Finally, a book to relieve the confusion in the debate for and against vaccines with simple reliable information. It defuses the emotionalism and lack of science seen elsewhere! It’s a good thing we have this resource, as the controversy rages on and autism rates are at epidemic levels and rising.
In the last few weeks of summer, 2014, William Thompson, PhD a senior researcher for the CDC, confessed in a legal statement that he had published faulty data and that there is, in fact, a measurable link between the MMR vaccine and Autism rates. Nova, a popular, respected program on PBS, followed this public announcement with their story, “Calling the Shots”, which featured a mother who said there is no scientific proof for a connection between Autism and vaccines.
The Vaccine Safety Manual sets the record straight with grounded, well-referenced, scientifically based information on the risks and benefits of vaccines. It is organized like a dictionary, each chapter about a specific vaccine and the disease it is supposed to immunize against (including data of disease prevalence and severity). It covers both vaccines in the vaccine schedule for children as well as those used for travelers going abroad. The vaccine for each disease is analyzed according to its safety and efficacy profile. The book is written for consumers in a language that is easy to understand. Healthcare providers will find it a useful reference and referral guide.
Russell Blaylock, MD, a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist, wrote the compelling nine page foreword, which gives an impeccable background to the vaccine debate. He speaks of the anatomy and physiology in the brain as it responds to vaccines and how responses to vaccines in some children can include not only fevers or rashes but seizures, brain inflammation and even SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) days and/or weeks after the vaccination.
“Neil Miller is one of our premier chroniclers of the current issues and controversies surrounding childhood vaccine programs.”
—Harold E. Buttram, MD, Internal and Family Medicine
Neil Z. Miller, the author of the book, is a medical research journalist and the Director of the Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute. He is also the author of two peer-reviewed studies and several books on vaccines and a frequent guest on radio and TV talk shows. He has devoted more than 25 years to educating people about vaccines, empowering consumers to be well informed.
You can order the Vaccine Safety Manual through Amazon.com, your local bookstore or through calling the New Atlantean Press with a credit card: 505-983-1856. Be sure to order the new updated 2nd edition, published in 2009.
This book review was written by Emma Bragdon, PhD, founder and director of IMHU.org, Integrative Mental Health for You. She facilitates a course called Possible Cures for Autism at IMHU.