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A Broken Trust: Lessons from the Vaccine–Autism Wars

  • Liza Gross mail

    lgross@plos.org

    Affiliation: Senior Science Writer/Editor, PLoS Biology, Public Library of Science, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: May 26, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000114

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Not all parents reject science

Posted by mikestanton on 28 May 2009 at 20:54 GMT

Thank you for an excellent article.

No competing interests declared.

RE: Not all parents reject science

mikestanton replied to mikestanton on 28 May 2009 at 21:05 GMT

to continue...
Not all parents of autistic children blame vaccines. And many of us were actively opposing the anti-vaccine message long before most professionals took it seriously.

Two professionals who have consistently adopted a public stance in support of vaccines have both acknowledged our contribution recently. Dr Mike Fitzpatrick in his book, "Defeating Autism; a dangerous delusion" (Routledge 2009) and Dr Paul Offitt in "Autism's False Prophets (Columbia University Press 2008)


Competing interests declared: My son is autistic and my income derives in part from teaching autitic hildren and writing and lecturing on autism.

RE: RE: Not all parents reject science

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