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Why so much hot air, Dr Lush?.

Hilary Butler - Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dr Douglas Lush, we have met before, as you may recall. In your response to my article in the Gisborne Herald, you call me a conspiracist.  Did you look at the evidence on the back up blog, at the bottom on my Gisborne Herald article?

You were born around 1970. As ACTING Director of Public Health you had a large library at your disposal, with the exact same information I have. How did you miss out on catching measles, mumps, rubella or chickenpox since all those diseases routinely circulated at that time, and there was no MMR or chickenpox vaccine for you to have as a child? Neither was there a Hib vaccine. Nor a Hep B vaccine.

You certainly didn't "escape" whooping cough as a child, because you were surrounded with vaccinated people ... because the vaccination rate for DPT was appalling (I have the data applied for under the OIA over 20 years ago), and ... the vaccine didn't work. I refer you to the following Department of Health graphs on my website, in particular to the Communicable disease December 1987, which clearly shows the rising whooping cough rates when you were a child. So much for herd immunity.

In 2013 you received an Expert Review in which Professor Grant explained on the front page, that the introduction of the pertussis vaccine has had no impact on the circulation of pertussis in our population. In fact he goes on to state that the hospitalization rate between 2000 - 2005, was 1.5 times higher than the 1960s. It is now, higher still. The graph on the following page, should make any honest man blush.

I also have the Department of Health graphs for cases and deaths from diphtheria from 1873. Have you?

Because if you have, you will know that the use of the diphtheria vaccine in this country had nothing to do with either decline in deaths or cases. Both declined drastically before the vaccine was incorporated into the DPT vaccine in 1960. It was not used during the polio years, and before that, had a maximum uptake of 9 - yes - NINE measly percent. But back to your story . . . .

In the year you were admitted, all medical students were first blood tested. I knew quite a few in the years you were there. One was a Maori woman who wasn't vaccinated either. All she "needed" was the Hep B vaccine. She told me about her vaccinated colleagues showing no titres, who were re-vaccinated, a topic wryly discussed with one of your tutors, Dr Roger Booth.

See, in the 1990s I practically lived in Auckland Medical School's Philson medical library, often talking to medical students, so I know what was going on at the time. Even if you had no titres to anything, you would only have had DPT, polio, Hep B and MMR vaccine. That's it.

I could bore everyone with a thorough refutation of the majority of your casual soundbites, but most people who know their way around this website, have already read the peer reviewed medical literature on the subject.

But one point I will deal with, is your opinion that I merely mouse-hunt on Dr Google. You are aware, are you not, that years ago, Google and Gregory Poland from Mayo Clinic banded together to change Google’s configuration so that anti-vaccine material was much more difficult to find? What Mayo Clinic didn’t appear to realise, was that their reconfiguration of Google searches has actually made it much EASIER to find the information in medical search engines, which points people to the truth.

Let me give you a tiny glimpse of one of my book cases in my work room ….



…. And a tiny glimpse at just one of my many disease and vaccine sections:



Pubmed of course, continues its policy of never putting up an abstract on peer-reviewed medical articles which might be of interest to people like me, which is of course, a dead give-away to ensure that ways are found to read it.

All anyone has to do, who wants to find out the truth, Dr Lush, is to first, read the vaccine package inserts, then your own Immunisation Handbook, THEN spend time on medical databases and go to medical libraries and read the last 127 years of the BMJ and Lancet. Will that take time? Oh yes. Its taken me 35+ years and I'm still going . . .

Is it worth it? Absolutely. Why? Because Dr Lush, I KNOW what was in your library under your office in the Wellington Department of Health building. I have every Immunisation Handbook that has ever been published. I have KEPT the vaccine inserts that come with the actual vaccine from years back. I KNOW my way around Medsafe’s website. I KNOW what is in the appendices to parliamentary journals from the late 80s in the History room in Auckland Library. I have READ the official year books. I’ve spent 30+ years reading, so that I KNOW BOTH sides of the story, which is why I am now an ex-vaxxer.

For those interested, here is the latest Immunisation handbook, published last month.

May 2017 New Zealand Immunisation Handbook.

Much of it is an un-scientific joke. Sometime, I will scan the measles section of the 1993 Immunisation handbook and put it side by side with the 2017 version and you will see just how low science has fallen. Even more interesting, on page 130, they list as “references”, blogs by fellow admirers, Helen Petoussis-Harris and David Gorski, whose name they even managed to spell wrong. This takes 'peer review' to new heights of lunacy. When "peers" . . . "review" each others' opinionated hot air, that makes their words “peer-reviewed” science worthy of Medsafe acclaim? Truly, the world of science has fallen flat on its face!

I presume you have a family tree, Dr Lush. Have you looked at it lately? Has it ever puzzled you, as to how it is that your parents, and grandparents got to live to a ripe old age without imbibing in the long list of childhood vaccines which you extolled (tetanus, diphtheria, polio, whooping cough, Haemophilus influenzae type b, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal disease, rotavirus, HPV, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella) in your third to last paragraph?

Before you fluster around and tell me that measles has always been a deadly killer and without it, we would all have been dead in the water, have you read what the premier instigator of the measles vaccine, Dr Langmuir, had to say about WHY the vaccine was made?



Have you read what one of the greats, Dr Sencer, had to say about measles eradication? 



