update: I've added the clip from the show
I am an admirer of Dr. Offit's for a number of reasons -- not the least of which is his tireless work to develop a vaccine for a disease that kills, rotavirus.
He recently released a book Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All
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Today, The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism published an interview with him
We talked with Dr. Offit about realities of vaccine-preventable diseases, the importance of herd immunity, just how contagious measles really are, why you shouldn't have chickenpox parties, why neither he nor Jenny McCarthy are autism experts, why it is unethical to run studies featuring vaccinated versus unvaccinated children, and just how extensively the autism-vaccine hypothesis has been debunked.
David Robert Hogg at My Little Nomads had an interview with Offit. Mr Hogg asked a really good question
Do you see any silver lining to the anti-vaccine movement? The possibility that this has led to ultra-vigilant safety measures, that when considered in the long term may prove beneficial to public health and public confidence in vaccines?