Most people in the Vaccine Risk Aware movement came in kicking and screaming - we were formerly "pro-vax" but then something occurred (for many it was observing adverse effects in themselves or a loved one subsequent to vaccination) which made us question the conventional wisdom of "safe and effective". So it was with Ted Kuntz who penned the letter below (it is re-printed with permission).
Here is a link to the piece Mr. Kuntz was writing in response to (since I did not have explicit permission to re-print it I am providing a link). It is an editorial, and the writer (Maya Goldenberg) overall seems to grasp the skepticism of many about vaccines - though I think her conclusions are bland and mealy-mouthed. Mr. Kuntz response goes into further detail and he provides references supporting his statements. I think his greater passion is fueled by his experience as the parent of a vaccine-injured child. I do not know if the Toronto Star has published his letter. I have made minor changes in the formatting to make it more readable on this blog, the content is unchanged.