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Jennifer-Margulis-Amazon-FooterNote: This is an insightful post written by author Jennifer Margulis. Perhaps Zuckerberg should be looking at a different sort of data to protect his own family? We wish his children only good health and an intact neurology.  ###

When Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of his baby daughter on Facebook with the chipper caption, “Doctor’s visit–time for vaccines!” last January, the post garnered an enormous amount of attention: 36,255 shares, 3.4 million reactions, and 83,000 comments.

The extensive comments on the post caught the interest of some scientific researchers, who analyzed over a thousand of them. Their analysis yielded what media outlets described as a “surprising” result: the “anti”-vaccine comments were more scientifically based and carefully worded than the “pro”-vaccine comments.  Read more from author Jennifer Margulis here.

Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning science journalist and book author, Fulbright grantee, and sought-after speaker.

Her writing has appeared in many of the nation’s most respected and credible publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and featured on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine.

A meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to be controversial, she is nationally known as a journalist who opens people’s eyes to the realities behind accepted practices in health care and medicine.

Fluent in French, Jennifer Margulis has appeared live on prime-time TV in Paris, France to talk about child slavery in Pakistan. She was prominently featured in a PBS Frontline TV documentary, “The Vaccine War,” and has appeared on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360.

One blogger, who disagreed with her point of view, wrote: “A woman like this probably has considerable influence, more than she rightly deserves. She’s articulate, she has the letters Ph.D. after her name to show that she is educated, and she looks good on camera … She’s more of a danger than Jenny McCarthy because most of us can’t relate to Jenny McCarthy, but we can relate to [her].”

A writer who is not afraid to stick her neck out, Jennifer Margulis does not court controversy for its own sake. She is passionate about investigating the overlooked dangers of mainstream practices, especially when scientific evidence has been brushed aside in favor of special interests. Uncovering these issues is a matter of social justice. Through her writing she champions the rights of society’s most vulnerable: children, mothers, the working poor, older adults, and others on the social or economic margins.

She is co-author of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health, From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years (Ballantine, August 23, 2016), with Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D., a integrative pediatrician with 13,000 children in his private practice in Portland, Oregon; and author of Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family (Scribner, 2015; first published under the title The Business of Baby).

The Business of Baby was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award; Toddler: Real-Life Stories of Those Fickle, Irrational, Urgent, Tiny People We Love (Seal Press) won the Independent Publishers Book Association Award for best parenting book; and Why Babies Do That: Baffling Baby Behavior Explained (Willow Creek Press) won the Midwestern Publishers Book Association Award. She is also the co-author of The Baby Bonding Book for Dads: Building a Closer Connection to Your New Baby (Willow Creek Press) and co-editor of a classroom edition of Susannah Haswell Rowson’s 18th century play, Slaves in Algiers. Her cover-story for Smithsonian magazine was chosen by Nathalie Angier for inclusion in BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING 2009 (HarperCollins) and her article about a Salt Lake City entrepreneur won the 2010 American Society of Journalists and Authors Award (ASJA) for Best Narrative Non-fiction (lifestyle category).

Jennifer Margulis earned a B.A. from Cornell University, a Master’s from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. from Emory University.

She was awarded a highly competitive and prestigious Fulbright fellowship in 2006 and taught American literature at the University of Abdou Moumouni in Niamey, Niger (West Africa) for the 2006-2007 academic year.

A Boston native, Jennifer Margulis lives with her family in southern Oregon.




13 years after my child was born and 11 years after her affliction with autism and all of the denials and name calling of people like myself who have knowledge and have consistently declared the relationship between vaccines and autism with the simple opening title NOW they make some concessions? After hearing from a woman with a Phd in Journalism? Really?

So all of the physicians and surgeons for all of the years who criticized the use of vaccines they knew nothing right?

So let me get this straight ORAC and that other conflicted physician from Merck Offit they were wrong and it took a Journalist to discover that is that the story?

They went through all of our comments and determined that the " antivaccers knew more and had better science " than the pro vaccine comments.

By the way you should read the actual story as this PhD has some pediatricians commenting that there is a relationship between vaccines and autism. It reads like a confessional and could have probably been given in a church.

Does this mean that they will now apologize to Andrew Wakefield for ruining his life? Will they thank him now for telling the truth because that is what it sounds like to me? Will they reinstate his paper back in Lancet and let him practice medicine again? What about the last decade of life can they get that back for him too and all of the money he lost and the shame and disgrace that was heaped on him, when does he get that back?

Well, suffice to say that you will not get off the hook that easy, a simple paper from a PhD out of her field - a science journalist is not a scientist - quoting pediatricians that have known the truth for decades will not get you out of these woods. The thicket of lies, children injured and the families destroyed and is simply too great to evaporate with a off the cuff backhand confession of “there must be some relationship between vaccines and autism"

No the truth is that you are staring down the barrel of a cure for autism in the form of CRISPR and with that will be the truth of the pathogenesis of autism and then you will be exposed for your misdeeds, conflicts of interest, bad faith, misrepresentations and prevarications and the truth will in a very biblical sense come to the surface and that truth is same truth that I have echoed on these pages for years


Loraine Fishel

I am an adult patient's RN. Let me tell you that many people say," I don't take vaccine" There are also a huge number that have already taken the vaccine upon admission to my unit. My own private belief is that many are catching on. I must be very careful about what I do at work. My job is at stake. I am not a multiply talented person. I still have an aspie going to grad school in lab science and a veterinary hopeful in undergrad. My wonderful disabled boy has two sisters that can help him hopefully some day. This is what I live for.


A very reasonable article that is a good one to share with those just beginning to open up to the possibility that "the science isn't settled". I'll save it - thanks for sharing.

Kim Rossi Managing Editor

Hi - Kim here. I only excerpted the article but I ran Dr. Margulis' full bio from her website. Please clock to her site to read the full post and more. Thanks. Kim

Margaret Jaeger

Uhm...where's the article to support the columns title? This is all an affirmation of the authors credentials....

bob moffit

One blogger's opinion: “A woman like this probably has considerable influence, more than she rightly deserves. She’s articulate, she has the letters Ph.D. after her name to show that she is educated, and she looks good on camera … She’s more of a danger than Jenny McCarthy because most of us can’t relate to Jenny McCarthy, but we can relate to [her].”

It is precisely because "she is educated and articulate" that makes her extremely dangerous to the blogger and his ilk .. it also explains why the growing numbers of parents "reluctant" to vaccinate their children are highly educated themselves .. thereby denying the blogger the opportunity to wave Jenny McCarthy's name like a "bloody shirt" .. as recommended by Sol Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" .. "isolate, ridicule, slander" anyone who dares speak truth to the power of the blogger and his vaccine RADICAL comrades.

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