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The Vaccine Denialist of the Decade

Paul Offit is a vaccine patent-holder who has led the attack on the idea that vaccines could be connected to autism or any other ailment. In his new book, "Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All," Offit appears to be transparently opposed to ever studying the health outcomes of vaccinated versus unvaccinated Americans -- even as he acknowledges that vaccines have a long history of causing serious side effects.

In the book, Hannah Poling and the government's $20 million concession that vaccines resulted in her autistic regression go unmentioned. Nor do the billions paid out by vaccine court for all sorts of injuries over the past 20 years.

According to Age of Autism:

"Anyone concerned about any of these things fits Offit's definition of anti-vaccine, because vaccines don't cause any of them, because Paul Offit says so ... Yet Offit himself yields an amazing amount of ground by describing unsafe vaccines -- including early polio shots and a rotavirus vaccine that was the immediate predecessor of his own. His technique is to situate all this as historical, part of the triumphant march of progress into the bright sunshine of vaccine safety."

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