November 28, 2018
Issues-centric podcast based in Minnesota
Episode 46 - An Interview with Mark Blaxill, Author - On Vaccines and Autism
Max sits down with Mark Blaxill, an author, businessman, and researcher, to discuss his work in autism research - specifically, his work in drawing a link between vaccines and autism. This is a VERY controversial topic and we wanted to explore a counter-cultural view of the way we view western medicine, alarmingly-high autism rates, and a voice that's been marginalized within the medical community.
Mark Blaxill watched his daughter Michaela develop normally until shortly after her first birthday, when she was diagnosed with autism, in 1988. Mark has made the case in his research that there is a direct link between modern vaccination practices and schedules in several books:
The Age of Autism
Denial: How Refusing to Face the Facts about Our Autism Epidemic Hurts Children, Families, and Our Future
and his news website:
Max fills in solo and explores these claims with Mark, his credentials and experience, and his evidence. They have a fair, evenhanded conversation, and explore multiple viewpoints - which includes several pieces of critical data from Mark, the historical success of vaccines, and the modern philosophical and political consequences of western medicine.
We hope you find this show challenging, engaging, and fair as we explore an inevitably controversial topic in multiple political circles.
These are references in the show:
The CDC's statement on vaccines and autism (along with their published studies): https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/autism.html
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: https://www.hrsa.gov/vaccine-compensation/index.html
Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies Nationwide: https://www.igeahub.com/2018/03/06/top-10-pharmaceutical-companies-2018/