Your child has autism, blame Paul Offit
Pault Offit is at the center of a whirlwind of hatred, protests and death threats. Why? Because he has taken it upon himself to educate the United States' populace about the facts, interpretations and just the general science behind a vaccination. Offit and his vaccine throwdown have become quite the popular target for media giants and grassroots protests, people as scientifically educated as Jim Carrey and his girlfriend Jenny McCarthy have been known to protest Offit's defense of vaccines which allegedly caused their child's autism. The thing is people just love a scapegoat, in his book Autism’s False Prophets Offit analytically and methodically defends the use of vaccines as a means for disease prevention and cites studies which show no correlation between autism the use of vaccines. This makes him the emperor of evil to groups which would rather not take responsibility for having birthed a child with autism, and would rather take the money from their lawsuits, placing the blame on someone, anyone. This is just another example of scared and confused people lashing out without knowing all of the facts. Would they rather have an autistic child or an autistic child who died at the age of 5 from spinal meningitis, without vaccination this is the very real possibility faced by those refusing vaccination for their children.