There is a new book out called The Panic Virus, by Seth Mnookin.
Wall Street Journal Review: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704034804576025682621085122.html
As a non-vaxer who is very much on the fence and studies this topic frequently, I cannot wait to read it.
I'm thinking it might be fun to start a thread for those who have read the book. I'm curious if any non-vaxers have a change of heart after reading. Myself included.
I am most interested to learn if Seth Mnookin focuses only on the autism relationship. I think most non-vaxers already accept that autism is not (directly, at least) related to vaccines, and linked instead to a perfect storm of environmental health and genetic factors (food, air, water, a combination of many many things).
For example, I'm personally focused on the # of shots given in recent years (10 in my youth, now 30+) and the lack of long-term understanding of what that they do to the immune system over time. And the fact that medicine is NOT always correct, case in point = DES.
Does Seth Mnookin discuss this? I wonder....
I am very excited to read the book. Anyone want to read along with me?!