Inoculated: How Science Lost Its Soul in Autism By Kent Heckenlively
A Compelling Chronicle Which Poses the Question Whether the Autism Epidemic Could Have Been Stopped If Courageous Scientists Had Truly Followed the Evidence
It reads like a mystery thriller, a lone whistleblower, akin to All the President’s Men’s Deep Throat, spills the government’s secrets. But like the film Contagion, what’s at risk is the health of millions!
But fiction it is not. This remarkable chronicle wades directly into the maelstrom that is the vaccine/autism controversy. Kent Heckenlively’s Inoculated: How Science Lost Its Soul in Autism may initially read like a spy novel but unfolds to a complete accounting of all the actions and documents that comprise a government cover-up, putting a vast number of the nation’s children at great risk to trigger autism once inoculated with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Heckenlively, a science teacher and attorney, uses both of these exacting skills to demonstrate how the Centers for Disease Control’s deliberate choice to inaccurately report test results that showed a distinct correlation between the vaccine and increased autism statistics –and a lack of courage by those who could have spoken up in the early 2000s when indicators began to surface, but instead stayed silent or deliberately perverted the truth, have resulted in an entire generation of autism-disabled children-and a fast-rising tide of more.
Beginning with whistleblower Dr. William Thompson, a CDC scientist with the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, revealing the manipulated and falsified results to Dr. Brian Hooker, a college biology professor, scientist and autism-activist with an autistic son, Heckenlively traces how the red flags arising in the true results should have spurred international concern, and considerably more vital science to spotlight what was really happening. Instead, the government administrators, so deeply committed to the idea that vaccines are the only path to keeping the world’s people saved from harm–and Big Pharma–went into overdrive to bury the information and stem any further research. Heckenlively, furthermore, shows how bad science only compounded the problem, reinforcing the government’s position that no connection existed. His premise is that the scientists who should have been following the facts to the truth, instead lost their way because of the fear of rocking the boat and opening the Pandora’s box that vaccine-triggered autism would unleash.
Before you’re done reading this exhaustively-researched book, you’ll get to know many of the parties engaged in the public battle for children’s survival (including Andy Wakefield, the controversial filmmaker and researcher behind the film VAXXED, which covers some of the same ground), the science behind it, the politics that permeate it, and the step-by-step actions that have forestalled real scientific study that could reveal a new path and better protections.
Heckenlively, the father of a child stricken with autism after being vaccinated-who remains unable to speak-is no stranger to controversy. Inoculated is the outgrowth of research he did for his previous book PLAGUE: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other Disease, written with Dr. Judy Mikovits, a 20-year government scientist and former Director of the Lab of Anti-Viral Drug Mechanisms at the National Cancer Institute, one of the most popular virus books of the last 30 years. However, it, too, was steeped in vituperative confrontation.
In this new book Inoculated, you’ll learn about: • The treasure trove of documents in the hands of Congressman William Posey and the pursuit of truth by Congressman Dr. Dave Weldon.
- The “secret” meeting in June, 2000, held with more than 50 CDC staff, private university scientists and vaccine makers at Simpsonwood Retreat Center in Norcross, GA to discuss findings that suggested thimerosal in vaccines, a mercury derivative, were linked to increasing rates of autism and other neurological disorders.
- The elimination of the rights of parents to sue pharmaceutical makers and the establishment of the “Vaccine Court” with the passage of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.
- What steps could be taken to end the autism epidemic.
Heckenlively can speak to what the existing science ACTUALLY says, why activist parents have valid reasons to resist vaccination and should continue to demand more and better REAL science, studies that point the way to possible reversal or treatment and what the results could be if nothing changes.
Poignantly, Heckenlively reviewed some of the most damaging government documents with deep emotion as he realized that had the information been made public in 2000 when the initial indicators were surfacing, he and his wife could have made informed choices that could have saved his children from their struggles. As he further notes, “there would have been no ‘Vaccine War’ or dismissal of autism parents as ‘anti-science’-just researchers and parents working together to find solutions for disabled children.”
Whether you already believe there was a government cover-up, that vaccines can be harmful to children-or you haven’t made up your mind, you owe yourself and your listeners a look at the facts in Inoculated. To book Kent Heckenlively for an eye-opening interview, please send an email with the name of the show, your contact information, a proposed date and time, and the calling details.
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