Journalist Seth Mnookin, author of the book The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear
was on Forum today, talking about and debunking the link between autism and vaccines.
The topic is of special interest in the Bay Area because Marin County has become a hotbed of anti-vaccine activity. "Marin County...has the nation’s fifth-highest average per capita income—and an exemption rate more than three times the rest of the state," Mnookin writes in a recent Newsweek piece.
After his interview, we caught up with him in our green room and asked him a couple of follow-ups: