Posted online yesterday...
No need to post all your counterpoints, unless you want them here for the undecided and the lurkers.
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).
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.
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.
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....
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 -
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.....
Dr Sears has already responded through his own forum:
Edited to add his response is up on the actual article now also:
Also note the response from Dr John Poling further below.