Vaccines and autism on trial

For anyone who still thinks vaccines are causing an epidemic of autism, please take a deep breath and open up to the possibility that such a theory might be completely wrong.

The latest verdict comes from a special tribunal.   A 3-judge panel has ruled against plaintiffs who were seeking damages, claiming their children had developed autism because of preservatives in the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.  We have a brief version of the story on our website.

This isn’t quite as dramatic as the Darwin trial in Dover, PA.  There was no jury, no courtroom theatrics.  Instead, it’s a court that exists only to hear complaints under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.  But, the judges, who are not part of the public health infrastructure, reviewed thousands of pages of studies and other documents.  It sounds like they ruled pretty conclusively.  No link between autism and the vaccine.

This is not a surprise.  Every time an independent group has taken a look at this issue, they’ve come to the same conclusion.  And earlier this week, one of the British authors of a study that has fueled the anti-vaccine movement was revealed to have  faked some of his data (thanks to dogged reporting by The Times of London).

Opponents of vaccines have evolved their theory over the years.  Many now say, it isn’t just one vaccine, it’s the fact that so many are given at such a young age.  (Moving target?)   Still, I haven’t seen any credible evidence to suspect the vaccines.

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One thought on “Vaccines and autism on trial

  1. It was a topic of contention in my faimly. My daughter finally got the MMR vaccine at 22 months old. My son will not be getting his anytime soon. The truth is that we do not know what is in these vaccines. It is sad that we only jump up in anger when children are given gardsil, because it has some known side-effects adn could even be considered an immoral way to remedy a sexual revolution problem.What makes us think that these same people who manufacture the birth control pill, morning after, pill and the gardasil injections (which all have been known to cause death and illness)are more careful with the manufacturing of other vaccines that they claim will help us?If at one point the vaccines worked, then I will contest that today, the reason why childeren get sick after the vaccines is that they have probably been altered with other \”viruses\” or chemicals without our knowledge. That is to say, our childeren are perhaps being used as guinea pigs on a large scale, much like the Govt. does with soldiers who are told to roll up their sleeves like good men and take their shots.If our government can roundup women and sterilize them (as has been discovered in S.C.), then it can surely do much more harm then we are ready to believe. There is money involved, and when that is the case, you and I do not matter that much.Philip James

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