The 30 Chapters
Chapter 1: Vaccination Choice is a Human Right (Mary Holland)
Chapter 2: The International Human Rights Standard (Sookyung Song)
Chapter 3: A Human Rights Assessment (Louise Kuo Habakus)
Chapter 4: Due Process and the American Constitution (Jim Turner)
Chapter 5: The Right to Legal Redress (Mary Holland and Robert Krakow)
Chapter 6: God, Government, and Parental Rights (William Wagner)
Chapter 7: An Urgent Call for More Research (Carol Stott and Andrew Wakefield)
Chapter 8: A Long American Tradition (Robert Johnston)
Chapter 9: Medical Ethics and Contemporary Medicine (Vera Hassner Sharav)
Chapter 10: "The Greater Good" (Allen Tate)
Chapter 11: Justice Disserved: The Hannah Bruesewitz Odyssey (Russ Bruesewitz)
Chapter 12: Three Short Years (Gay Tate)
Chapter 13: Pediatrics - Sick is the New Healthy (Judy Converse)
Chapter 14: My Daughter is "One Less" (Amy Pingel)
Chapter 15: A Mother-Son Story (Sonja Hintz and Alexander Hintz)
Chapter 16: Who Will Defend the Defenders? (Captain Richard Rovet, USAF Ret. with Afterword by Colonel Felix M. Grieder, USAF Ret.)
Chapter 17: "Get Your Affairs in Order" (Lisa Marks Smith)
Chapter 18: The Vaccine Bubble and the Pharmaceutical Industry (Michael Belkin)
Chapter 19: A License to Kill? (Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted)
Chapter 20: The Role of Government and the Media (Ginger Taylor)
Chapter 21: Mercury Toxicity and Vaccine Injury (Boyd Haley)
Chapter 22: Flu Vaccine Mandates for U.S. Health Care Workers -- Policy Without Reason (Toni Bark)
Chapter 23: Forced Child Removal (Kim Mack Rosenberg)
Chapter 24: The Greatest Threat to our Country (Julian Whitaker)
Chapter 25: A Doctor's View of Vaccines and the Public Health (Sherri Tenpenny)
Chapter 26: A Holistic Health Perspective (Annemarie Colbin)
Chapter 27: What Should Parents Do? (Louise Kuo Habakus)
Chapter 28: Who is Dr. Andrew Wakefield? (Mary Holland)
Chapter 29: The Exoneration of Professor Walker-Smith (David Lewis)
Chapter 30: The Suppression of Science (Andrew Wakefield)
PART I: THE CASE FOR VACCINATION CHOICE
Mary explains why vaccination choice is a human right. Co-editor of Vaccine Epidemic, she is Research Scholar at New York University Law School and previously worked for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, a national human rights advocacy organization. Mary clerked for a federal district court judge, taught international human rights advocacy at Columbia Law School, served as a consultant to the Aspen Institute Justice and Society Program, and has practiced law at two international law firms. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University and graduated degrees in law and international affairs from Columbia University
Sookyung places vaccination choice in the context of contemporary international human rights norms supporting free and informed consent for all medical interventions. Sookyung is a law student at New York University.
Louise applies a leading human rights-public health assessment framework to demonstrate that mandatory vaccination restricts and intrudes on fundamental human rights. Co-editor of Vaccine Epidemic, she is the director and co-founder of the Center for Personal Rights. Louise received her B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University. She was formerly a Managing Director and Head of Corporate Marketing for Putnam Investments and consultant with Bain & Company.
Jim writes about the absence of due process in the vaccine injury compensation program and the loss of moral authority for a government that mandates a medical intervention known to injure and cause death. As Chairman of Citizens for Health, Jim is the nation's leading natural health freedom advocate for over 40 years. He is a principal in the law firm Swankin & Turner which represents businesses, consumer groups and individuals in regulatory matters involving food, drug, health, environmental and product-safety. Turner is actively involved with The Foundation for Health Choice, an organization advocating choice, information, safety and redress and a founder of Voice for HOPE (Healers of Planet Earth).
Mary Holland and Bob Krakow write about the failure of the vaccine injury compensation program. Bob is an attorney in private practice in New York, focusing on the trial of civil and criminal cases, specializing in the representation of persons injured by exposure to environmental toxins and vaccines, as well as legal services to individuals with disabilities. He is the Board Chair of Lifespire, Inc., a 55 year-old nonprofit organization that provides residential, day habilitation, occupational, educational and medical programs and supports for more than 5,000 developmentally delayed adults and children.
