Interviews – Robert W. Sears, M.D. | The Vaccine War | FRONTLINE | PBS
Relate your first encounter with an anti-vaccine book with the DTP [diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis] vaccine?
I got interested in the topic of vaccines way back in medical school. A friend of mine convinced me to read a book about vaccines, and it ended up being a very anti-vaccine book. It was all about an old vaccine called the DTP vaccine that we don’t use anymore. But the book talked a lot about the risks and the dangers of that vaccine. The author of that book was calling for that vaccine to no longer be used.
A number of years later, it turns out that they did discover that vaccine was causing a lot of very severe, life-threatening, even fatal side effects, so they did end up taking that vaccine off the market. (more…)