Thank you to Dr. Bob Sears, a California pediatrician who has helped so many autism families over the years. He's also an author of several books, and part of the famous "SEARS" family of MDs. His latest book is a work for fiction under a nom de plume - and we can't recommend it enough! A Tale of Two Sides by John Phillip Ryan is available at Amazon (don't forget to choose Age of Autism as your SMILE charity!) and at the John Phillip Ryan website. He spoke at the VIE event in DC last week. Check out the video below. Like others, Dr. Sears has weathered significant career damage for daring to talk about vaccination problems. He's a rare man and we are grateful to him for his work.
Compliant parents are one of the things Julianna loves most about her job. Thankfully, most patients listen to her. After all, she is a nurse who helps them deliver their most precious gifts in life: babies. Yet even the most well intentioned parents sometimes push back, especially when it comes to vaccinating their children.
Paulina and Reuben Gonzalez want to do the right thing for their infant son. As they wrestle with the decision whether to vaccinate him for hepatitis B and, eventually, 15 other diseases, they seek advice from their doctor and others. The very mention of infectious disease strikes fear into the heart of every parent, so they want to make the right choice. There are those in the medical profession who believe vaccines are so critical they should be mandatory, and others who acknowledge that vaccines have risks that must be considered.
As the Gonzalez’s and dozens of other families, doctors, nurses, reporters, and politicians come together in an open, honest, and sometimes heated dialogue to explore the truths at the root of their beliefs, their lives provide a fascinating perspective on one of the most polarizing issues of our time.