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Ministry of Health Meningococcal Lies Continue

Published: Fri 17 Dec 2004 11:57 AM
Ministry of Health Meningococcal Lies Continue
By Ron Law - Risk & Policy Analyst
"The Ministry of Health continues to feed the media and public of New Zealand blatant lies regarding the meningococcal B vaccination experiment," says independent risk & policy analyst, Ron Law.
In its Meningococcal Vaccine Strategy & National Immunisation Register News, the Ministry makes the monstrous lie, under the header, "Meningococcal B Epidemic" that "As at November 26, there have been 320 cases and eight deaths this year."
The fact is that these figures relate to total notified cases, not meningogoccal B, nor the so-called 'epidemic strain.'
Figures released by the Minister reveal that only have of the cases and deaths this year have been confirmed as the strain of meningococcal bacteria targeted by the experimental mass vaccination.
The media is reminded that, according to figures released by the Minister of Health, Annette King, cases of meningococcal disease attributed to the bacteria targeted by the MeNZB(tm) vaccine have declined by nearly 50%; deaths have declined by over 75% since the 2001 peak.
Total notified case numbers for 2004 are likely to be less than 350, 60 less than the 1995 figures and the lowest level in ten years.
Total deaths for 2004 will be the lowest since 1994, and if there are no more deaths in the next two week, 1992. In other words, the death rate will be the lowest since the beginning of the epidemic.
"It's about time the Ministry of Health stopped lying and started feeding honest information to the health system, media and the public," says Ron Law

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