Vaccines cause neither autism nor mental retardation.
Vaccines have delivered us from a plethora of public health afflictions from polio to pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella and most recently HPV.
Dr. Paul Offit is Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition, Dr. Offit is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is also the recipient of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest’s 2011 Odyssey Award for his courageous leadership against the dangerous idiots vaccine denial.
Shortly we will post Dr. Offit’s remarks at the recent Odyssey Awards dinner. But, as a teaser, here’s how he addressed the issue that Representative Michele Bachmann threw at Governor Rick Perry:
“If $5000 can buy a state vaccine mandate – I’m in for $10,000.”