Paul Offit’s best-selling Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure is now available in paperback with a new preface.
While the hardcover was first published in 2008 events have kept the book in the headlines. Most notably was The Lancet‘s decision to retract Andrew Wakefield’s article which claimed a link between vaccines and autism. Recently, Chris Mooney interviewed Paul Offit on the popular podcast Points of Inquiry, hosted by Chris Mooney. In the interview, Offit discusses the state of the vaccine skeptic movement in light of [the news about Wakefield]. In particular, Offit explores why the tides may be turning on the movement—as well as the grave public health consequences of ongoing vaccine avoidance.
Also, here’s a video we made for the book when it was first published: