How This Project Is Different
While the mainstream media has not only utterly failed to educate the public about vaccines, there is a ton of information available online from alternative sources (including, of course, the medical literature itself, searchable at PubMed.gov). So how is my exposé different from everything else out there about the flu vaccine?
Well, for one, most people just don’t have time to research the medical literature for themselves. It takes a huge amount of time, and the science can be very difficult to interpret and analyze. What is required is for journalists with the necessary research and analytic skills to convey the most critical information in a meaningful way to the general public.
There are a lot of people doing amazing work in this area. But another part of the problem is that there is so much information out there. There is a great deal of misinformation on both sides. While some alternative media sources do cover the vaccine issue reasonably well, one tends to get disparate glimpses of various facets. Content that really comprehensively overviews a topic such as “the influenza vaccine” in a way that enables the reader to relatively quickly and easily get fully up to speed on what the science says and approaches the issue from all angles is rare or nonexistent. And that’s no surprise because, frankly, this is an extremely difficult and time-consuming task that requires specialized skills.
I recognize that I have the required skills in research, analysis, and, above all, writing, and I feel compelled by my conscience to utilize these skills to get this information out there. I have shifted the focus of my work away from US foreign policy and toward the vaccine issue because this is where I feel my voice is most needed at this point in time.
But this is not a selfless effort. On the contrary, I view it as being in my own best interests to do everything in my power to make a positive impact. Indeed, my primary consideration is what kind of world I want my son to grow up in. If you are a parent, you know there can’t be any greater motivation than that.
My exposé connects the dots, synthesizing a massive amount of information about the flu vaccine in a way that helps readers see the bigger picture. Basically, you could either spend hundreds of hours doing your own research to really understand the broad range of issues related to the influenza vaccine, or you can just read my exposé. (And then, if you want to dig even deeper, you can start by checking my sources and going from there.)
While there is some great work being done out there on this issue, the nature of the topic itself can make it difficult to effectively communicate ideas through writing. This is something I excel at. I’ve been described by Barron’s as “a writer of rare skill”, and I am confident that you’ll agree part one of my exposé is extraordinarily well written.
I don’t have a lot of resources, but even with my modest means, I have already been able to make an impact with my writing. My work has been cited by Dr. Joseph Mercola of the leading natural health website Mercola.com, and I have been collaborating with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s organization Children’s Health Defense (formerly World Mercury Project) to get my message out about vaccines. My work has also been published at GreenMedInfo.com and the National Vaccine Information Center’s publication The Vaccine Reaction.
I have had considerable impact despite my lack of resources, and hold that up as a testament to the quality of my work.
So that’s how this project is different, and why I feel it is worth supporting. In the end, it is really up to the information consumer to determine how knowledge is imparted to them through the media. Where you direct your dollars helps determine the future. I ask you to join me in this effort. My research, analysis, and writing. Your financial contribution. Together, we can have an impact and help change the nature of the public discourse on this critically important subject: