I’ve done what I can.
For a solid year I labored on the definitive book on vaccines and autism, backed up by documents turned over to the office of Congressman William Posey by senior Centers for Disease Control (CDC) scientist, Dr. William Thompson. These documents definitively show that by the early 2000s the administration of the CDC knew that vaccines were linked to autism, specifically through earlier administration of the MMR vaccine and the presence of mercury, and possibly other substances, like aluminum.
I expected to get little coverage in the mainstream media.
It’s why I paid a publicist more than $4,000 dollars to get me on more than fifty radio stations across the country. My agent took the book around to publishers, even those who had published similar topics, and every one of them was absolutely terrified. To get it published, I had to put out some of my own money.
I expected the mainstream media to ignore me.
What concerns me even more is that the autism community itself does not even seem to support such books. It’s probably why publishers like Skyhorse aren’t putting out that many titles in the area. They just don’t sell. If the pro-vaccine forces knew how much we don’t support our own community, they’d probably breathe a sigh of relief.
Don’t believe me?
This is what other disease communities do. I wrote PLAGUE: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism and Other Diseases with Dr. Judy Mikovits, and the chronic fatigue syndrome/ME community responded by buying more than 10,000 hardcover copies and putting up 137 reviews on Amazon.
How is INOCULATED: How Science Lost its Soul in Autism doing after four months of being on the market? It’s sold a little under a thousand copies and there are 25 reviews on Amazon. Frankly, I’m kind of ashamed of my community. How can we defeat the pharmaceutical industry if we don’t even stand together?
I know that dealing with autism all the time gets parents down.
There is no vacation. I live it every day. I understand it. I know it seems overwhelming. But you have to get up off of your back and fight. We are so close. We know have a President who supports getting to the bottom of the vaccine/autism issue. He has even said that he knows of many children who were fine before getting their shot and were different afterwards. I cover all of that in my book.