Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure

Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure

Paul A. Offit


A London researcher was once the 1st to claim that the mix measles-mumps-rubella vaccine referred to as MMR prompted autism in teenagers. Following this "discovery," a handful of oldsters declared mercury-containing preservative in different vaccines was once answerable for the affliction. If mercury prompted autism, they reasoned, taking away it from a kid's procedure may still deal with the ailment. as a result, a couple of untested replacement cures arose, and, so much tragically, in a single such therapy, a physician injected a five-year-old autistic boy with a chemical as a way to cleanse him of mercury, which stopped his center in its place.

Children with autism were put on stringent diets, subjected to high-temperature saunas, bathed in magnetic clay, requested to swallow digestive enzymes and activated charcoal, and injected with a variety of mixtures of supplementations, minerals, and acids. rather than assisting, those treatments can damage those people who are so much susceptible, and especially with regards to autism, they undermine adolescence vaccination courses that experience stored thousands of lives. an overpowering physique of clinical proof sincerely indicates that early life vaccines are secure and doesn't reason autism. but frequent worry of vaccines at the a part of mom and dad persists.

In this publication, Paul A. Offit, a countrywide professional on vaccines, demanding situations the modern day fake prophets who've so egregiously misled the general public and exposes the opportunism of the attorneys, newshounds, celebrities, and politicians who aid them. Offit recounts the heritage of autism study and the exploitation of this tragic situation via advocates and zealots. He considers the manipulation of technological know-how within the renowned media and the court, and he explores why society is at risk of the undesirable technology and dicy treatments recommend via many antivaccination activists.

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