Diluted Thinking

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AVSN: USA Vaxxed Team - antivax message in Oz

Introduction

The Vaxxed team is always at pains to reject the anti-vaccination label for its movie, Vaxxed. Despite the fact that it is indeed a bonafide treasure of anti-vaccination propaganda and misinformation, let's move on.

The USA Vaxxed team is in Australia for the AVSN's Vaxxed movie tour. It is comprised of infamous anti-vaccination campaigners Polly Tommey, Brian Hooker and Suzanne Humphries, and a camera person.

Within only a few hours of the USA Vaxxed team setting foot upon our shores, they made it known that their presence in Australia was to spread anti-vaccination propaganda via livestream videos on Facebook, YouTube and Periscope to thousands of people in Australia and overseas.

In Caloundra - their first stop after leaving Brisbane airport - Polly Tommey and Brian Hooker laid into people donating polio vaccines in the name of Vaxxed via UNICEF Australia's The Gift of Protection campaign.

The following video shows Brian Hooker's reaction to a donation of 150 measles vaccines:

After a hearty guffaw, Hooker states, "Haters gotta hate, haters gotta hate", then added, "We'll take those 150 measles vaccines and we'll toss them in the river. Sounds good."

Shortly after receiving another notification of donated vaccines, Polly Tommey says, "Obviously the best the trolls can do here since we've landed in Australia. If that's all they got it's really, actually incredibly sad, misinformed", then, "This is the way the trolls want to play it, it's not hurting us, it's hurting those poor children..."

And so this dangerous troupe commenced spreading misinformation and fear about vaccination all over Australia.

Q&A Sessions and Vaccine Injury stories

Each screening of Vaxxed during this tour was followed by a Q&A session featuring panelists Brian Hooker, Polly Tommey, Suzanne Humphries and Meryl Dorey. Tommey would then film audience members vaccine injury stories.

Here are some video snippets taken from these sessions, proving beyond all doubt that the AVSN/Vaxxed message is anti-vaccination to the core.

AVSN Vaxxed Q&A session, Maleny Community Centre, Maleny QLD, 23 July 2017

Polly Tommey:

"…it takes one vaccine to kill your child
or ruin your child's life, and your life, forever.
"


AVSN Vaxxed Q&A session, The Greek Club, Brisbane QLD, 24 July 2017

Brian Hooker:

"…but most assuredly, no vaccines for your children. No vaccines…"

"Actually, I don't hate to say this because I know I'm preserving you and saving you a world of hurt for the rest of your life."

"No vaccines for children."

"No vaccines specifically for your children."

Polly Tommey:

"There is no such thing as a safe vaccine."

"There is no safe age, you cannot delay or catch up…"

"We have heard of every story at any age with any vaccine from death through to eczema…"

"And each injury has wrecked not just that child or that person's life but everybody who loves that child or person."

"A catastrophic effect of wickedness, of sadness and [inaudible] lies."

"There is no such thing as a safe vaccine."

Brian Hooker [re: what children should do]:

"Honestly, I would never keep quiet about it."

"I would have them out, loud and proud that my parents think enough of me that
they're not going to inject me
and pump me full of poison.
"

"And you never, ever, ever trust the government to tell you what to put in your body."


AVSN Vaxxed seminar, Club On East, Sutherland NSW, 29 July 2017

Polly Tommey:

"Here's the thing; we still need to reach more people."

"We still need to help save them."

"But look at this. This black bus is your black box warning."

"It is the peoples warning to the people to tell you that these vaccines are unsafe, they kill."

"These doctors, they kill."

Polly Tommey [re: doctors]:

"This is 2017."

"Get out the insert, do your job properly, and stop murdering our children."


AVSN Vaxxed event, Australian National University, Canberra, 31 July 2017

Polly Tommey: [talking to a young woman going to Africa for missionary work]

"First of all, they are going to pressurise you…
go to vaxxed.com, we've mission trips where 19 year olds have not survived their flu vaccines."

"So please, please research."

"My advise is no; absolutely 100 percent, no."

"… any vaccine at any age, not worth it."


AVSN Vaxxed event, Village Cinemas Crown, Melbourne, 2 August 2017

Polly Tommey:

"We've seen the health of the unvaccinated."

"We wish to God that we'd never vaccinated our children."

"The best safe vaccine is no vaccine."

Polly Tommey:

"… look at all the kids in wheelchairs and scoliosis and all the other crippling effects these children have got right now."

"They're sicker than ever."

"And not to mention, the dead babies."