This is what antivaxxers are like

This comment was left on my YouTube channel after an exchange on "That Meryl!" Episode 12.

What antivaxxers are really like

VaccinationAustralia is believed to be the YouTube account of George Mamouzellos, a self-absorbed antivax DJ currently resident in Darwin, NT. George is a vocal, though not very articulate, supporter of Meryl Dorey and the AVN. This little rant emerged after George was banned from the "That Meryl!" channel for abusive comments. I don't think I'll be hitting "approve", but I thought my readers might like to see it.

George appears to have graduated from merely lying about his qualifications* to stalking, abuse, xenophobia and libel. He's not very good at it, else he might realise that my girlfriend is in fact an Australian citizen, and that I'm a permanent resident with all the rights attendant thereto. He also appears to have issues with self-control, as the exchange with Peter Bowditch linked above suggests. You can read a little more about George here.

This is what antivaxxers have to offer. This is the face of the new antivax generation. Apparently.

If they discredit themselves this thoroughly, what's left for us to do?

 

* To be a "qualified pharmacist", you must be registered with the pharmacy board in your state. Mamouzellos is not registered anywhere in Australia, and the pharmacy boards I enquired with about his "qualifications" made it clear that he's unlikely to be allowed registration any time soon.

There is also some debate over whether this account is Mamouzellos or another antivaxer.

posted @ Friday, September 3, 2010 12:08 AM

 
 
 

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# re: This is what antivaxxers are like

Left by Sean the Blogonaut at 9/6/2010 4:18 PM
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Very nice coming from one whose parents or grand parents were immigrants. Lovely chap.

# re: This is what antivaxxers are like

Left by A Well-Known Native American at 9/19/2010 1:23 AM
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And I thought I was crossing the line when I jocularly called you a sheep-shagger!

Don't you just love zealots?! I am certain that the definition of which should be amended to include "Talking wholeheartedly on topics they know very little about, yet claim to know each and every lasting detail on," and "flying by the seat of their pants."
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