Childhood Vaccines are not to Blame

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Vaccines Connected to Autism

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Thousands of parents of autistic children claim that their children were 100% normal before receiving vaccines; specifically the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccinations which are given all at once. Do you think vaccines cause Autism?


Posted by in Health / Diseases on 8/19/10
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RyanN - 1/12/11 @ 12:21 AM:
Dr. Andrew Wakefield surfaced from obscurity in 1998 with an article about research that implicated immunizations as a trigger for youth autism. Wakefield's study has been utilized by anti-vaccination advocates like Jenny McCarthy of MTV fame to further their cause. Nevertheless, scientists always questioned Wakefield's article, which was later dismissed when he lost his right to practice medicine in Britain and was accused of fraud. He will most certainly be searching for personal loans to get legal advice if accusations of fraud are to continue.

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big ben - 10/11/10 @ 8:26 PM:
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big ben - 10/11/10 @ 8:21 PM:
"Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood."

"Toxic effects include damage to the brain, kidney, and lungs.[1] Mercury poisoning can result in several diseases, including acrodynia (pink disease), Hunter-Russell syndrome, and Minamata disease.[2]"

A developing brain which is assaulted with mercury and other toxins could definitely lead to neuro malfunction. Mercury does collect in the brain and it is very hard to eliminate. The attack of vaccines on young developing minds is frightening to me. Why cant we as parents pay extra for vaccines that only have the weakened virus on not all the other poopla?

Please read this story if you think that this cannot happen!!

Side B Comment

big ben - 10/11/10 @ 8:11 PM:
People should research Amish communities where the people in the community are almost self sustainable. Some of the children here do not take the vaccines. Asthma and autism are rare in the studies I heard about. The thimerosol which is :

"Thiomersal (INN) and commonly known in the US as thimerosal, is an organomercury compound. This compound is a well established antiseptic and antifungal agent.

The pharmaceutical corporation Eli Lilly and Company gave thiomersal the trade name Merthiolate and it has been used as a preservative in vaccines, immunoglobulin preparations, skin test antigens, antivenins, ophthalmic and nasal products, and tattoo inks. Its use as a vaccine preservative is controversial, and it is being phased out from routine childhood vaccines in the United States, the European Union, and a few other countries.[1]"

Mercury is a part of this compound and if you go to the EPA web site they state mercury as a very bad toxic substance for humans, but it is okay to inject yourself with it? It is okay though because it is small amounts.

Let me inject people with small dosages of arsenic than. What? You don't want me to? C'mon, it is just a little bit, it will not hurt you. Please roll up your sleeve.

Side A Comment

juju - 8/25/10 @ 10:31 AM:
I know people that do not have their kids vaccinated and I would like to say the risk of some of those terrible diseases out weighs the slim chance that it causes autism.. Think about the food we eat, the chemicals we injest,the air we breath etc::: I think not vaccinating is just plain foolish! Just my opinion.

Side A Comment

Sarah Forester - 8/19/10 @ 9:18 PM:
I have read up on this one and the only thing that puts doubt in my mind about vaccins causing autism is that most children show signs of autism before they are even given their first dose of MMR which is routinly given at 18 months. I am not saying that we should not be causious of some vaccines but i just dont think the risk of not getting them outweights this slim possibility. Children have suffered from autism even before vaccines.

Side B Comment

mama kaz - 8/19/10 @ 8:22 PM:
I believe in vaccinations but I think our kids are being OVER vaccinated and I think parents need to start giving a lot of thought to what vaccines they are going to agree to. Do research and get a lot of opinions before you decide. I have seen some very serious reactions over the years (including one of my own children) and I believe that autism and other problems may very well be linked to vaccines.
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