Nina Woods, Ocean Shores
In response to Asren Pugh (Letters, 24 July) you can’t question vaccines without throwing medical sense out the window. You can question vaccines and still be discerning about the source and its scientific literacy.
However, when your ability to question vaccines is censored, shouted down and labelled, or when your ability to make an informed choice is manipulated or made under duress; that is the true danger.
I draw your attention to the unlawful restrictions AHPRA places on medical practitioners surrounding communicating vaccine risks.
Let’s look at pregnancy. AHPRA requires midwives to promote vaccination during pregnancy. Midwives can be reported and prosecuted if they provide information such as: ‘safety and effectiveness of (vaccine) have not been established in pregnant women’, or ‘there are no adequate and well-controlled studies of (vaccine) in pregnant women’; even though these statements are taken from the product inserts of vaccines used in pregnancy.
What you are witnessing is the relabelling of informed consent as ‘misinformation’. Here, you see the practitioner leashed, and vaccination promoted on ‘misleading, misrepresented, and incorrect information’. This line of corruption runs from product manufacture, through policy, and ends with the patient.
The Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) is performing a critical role in capturing real stories of vaccine injury. Perhaps watch a few, because if the facts have changed, wouldn’t you want to know?