William writes in defense of parental rights and the free exercise of religious conscience. He is a tenured law school professor teaching ethics and constitutional law. A frequent speaker at world conferences, he addresses executive, legislative, parliamentary, and judicial audiences throughout the world, and presents at various diplomatic forums including the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. He previously served as a Federal Magistrate Judge, a U.S. Senate legal counsel, a Senior Assistant United States Attorney, and as an American Diplomat. Professor Wagner currently is President of Salt and Light Global and Vice-President of ParentalRights.org
Carol Stott, a PhD epidemiologist and Andy Wakefield, doctor and scientist, address the science -- what we know, what we don't know, and what we appear not to want to know. Based on peer-reviewed science, they argue that the case for a link between vaccines and autism and other childhood health problems is robust and cries out for further research. They provide a primer on epidemiology and important guidance about the use of epidemiology to answer questions of causation.
Robert writes about the deep and powerful history of activism around vaccinations throughout American history, and the role of dissent in a democracy as integral to social progress. He is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he directs the Teaching of History program. He has also taught in the Yale History Department and at Yale Medical School. Robert is the author of several award-winning books and will publish another, under contract with Oxford University Press, on the contemporary vaccination safety movement and the democratization of medicine.
Vera, a long-time advocate for human research protection, warns of history’s lessons. When doctors veer from Hippocratic traditions, medicine has ended in horror and societal subversion. Recent U.S. medicine has its own dark chapters, including eugenics, forced sterilization, and experiments of vulnerable populations without informed consent. Vera is founder and president of the Alliance for Human Research Protection.
Allen offers an analysis of the utilitarian justification for mandatory vaccination. Allen is an undergraduate at New York University.
PART II: BREAKING THE SILENCE OF VACCINE INJURY -- PERSONAL NARRATIVES
Russ describes his family’s heroic eighteen-year-long battle to try to win justice for their daughter Hannah. Imagine that your child develops a
catastrophic seizure disorder a mere two hours after receiving a federally
recommended vaccine. Now imagine that this same vaccine is pulled from the market several years later because it was insufficiently safe. Bruesewitz took his case all the way to the United States Supreme Court, only to be told that their claims were preempted and that there is no court in the land that would be allowed to hear his case. He writes for thousands of families who present their cases before the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, only to be turned away.
Gay writes about her family’s experience with vaccine injury. Her two youngest children received a dramatically increased schedule of recommended vaccines because they were born just several years after her first. Gay and her husband are both scientists. She writes about the impact of vaccine injury on her family and her motivation to help create positive societal change.
Judy describes the American public health crisis, using her personal story as a backdrop. In addition to testifying before state and federal lawmakers on vaccine safety, she works closely with our most vulnerable and damaged children. An author of three books on the subject, Judy is a licensed registered dietitian specializing in pediatric special needs nutrition care since 1999.
Amy describes her daughter’s ongoing experience with vaccine injury. Thirteen year-old Zeda Pingel sustained two seizures and lost the ability to eat, walk and communicate three weeks after receiving her first dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine (Gardasil). Amy’s healthy, active, straight A daughter now breathes through a tracheotomy and receives nutrition via a feeding tube. Amy explains that thousands of girls are having adverse reactions and at least sixty-seven girls have died following receipt of the HPV vaccine. She is part of a movement of parents committed to telling the truth about their children’s neurologic and other injuries.
Alex and his mother write about his recovery from vaccine injury as a story of hope. Alex is a 13 year-old boy who no longer has autism. Sonja is a registered nurse who works with vaccine-injured children. They write about Alex’s story and the reasons that his family supports parental vaccination choice and free and informed consent.
As a medic and nurse in the Air Force, Captain Rovet recorded post-vaccination illnesses at Dover AFB in Delaware, Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio, and Keesler AFB in Mississippi. He addresses the absence of informed consent for vaccines in the military, as told through the stories of our Gulf War veterans.
Lisa is a forty-eight-year-old mother of two who almost died after a routine flu shot from a local pharmacy. She was awarded compensation from the federal government through the vaccine injury compensation program. Lisa shares her story about injury and recovery with insight and courage.
PART III: THE TOPICS IN DEBATE
Michael offers an analyst's view of vaccine licensure, the psychology of the "vaccine bubble," and the role of industry corruption in the crisis. Michael is a leading market strategist, author of the Belkin Report, published since 1992. He was a Vice President in the equity department at Salomon Brothers where he was a quantitative strategist in global macro proprietary trading. Michael testified before Congress about his daughter, who died at the age of five weeks, about 15 hours after receiving her second hepatitis B booster vaccine.
Chapter 19: A License to Kill? by Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted [FREE DOWNLOAD!]
Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted write about astonishing conflicts of interest inherent in the “public-private partnership” that made the U.S. government and Merck close business partners in the fast-tracked delivery of the human papillomavirus vaccine to the marketplace.
Ginger examines government statements on vaccines and autism and the media's failure to investigate them. When the government and media mislead the citizenry, true democracy no longer exists. Ginger is a writer, and mother of a child with autism.
