A Tale of Two Sides: A Novel On Vaccines and DiseaseJan 22, 2021
Author's Corner: Chapter 40 Discussion
JPR shares his closing thoughts on what the future holds for himself and his work.
Chapter 40: The Project (Spreading informed consent to the world) and Epilogue
JPR unviels his plan to overcome social media censorship and make true, objective, and undoctored informed consent available to the world. But what price will he have to pay for following his dream? Is a shack on the beach just a fantasy, or an unwelcomed reality? Will you answer the call?
Author's Corner: Chapter 39 Discussion
JPR goes deeper into the myth that raising a child without vaccines may be a healthier choice for families today.
Chapter 39: A Probable Answer (To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate)
Two doctors ask, and answer, the most important question every new parent should ask ... and answer. But is there really a right answer? And right for whom, or what? Is the right answer obvious? Is it the same for every parent? Every child? Join these two physicians as they tackle this question from every possible angle. Did they get it right? Probably.
Author's Corner: Chapter 38 Discussion
JPR examines Pharma's long term goal, and why they really have no choice but to push for a total takeover.
Chapter 38: The Three (A chapter on making mandatory vaccine policies)
What would you do if it was your job to make the entire world comply with complete vaccination, but you were losing ground, more people were losing trust in your 'safe and effective' message, and you were losing billions in revenue every year? Would you take a step back, figure out why a minority react so severely, and fix what's wrong with your product? Or would you simply make them all mandatory? Not just for work and school, but mandatory period, just to live on planet Earth.
Author's Corner: Chapter 37 Discussion
Should colleges mandate meningococcal vaccine? After all, this form of meningitis can be deadly. But does this vaccine even stop the spread of this disease (which it would need to in order to justify a mandate)? How can this infection be identified early so that life-saving treatment can begin? And why did almost half of the experts who evaluated this vaccine at the CDC vote AGAINST adding a second dose, but a second dose was added to the schedule anyway?
Chapter 37: Two Legs Are Better Than One (A chapter on meningococcal disease)
What happens when you find out your college roommate has a serious infectious disease, and you could be next? What if it's a disease you could have been vaccinated against, but your parents didn't vaccinate you for it? What will the college officials do now? Make the vaccine mandatory, or continue to let families have a choice? Does the meningococcal vaccine even prevent the spread of this disease? And are there any side effects to worry about?
Author's Corner: Chapter 36 Discussion
What would happen if small religious schools decided to follow the guidelines of their faith instead of their State vaccine law? Would the State step in and shut them down? Would the Constitution save these schools? Would the public sit back and let these teachers and children be rounded up and hauled off to jail, or would we all finally learn from history and allow people of a different type to share our society openly?
Chapter 36: School in the 80s (A chapter on mandatory vaccine laws in private schools)
What will happen to private schools in California now that the government is forcing many of their students to stay home? Will they find a way to survive as small businesses dedicated to serving children in their communities? And what about religious schools? Will the U.S. constitution protect them from this Orwellian assault on their rights to a religious education? Meet some school officials who might have the right answer. But are they brave enough to stand against this new world?
Author's Corner: Chapter 35 Discussion
JPR shares his own experience speaking at a local public school board meeting and the reception he got when he raised the question of discrimination.
Chapter 35: Dirty Children (A chapter on descrimination)
Do people ever realize they perpetrate prejudice when they are right in the middle of it? Is descrimination only realized in history books? Or will those who stand up for what's right convince the world to accept all children as equal once again?
Author's Corner: Chapter 34 Discussion
JPR discusses the real-life court case which inspired this chapter and offers some advice on how to deal with vaccine custody disputes.
Chapter 34: Vaccines Are the New Black (A Chapter on vaccine custody disputes)
You meet the love of your life. You have a child together. He supports your holistic style of raising your child ... for a while. Fast forward a few years, you now hate each other, and he will do anything to make your life miserable. Surely you can rely on the justice system to back up your right to be a parent. The system would never turn against you, would it? The system would never harm your child, and punish YOU for keeping your child healthy ...
Author's Corner: Chapter 33 Discussion
Step into my office and see how I counsel patients through the new mandatory vaccination law in California.
Chapter 33: If You Could Read My Mind (a Chapter on obeying mandatory vaccine laws)
What should you do if you live in one of the few states with mandatory vaccine laws and you don't want to vaccinate your child? But you also don't want to move to a free state and you don't want to homeschool? Sit in with a family and their doctor as they go through all the options.
