This is too delicious: The Vaccine Aliens
Skeptico has a little fun discussing a novel by Raymond W. Gallup entitled The Vaccine Aliens. It's about a father whose child develops autism after getting the MMR vaccine and then who later stumbles upon a plot by shape-shifting aliens--yes, shape-shifting aliens--to destroy the human race with vaccines (no doubt plotting to add that evil thimerosal to all vaccines--even the MMR vaccine, which has never had it). I kid you not. I'm telling you, you can't make stuff like this up (but apparently Mr. Gallup can). A description:
"This story by Ray Gallup, set in a fanciful mode, carries a message elemental, truthful and powerful. A rapid and ominous deterioration is taking place in the health of our children, of which the increasing incidence of childhood autism is just one of the markers. Unless we identify and correct the causes of this deterioration, we may soon pass the point of no return as a society. There is no issue facing America today that carries greater urgency. As stated or inferred in Gallup's story, prime suspects in causing this health deterioration include current childhood vaccine programs as well as the cumulative effects of potentially toxic environ- mental and commercial chemicals in the air, food and water." Harold E. Buttram, MD, FAAEM"
ADDENDUM: I forgot to ask: Who should direct the movie?