Well I started surfing the net again and I came across another article that just ticked me off. Well I shouldn’t say ticked me off but you know I beg to differ with the topic of autism and vaccines. By no means am I trying to find something to blame or someone to blame. If you read my past posts you would understand where I am coming from. In Dakota’s case everything is coincidence when it comes down to the vaccines. Like I told you before I can’t help but wonder.
So I started reading Vaccine Myths 101: Do vaccines cause autism? Well right at the beginning it says NO… autism is not caused by vaccines. Well you know me and my mouth I left a comment on the blog there. I wasn’t mean about it. I just get really frustrated. They keep saying there is so much scientific evidence. Well I am sure there is evidence that shows it does also but you see those big pharmaceutical companies have these fancy lawyers to keep us believers away. Even the AMA wouldn’t future test autism and vaccines. There was even closed door meetings with the companies and the CDC. Hmm wonder why the public never knew about them and Robert Kennedy is the one that exposed them. Oops…
I don’t dispute the fact that the vaccines have saved lives of many but like everything else in life even something to good to be true can be bad for you. I think when they do the research on autism and vaccines where ever they are collecting there information and saying there is correlation I think they are looking at the wrong thing.
What really upsets me about this article is that the author states that those vocal minority who speak about the vaccines and autism are Autism Deniers because of the new theory of genetics. Ummm listen pal I never said I was an anti vaccine person. Dakota still gets his vaccines. Just not the MMR as he had a seizure when he was 6. I am not in denial as I have facts that back up my thinking. I have every reason to believe the vaccinations may have played a part. For your information it was NOT the MMR I am linking Dakota’s autism too.
Ughhh I got so disgusted I couldn’t even finish the article.
One way or the other, the point remains that vaccines are NOT, and I repeat, NOT 100% safe or effective either one. You should be cautious of doing ANYTHING that is not 100% safe or effective.
I was vaccinated. I can't say as vaccines have ever done me any harm, but they probably haven't done me a damn bit of good either. I will NOT be getting anymore vaccines, however (i.e. Tetanus and Flu).
I have a copy of the PDR and all that goes into vaccines, aluminum and formaldehyde come to mind plus the potential side effects that parents aren't told about are scary, . Add to it the number of them that children under the age of 2 receive compared to what I received 30 years ago. My children have received vaccines, but with my youngest, I did not get the rotavirus or the hep b. The cause of autism is complex, I don't presume to have any answers, but I would say that vaccines most definitely could contribute to the problem.
The scientific consensus is that vaccines do not in any way contribute to autism. I have never met a single epidemiologist, psychologist, or neurologist who disagrees with this position. VACCINES DO NOT CAUSE AUTISM. Vaccines do kill people (a very small number), but they save far more than they kill. But autism is completely uncorrelated with vaccination, implying that there is no causal connection whatsoever.
We don't know what causes autism; we do know it's not vaccines. If you really want to understand autism, you will give it a rest about the vaccines.
"Even the AMA wouldn’t future test autism and vaccines."
It would be unethical to take two groups and vaccinate one and not the other, observing who develops autism. The only thing people can do in this situation is conduct correlational research. And there definitely hasn't been a strong enough correlation to suggest causation.
Side note: it's a little weird that, in your About Me, you mention that you have three children but then only describe two...
Autism caused by vaccines was started by Andrew Wakefield (Royal Free Hospital) in 1998 from a 12 children with behavioural problems (mostly autism) and gastrointestinal problems after MMR in 8 of the children. He analysed research data from papers before 1975. He concluded that individual vaccinations rather than a combination one were safer. At that time Wakefield was being paid £50,000 from the solicitor of families suing the manufacturers of MMR for causing autism and eventually received almost £500,000 plus expenses. He also failed to disclose to the Lancet (where all British medical papers are published) that he was involved in the patent of a new vaccine.
The General Medical Council is in the protracted process of disciplinary action against Wakefield for not only the now-discredited* conclusions of his research but also the incredibly invasive procedures he did to the little children. The latest ref. in the media about the case is http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article5913324.ece. Wakefield is also suing Brian Deer http://briandeer.com/ who was the investigative journalist at the Sunday Times who first raised doubts about MMR-autism connection. Deer's site contains many links to papers, seminars etc. from the US and UK on MMR-autism.
There has been much autism research done on the MMR vaccine. In fact, its easier today than ever because enough people are not getting the kids vaccinated in numbers big enough to draw two closely-matched populations, one vaccinated and one not.
I'm not suggesting everyone ignore their hunches (but do ignore the media unless it has the science, the research to back it up) and get their kids vaccinated when they feel strongly about it. But since the diseases mumps, measles and rubella vary from pretty mild - I had them all as a kid - before the vaccine to absolutely devastating, it is worth actually doing some research on PubMed first. Where papers are peer-reviewed it is irrelevant who funded them ,big Pharma included.
*Pubmed, the Lancet et al if you want to trace the research, probably it could be done through Google.
About Me: am a SAHM/WAHM of 3. I have a 13 year old son who is lost somewhere in the attitude and know it all stages. Wonder if I could patent a remote that could fast forward me through some of these trying times of life with a teenager? If I did I bet I would be rich! LOL I have a 7 year old with high functioning autism.
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