On Friday, June 16, 2017, I will be joining a discussion panel on Vaccination Safety Science. In particular, Vaccines and Anesthetics:
What can we learn from looking at these two areas of medicine, side-by-side? The specialty of anesthesia comes with well-known risks to neurologic, hepatic, and renal development. There is ongoing research into the neurologic effects of anesthetic agents in children. How does the process of anesthesia compare to vaccination? Is there a way by looking at the mechanisms of anesthetic injury, that we can find these same mechanisms of injury with vaccination? Is there a way to mitigate these risks? Having watched thousands of children undergo anesthesia, of which hundreds have been unvaccinated, I have noticed a normal physiologic trend that is absent in vaccinated children. These children respond differently than unvaccinated children. I am currently designing a study to look at these parameters more closely. If the field of anesthesia hasn't accepted the idea that "The science is settled," why should the field of vaccine science?