An Aging GreatFULLy first, welcoming author Kent Heckenlively's Inoculated: How Science Lost Its Soul in Autism. This is a topic of interest to many, in a book that may initially read like a spy novel but unfolds to a complete accounting of all the actions and documents that comprise a government cover-up, putting a vast number of the nation's children at great risk to trigger autism once inoculated with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Heckenlively, a science teacher and attorney, uses both of these exacting skills to demonstrate how the Centers for Disease Control's deliberate choice to inaccurately report
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Beginning with whistle blower Dr. William Thompson, a CDC scientist with the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, revealing the manipulated and falsified results to Dr. Brian Hooker, a college biology professor, scientist and autism-activist with an autistic son, Heckenlively traces how the red flags arising in the true results should have spurred international concern, and considerably more vital science to spotlight what was really happening. Instead, the government administrators, so deeply committed to the idea that vaccines are the only path to keeping the world's people saved from harm--and Big Pharma--went into overdrive to bury the information and stem any further research. Heckenlively, furthermore, shows how bad science only compounded the problem, reinforcing the government's position that no connection existed. His premise is that the scientists who should have been following the facts to the truth, instead lost their way because of the fear of rocking the boat and opening the Pandora's box that vaccine-triggered autism would unleash.
Before you're done reading this exhaustively-researched book, you'll get to know many of the parties engaged in the public battle for children's survival (including Andy Wakefield, the controversial filmmaker and researcher behind the film VAXXED, which covers some of the same ground), the science behind it, the politics that permeate it, and the step-by-step actions that have forestalled real scientific study that could reveal a new path and better protections.
Heckenlively, the father of a child stricken with autism after being vaccinated-who remains unable to speak-is no stranger to controversy. Tune in for this interview on this controversial yet important topic of interest to everyone!