About Lawrence Solomon

VaccineFactCheck’s executive director is Lawrence Solomon, a columnist with National Post, former columnist with the Globe and Mail, past editor and publisher of award-winning The Next City magazine and author of seven books and numerous studies.

He was an advisor to President Jimmy Carter’s Task Force on Global Resources and Environment (the Global 2000 Report) and a founder of the World Rainforest Movement, Friends of the Earth Canada, and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper. Since 1980, he has directed Energy Probe Research Foundation, one of Canada’s leading think tanks, where he has been at the forefront of movements to promote conservation and clean energy, to stop nuclear power expansion, to convert free roads to toll roads and to reform health care.

Mr. Solomon’s 1982 model for electricity reform was adopted in the UK in 1989, leading to the demise of nuclear and coal power in the UK and its adoption of high efficiency natural gas technologies. His 1996 model for the satellite tolling of roads is being adopted in Singapore. He holds patents for toll road technology for the U.S., the EU, China, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico, and Brazil.

Mr. Solomon has often written on health care issues, and developed a plan for the reform of Canada’s health care system based on health care allowances that led to presentations at McMaster University and University of Toronto and consideration by government bodies. On the vaccine issue, he supports the approach taken by the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, which marries genomics with vaccinology to develop personalized vaccines.

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