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I would be very skeptical when reading this book. ...
on September 4, 2015
I would be very skeptical when reading this book. His claims are unproven & his citations don't back his claims. He even cited the infamous "study" by Andrew Wakefield which was revoked from the Lancet as a fraud.
Numerous times, scientists & doctors have shown people why Dr. Sears' claims lack validity.
I would be highly skeptical of this book and be careful of what it says. Science Based Medicine posted a review of him saying "Dr. Sears is a genius. No, not in an Albert Einstein or Pablo Picasso kind of way. He's more of an Oprah or a Madonna kind of genius. He's a genius because he has written a book that capitalizes on the vaccine-fearing, anti-establishment mood of the zeitgeist. The book tells parents what they desperately want to hear, and that has made it an overnight success." and "Throughout his book Dr. Sears highlights common parental concerns about vaccines. He follows these not with fact-based discussions, but with subtle (and often not so subtle) words of reinforcement. For example, Dr. Sears often downplays the potential danger of vaccine preventable diseases, or the risk of infection for the unimmunized child."