It is difficult to understand why anyone listens to Paul Offit's opinions on vaccine safety. Yet another irresponsible statement from him:
"I see myself as a champion of children. That's why I went into pediatrics," Offit said.
He knows parents dislike seeing children get painful shots.
"What really upsets people is that their child is pinned down and injected with a biological agent that they don't really understand," Offit said. "But in many ways, they're safer than vitamins."
The article does not elaborate on how toxic substances like mercury and aluminum are less dangerous to humans than the vitamins that the body actually needs to function properly.
I can't imagine what kind of narcissistic delusion I would have to descend into in order to call myself a "Champion of Children". If you ever hear me calling myself a "Paragon of Pediatrics" or a "Liberator of Little Ones", please slap me.
UPDATE: Best email response I got to this headline:
"Then why don't we have a Vitamin Injury Compensation Program?"
In 2008 the number of people who died from vitamin overdose was zero.