Author's Corner: Chapter 32 Discussion
Should vaccine policymakers make vaccine choices for children based on what's best for kids as individuals and as a collective, or should they also consider the well-being of vaccine makes as well? If these policymakers held stock in or were paid by pharma, would that influence their decisions or can they set that aside and be objective? If the right choice would end up bringing down someone's bottom line, would anyone be brave enough to make that call? Or is it just easier to keep everyone happy?
Chapter 32: The Seven (a Chapter on making vaccines mandatory)
What criteria do our medical leaders use to make vaccine policy? Is their primary goal to increase vaccination rates, or to help make kids healthier? Are these two endpoints really the same, scientifically speaking? Of course, they must be . . . how can they not? Find out what happens when those who hold the fate of the world's children in their hands are faced with the ultimate decision: allow families to choose their own path to health, or do it for them -- for their own good and the good of all.
Author's Corner: Chapter 31 Discussion
JPR reviews the science, or lack thereof, behind the claims that the flu shot reduces severity of disease, hospitalization, and mortality, and shows you how to quickly prove such science doesn't exist to those around do. He also reviews what flu shot claims ARE valid, from a scientific viewpoint. And given there's no evidence the vaccine reduces person to person transmission (and yes, he shows you how to prove that too), mandating this vaccine for school or employment isn't justified.
Chapter 31: The Scarlet Nametag (A chapter on influenza and the flu vaccine)
Nurse Anna knows the truth, and she's willing to put her reputation and carreer on the line to stand up for the truth. Evangeline thought she knew it too, and thought she was making the right choice. But will her decision cost her her child's life? Will these two courageous women find solace in each other? And what happens when others begin to discover their secret? Will hate and prejudice reign, or will love and equality win the day?
Author's Corner: Chapter 30 Discussion
Why doesn't mumps have it's very own chapter? Isn't it worth talking about like all the other diseases? Doesn't it make everyone sterile? JPR answers these questions, and more ... including the claim that the company that makes this vaccine faked its efficacy research and is now defending themselves in federal court.
Chapter 30: Who Doesn't Like Chipmunks? (A chapter on mumps and mumps vaccine)
When another mumps outbreak strikes, one would expect Francine to be excited. After all, the media do their job well in getting their flock to line up for an extra dose of MMR -- just in case. But something has Francine worried, and those who fight for truth and transparency just won't go away. Will the public discover a possible dark truth behind the mumps vaccine before it's too late?
Author's Corner: Chapter 29 Discussion
JPR exands on the real-life events that inspired this chapter, including his own experience with the California Legislature as he watched them create a law that would eventually allow school districts to remove all vaccine-injured children from schools. Will these kids be left by the wayside in every state, or will Americans stand up for the rights of these kids, and for children everywhere, and force their elected officials to do the right thing?
Chapter 29: The Long Bus (a chapter on mandatory vaccines for children with special needs)
Federal law (IDEA law) guarantees full access to equal education for all children with special needs. States cannot discriminate against them and deny them entrance to school for any reason -- even those who don't continue vaccination due to vaccine injury. Now that many California school districts are choosing to break this federal law, and kick these kids out of schools, will other states follow suit? Will anyone in the public school system try to stand up for these children?
Author's Corner: Chapter 28 Discussion
Find out more about JPR's real-life experience working in a hospital that inspired this chapter.
Chapter 28: Good Mom/Bad Mom (a chapter on rotavirus disease and vaccine)
Two moms, two babies, two nurses, two medical emergencies, and one doctor to straighten it all out. Find out what happens when two moms make very different choices for their babies and they both end up side by side, supporting each other. Which baby seems better off in the end? Which mom made the better choice? What happens when a cure is potentially worse than the disease?
Author's Corner: Chapter 27 Discussion
JPR takes you deeper into the topic of vaccinating premature babies.
Chapter 27: Code Club (a chapter on vaccinating premature babies)
It seems as if giving premature babies all eight recommended vaccines right before they leave the NICU would be a great idea. After all, we can't send these fragile infants out into the germ-infested world without protection, can we? And these shots are just as safe for preemies as they are for full-size infants, right? Spend a morning with a team of NICU nurses, doctors, and parents, as they navigate this process. What you hear, and don't hear, behind the scenes may surprise you.
