On 2 March 2019 Cathy O’Leary, the ‘Medical Reporter’ for the West Australian newspaper (who does not have any health or medical qualifications) wrote an article titled ‘Anti-vaxxer Gardasil scare campaign unsafe: Health experts‘
Whilst parents want to discuss the risks of vaccines Cathy O’Leary falsely represents the community’s concerns as ‘anti-vaccination’. She further denigrates these parents by labelling them as ‘anti-vaxxers’. This is a false and abusive representation of parents concerns for their children’s health.
How low can Australian journalists go without any accountability for the public’s interest in health policies?
Cathy O’Leary also claims that ‘health experts’ have made the comments that she provides in her article about the safety of the HPV vaccine but not a single health department ‘expert’ has put their name to these comments.
These ‘health experts’ are referred to in the article as the ‘WA Health Spokesperson’ and she has used this anonymous person to falsely claim that parents and professionals who are linking Gardasil (HPV vaccine) to causing multiple sclerosis (MS), autoimmune diseases, shrivelled ovaries, cervical cancer and death in girls are “spreading lies”.
This claim is false and there is significant scientific literature linking the HPV vaccine to all of these conditions and more, and the government’s solution is to censor this debate and to regulate facebook to prevent public discussion of the academic and scientific literature showing the risks of vaccines.
Cathy O’Leary has stated in her article that the facebook post by a parent on the Kalgoorlie Community page describing how her two previously healthy daughters both developed multiple sclerosis within months of having the HPV vaccine was removed.
This mother also accurately described the thousands of adolescents globally who are being injured by this vaccine and instead of allowing an academic debate of the scientific literature in Australia, the health department is censoring this debate from both the mainstream media and social media by using false and misleading information provided by industry lobby-group activists.
This week West Australian schools will be sending out permission slips to the parents of year 7 and 8 boys and girls to give consent for the HPV vaccine but this consent will be given based on the false and misleading information provided by Cathy O’Leary in the West Australian newspaper – a reporter without any health qualifications who has never investigated both sides of this debate.
Cathy O’Leary has omitted to tell parents that in Australia HPV infections rarely cause cervical cancer or any other type of cancer or genital warts. Further, she has falsely claimed that ‘since a school-based vaccine program started in 2007 rates of these conditions have plummeted’. This is not supported by the facts about this disease or statistics.
Here are the statistics/facts on cervical cancer and the use of HPV vaccine in Australia that have not been provided to parents by the Australian health department, the Cancer Council or by journalists in the mainstream media.
Did Cathy O’Leary mention to parents that the new 9-strain HPV Gardasil vaccine (that still does not cover 11 HPV strains) contains 500 mcg of aluminium adjuvant (a neurotoxin)? That is, 500 mcg in each of the three doses of the vaccine that are recommended by the government for all adolescents.
There is no safe level of a neurotoxin in the human body and aluminium has been strongly associated as a cause of autoimmune diseases for decades.
In this article, Melissa Ledger, the spokesperson for the WA Cancer Council, falsely claims that ‘the HPV vaccine has proven to be safe and effective at protecting young people before they are exposed to the viruses‘.
This statement is untrue and there are many class actions globally exposing the damage caused by HPV vaccines. Melissa Ledger also knows that vaccinated girls will not be protected from cervical cancer unless they also have regular Pap screening tests. What does that tell you about the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine?
The information provided by Cathy O’Leary in this article will cause real harm in the Australian population if the issues are not debated by all stakeholders – including the people on whom vaccines are being enforced.
The public is currently being prevented from challenging the government’s non-transparent information about vaccination safety and efficacy by censoring doctors, academics and parents from presenting the risks of vaccines in public forums. This is termed ‘anti-vaccination material’.
The lack of investigative journalism on this topic in Australia is also aiding the health department and industry-lobby groups to promote false and misleading information in the Australian media without being challenged.
Australians must take action now to ensure the risks of vaccines are included in the public discussions of this topic or else we will lose another generation of children to the false claims being made about vaccines.
Please read and promote this Open Letter to the World Health Organisation written by the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance in 2018. This letter describes the lack of rigour in vaccine safety testing that has existed for decades and the increase in chronic illnesses that are occurring in global populations as a result of non-evidence based vaccination policies that are being pushed by governments through the mainstream media.
Judy Wilyman PhD