Meryl and the patent that wasn’t (or was it?)

Meryl is nothing if not loyal to her antivax heroes, even after they’re been found guilty of fraud, falsifying their research, breaching ethics rules and stripped of their medical licence.

She was very defensive when Alex pointed out Wakefield’s obvious conflict of interest on the AVN Facebook page, banning him for this comment:

Fortunately for Meryl she had banned everyone who might challenge her claim from the AVN page. Otherwise, someone would have posted this embarrassing image there:

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Oops….Oh, Meryl!

May 13, 2011

The document Meryl does not want you to see.

Meryl has been busy of late, trying to remove embarrassing documents from all over the Internet by filing false DMCA reports left, right and centre.

How on earth could Meryl own the copyright on a government-issued notice? Who knows? Things work differently in Meryl-world, apparently.

Fortunately, in the real world, people take little notice of obviously false copyright violation claims. Here is the embarrassing document Meryl tried to keep you from seeing:

OLGR Letter-to-AVN-Advising-of-Revocation-14-10-10

In the real world we also have a world for knowingly lodging false DMCA claims. That word is “perjury”. Oh, Meryl!

Meryl says, “We don’t need no stinkin’ autopsies”

From the AVN Facebook page:

Meryl is a longtime fan of Viera Scheibner, this post is just her latest love letter to Viera.

Clearly Meryl likes the ballsy way that Vera second-guesses the treatment of infants who contracted whooping cough and died over 10 years ago – all without ever sighting the children, without any familiarity with the cases, without seeing the medical records and indeed without any medical training whatsoever (Viera’s only qualification is from studying fossils).

Morons of a feather flock together. Oh Meryl!

Meryl gets confused about the “vaccine for earaches”

Meryl, not for the first time, gets a little confused about viruses, biology, physiology and…well, everything really!

A vaccine for earaches?! say wha?! Oh Meryl!

The Pneumococcal vaccine is actually to prevent hundred of children every year from getting pnuemonia, meningitis and septicaemia (infection in your bloodstream which leads to multi-organ failure).

“In Australia in 2002 there were 2271 proven cases and 175 deaths from pneumococcal disease[9] . Of these, 761 occurred in children under five years of age, 9 of whom died. There are more cases of pneumococcal disease but often it is difficult to confirm the diagnosis. It is estimated that the pneumococcus is responsible for causing about 70 cases of meningitis annually in Australia and about 700 cases of septicaemia in children under 5 years.”
http://www.meningitis.com.au/about_meningitis/pneumococcal_meningitis.phtml

In 2004 there were 701 cases of Invasive Pneumoccocal in children under 5
The vaccine was introduced in 2005
In 2006 there were 196 cases of Invasive pneumoccocal in children under 5
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/cda-cdi3001b.htm
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/cda-cdi3201c.htm

all for a bloody earache eh?!