Returning to the importance of fact, not emotive fiction, Dr Lush. As the EX- ACTING Director of Public Health, why is your reply to me, primarily unscientific sound bites, and opinionated hot air?  Continue Reading


Are non vaccinators the "new Jews"?

Hilary Butler - Friday, May 17, 2013

The year 1997 in Australia is etched in my mind, because 17 years ago, the then Minister of Health, Dr Michael Wooldridge, started a fraudulent media campaign stating that Australia's childhood vaccination rates were 53%.  This figure was not only splattered over the Australian Media... it made it into the New Zealand Herald. It didn't matter to him, or the media, that the data he provided was a total lie.  It never occurred to him that he'd even got any facts wrong, like men becoming sterile after MEASLES..... The medical profession knew his vaccination rate data was lies, and stayed silent, sitting back poker-faced with folded arms, quietly cheering him on in one of the most blatant, criminally erroneous publicity campaigns that had ever taken place.   Until now.... Continue Reading


Just do it

Hilary Butler - Sunday, May 01, 2011

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Starship Doctors slammed

Hilary Butler - Sunday, October 31, 2010

In the Sunday Star Times today, Judge David McNaughton delivered a swift message to Starship doctors about predictive and substandard medical care, and the presumption of guilt without good cause.  The Judge found Famaile Lino not guilty of abusing his six month old child after Starship jumped to conclusions, and robustly defended their own preconceived mindsets.  The Lino's lawyer said, " "It's a very important case. It shows how suddenly a person can be at home with their feet up looking after their children, and a nightmare commences."  Here's the rub though.  Court cases like this USUALLY only happen to people like the Linos or the Kahuis.  Starship doesn't usually go after people who know what's going on; the limitations of the medical profession; and how to defend themselves.    Starship are of course, scuttling into a "risk management" position, by defending the indefensible: Continue Reading


The hidebound Ostrich that is Auckland District Health Board.

Hilary Butler - Thursday, September 16, 2010

Further to the superb piece in today's Otago Daily Times paper written by Otago Medical Schools Professor of Medical Ethics (and neurologist) Professor Grant Gillett, calling into question the ostrich attitudes of medical practitioners, Continue Reading


Skeptics Part Three: Living Proof.

Hilary Butler - Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Where are the skeptics, when it comes to looking at the “responsibility” of using intravenous vitamin C in serious illness? Where you’d predict them to be. Shoring up the medical system like good little marionettes.  Continue Reading


Intravenous vitamin C used in infection does not cause kidney stones.

Hilary Butler - Sunday, August 29, 2010

In the wake of the TV3 documentary "Living Proof",  thoughout New Zealand, families who have members in ICU with H1N1, are being told that their near-death family members cannot be given intravenous vitamin C because it would cause renal failure. The medical literature does not support this statement. Many times we hear about vitamin C and kidney stones, but where did that "information" come from? According to Professor Hemila of Finland, it is an "urban legend". Quite why the medical profession feel it so necessary to create urban legends, is another matter altogether. Professor Hemila details the literature on this on his a page on his website called "Safety of Vitamin C: Urban Legends" (page pdf'd):  Continue Reading


"Refusal" to vaccinate

Hilary Butler - Saturday, July 24, 2010

While the medical profession has finally caught on, that the more "educated" a parent makes themselves on the issues around vaccination, the more likely they are to chose not to vaccinate, they are utterly offended that people can chose not to vaccinate.  Furthermore, their take on the issue of "choice" is off the wall.  Their solution to parents not making the 'right' choice, is to back parents into the wall and take pot shots at them with "Refusal to vaccinate" letters (see bottom), which read like legal documents, but are not.  These "refusal to vaccinate" letters come out of such skewed thinking patterns as can be seen in this statement in May this year, from the biggest vaccine defender of them all, Dr Paul Offit: Continue Reading


When Indian doctors open their mouths...

Hilary Butler - Friday, July 09, 2010

What happens when paediatricians take a look at the disease incidence in their own country and decide that certain vaccines are not justified on epidemiological grounds?  Nothing, So long as they keep their mouths shut.  What happens when they look into the use of certain vaccines, and find that reactions are being covered up?  Nothing.  So long as they keep their mouths shut. But when they tell the world about both... , no matter that good science is on their side, there is only one possible result. To start with, they will be branded ANTI VACCINE. What better slur is there?  Anti vaccine people are idiots, don't you know?  Truth won't be discussed.  Truth is inconvenient to the vaccine industry, especially to organisations who owe their existence and income to the vaccine industry. Simple as that. Here's the story. Continue Reading


Gardasil is no sure fire protection

Hilary Butler - Saturday, June 12, 2010

Drs Hazel Lewis and John Holmes from the Ministry of Health (MOH), took an opportunity in the Herald letters to the editor to “swipe” an article called “Jab no surefire protection”  which they maintain undermines an important health initiative. Never mind that the article was based on a Ministry of Health press release, and gave no negative information about the Gardasil vaccine itself. Reading it, I thought that the MOH would be delighted at the meek compliance of it all. Not so. This MOH whine actually joins the ranks of “pillock” status, because the article was rightly addressing what many published medical studies show and the MOH had identified – that most people vaccinated with Gardasil, think they don’t need smears.  Continue Reading