Author's Corner: Chapter 26 Discussion
JPR takes you deeper into tetanus and explores the worry that unvaccinating families have about this disease. What are your options when your child gets wounded? Should you get the vaccine, the immune globulin shot, or both? Does it depend on the severity of the wound? How do you decide? And what choice poses more statistical risk: getting every infant and childhood dose of the DTaP vaccine or letting a child grow up with the small risk that tetanus is someday going to strike?
Chapter 26: Always Tell Your Momma (a chapter on tetanus)
Everyone knows you are supposed to flush out and clean wounds thoroughly -- especially when you live on a farm. Everyone, that is, except young boys. Join the Walker family as they, and their small-town ER doctor, learn more than they ever wanted to know about tetanus: how exceedlingly rare it is, how to identify the symptoms, how to prevent tetanus if you aren't vaccinated, how to treat it when it does happen, and how the risk of the vaccine compares to the risk of the disease.
Author's Corner: Chapter 25 Discussion
Go deeper into the various conflicts of interest in vaccine approval and vaccine safety oversight at our CDC. These issues raise a very important question for parents who are trying to make the vaccine decision for their kids -- Can parents trust the three-way partnership between our government (CDC/FDA/HHS), the pediatric medical establishment, and vaccine manufacturers? Or do parents need to evaluate the science for themselves?
Chapter 25: The Silent Whistleblower (a chapter on conflicts of interest in government and vaccines)
Everyone knows that some level of financial conflicts of interest exists in our government involving many different areas of business and industry, and corruption is inevitable when billions of dollars are at stake. But when it comes to our nation's children, and the altruistic world of pediatric medicine and vaccination, surely our kids are protected from any and all such nefarious intentions. Find out what one Congressman does when faced with truths that paint a very different picture.
Author's Corner: Chapter 24 Discussion
Go deeper into the vaccines/autism research with JPR
Chapter 24: A Bathroom Too Far (A chapter on vaccines and autism)
Mainstream medicine has concluded that there is no relationship between vaccines and autism. Yet, many young children develop signs of autism and suffer developmental regression in close timing with vaccines. Go to work with one nurse who has started to wonder why she keeps seeing this regression in her pediatric patients. Should her own observations influence her opinion of routine childhood vaccines, or should she just stick to the science and do her job?
Author's Corner: Chapter 23 Discussion
Go deeper into the vaccines/SIDS discussion as JPR explores the recent Vaccine Injury Court case in which a family finally "won" for this type of fatal adverse event. What new scientific finding was there that prompted the court judge to rule that vaccines likely played a role in this particular case of SIDS? Will this new information pave the way for future vaccines/SIDS claims, or will the Vaccine Injury Court judge this new science to be invalid?
Chapter 23: Simple Math (A chapter on SIDS and vaccination)
For decades, 2000 American infants have died every year from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Some of these deaths occur within 48 hours of a baby's first round of 8 vaccines. Is there a connection? Most research says no, and that is why thousands of families lose their cases in vaccine injury court. But something has changed. New research is shining a light on a connection, and a family has finally won . . . if anyone could ever call compensation for losing your baby to vaccine injury "winning."
Author's Corner: Chapter 22 Discussion
Should parents be able to opt out of vaccines after their child has a severe reaction? The standard of care says only those with a severe, coma-causing brain injury or with life-threatening anaphylactic shock have the right to decline more shots. But are vaccines so critical that people who "only" have a seizure, nerve injury, spinal cord paralysis, allergic reactions that don't cause shock, and other injuries should be forced to continue? Is your politician trying to force this law in your state?
Chapter 22: Should Have Let It Go To Voicemail (A chapter on how to eliminate all vaccine medical exemptions)
Jackson Jones and Doctor/Senator Donaldson start their nationwide tour to convince other States to follow California's lead on making vaccines mandatory and eliminating vaccine medical exemption. Have a scotch with a group of Senators and hear the master plan on saving our nation's children. But when the doctor-turned-politician is left to try to explain the science and medicine behind her idealistic plans, will intelligent Senators see her pharma-backed plans for what they really are?
Author's Corner: Chapter 21 Discussion
JPR talks about the real-life events that inspired the setting for the conversation in this chapter. The MEPP program did exist, and its results were published. And a news story was released that disclosed the HIPAA violations when school nurses first sent in unredacted medical records to the health department and the California Medical Board. And while HIPAA, FERPA, and other CA laws prohibit such sharing of medical information, no one has called these CA nurses out.
