Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines--The Truth Behind a Tragedy Paperback – Jul 13 2011
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I'm so glad Andy Wakefield finally has the chance to tell his story. . . . For hundreds of thousands of parents around the world, myself included, Andy Wakefield is a symbol of strength and conviction that all parents of children with autism can use to fight for truth and the best lives possible for their kids. --Jenny McCarthy, from her foreword
Meeting Dr. Andy Wakefield changed our lives and . . . we are forever grateful. His wise and measured advice about vaccinations helped us dodge a bullet . . . Our fourth son [had] multiple allergies and repeated infections . . . We now fully realize [he] would have been a victim of immune overload had we followed the regular vaccine schedule. . . . [He] is [now] bright and healthy . . . This book provides a terrifying insight into what has been happening behind the scenes as efforts redouble to silence Dr. Wakefield . . . It is a wake-up call to those who think [he] is anything other than a modern day hero fighting for all of our children. --Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellan, Troublemaker Studios, Austin, Texas
Dr. Wakefield sets the record straight. It was not he who showed callousdisregard towards vulnerable, sick children with autism. It was theBritish medical establishment, the General Medical Council, the mediaand the pharmaceutical industry that threw the children under the bus toprotect the vaccine program. This is a book for everyone who caresabout our future. --Mary Holland, Esq., co-founder, Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy
Andrew Wakefield has been subjected to extraordinary criticism andcondemnation from professional colleagues and the wider community sincehe first questioned the safety of the MMR vaccine. In this book heanswers his criticspowerfully and comprehensivelyand sets therecord straight. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to know thetruth behind the MMR debate and the politics of vaccination policy. --Dr. Richard Halvorsen, author of The Truth about Vaccines
As a mother of a boy who regressed into autism immediately following hisMMR vaccination, I welcome this book unreservedly . . . Whatever yourthoughts on the issue, if you read nothing else at all on thevaccine-autism debate, this has to be the most crucial book you read. --Polly Tommey, editor of The Autism File
About the Author
Andrew J. Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath, is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (part of the University of London) in 1981, and pursued a career in gastrointestinal surgery with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He has published over 130 original scientific articles, book chapters, and invited scientific commentaries. He and his wife, Carmel, live in Austin, Texas, and have four children: James, Sam, Imogen, and Corin.
Jenny McCarthy is a world-renowned autism activist, mother, and bestselling author. She splits her time between Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, and California. Her books include Belly Laughs, Baby Laughs, Life Laughs, Mother Warriors, Healing and Preventing Autism, and Louder Than Words.
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He put his career in jeopardy to reveal his findings , and although , I'm sure , many times over , he must have believed himself beaten by the financial "powers that be" ,he held true , forfeiting his career and home for something he believed to be right , not something that many would have the stamina to do.
What makes his whole belief ring true for me , is the fact that he did indeed vaccinate his first two children , when he had no reason to doubt that good intentions were the sole purpose of vaccination , but did not vaccinate his last two children , this act alone speaks volumes to me .Read more ›
Mercifully for us all he is fighting back. Way to go, Andrew, may a fair wind be at your back.
Jennifer Craig, author of Jabs, Jenner and Juggernauts: a Look at Vaccination
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Garbage like this should not be sold on Amazon.ca, or anywhere else, unless it is used to line birdcages or litter boxes. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jean-Louis Pitre
Rather than personal case histories this book was all about justifying Wakefield's techniques. The man is a hero for alerting the world about vaccines but he is not a writer nor a... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Teresa
This is not an easy book to read. Learning the truth behind the Wakefield story undermines one's confidence in the integrity of our health care system and the safety of our... Read morePublished on June 27 2014 by Ted Kuntz
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