Callous Disregard

Autism and Vaccines - The Truth Behind a Tragedy
Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Andrew Wakefield reveals the inside story of the vaccine-autism connection, and his controversial research.

As Andrew Wakefield states in his prologue, “If autism does not affect your family now, it will. If something does not change - and change soon - this is almost a mathematical certainty. This book affects you also. It is not a parochial look at a trivial medical spat in the United Kingdom, but dispatches from the battlefront in a major confrontation - a struggle against compromise in medicine, corruption of science, and a real and present threat to children in the interests of policy and profit. It is a story of how ‘the system’ deals with dissent among its doctors and scientists.”

In the pursuit of possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurologic injury in children, Wakefield lost his job in London’s Royal Free Hospital, his country of birth, his career, and his medical license. A recent General Medical Council ruling stated that he was “dishonest, irresponsible and showed callous disregard for the distress and pain of children.” Maligned by the medical establishment and mainstream media, Wakefield endeavors to set the record straight in Callous Disregard. While explaining what really happened, he calls out the organizations and individuals that are acting not for the sake of children affected by autism, but in their own self-interests.

©2010 Andrew J. Wakefield (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Difficult read, but necessary truth information

This book wasn't easy to keep interested in because of the technical and detailed, but necessary information about what really happened when Dr. Wakefield examined the association of intestinal disease and autism. He never said that the MMR vaccine caused autism, he only recorded parents' claims that they believed it triggered the on set of the disease. The findings of Dr. Wakefield that gut issues and autism coexist are a well documented fact today. He should be given credit for this important finding. The gut brain connection is real and we have this well respected gastroenterologist to thank.

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Setting the Record Straight

Anyone who has delved at all into the subject of vaccines has probably heard the name "Andrew Wakefield". The vaccine faithful generally have a pre-recorded message about how he and his clinical team did this or that and were charged with such and such. In "Callous Disregard", the fraud, lies, false testimony of this case is all brought to light; not on the part of Wakefield and his team but on the part of those who brought complaints and those who testified about supposed conflicts of interest or unapproved research. Every charge is addressed and every false claim is dealt with in detail so there's no question regarding the actual events surrounding this case. Anyone interested in truth should definitely make this book a part of their knowledge base.

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A must read for all parents.

As a parent with a child fully vaccinated, I have learned after the fact the danagers of vaccines, This book documents the politics behind protecting vaccine programs at the expensive of our children's health. It is a must read for all parents

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  • 09-02-18

Very good read. I highly recommend it!

It is refreshing to hear details from the man accused of so much.
In this day when everyone has an opinion, listen to both sides of the story. Forming opinions based on hearsay and no research is not acceptable. Listen to his side, then research it for yourself.

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Eye opening account re: Mmr / autism report

I enjoyed listening to Wakefields account of this issue. Addressing each false accusation got a little old but I understand why he addressed each one. Worth the read!

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Excellent!

If you are curious of what actually happened to Andrew Wakefield, this is the book for you. It provides great insight into the corruption of certain aspects in medicine.

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Andrew Wakefield is a hero.

Anyone who has ever heard of Wakefield or the ‘Lancet 12’ MUST read this book. This book goes into great detail about the study and the trial by the GMC.

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Great book. Well informative. A must read .

Great book to read. Very informative regarding vaccines and autism. This book is a must read if you have a child or know someone with a child on the autism spectrum.

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Always better to know both sides of the story!

it is human nature to witch hunt when the old guard is threatened. Unfortunate but true. Thankfully in these days of wide open media we can ascertain the whole truth. The fact that Wakefield et al never actually suggested not vaccinating and yet were made the sacrificial lambs in the money vs truth circus is telling. The pro vaccine/repeaters army always wheel this example out and yet have never fact checked. Keep up the great work Andy Wakefield. I still don't think we know the whole story but the egomaniacal monster of allopathic medicine and corporate pharma madness needs to be put back in check and you and your ilk are a big part of the change.

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The Truth Shall Set You Free

Although a bit difficult to understand at some points, it is the truth. Wakefield is innocent, regardless of the lies Brian Deer has put forth.

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  • 03-14-19

Excellent to hear the another side of the story.

Informative and logical, a must for anyone wishing to make an informed choice on the truth for the possibility in vaccination.

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  • 07-17-15

shocking

I found the content shocking and very frightening. We have very corrupt governments and law makers.

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