Thursday, September 12, 2013

22 Medical Studies That Show Vaccines Can Cause Autism

Arjun Walia
Activist Post

Concerns regarding vaccinations continue to increase exponentially in light of all of the information and documentation that has surfaced over the past few years. As a result, corporate media has responded to alternative media, stating that the increase of persons who are choosing to opt out of vaccines and the recommended vaccine schedule is a result of ‘fear mongering.’

This may not be too surprising as the corporate media is owned by the major vaccine manufacturers, and the major vaccine manufacturers are owned by corporate media(1)(2)(3)(4). Given this fact, it’s easy to fathom the possibility that these institutions are desperately trying to protect the reputation of their product.

For example, if we take a look at GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, they are owned by the same financial institutions and groups that own Time Warner (CNN, HBO etc.) and General Electric (NBC, Comcast, Universal Pictures etc.).(1)(2)(3)(4) This is seen throughout all of the major vaccine manufacturers and all of the 6 corporations that control our mainstream media. Keep in mind that these are the major funders of all ‘medical research’ that’s used to administer drugs and vaccinations. Despite these connections, medical research and documentation exists to show that vaccines might indeed be a cause for concern.

Vaccines and Autism, Both Sides of The Coin

Here we will simply present information from both sides of the coin because many are not even aware that two sides exist. We’ve presented multiple studies, citing multiple research papers and published research conducted by doctors and universities from all across the world. Here is an example of a paper that describes how vaccine manufactures and medical ‘experts’ with drug industry connections have been aware of the multiple dangers associated with vaccinations for over 30 years. We’d also like to present medical research that indicates the many dangers associated with vaccines, and have done this on multiple occasions. We do this because the safety of vaccinations is commonly pushed by the mainstream media, without ever mentioning or citing the abundant medical research that should also be taken into consideration when discussing vaccinations. Please keep in mind that there is evidence on both sides. At the same time, some of the evidence on the side that negates a positive outlook on vaccination has been labelled fraudulent, but then again many haven’t.

The vaccine-autism debate has been going on for years. It has been a tale of shifting beliefs as child vaccination rates remain high. On February 1998, Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist and his colleagues published a paper that supposedly linked Autism to Vaccines(5). More specifically, he claimed that the MMR vaccine was responsible for intestinal inflammation that led to translocation of usually non-permeable peptides to the bloodstream and, subsequently, to the brain, where they affected development(5). His work was unpublished, and he lost his medical license despite the fact multiple studies seem to support Andrew Wakefield’s work (here is one example, and here is another.) He has been labelled a fraud by the mainstream medical world, some experts claim that his research and methods are weak and based on very little evidence. Dr Wakefield’s research will NOT be used in this article.

At the same time I must mention that multiple studies from around the world have concluded that there is no link between Autism and the MMR Vaccine(5). It can become quite confusing a subject given that we have multiple medical studies contradicting each other. Was Dr. Wakefield exposing something that the medical industry did not want you to know? It is known that vaccine manufacturers suppress harmful data regarding their product, as mentioned and illustrated earlier in the article. Regardless of the MMR vaccine and autism debate, there are still a number of studies that link vaccines to a possible autism connection. Please keep in mind that multiple courts worldwide have ruled in favour of vaccines causing autism, brain damage and other complications (6)(7), that include the MMR vaccine.

Here is a great video narrated by Rob Schneider outlining the vaccine-autsim link. Below that you will find a list of 22 medical studies that show possible connections to vaccines and autism. Please keep in mind that we’ve only presented 22 studies here, there are many more published papers that document the link. Hopefully this inspires you to further your research on the subject. Also keep in mind that Autism is only one of the multiple shown consequences of vaccine administration, as they have been linked to a number of other ailments.

1. A study published in the journal Annals of Epidemiology has shown that giving the Hepatitis B vaccine to newborn baby boys could triple the risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder compared to boys who were not vaccinated as neonates. The research was conducted at Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY.

2. A study published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry by researchers at the Neural Dynamics Group, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia determined that Aluminum, a highly neurotoxic metal and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant may be a significant contributing factor to the rising prevalence of ASD in the Western World. They showed that the correlation between ASD prevalence and the Aluminum adjuvant exposure appears to be the highest at 3-4 months of age. The studies also show that children from countries with the highest ASD appear to have a much higher exposure to Aluminum from vaccines. The study points out that several prominent milestones of brain development coincide with major vaccination periods for infants. These include the onset of synaptogenesis (birth), maximal growth velocity of the hippocampus and the onset of amygdala maturation. Furthermore, major developmental transition in many bio-behavioural symptoms such as sleep, temperature regulation, respiration and brain wave patterns, all of which are regulated by the neuroendocrine network. Many of these aspects of brain function are known to be impaired in autism, such as sleeping and brain wave patterns.

According to the FDA, vaccines represent a special category of drugs as they are generally given to healthy individuals. Further according to the FDA, “this places significant emphasis on their vaccine safety”. While the FDA does set an upper limit for Aluminum in vaccines at no more that 850/mg/dose, it is important to note that this amount was selected empirically from data showing that Aluminum in such amounts enhanced the antigenicity of the vaccine, rather than from existing safety. Given that the scientific evidence appears to indicate that vaccine safety is not as firmly established as often believed, it would seem ill advised to exclude paediatric vaccinations as a possible cause of adverse long-term neurodevelopment outcomes , including those associated with autism.

