Monday, January 19, 2009

Paul Offit's New Book Addresses the Anti-Vaccine Movement

Paul Offit has spent 30 years developing a solid reputation working with infectious diseases and vaccince. He has spent a great portion of his career studying the most devistating epidemics throughout history and the path of distruction they left behind.

In his new book, "Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine and the Search for a Cure," Paul Offit discusses the threats against he and his family's life. A group of individual's protesting his pro-vaccine stance are part of a growing number of those who are convinced that vaccines cause autism. Paul Offit's book describes the anti-vaccine movement as self-serving fueled by unresearched hype.