Chapter 21: Blacklisted (A chapter on vaccine medical exemptions)
Should children be allowed to stop vaccinating after they suffer a severe side effect? And who gets to decide: the parents, the personal physician, or government officials at the state medical board and health department? Listen in as two state employees discuss their departments' attempts to track down doctors who are siding with their patients who suffer family vaccine injuries. Are school nurses and health departments breaking the law, and does anyone even care?
Author's Corner: Chapter 19 and 20 Discussion
JPR talks about his three kids playing tackle football all through high school, and how the industry is taking steps to help make football safer for kids and adults so that it can continue to be effective in developing confidence and leadership in our young men. Would that all big industries would be so forthcoming when they realize their product has some very concerning risks. And why would the new director of the CDC dodge a question about vaccinating her own kids? Did this really happen?
Chapter 19: Correlation and Causation (Industry cover-up of harmful products) and Chapter 20: A Carefully Crafted Response (Conflicts of Interest)
Today we examine some parallels between the risks of consussion and brain injury in the NFL and the risk of neurological injury from vaccines. If the public largely accepts the fact that some industries have risks, and that they may even try to cover up these risks, why would the multi-billion dollar vaccine industry be any different? Then we watch as the new head of the CDC dodges an all-important question from the press: Do you vaccinate your own kids? Her answer may surprise you.
Author's Corner: Chapter 18 Discussion
Take a deeper dive into the reasons why the CDC/ACIP eliminated one of the HPV vaccine doses from the schedule. Was it for convenience, or was there really a safety concern with that early second dose? And for those who want resources to be able to open the eyes of neighbors, friends, and family about this particular vaccine, avail yourself of the resources from this particular chapter -- credible, scientific resources that question some specific aspects of this particular vaccine.
Chapter 18: A Rose Isn't Always a Rose (A chapter on HPV disease and vaccine)
Join a group of young teenage girlfriends for their monthly slumber party and listen as they discuss their reasons for getting, or not getting, the HPV vaccine. But when the life of one of these children is tragically altered, and one brave mother suspects the truth behind the child's sudden and mysterious illness, will she find the courage to speak up and reveal the cause of her best friend's daughter's condition? And will the child's unsuspecting mom believe the truth?
Author's Corner: Chapter 16 and 17 Discussion
JPR goes deeper into his own experiences with live vaccine mandate and vaccine safety debates and why they don't exist anymore in the real world. Then discover the inspiration behind The Guide, why it was created, what it hopes to achieve, and how we all have a responsibility to report any doctor to their medical board if they treat any child with negligence regarding vaccination and adverse events after such.
Chapter 16: An Ironic Blanket (Live Vaccine Debates?) and Chapter 17: Sage Advice (Reporting Negligent Doctors)
Do you ever wonder why you never see any live vaccine safety debates between professionals from both sides of this issue? Get a glimpse into what those who support vaccine mandates really think. Then step into the home, and the heart, of a mother who thought she was simply doing what was right for her daughter's health but ended up watching her child suffer harm. Will her doctor help her, or turn his back on her? Where can she turn for help and for justice? The answer will suprise you.
Author's Corner: Chapter 15 Discussion
JPR takes you into his office and the hospital to experience more about what it's like to catch pneumococcal disease. Is this a deadly disease, or a common childhood illness? Is the vaccine creating more resistance strains of this germ? And what about the vaccine ingredients: is there anything concerning in this shot you should be aware of? What are the risks versus benefits of this vaccine?
Chapter 15: Doctors, Am I Right? (A chapter on pneumococcal disease)
What happens when your child's mild respiratory illness suddenly worsens and you find yourself spending a week in the hospital for something that is usually mild and harmless? Find out all you need to know about pneumococcal disease, how mild it is for most people, how to recognize complications, and when to seek medical care. And what about the vaccine? Does this vaccine protect you from this disease, or are there some unintended consequences you should be aware of before you vaccinate?
Author's Corner: Chapter 14 Discussion
JPR shares his personal experiences talking with parents of vaccine-injured children. How do they feel? How do they cope with the anger, and the guilt? Should society embrace them, understand them, support them, and love their injured children? Or should people continue to ignore and reject their very existence as unwelcome reminders of what didn't happen to their own kids after they accepted, without question, the 69-dose CDC vaccine schedule?