Worth remembering: anti-vaccination campaigners don’t care about the truth.
If nothing else, read this response, written by a mother whose child died after catching whooping cough, and whose grief has been hijacked by Meryl Dorey. Dorey and her Australian Vaccination Network have been spreading untrue information about this child’s death, with no concern either for the mourning parents or for any basic integrity and compassion. She’s got an agenda to push, and needs to twist every data point available to support her ideology. It’s sickeningly vicious.
It was March last year that Dana McCaffrey, the month-old child, died. And the parents still haven’t had a chance to move on because of people like Meryl Dorey. They eventually went to the Health Care Complaints Commission last December, because so many false allegations were continuing to be publicly made about them, and they’re still having to write articles like that one to refute the anti-vaxers’ bullshit now.
We have never stated that Dana was infected by an unvaccinated child. That is a complete lie and Mrs Dorey should retract it.
Enough is enough. We just simply ask the AVN and Mrs Dorey to stop spreading false information about our daughter. She caught whooping cough. She died a torturous death. Leave her in peace and stop misleading the public.
Whooping cough is dangerous, and deadly for 1 in 200 babies.Now after having to deal with these lies, I have to take my children to a birthday party and try to be normal.
Leave my family alone.
This is a meme that needs to die.