The ScienceBlogs Book Club

Kev Leitch

Dr. Offit has never been shy about coming out with his opinions about vaccines and their lack of association to autism. Good. I genuinely thank him for doing so. He has been willing to put himself in the line of fire for what he believes is the right thing to do. In the course of…

How to Reach People

In his entry today, Orac asks the question “How can we physicians and scientists deal with antivaccinationism? What “frames” can we use to combat the likes of Jenny McCarthy?”. This is an excellent question. I understand exactly why Dr. Offit did not cover this in his book: I think he had a very specific remit…

In his post today, Dr. Offit raises the point that is at the heart of the matter for me. A couple of bloggers praised the book for its tone, that I never appeared to get angry at the false prophets described in the book. The reason for that is that I’m not the father of…

Why this book is so important

In June of 2003, I opened my blog with these words: Megan was born on 17-02-00 weighing slightly more than usual. The first few months of her life were totally normal- we didn’t feel concerned about her health or well-being at all. That changed however when she had her DTP jab. I know there’s been…