axxed, the controversial documentary alleging a direct causal relationship between vaccines and exponential increases in autism amongst children is a deeply disturbing and hence critically important piece of work that will cause many sleepless nights for parents of infants everywhere. I had the honor of both watching the film and participating in a discussion afterwards […]
Bill Meyer: The prime mover of the vaccine/autism debate and director of this new film that raises the possible connection, is Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist who has been vilified in the media and now considered to be one of the most despised doctors in the world.
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Joe Mathews: Why Gov. Jerry Brown is practicing ‘enlightened doomsaying’ to save the state—and the world.
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