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Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism, Are Generally Safe

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The National Academy of Science’s press release specifically notes that the report‘s findings “will help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) administer the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).” In the wake of British doctor Andrew Wakefield publishing a now-retracted study linking autism to the MMR, over 4,800 families filed lawsuits in the Autism Omnibus Proceeding in the hopes of receiving compensation from the VICP by contending that the MMR and thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative formerly used in vaccines, had caused their children to become autistic. After court proceedings from 2007 to 2010, the court dismissed both the MMR and thimerosal theories; for the proceedings to continue, the petitioners would have to demonstrate another causal theory, which they are unlikely to do. The new report provides further scientific evidence disputing claims of an autism-vaccine link.

With students starting school across the country, it’s even more important to make sure children are up-to-date with their immunizations, says committee chair Ellen Wright Clayton, professor of pediatrics and law, and director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University. Indeed, a recent Los Angeles Times article notes that one Pennsylvania family decided to stop giving their son Matthew his shots after his first round of immunizations; Kelly and Dan Lacek knew a family  who thought their child had become autistic from a vaccine:

But on a Saturday evening three years later, Matthew complained of a sore throat. In a few hours, his temperature spiked to 105 degrees and his breathing was labored. In the emergency room, doctors discovered that his airway was nearly swollen shut. One of them asked Lacek if her son had been vaccinated for Hib. “He said, ‘If this is what I think it is, we don’t have much time,’” she says.

Matthew spent six days in the hospital, including two days in a drug-induced coma. Then the antibiotics began to work. He recovered without any lasting complications. “The doctor said he was one in a million,” Lacek says.

Now she makes a point of sharing her story with parents who haven’t vaccinated their kids so that they don’t lose sight of the relative risks. “My husband and I were so focused on [Matthew] not getting autism, I totally missed the fact that he could get anything else,” she says.

Vaccines are not without their side effects as the National Science Academy’s report spells out. But not having your child immunized carries plenty of risks that are backed up by plenty of scientific evidence to take note of.


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10:19AM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

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6:57AM PDT on Sep 14, 2011

Vaccines and the chances of catching Polio?

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5:00PM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

Scott F. "The inventor of the polio vaccine even confessed it was a hoax in his death bed."

Where do I find this? If you are going to state something as evidence give where three evidence is.

4:59PM PDT on Sep 5, 2011


4:55PM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

The independent studies on Polio (the ones that were not paid for) tell a very different story. The inventor of the polio vaccine even confessed it was a hoax in his death bed. When will we cease trusting the same monstrous companies that constantly bring us horrendous headlines?

WikiLeaks Exposes Pfizer's Strong-arm Tactics to Cover up Deaths of Innocent Children.

Pfizer to pay £50m after deaths of Nigerian children in drug trial experiment

Rapidly Increasing Criminal and Civil Monetary Penalties Against the Pharmaceutical Industry: 1991 to 2010

FDA in Third World Drug Trial Scandals - Unapproved GM rice serum tested on sick infants "known to be unsafe"

Nuremberg Code breached by financial incentives - Deadly deviations of clinical protocol - HIV-tainted drug dumped on developing countries - Need for global regulation in clinical research

They love degenerative diseases so they can steal all your money for your whole life. They rely on the fact that you just don't bother look into it. Once you do you cannot possibly believe their lies anymore.

Look at the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 55, No. 3, September 1975 which investigates the Antineeoplastic activity of cannabinoids and find them to cure some cancers. Why is this report only recently surfaced? Because there can be no patent therefore no profit.

They would rather you died of chemo while they cash in on your family's misery and grief.

2:40PM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

Just because a scientist says something is "so" doesn't actually make it "so."

Like the scientist that said that the HPV vaccination was so safe, so researched, etc.
Don't even get me started on that one......the research they did vs the claims? Shameful. The outcome? Lots of girls dying from a vaccination to protect them from a virus that won't even be the same virus by the time it is supposed to protect them from it.

2:34PM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

William, I'm glad your family has not noticed any ill effects from vaccines.

There are a lot of factors involved in vaccinations - the ingredients themselves and the patient's ability to process and eliminate any harmful materials, and the patient's propensity to allergies toward any or all of those harmful materials. Those factors have NOT been studied, and yet we know that many of the individual components are toxic.

The "scientific method," that tries to control for variables just isn't really up to controlling for all the possible variables, nor are there billions of dollars available to study these vaccines properly, or to study individuals and to try to figure out whether a given vaccination is going to be be relatively safe, or not. At least, not in AMA world....

There is so much that we do NOT know about how vaccinations interact with the human body. What I DO know causes me to refuse vaccinations in their current forms and choose other avenues to control disease. If you don't want to look further, it is your choice.

But there are so many warning signs that it is folly NOT look further. Putting down the protestors doesn't help decrease the injuries and fatalities associated with vaccinations, and doesn't begin to look at low-grade compromised health issues that may be caused by vaccinations.

And if, as you say, you don't have "the healthiest family," you really cannot say whether or not vaccinations played a role in that, or not.

But ig

11:38AM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

@ Scott F. His minor was biology. He knows much about all types of poisons, toxins, and other hazardous substances. He has studied much of this and has no inkling of you biased drivel.

11:14AM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

@ Scott F. Try this then: from

1951 10,037 18,349
1952 21,269 36,610
1953 15,648 19,944
1954 18,308 20,168
1955 13,850 15,135
1956 7,911 7,229
1957 2,499 2,986
1958 3,697 2,090
1959 6,289 2,136
1960 2,525 665
1961 988 324
1962 792 148
1963 396 53

The 2 columns are paralytic cases and nonparalytic cases. 1955 was thre final vaccine test year, 1956 was when it was readily available. I was one of the test "guinea-pigs."

11:03AM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

It is not hype that they are made of highly toxic substances; you can look it up. Nor is hype that people suffer greatly immediately after getting the vaccines. It is not hype that polio is not longer any threat unless you live in the Congo or Nigeria and even then there are only just over 100 cases in both countries. These are extreme places to live and people are desperately poor and vulnerable to all sorts of conditions.

There is an explosive epidemic of autism and cancers in the richer countries. There are reasons for this. The most likely is vaccines. Not independently investigating them is criminal.

Ask your brother to take a look at the ingredients of vaccines. Chemistry is not ideal because it is unlikely he will understand the effects on the body any more than I would. Biology and toxicology is the science to know as well as the effects of GMO diseases being injected into your healthy babies bloodstream.

Being that he has a PhD he should be able to research other peoples work well enough; ask him to take a look at the Natural News or WAVE website or some of those I have previously linked.

There is not much point in looking at the official blurb; as I already crudely mentioned - it is no more than a pseudo-scientist's 'circle je**'. One shill writes a crooked paper and other shills quote it. There have been at least 40 crooked reports uncovered in one single lawsuit. This should tell you a lot.

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