(NaturalNews) In response to the increasing number of pro-vaccine books by authors such as Seth Mnookin, Arthur Allen and the prolific Dr. Paul Offit, whose books are being published at a furious rate and with an increasingly vitriolic tone, those of us who stand against vaccines and stand for person's right to refuse are digging in our heels and fighting back.
The new book, "Vaccine Epidemic:How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children" has just been released. It's an important book offering a range of experiences and perspective from different authors. Vaccine Epidemic has already received a lot of attention: As of 4 p.m. EST on February 10, 2011, Vaccine Epidemic was #118 on Amazon and poised to break into the top 100. The category rankings are #1 in public health, #1 in epidemiology, and #2 in internal medicine. The book has also landed on Amazon's Movers & Shakers and Hot New Releases lists. In case you were wondering, Offit's book was #4,361 and Mnookin was #4,974.
As a contributing author, I was anticipating a malicious volley to be hurled from the Skeptics crowd and pharma-paid minion, Dr. David "Orac" Gorski, but they have been surprisingly quiet. Vaccine advocates have lost a few battles, but overall, those who promote vaccine choice, especially the right to say no, are winning the war.
Case in point: The recent well-orchestrated attack on Dr. Andrew Wakefield by Pharma and its emissaries. Most who have followed the Wakefield story for years were scratching their collective heads, perplexed as to why this years-old story was suddenly new hot news. The entire episode reminded me of the familiar scene in grade B sci-fi movie, where the mortally wounded dinosaur bellows in pain, violently thrashes about and causes immense damage, before it roars and crashes to the ground with a massive thud.
Almost on a daily basis, thousands are waking up and rejecting drug-based, vaccine-laden medicine. Pharma may think their industry is "too big to fail" but if its prized widget, vaccination, is refused by most, the industry is likely to crash to the ground with a massive dinosaur-like thud. It's hard to maintain a $500billion/year industry if most of the population is vaccine-free and healthy.
Below are a few excerpts from my chapter in Vaccine Epidemic. For the full story, go to http://www.Amazon.com and get your copy today.
Excerpts from Dr.Tenpenny's Chapter in Vaccine Epidemic
"Discussions about the right to refuse vaccination can become contentious, even hostile. Those who firmly believe that vaccines are safe, protective and mostly harmless stand a chasm apart from those who have a different experience with vaccination, including serious injury, chronic illness and even death. The debate has intensified, and so have the stakes. As more parents investigate and weigh the risks and benefits of vaccines, many have opted out. These parents have decided to take personal responsibility for the health of their children, refusing to accept that health can come through a needle. Every vaccination has potential side effects and many feel that the risk of the vaccine is unacceptably larger than the risk of the illness."
"A fact that cannot be debated, however, is that we have a national epidemic of sick children. Today, parents nonchalantly schedule occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy into their weekly routines, as though these activities were as ordinary as soccer practice and piano lessons. Pediatricians have started to say, "Well, two years of age is when kids get asthma," or "Children get autism before age three," as though these were typical growth milestones."
"We have come to accept asthma, allergies, eczema, chronic ear infections, and learning difficulties as 'normal' childhood conditions. In our zeal to eradicate infectious disease, it appears we have traded the usual mild diseases in childhood, such as chickenpox, mumps and measles, for a lifetime of poor health and drugs. We have exchanged temporary illnesses for pervasive life-long diseases, disorders, dysfunctions and disabilities. A chronic illness held in check by medication is not health. The well-being of children and a community must be gauged by more than high vaccination rates and low infection rates caused by a specific, short list of pathogens."
Join Dr Tenpenny in New York City!
Join Dr. Sherri Tenpenny and the other authors of Vaccine Epidemic on February 18th for a book signing and presentation about at NYU School of Law. Go to http://www.TenpennyIMC.com and view the News and Events calendar for February for more information.
About the author: Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny is respected as one of the country''s most knowledgeable and outspoken physicians regarding the negative impact vaccines can have on health. Dr. Tenpenny is an internationally known expert on the problems associated with vaccines. She is a professional speaker, entrepreneur, educator and author. Two of her books include FOWL!, connecting bird flu with issues of environmental pollution, and Saying No To Vaccines, a guide written to help adults and parents refute the most common reasons to vaccinate. For more information, go to http://www.DrTenpenny.com