- Dec 1, 1999
- AFL Club
Freakin nutter...Both her children, who are now adults, contracted measles, chickenpox and rubella, while her daughter also had whooping cough when she was four.
But Ms Lydall dismissed these as "self-resolving" diseases that could be managed and improved her children’s immunity.
Leader recently revealed Yarra Ranges had Victoria’s second-worst rate for immunising five-year-olds, with 236 kids missing out on jabs to prevent contagious diseases.
National Health Performance Authority stats for 2011-12 placed Knox around the state average, with 130 one-year-old children, 107 two-year-olds and 143 five-year-olds not fully immunised.
Ms Lydall told Leader:
PARENTS who vaccinate their kids "avoid having to think" and "do not want to take responsibility" of researching the issue themselves;
WHOOPING cough is "just a breeze" for children and "a chance to be off school"
VACCINES contain "cells from aborted babies"
MEASLES "makes a person healthier" and speeds up a child’s development;
FLU shots are unnecessary because homeopathic methods provide rapid cures;
GOVERNMENTS are lying to parents about immunisations and information is suppressed.
AMA Victoria president Dr Stephen Parnis slammed Ms Lydall’s arguments as "ridiculous, paranoid conspiracy theories with no basis in fact".
"These are incredibly misguided pseudo-scientists who have absolutely no credible science on their side," Dr Parnis said.