An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endangers Us All

Source: 
Wired Magazine
Date Published: 
October 19, 2009
Abstract: 

Paul Offit, award-winning 58-year-old scientist, is hated for his opinion on vaccination. He boldly states — in speeches, in journal articles, and in his 2008 book Autism’s False Prophets — that vaccines do not cause autism or autoimmune disease or any of the other chronic conditions that have been blamed on them. He supports this assertion with meticulous evidence. And he calls to account those who promote bogus treatments for autism — treatments that he says not only don’t work but often cause harm.