Archive for June, 2013


June 9th, 2013  |  Published in Social Issues

On a daily basis I read the newspapers online and often comment on a feature article or opinion piece that generates discussion and controversy. Here is an example of a piece I wrote in response to the following topic which featured in the Herald Sun.

Anti-vaxxer guru should be ashamed

Monbulk mum scaring others into not vaccinating their children is recklessly irresponsible. The outrageous claim that whooping cough is an opportunity to have some time off school stinks of ignorance. I wonder has Monbulk mum had any experience with whooping cough, also known as the 90 day cough – that’s more than a term off school.
A friend of mine, a teacher contracted whooping cough from a child who she had no direct contact with – it is assumed the child coughed in a corridor or classroom. My friend, an adult, who has been immunized against the disease nearly died.
Immunization programs are designed to curb epidemics and spare the population from permanent disability and death.

l mcclenaghan of doncaster (Reply)
Wed 15 May 13 (09:23am)