News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Falsified Claims Undermine MOH's Credibility

Ministry's Falsified Claims Undermining its Credibility

Press Release: Ron Law & Barbara Sumner Burstyn

The Ministry of Health continues to make unsubstantiated and falsified claims regarding the MeNZB vaccine.

Today's MOH press release [Ministry urges parents to fully immunise -MeNZB] falsely claims, "Overall, we used to have 213 epidemic strain cases a year in under-20s, now we see around a quarter of that. We used to have seven deaths a year. So far this year there have been two."

The following graphs of Ministry of Health's own data clearly shows the decline of the epidemic strain of meningococcal disease in under-20s began well before the rollout of MeNZB and has continued unabated.

The number of deaths due to the epidemic strain in under-20s had declined to 2 in 2003, the year BEFORE the rollout began. There has NEVER been a year when there were seven deaths due to the epidemic strain of meningococcal disease in under-20s.

Meningococcal disease case numbers had collapsed in Maori and Pacific Island infants BEFORE the vaccine was rolled out.

By continuing to make fanciful unsubstantiated claims the Ministry of Health simply undermines the credibility of all vaccinations...

When caring mums and dads realise that the Ministry of Health has been falsifying and exaggerating claims about meningococcal disease, it is only natural that they will question the integrity of other Ministry of Health claims.

The Ministry of Health is undermining its own credibility by continuing to falsify its evidence.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>