Book: The Virus and the Vaccine
The Virus and the Vaccine: The True Story of A Cancer-Causing Monkey Virus, Contaminated Polio Vaccine, and the Millions of Americans Exposed was written by journalists, Debbie Bookchin and Jim Schumacher and published by St. Martin’s Press in 2004. It is the only book on the subject of SV40 and it is highly recommended to anyone who is interested in learning more about SV40, polio vaccines, and the past and current scientific discoveries that have made this such an important public health issue.
The following description comes from the book’s website:
“In a meticulously researched and powerfully written page-turner, THE VIRUS AND THE VACCINE takes readers on a side-by-side journey with some of today’s most prominent cancer researchers as they explore exactly how SV40 causes cancer and what might be done to stop it. In the process, they must confront the errors of the revered scientists of the past, who, in their efforts to wipe out the scourge of polio, employed contaminated monkey kidneys to produce a vaccine. And they must overcome the political maneuvering of federal health bureaucrats who worry that publicizing the dangers of SV40 might lead to widespread fear of vaccines today. A gripping medical detective story, THE VIRUS AND THE VACCINE raises major questions about vaccine safety and regulation, cancer research funding, and the hidden dangers posed by viruses from another species.”
“This meticulously researched, levelheaded and well-written book should stir up considerable debate. Because the authors never become alarmist, this solid work of investigative reporting carries considerable weight, and deserves to be read by a large audience.”
— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY