From the Publisher
Are vaccines really safe and effective? Ten years ago, a concerned father asked this very question. No one provided him with convincing evidence so he researched the scientific literature on his own and wrote a vaccine book that went on to become a bestseller (more than 100,000 copies sold). Today, this profound and compelling immunization handbook, "Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?," has been completely updated and revised. It contains 30 graphs and more than 900 references. This essential immunization resource is the most well-documented vaccine book in the world!
"Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?" includes the latest information on ALL recommended childhood shots plus anthrax, smallpox, and flu. In addition, this remarkable vaccine guide...Evaluates each vaccine for safety, efficacy, and long-term effects; Includes the most recent studies and provides numerous case histories; Pinpoints for parents exact conditions that may put their own child at high risk; Documents correlations between vaccines and several new diseases; Outlines current vaccine laws and offers parental options to "mandatory" shots; Helps all concerned people to make wise and responsible decisions.
When New Atlantean Press first published "Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?" some people opposed our efforts to educate parents and health practitioners. Of course, many others were deeply grateful. Today, this book has been translated into several languages. In addition, chiropractic colleges stock it in their bookstores and midwives recommend it to their clients. Many pediatricians and other doctors purchase this book as well. Often, they are surprised by the number of valid studies documenting vaccine hazards. This information was not taught in medical school.
This book will continue to arouse strong emotions. It is well-written and well-documented. Furthermore, this latest edition of "Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?" is much more extensive than the earlier edition. For example, the previous book had 300 notes and references; this new book has more than 900 notes and references -- a threefold increase in researched data! The previous book had 12 illustrations; this new book has 30 charts and graphs. The previous book was just 78 pages; this new book has 128 pages -- nearly twice as much new information!
This latest edition also answers many more questions than the earlier edition. For example, how are the vaccines made? Do they really contain thimerosal, a mercury derivative? Are the chickenpox and MMR vaccines manufactured in human fetal tissue? Do credible studies show correlations between the current autism epidemic and vaccines? These questions and many, many more are answered in this book.
From the Author
I wrote "Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?" so that parents and health practitioners may make more informed decisions regarding vaccines. I do not advocate them, nor do I presume to know what is best for other families. I merely try to present the facts in a clear and straightforward manner.
After reading my book, parents often contact me to express their gratitude. They appreciate the simple format complemented by extensive research. Every statement in my book is referenced to a valid scientific study or other reputable source of data. Information that would have otherwise remained hidden is revealed so that you can make informed decisions.
Some critics argue that I dont believe vaccines reduced the incidence of disease. My "beliefs" are irrelevant. In some cases, no credible evidence supports this contention. In other cases, convincing arguments can be made for and against this basic claim. More importantly, several vaccines have been linked to new diseases. I thoroughly document these correlations. Thus, even if a vaccine is instrumental in reducing case numbers of a single disease, what overall benefit have we gained if it simultaneously causes two or three new ailments? For example, the polio vaccine has been scientifically linked to increased cancer rates, the Hib vaccine to rising diabetes rates, and the hepatitis B vaccine to serious neurological disorders. The studies are summarized in my book.
Parents, you are responsible for the welfare of your children. Research this topic thoroughly until you are comfortable with your decisions.