Hilary Butler - Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Yesterday, we were greeted by the headline “No mumps jab? Stay home: school”.
This morning, we were greeted by the TVNZ headline, “Watch: Down goes another! All Blacks lose Ardie Savea to third case of mumps on end-of-year tour” We hear that a third, fully vaccinated All Black catches mumps. Seemingly the isolation of the previous case did nothing for transmission, and neither did the v...
Hilary Butler - Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Many will have seen and heard the verbal antics of bioevangelist Dr Lance O’Sullivan, along with the media salivating on his bone, followed by Toby Manhire’s rant called “Dangerous tripe of the anti-vaxxers”.
Bioevangelists believe that medical science has an exclusive mortgage on answers to public health issues. They go about proselytizing all and sundry to...
Hilary Butler - Tuesday, May 28, 2013
There are days when you wonder where supposed experts leave their brains. Worse, you wonder about the people who follow like lemmings. Dr Arthur Caplan has scored another hit in the brainless bullseye for his recent medieval thinking blog. I will intersperse comments amongst his mental witterings:
Measles are breaking out all over Britain. First lie. Of course, Caplan doesn&rs...
Hilary Butler - Monday, May 27, 2013
It would seem that tentative toes have entered medical debate over flu vaccines. Ever so tentative. Almost apologetic actually, which is bizarre, if you look closely at 60 years of very clear medical evidence that the flu vaccine has always performed exceptionally poorly. But there is another issue here, and it's the "myth" which the medical profession tries to disp...
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...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, August 18, 2012
Following on from the medieval war of words on measles......., lies, emotional blackmail, weasel words and chameleon science is also being purveyed in the whooping cough battle.
Starting with the most obvious, is Vaccinet’s trumpeting headline about a Washington whooping cough outbreak recently that: "Anti-vaccine movement causes the worst whooping cough epidemic in ...
Hilary Butler - Thursday, December 01, 2011
(For anyone reading this in Australia, I did a similar blog in 2008, on Australian media lies on pertussis as well, which you can read here. It also contains full text medical articles and proof that what their media reports is blatantly fictitious propaganda, created by medical people whose only aim is to intentionally deceive the reader by NOT providing the facts. After all, if they...
Hilary Butler - Monday, July 04, 2011
Perhaps this Australian documentary should have been labelled...
Totally missing the point. Or .. A bunch of Lies. Take your pick.
The Australian 60 Minutes journalist who had the responsibility for doing the research for this programme, is professionally incompetent.
You will not understand this blog unless you take the time to download all the full text medical articles, ...
Hilary Butler - Sunday, May 22, 2011
(Anonymous) Just recently our daughter had her B4 school check. I was told that this was a comprehensive check where I would be able to discuss my concerns. Not that I had any, but we still went. On that day, our daughter wasn’t feeling great at all. She was running a temperature which later that day went up to 39.8 and she also had quite a nasty cough. As we had stopped vaccinating...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, April 06, 2011
This is the first in a series of blogs on this topic. This one is a long blog but you need to read it very carefully. You need to understand exactly how the information provided by the MOH to Dr Hutchison is so misleading and the implications of that for the whole debate.
In December 2010, the Ministry of Health (MOH) replied to other submitters, and my written and oral p...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, November 24, 2010
What's your thoughts on Full Body Scanners? That they are a total over-reaction? My reaction is pretty much the same as The Washington Times, which unlike most New Zealand newspapers, does thoughtful analyses on really meaningful topics. You all know the term, "The war on terror". This "terror" can be interpretted in many ways, but lets start with the "terror" which resu...
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' choic...
Hilary Butler - Monday, May 24, 2010
Today, Pediatrics published a retrospective study with the above title, which purportedly provides the "strongest clinical evidence to date that on-time..." and that these results offer reassuring information" etc etc... I received an alert, and downloaded the study. And started reading. Most of the tables you can't make much of, since they simply tell you end-points and you have no way of...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This morning, on Nine to Noon, Kathryn Ryan listened while Professor Peter Collignon carefully detailed his concerns about the lack of data on flu vaccine side effects; the short comings of the current reporting systems world wide; the inadequate reasoning behind the use of the H1N1 vaccine. Everything Professor Collignon stated this morning, underlines everything I said to the Health Sele...
Hilary Butler - Monday, February 01, 2010
The Lancet has retracted the 1998 paper (1). Now, all the pillorying and slandering of Andrew Wakefield will start in earnest. The question is, "How does Richard Horton manage to go to sleep each night?". And here's why. In 2004, the Lancet "partially" retracted the paper, on the basis that Andrew Wakefield never declared to the Lancet, financial conflicts of interest. When confronted in front...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, December 05, 2009
What do scientists know about the flu vaccine? Not much really, in spite of it being used for years. This particular blog is not for the faint hearted.
Immunologists talk about antibodies created against the disease. Immunologists talk about “vaccine safety”. But they rarely talk about REALLY important things! One reason for that is that they don't understand that there are things they don't ...
Hilary Butler - Saturday, November 28, 2009
If provaccine people saw that there were barking up the wrong tree, and acted on it, they would immediately be isolated from their peers as if they were some virulent plague. Their revered “experts” who are pretty much the only social group they have known for years, would all look at them, point the finger and shout, “TRAITOR”.
The "turncoat" would lose all their friends (and income) in o...
Hilary Butler - Friday, November 27, 2009
A recent abridged email provides another piece to the jigsaw puzzle:
This person was talking about being “called into the manager's office and informed that I was now an Immunisation Co-ordinator, a joint role I shared for about 18months. I have been in the position of seeing and hearing both sides of the immunisation debate. I attended one of the Immunisation Conferences a few years ago, and ...
Hilary Butler - Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Making vaccines compulsory, isn't something you hear much about in New Zealand media, BUT... if we aren't careful, mandatory vaccination will become law in this country. While those who tweak the strings around the wrists of politicians have kept very quiet in public, in private, there have been, and are, far more intense discussions going on about making vaccines mandatory, than ever before. H...