Tag: vaccine hesitancy

New Zealand Court Strips Anti-Vax Parents of Medical Custody of Ill Baby

A New Zealand court ruled against the parents of a sick infant on Dec. 7, temporarily stripping them of medical custody of their son after they refused blood transfusions from vaccinated donors, requesting that the health system allow them access to blood from unvaccinated donors who were standing ready to donate. The four-month-old boy, who…


New Zealand Court Strips Anti-Vaccine Parents of Medical Custody of Ill Baby

A New Zealand court ruled against the parents of a sick infant on Dec. 7, temporarily stripping them of medical custody of their son after they refused blood transfusions from vaccinated donors, requesting that the health system allow them access to blood from unvaccinated donors who were standing ready to donate. The four-month-old boy, who…


The Evil of Coerced Medicine

Commentary The following is an adapted excerpt, published recently in the Washington Times, from my book “The New Abnormal: The Rise of the Biomedical Security State” from Regnery Publishing, reprinted here with permission. In their understandable enthusiasm to roll out the novel COVID vaccines as widely and quickly as possible in early 2021, the public health…


College Clarifies Statement That Advised Psychotherapy for Serious Cases of COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Anxieties’

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) has clarified an earlier statement that sparked controversy for appearing to advise doctors that it may be necessary to refer patients with “anxieties” about receiving COVID-19 vaccination to prescription medications and psychological help. Screenshots of the initial CPSO statement were published on Oct. 4 by Twitter user…


‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ Is 1 of WHO’s Top 10 Global Threats—but Flu Shot Data Tells a Different Story

In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed 10 threats to global health, such as air pollution, non-communicable diseases, global influenza pandemic, Ebola and other high-threat pathogens, weak primary health care, and HIV. Among them, vaccine hesitancy was also mentioned, which many people might find surprising. The elevation of this issue to a global health…


Vaccinated Canadians Less Willing to Get More Booster Shots: Survey

Canadians are becoming more hesitant about getting their next round of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses, according to a new survey. The Angus Reid poll released on July 18 found that among Canadians who say they have received one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, just 17 percent say they will seek another vaccine dose,…


Loss of Trust in Government Related to Vaccine Hesitancy, Australian Study Shows

New research published in the Australian Journal of Political Science has revealed that individuals who have less faith in their government officials are more likely to doubt vaccine safety and effectiveness. Experts from the University of Western Australia (UWA) used data from a cross-national study of 22 countries conducted prior to the emergency of the…


How Vaccine Fanatics Fueled Vaccine Skepticism

Commentary The development of COVID-19 vaccines is one of the few successes during a pandemic that saw major failures in public health strategy and treatments. While the vaccines can’t prevent transmission, they have reduced mortality. Before the pandemic, there was almost universal trust in vaccines, and vaccine skeptics were a small but vocal minority. With…


Booster Hesitancy Increasing Amongst Australians

A study (pdf) conducted by the Australian National University shows booster hesitancy of Australians have increased compared to Oct. 2021, prior to the start of the booster program. In Jan. of 2022, 3472 Australians over 18 were surveyed on booster hesitancy, the group have been a consistent sample group for the university and was previously…


Vaccinating Teens Against Parental Consent is ‘Ethically Permissible’: Experts

Research conducted by the Royal Children’s Hospital, the University of Melbourne and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has concluded that it is “ethically permissible” to vaccinate teenagers aged 12 and over who are requesting a COVID-19 vaccine, even if their parents do not provide consent. Traditionally, parental consent is needed for the vaccination of children,…