Anti-Vaccination Smackdown!

The anti vaccine group known as the AVN (I always think of them of the Anti-Vaccination Network, but it actually stands for the Australian Vaccination Network) has just been accused by the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) of misleading parents. Not surprising, considering they were.

You can read the report here (PDF), where they go into detail about how Meryl Dorey, their fearless leader, misled parents.

ABC News (the Australian version) has a pretty good article on the decision:

The HCCC accuses the AVN of providing inaccurate and misleading information and selectively quoting research out of context to argue against vaccination.

The report has also noted accusations that the AVN harassed the parents of a child who died of whooping cough last year, after the parents advocated the importance of childhood vaccination.

Another victory for both Australia and reality.

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