Coulter considers the relationship of vaccination to autism, hyperactivity, allergies, autoimmune diseases, and learning disabilities. He carries his argument into the social realm, suggesting a connection between neurological damage and the present high level of criminality in American society. Vaccination, Social Violence, and Criminality will become a cornerstone in the ongoing debate about childhood vaccinations.
A great resource for those researching the possibilities and prevalence of immunologic and neurologic disorders due to post-vaccinal encephalitis. There is a great deal of solid facts presented in the book, with all sources cited, however, in regards to the title of the book, I should have expected the large amount of psycho-analysis that is blended throughout (as someone who is interested solely in the biological / physiological effects of vaccinosis, I found myself skimming through a LARGE portion of this book, and personally feel it would have been much better without the inclusion of these sections). Nevertheless, this is really an excellent book for those who are digging for information on the safety and risks of vaccines with scientific research and studies to back it all up. I would say that a good portion of this book was ahead of it's time, especially in regards to the link between autoimmunity and autism (research is now showing chronic activation of the brain's immune cells (chronic microglial activation) in individuals with autism, pointing towards autoimmunity of the brain. Other noteworthy revelations in the book include the fact that the pertussis vaccine used to include SIDS as a potential reaction on the 1986 product insert (WOW), and an early look at the link between vaccines and allergies (hugely ahead of it's time- though the focus of viral or bacterial attacks on the CNS are now being replaced by the knowledge that combining adjuvants such as aluminum with a protein create allergic reactions to that protein).
The revelation of vaccines causing demyelination of the nerves in the brain is practically earth-shattering, though somehow forgotten by today's researchers, and should absolutely be revisited in any and all studies regarding MS, Parkinson's, CD, and Alzheimer's disease- it's simply incredible, and really makes one wonder why no one is researching this.
Readers should be aware that the majority of the book deals with Autism (not really made clear by the title of the book). Also I would add that, even though I believe VERY strongly that many of the behavioral and health challenges people are facing today are directly linked to vaccines, I do think that the author stretches a bit far in his direct attributions of social violence and criminality and vaccinosis (going so far as to deny any personal accountability), and also without taking note of the contributing factors of the rapid rise of nutrient deficiency, toxicity, and the devastating effects of certain chemicals such as fluoride and glyphosate to name a few, all of which increased exponentially alongside the rapid expansion of the childhood vaccination program. In my opinion, they should not be treated or observed as separate issues, but as cumulative and synergistic problems that work together to the general detriment of our health, immunologically, neruologically and otherwise.
Overall, a good book, if you don't mind sifting and sorting through intensive psycho-analysis to get to the "meat" of the facts surrounding immunologic and neuroligic/developmental disorders and vaccine injury. Lots of great info, and the conclusion at the back of the book sums it all up beautifully:
"Decisions which affect the individuals health and life should not be forced upon him by self-appointed groups of experts who are not even in a position to take responsibility for their errors."