Anti-vaccinators want to deceive
The following message was posted to the Usenet newsgroup misc.health.alternative
on August 3, 2001 (Message id:firstname.lastname@example.org).
From: email@example.com (Meryl)
Subject: How you can help support free choice
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 23:51:12 GMT
Now for the second part of this most important message! Nobody can
make the government change its mind on their own. Everyone needs to
help make the system fairer, more accountable and more just. That's
where all of you come in. Everyone's assistance is needed - whether
you are in Australia or not! Please everyone, take the time to give
us a hand here and we will succeed in accomplishing what we have set
out to do for everyone!
- A picture is worth 1,000 words - so we need 1,000 pictures! It
is very easy for people to dismiss names and numbers. But when they
see the pictures of children and adults who have reacted to vaccines,
it really hits home. I know that our Gallery pages on the AVN's website
get the most comment and affect people deeply. So, I am asking all of
you, whether you live in Australia or elsewhere, to send either via
post or email, a picture of any children or adults who have reacted
to vaccines. If you email them please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By post, you can mail them to: AVN PO Box 177 Bangalow NSW 2479 Include
a brief paragraph about the reaction - only first names will be used
so there will be no way to identify who this particular child is. If
you don't want a first name used, please note that and we will make
up a name. This is so vital - the government has consistently said that
nobody reacts to vaccines - let's show them how wrong they are! Please
send these in TODAY!
- Letters DO influence politicians This is only for those Australians
on our list. We need all of you to write a letter to your local and
federal MPs, to the Federal and State Ministers for Health and to anyone
else you can think of (natural therapy organisations, etc.) asking them
to support these changes to the legislation. Feel free to use the wording
on the last message that was sent to you or use your own words. If you
or your child or someone else you know has reacted to a vaccination
and this reaction was not reported, please mention this as well. I will
be updating the political contacts section of the website over the weekend
and should have it finished by Monday so please write your letters now,
and then, check out the page on Monday to get the addresses, fax numbers
and email contacts of whoever you need to reach with your letter. You
have no idea how powerful a grassroots effort like this can be. Be part
- Your Membership of the AVN is vital! If you are not already a
financial member of the AVN, please consider joining today. We are true Davids fighting the Pharmaceutical/AMA Goliaths and we need all the
help we can get. For those of you who don't already know, our 40-page
quarterly newsletter, which gets sent to all members, contains the most
up-to-date information on vaccination and health. As a new feature,
the AVN Newsletter can now be delivered to our overseas readers as an
Adobe Acrobat document. Membership with electronic delivery to overseas
subscribers is only $20 AUD (no GST necessary) so consider joining even
if you live overseas. We need your support, we need your help - let's
make Australia sit up and take notice to the tragic toll vaccinations
are exacting on families everywhere.
- Got a bright idea? If you know of some information that may be
helpful, please don't keep it to yourself. The AVN is run by simple
mums and dads without any special skills. Please let us know if you
have an idea or two that might make us more effective at what we do.
Take care and thanks in advance for your help.
On behalf of the AVN National Committee
Meryl W. Dorey,
The Australian Vaccination Network, Inc.