Hard on the heels of the recent media coverage (well done Channel 7!) of the death of a child from Whooping Cough due to antivaccination sentiments in Australia, comes the death of an infant due to homeopathy.
The father is a homeopathy quack, and instead of treating his child’s eczema with traditional creams, he allowed his daughter to get a major skin infection, lose weight due to malnourishment, and eventually die. The good news, if it can be called that, is that the parents are on trial for manslaughter by gross criminal negligence. I would hope this foreshadows all homeopaths, naturopaths and CAMM-woomeisters being charged for negligence when their victims patients die.
I apologise for prejudging Sunday Night’s coverage of the antivaxxers.