We've been selling books. We've been shipping them all over the U.S. including through military mail. We've been shipping to Australia, the U.K. and Canada as well. People are loving the book. Here are some of the things readers have said:
“An amazing, quick, inexpensive read from the intelligent Elliott Freed, Vaccine Primer: An Inoculation. If you're looking for a short education on the history and science behind vaccination, you're hard pressed to find a better explanation than this nugget (and it's cited extensively).
This is also my tried and true way to ensure no one talks to me on the plane (kidding...)”
"A vaccine handbook. A tool if you will, to deal with those pesky allopathic minions of Mordor. "Vaccine Primer" by Elliott Freed. Passionate, colorful, and radical truth telling."
"A great book."
"I went, listened and learned ... and bought the book. Elliott Freed has done his research and beautifully shares it with anyone wishing to truly listen."
"I lent my copy overnight to a pregnant dear friend who has been on the fence. She is truly educated in a way now that she can more comfortably hold her own and feel right in her hesitancy and convictions."
"This book represents the tip of an iceberg of evidence based journalism regarding one of the most consequential practices of our time. It is a handbook for personal empowerment."
"I like the way that you write and make the facts simple, concise and help explain away the brainwashing."
"I just read it cover to cover in about two hours. What a wealth of information. If you believe the official narrative about vaccines then this book is a must read. If you read this book and then still believe that they are beneficial, I will eat my shoe. I met the author last night. Do yourself a favor and buy his little book whether you are for OR against vaccination. Knowledge is power."
"The book is seriously good. Wet my pants. Loved loved loved it."
We are so happy to announce that the book, "Vaccine Primer: An Inoculation" is now available for sale.
Click here to buy a copy.
Years ago our author became involved in the vaccine issue when he and his colleagues were treating vaccine injured patients.
More recently the issue of vaccines has become a major topic of discussion and legislation in the U.S. and around the world. Elliott realized it is crucially important that people engaging in this conversation and contemplating this legislation understand the issue in a comprehensive and nuanced way. While the topic is vastly intricate and there is so much to know, we all need a way to enter into the conversation.
This book was conceived as a primer to introduce those late to the conversation to the contours and the context. It describes the major questions, what we know about them and what remains to be learned.
It references solid, reliable sources of information and makes the issue approachable and understandable to the curious, thoughtful human.
We have decided to introduce a new concept to book publishing. This book is part of a multi media presentation. The book carries us through the central points of the discussion. Throughout the book we give end note numbers. As many of the end notes contain links to official websites like the National Library of Medicine or the Center for Disease Control or the websites of prominent medical journals, we have decided to publish the end notes on line. This makes it easier to access them. It also reduces paper use and may save a tree or two. Instead of having to type long web addresses from the back of a book into your browser, you can just visit this website and click on the hyperlink that will take you right to the source of information.
Click here to visit our End Notes page.
We have also begun work on a series of short video discussions of some of the central themes and the science presented in the book. These will be posted to youtube and linked here on the website.
Stay tuned for more knowledge and insight and please contact us with any feedback or responses.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all the extended family. Once again, thank you for your emotional and spiritual support and a big shout out to all those who have pre ordered the book.
We are making progress on the end notes. We now have all of Part I up on the website. That is the Introduction and the first four chapters. We have chapters five, six A and six B almost complete and ready to post. Click this paragraph to go to the Endnotes page.
We have been slowed down by a couple factors. One of our computers with a bunch of data crashed. We are working with our IT team to get it back up and recover the data. We have a back up plan, but it will add time to the process. Please cross your fingers or say a prayer for our recovery of lost information.
We have also been busy preparing the book tour and tying it together with a number of other community healing projects we are working on and hope to launch this coming year.
It is our sincere hope that you and your loved ones are happy, healthy, well fed and well loved this holiday season and throughout the year.
Blessings and gratitude to all,
Elliott Freed and the Team at Outlaw Health Media
Thank you all for your patience.
The first set of end notes are now up and running here on the website. Check our "End Notes" page to read with delight.
We have published the single note from the introduction as well as the notes for Part One: Chapter One.
We've got more on the way.
We are plugging away over here at Outlaw Health Media.
The book, "Vaccine Primer" is getting closer to completion.
The main body of the text is complete. We are tidying up one last time, trimming and filling to make sure it all flows and works, and creates a compelling experience that informs and delights.
We are finishing up the prologue, the acknowledgments, the resources and the other auxiliary components of the text.
And we are girding our loins for the next big step. We are getting set to add in the citations. We are not certain exactly how many citations there will be. A conservative estimate is at least fifty. In all likelihood it will be over a hundred references to published science and official statistics, as well as a handful of seminal books on the history and science of vaccination. The endnotes section of the book may well be as long as the main text.
Thank you for your excitement and support of this project. You keep us going and are the reason we exist.
In Service and Gratitude,
Elliott and the Team at Outlaw Health
The information age offers us unprecedented opportunities to connect with each other, to express ourselves, to keep in touch with far flung family and friends and to communicate with our new found brothers and sisters half a world away.
Sadly, it also offers us the unprecedented opportunity to say anything and everything without integrity or even value. While many people do their best to be honest, there are always those who either intentionally deceive or who unwittingly spread rumors, misinformation or simply poor quality information.
Under such circumstances we must be grateful for the gift of communication, while also being vigilant about what we consider as legitimate, high quality information. Are our sources reliable? Are they diligent and honest? Are they reporting their own experiences and observations or are they just parroting what they've heard, or worse, actively attempting to deceive? Is what they have to say relevant?
In doing the research for this book over the past year I have made every opportunity to verify my sources and to test the quality of the information against the criteria listed above.
Much of the information presented is information coming from top scientists in their fields and is published in the professional, peer reviewed medical literature.
This alone does not insure its quality but it gives us a place to begin.
In evaluating the science presented I have read as much of it as I could. In some cases I have poured over the data and found that my understanding of the data did not match the written conclusions of the authors. For example one group of researchers found a fourteen fold increase in cases of asthma in children vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella over children not so vaccinated. In seeking to eliminate confounding factors they found one, number of pediatrician visits, that brought the risk ratio down to a ten fold increase. They used this finding to dismiss the obvious, massive statistical correlation as irrelevant in their conclusion. I disagree. A ten fold increased risk of asthma is significant. Furthermore, they did not fully explain the relevance of the confounder. I took this study as evidence that there is a statistical correlation between asthma incidence and the mmr vaccine, even though the authors themselves did not. The data was clear. The thinking of the authors was not.
This sort of shoddy thinking is common in published science, especially when trillions of dollars are at stake.
As with this study, I have done my best to understand the findings, the data, the reality itself. In many cases I have found the thoughts of the researchers to be quite helpful. For example in some of the studies I have reviewed on aluminum toxicity the authors have done an excellent job of explaining the existing research and clearly describing their findings, even allowing the findings to speak for themselves.
It is my hope not to indoctrinate you anew with my own thoughts, but to encourage you to do your own research, to seek the direct experience and the raw data of life and scientific observation and to engage in the thoughtful contemplation of that which feeds all true scientists, whether or not they have degrees, life.