Dr. Offit's thoughts on Dr. Bob

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Dr. Offit's thoughts on Dr. Bob
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Tue, 12-30-2008 - 5:26pm

Posted online yesterday...


http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/123/1/e164

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Wed, 01-07-2009 - 7:12am
I was being facetious re: the money issue - I think it would come to more of a ego thing rather than royalties. I don't need to post any counterpoints (regardless of who's lurking) one can read what he wrote and come to the same or their own conclusions.
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Rands

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Tue, 01-06-2009 - 7:58pm

No need to post all your counterpoints, unless you want them here for the undecided and the lurkers.

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Mon, 01-05-2009 - 2:45pm

Alright Gina - I suffered through the nauseating read.... all I could take from this was "someone appears jealous that someone else's book sold more than theirs"...


If you'd like me to pick it apart I will - but I don't think there's much of a need (see above).

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Rands

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Mon, 01-05-2009 - 1:22pm

Dr Sears proposes an alternate schedule that still favours vaccination and many parents who would otherwise NOT vaccinate are vaccinating because of his schedule and book. Dr Sears is helping the pro-vax cause IMHO not harming it.


Rands

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Mon, 01-05-2009 - 1:06pm

If you read the e-letters you will see that both Dr Sears and Dr Poling do a good job of responding Dr. Offit. So you can save your time ;)

"if Offit's goal was to have children vaccinated, he'd shut up. Dr. Sears is providing an avenue for just that - albeit, not on schedule. They're (children) are at least vaccinated."

ITA - Dr Sears proposes an alternate schedule that still favours vaccination and many parents who would otherwise NOT vaccinate are vaccinating because of his schedule and book. Dr Sears is helping the pro-vax cause IMHO not harming it.






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Mon, 01-05-2009 - 1:06pm

Where are the epi studies, do you have them handy? (or, know where they can be found?) If you can point me in that direction, I can determine whom conducted them....

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Rands

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Mon, 01-05-2009 - 1:03pm

I have to quickly comment - though nauseated, I'm through 1/2 of it - and if anyone has a direct connection to Offitt - pass this along -

Rands

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Mon, 01-05-2009 - 12:36pm
In all fairness, there are epi studies and there was the study published earlier this year that did not replicate Wakefield's original findings.
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Mon, 01-05-2009 - 12:30pm

In fairness, I haven't read this yet, but, I will, in its entirety....


But... when Offitt says things like "since the early 90's, multiple studies have proven there's no difference in autism in those vaccinated and those not" - I tend to well, question his motives, given that not only does multiple studies not exist, but, not a single one.....


Rands

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Mon, 01-05-2009 - 12:26pm

Dr Sears has already responded through his own forum:

http://www.askdrsears.com/thevaccinebook/

Edited to add his response is up on the actual article now also:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/eletters/123/1/e164

Also note the response from Dr John Poling further below.




Edited 1/5/2009 12:30 pm ET by cl-tashlb

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