Boyd writes about the biochemical toxicity of vaccine components and the tie to vaccine injury. He is Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky. He was an NIH Post Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Physiology at Yale Medical School. Boyd is the first scientist hired in the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky with academic appointments as professor in the College of Pharmacy and in the Department of Biochemistry of the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He is the founder and President of CTI Science, a biotechnology company. Boyd has testified as an expert witness in government hearings on the health hazards of mercury in vaccines and dental amalgams.
Toni explores the creation of new compulsory influenza vaccine mandates for healthcare workers, and the stunning absence of scientific research supporting the new policy recommendations.
Kim argues that child protective services sometimes label the choice not to vaccinate as "medical neglect" and seek child removal. She discusses the current legal landscape with respect to vaccination choice and child protective services, urging parents to be aware of their rights. Kim, a contributing editor of Vaccine Epidemic, received her BA in political science from Carleton College and her JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. She is a lawyer in private practice in New York City. Kim is on the board of the Center for Personal Rights. She also is an officer and board member of the National Autism Association-New York Metro Chapter and the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy.
Julian discusses the links between childhood vaccines and autism, and the utter lack of scientific basis for the HPV vaccine. He underscores the collusion between government and Big Pharma that has made mandated vaccination programs a serious threat to our children’s well-being and our country’s future. Julian offers solutions, including returning tort liability to the pharmaceutical companies and restoring parental rights.
Sherri writes about the pull/push of public health and the role of doctors. She is board-certified in Emergency and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Sherri is an author, international medical consultant and founder of an integrative medicine clinic in Ohio. She speaks as a member of the licensed physician community that challenges mainstream orthodoxy regarding the safety, effectiveness and appropriateness of the nation's universal vaccination program.
Annemarie writes about vaccination from the perspective of a natural health practitioner. Annemarie is an award-winning leader in natural health and a highly sought after lecturer and wellness consultant. She is Founder and CEO of the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City, the oldest natural foods cooking school in the U.S. (since 1977). She is an adjunct professor of nutrition at Empire State College and at Touro College. Annemarie is a prolific writer, the author of four books, numerous articles, a bi-monthly column in New York Spirit magazine. Food and Healing has been translated into six languages.
Louise provides resources for the critical question, "What should parents do?" She summarizes the governmnent's position and eight boos by leading physicians who span the spectrum of medical advice and offer recommendations about vaccination and the options that parents have. This chapter highlights the wide and conflicting range of medical views, further underscoring the need for vaccination choice.
Mary examines the sound and fury behind the story of Dr. Andrew Wakefield. She reviews the charges against him and concludes that medical regulators and the media made Wakefield a scapegoat. He dared to dissent from medical orthodoxy by suggesting that parents have a choice; the establishment retaliated.
David explains how the exoneration of John Walker-Smith only partially rights a terrible wrong. In March 2012, the High Court of England and Wales overturned the U.K. General Medical Council’s (GMC) findings of serious professional misconduct against Professor John Walker-Smith, one of the coauthors of the controversial 1998 Lancet study linking autism with MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination in eight of twelve children studied. Lewis discusses previously unpublished documents that completely vindicate Wakefield as well, and which journalist Brian Deer had apparently concealed from the GMC.
Note 12: Barr-Horton Letters
Note 16: Deer's 2004 FOIA
Note 17: Walker-Smith to Carroll (02-27-1994)
Note 18: Phillips to Pegg (05-17-2000a)
Note 20: Pegg to Walker-Smith (01-07-1997)
Note 49: Dhillon's Photomicrographs
Note 50: Anthony's PPT (redacted)
Note 55: Deer's NWC emails
Andy writes about his experience with the MMR vaccine. His story is a cautionary tale for us all. Andy is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (part of the University of London) in 1981, one of the third generation of his family to have studied medicine at that teaching hospital. His chapter discusses the real dangers to the universal childhood vaccination program due to the absence of a safety first agenda, and free and informed consent. In pursuit of possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurologic injury in children, Andy lost his job, his country, his career, and his medical license.
APPENDIX A -- SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Chapter 7: Scientific journal abstracts from the underlying studies
Chapter 13: Letter from Francis Moore, MD to Judy Converse
Chapter 16: Excerpts from Captain Rovet's Report on Anthrax Vaccine Injury
Chapter 20: Research supporting the vaccine-autism causation theory
Chapter 27: Counting vaccine doses and combination vaccines
Chapter 28: Statement from Dr. Andrew Wakefield Regarding the GMC Hearing Sanctions
Chapter 29: The "Wakefield" Treatment
APPENDIX B -- TOOLS FOR VACCINATION CHOICE
Chicago Principles on Vaccination Choice
Calls for Immediate Action in the United States
Harris Interactive Poll -- May 2010
Public Discussion Presentation
Frequently Asked Questions about Vaccines