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Posted November 3, 2000
This book was well worth a second read. I first read it in 1996. As a member of the generation that was allowed to get the measles and chicken pox, this book made sense to me. As the parent of a child brain-damaged from pertussis vaccine toxins, I welcomed this well researched work. I wish I had read it when I was pregnant with Bill. I read so much on nutrition and breast-feeding. I did not even know that infants were vaccinated before I took my son to his first well-baby visit at 6 weeks old. I thought it was just that, a well baby visit. My doctor pressured me to get his shots. They were routine, he said. I rather reluctantly relented and he received a DPT and an oral polio vaccine. The next day he was fussy, was crying for more than 20 minutes at a time and wanted to be held upright even though he seemed to be very sensitive to touch. Repeated calls to my doctor got the same response, 'He's having a normal reaction and as long as he does not develop a fever, everything's OK.' In reality he was having a severe reaction to his first DPT shot and my doctor's and his staff's inability to recognize a reaction only added to the original insult. He was hospitalized three days after his well-baby visit with pneumonia. He had several seizures in the hospital and almost died. He could not eat and had no reflexes when I took him home from the hospital eight days later. Every formula I fed him resulted in projectile vomiting. My happy, healthy baby boy, born with a full head of bright red hair spent his first year of life just fighting to survive. Goat's milk was the only food he could tolerate. He regained his weight before his illness but stayed at that weight for one year. Developmental milestones came and went. He didn't sit up til 11 months. He didn't walk til 28 months. He didn't talk til he was 4. He was developmentally delayed and I felt powerless to help him. Now with a mentally retarded adult child, I know that he suffered from a post-vaccinal encephalopathy. The politics of immunology is well reported in this little book. Mr. Miller proves his thesis over and over again and vindicates those professionals who have gone against the grain and refused to participate and those parents whose voices are too seldom given a hearing on this issue. I love a good expose' and this is the best of its genre. It's a great murder mystery, a whodunit that Mr. Miller unravels in great style. The reality of the tragedy and the scale of this tragedy that he reports on has been suppressed. As a Holocaust Studies major, I cannot help but notice the similarities between attrition by vaccination and the systematic nature of the other war against civilians. One of those similarities has been the refusal to believe atrocity stories. As a parent who 22 years ago began telling of the terrible trauma inflicted on my innocent son, I know firsthand the terror of seeing a child suffer a massive closed brain injury with seizures, the terror of a once healthy baby refracting, (breathing so hard to maintain life that his little chest was violently moving in and out) the terror of seeing IV's first in his head and then part of his leg sliced open for a cut-down for an IV that would work. Two of the chapters in this book are 'Human sacrifices' and 'Genocide'. I wrote a few chapters about my son and they are included in the 'Human Sacrifices' chapter. Ralph Nader has recently had a forum to talk about the permanent corporate government. The heavy influence of 9000 PACS and 22,000 lobbyists explains why we have not had a moratorium on vaccination in this country. In the last 300 years there have been several moratoriums on vaccination in various countries, England and Switzerland and in the Thirteen Colonies and others. Vaccination is not new (it predates Edward Jenner) and the anti-vaccine movement is not new. Informed Consent is the law, but a law that is violated perhaps more than any other. But vaccine profits have never been biggerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.