide any additional protection against disease.
Additionally, most cases of measles, pertussis and other “preventable” disease occur in the vaccinated and the recently vaccinated shed viral diseases like measles, chicken pox and similar. While B. pertussis is not a viral disease, its morbidity and mortality have been increased, not decreased, by the general vaccination program.
The immune system of this “organic woman” would have been compromised and so would that of her baby.
There are effective, non toxic means of treating and preventing infectious disases. Had the mom in this sad video given her baby a 1/2 teaspoon of Nano Silver 10 ppm and taken a full teaspoon full for herself once or twice a day, the video would not have needed to be made and we would not watch a tired, worried mom hold her tired sick baby because both would be fine.
Neither, of course, would be pusing money into the hands of the vaccine makers eager for it or control into the hands of a government even more eager for it.
So get well, baby, and get real, government. Pertussis vaccine is just one of many horrifying interventions that has no place in medicine.
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation
Then I wrote this reply
I am not an untrained internet pug. I am a licensed medical doctor and your facts are simply wrong. Your assertion that people who are concerned about vaccine safety “prefer to see 100 babies die of whooping cough rather than 1 child suffer a vaccine side effect” is a pretty good indication that, however good your intentions might be, your sifting, sorting and separating of fact from public relations/propaganda is woefully inadequate and you are pusing out the party line without examining the reality.
Do so, and you will surely change your tune if you are, indeed, an honest and concerned medical practitioner. Of course, you will have some serious problems with your medical establishment and if you are a coward, fearful for your own interests, will back down and continue vaccinating, spreading misinformation and harm as you go.
Of course, since I do not know you I cannot say if you are, indeed, a person of integrety who, having had the light of independent, not corporate, science in your eyes, will, in fact, take the high, hard road and tell the truth, refusing to inject massively dangerous toxins into people for the sake of your own convenience and comfort.
Right now, you probably really believe what you write.
Here’s a place to get started on that high, hard road: www.http://TinyURL.com/DrRimaIndiaPaper.
Although it does not specifically deal with pertussis vaccines, the many rerferences and the orienting information there will get you started.
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation
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Amy Rosser · Rural Medical Practitioner at NT Government
Of course they don’t know if Infanrix hexa is safe for pregnant women because it’s only given to children so why would they need those safety studies? The adult DTPa vaccine is the one given to pregnant women and is quite safe in pregnancy. mayb check that you know what you are talking about before accusing others of not knowing.
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“The Gold Coast Mum who Contracted Whooping Cough & Passed it on to Her Baby”
“SHE ENDED UP IN INTENSIVE CARE WITH HER BABY”
In the first video – VIDEO NUMBER ONE – CORMIT tells how she had to take her to & from
Cormit tells that she had a sore tummy & a cough
That baby Eva had to be taken back & forth to Hospital because she was ill with Whooping Cough.
The next time I watched the Cormits Story Video the story had changed
AND NOW ….
Cormit & her baby Eva were in both in intensive care ……………well, well, well,
MALICIOUS INTENT –
The Law Dictionary demonstrated that the word “malice” itself is not just “ill will” but an “intentional” wrongful act against someone without a justified excuse, thereby defining “malicious intent”. It is a violation of the law by someone that works to the prejudice of another person.
MS. Claire Lehmann – has no medical or scientific training what so ever, therefore MS Claire Lehmann is no qualified to “push” / “pressure” / “judge” / “estimate” / “descriminate” in any way ……………………FOR OR AGAINST on such a serious matter as – INJECTING A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE INTO AN INFANT – that may otr may not HARM THAT INFANT.
Has any one been clever enough to throw the legal aspects & MS Claire Lehmann’s MALICIOUS INTENTIONS in her face . yet ?
In setting out to kick someone, one shout kick with full force.