Vaccines are credited with saving the lives of millions of people from many diseases, but they have also taken lives. In Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children, authors Louise Kuo Habakus and Mary Holland explain that the current vaccine program stakes the life of one child over another. No parents should be compelled to take actions that could cause their child to live a life of suffering, or even die.
On Friday, February 18, over 300 attendees joined the authors of Vaccine Epidemic as they discussed the legal, social and medical implications of the current vaccination program in America. The evening featured a three segment "fireside chat" format, each followed by audience questions. Panel 1, called Human Rights, Ethics and Legal issues was moderated by Mary Holland and featured Michael Belkin, vaccine safety advocate and father of a daughter who died following a routine infant vaccine, Vera Hassner Sharav of The Alliance for Human Research Protection and attorney Robert Krakow. Kim Mack Rosenberg moderated "The Personal Stories", with Gay Tate PhD and parent and Lisa Marks Smith, an adult who was compensated by the Vaccine Court for a flu shot injury that nearly caused her death. The third panel was on the science, and featured Dr. Andrew Wakefield , Dr. Sherri Tenpenny and Annemarie Colbin, PhD, author of Food & Healing . Louise Kuo Habakus moderated the final panel.
Vaccine Epidemic is pro-human rights, pro-science, and pro-justice for those injured by vaccination. The book is not anti-vaccine; it upholds the right to choose and affirms the international human rights standard of free and informed consent to all medical interventions. Habakus and Holland urgently call for more science to help identify those people who are most susceptible to vaccine injury. People die from vaccines just as people die from infectious disease. Life is sacred, and one child's death is not more tragic than another's. Who gets to make these life-and-death decisions?
Vaccine Epidemic is available on Amazon.com and in bookstores everywhere. Visit their website at www.vaccineepidemic.com .