Calling anti-vaccination hysteria “Left-wing creationism,” that is. *I have yet to have it explained to me why I should worry more about my kid being around another kid whose parents believe that the universe was created six thousand years ago than I should be worried about my kid being around another kid whose parents believe that the MMR is the tool of Satan. Creationism doesn’t cause encephalitis, meningitis, and/or deafness; mumps can.
Anyway, The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear is not the Book of the Week. While I will pick books that I have not yet read, I try to pick ones that I’m pretty sure that I will read, once they come out; and this particular book is probably superfluous to my needs. I’m already quite aware that there’s an unscientific fringe group out there pushing a false link between autism and vaccinations; and that said group is putting my kids at risk with their nonsense; and that the typical believer is, ah, generally not on my side of the political spectrum. You may still want to check out the book anyway.