3. A study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues by the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of New York shows how researchers suspect one or more environmental triggers are needed to develop autism, regardless of whether individuals have a genetic predisposition or not. They determined that one of those triggers might be the “battery of vaccinations that young children receive.” Researchers found a positive and statistically significant relationship between autism and vaccinations. They determined that the higher the proportion of children receiving recommended vaccinations, the higher the prevalence of autism. A 1 % increase in vaccination was associated with an additional 680 children having autism. The results suggest that vaccines may be linked to autism and encourages more in depth study before continually administering these vaccines.

4. A study published in the Journal of Toxicology by the Department of Neurosurgery at The Methodist Neurological Institute in Houston has shown that ASD is a disorder caused by a problem in brain development. They looked at B-cells and their sensitivity levels to thimerosal, a commonly used additive in many vaccines. They determined that ASD patients have a heightened sensitivity to thimerosal which would restrict cell proliferation that is typically found after vaccination. The research shows that individuals who have this hypersensitivity to thimerosal could make them highly susceptible to toxins like thimerosal, and that individuals with a mild mitochondrial defect may be affected by thimerosal. The fact that ASD patients’ B cells exhibit hypersensitivity to thimerosal tells us something.

5. A study published in the Journal of Biomedical Sciences determined that the autoimmunity to the central nervous system may play a causal role in autism. Researchers discovered that because many autistic children harbour elevated levels of measles antibodies, they should conduct a serological study of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and myelin basic protein (MBP) autoantibodies. They used serum samples of 125 autistic children and 92 controlled children. Their analysis showed a significant increase in the level of MMR antibodies in autistic children. The study concludes that the autistic children had an inappropriate or abnormal antibody response to MMR. The study determined that autism could be a result from an atypical measles infection that produces neurological symptoms in some children. The source of this virus could be a variant of MV, or it could be the MMR vaccine.

6. Study published in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry suggests that Autism is likely triggered by a virus, and that measles virus (MV and/or MMR vaccine) might be a very good candidate. It supports the hypothesis that a virus-dincued autoimmune response may play a causal role in autism.

7. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition determined that an increased vulnerability to oxidative stress and decreased capacity for methylation may contribute to the development and clinical manifestation of autism. It’s well known that viral infections cause increased oxidative stress. Research suggests that metals, including those found in many vaccines are directly involved in increasing oxidative stress.

8. A study published by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University, Boston determined that a novel growth factor signalling pathway that regulates methionine synthase(MS) activity and thereby modulates methylation reactions. The potent inhibition of this pathway by ethanol, lead, mercury, aluminum and thimerosal suggests that it may be an important target of neurodevelopmental toxins. You can read more about this here, and here. You can read more about the MS/autism link here

9. A study published in the Journal of Child Neurology examined the question of what is leading to the apparent increase in autism. They expressed that if there is any link between autism and mercury, it is crucial that the first reports of the question are not falsely stating that no link occurs. Researchers determined that a significant relation does exist between the blood levels of mercury and the diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder.

10. A study published in the Journal of Child Neurology noted that autistic spectrum disorders can be associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. Researchers determined that children who have mitochondrial-related dysfunctional cellular energy metabolism might be more prone to undergo autistic regression between 18 and 30 months of age if they also have infections or immunizations at the same time.

11. A study conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital at the Centre for Morphometric Analysis by the department of Paediatric Neurology illustrates how autistic brains have a growth spurt shortly after birth and then slow in growth a few short years later. Researchers have determined that neuroinflammation appears to be present in autistic brain tissue from childhood through adulthood. The study excerpt reads:
Oxidative stress, brain inflammation and microgliosis have been much documented in association with toxic exposures including various heavy metals. The awareness that the brain as well as medical conditions of children with autism may be conditioned by chronic biomedical abnormalities such as inflammation opens the possibility that meaningful biomedical interventions may be possible well past the window of maximal neuroplasticity in early childhood because the basis for assuming that all deficits can be attributed to fixed early developmental alterations in net.
12, A study conducted by the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Arkansas determined that thimerosal-induced cytotoxicity was associated with the depletion of intracellular glutathione (GSH) in both cell lines. The study outlines how many vaccines have been neurotoxic, especially to the developing brain. Depletion of GSH is commonly associated with autism. Although thimerosal has been removed from most children’s vaccines, it is still present in flu vaccines given to pregnant women, the elderly and to children in developing countries.

13. A study published in the Public Library of Science (PLOS) determined that elevation in peripheral oxidative stress is consistent with, and may contribute to more severe functional impairments in the ASD group. We know that oxidative stress is triggered by heavy metals, like the ones contained in multiple vaccines.

14. A study conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Center by the Department of Family and Community Medicine determined that for each 1,000 Ib of environmentally released mercury, there was a 43% increase in the rate of special education services and a 61% increase in the rate of autism. Researchers emphasized that further research was needed regarding the association between environmentally released mercury and developmental disorders such as autism.

15. A study published in the International Journal of Toxicology determined that in light of the biological plausibility of mercury’s role in neurodevelopment disorders, the present study provides further insight into one possible mechanism by which early mercury exposures could increase the risk of autism.

16. A study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health determined that mercury exposure can induce immune, sensory, neurological, motor and behavioural dysfunctions similar to traits defining or associated with ASDs. Based upon differential diagnoses, 8 of 9 patients examined were exposed to significant mercury from Thimerosal-containing vaccine preparations during their fetal/infant developmental periods. These previously normal developing children suffered mercury encephalopathies that manifested with clinical symptoms consistent with regressive ASDs. Evidence for mercury intoxication should be considered in the differential diagnosis as contributing to some regressive ASDs.

17. A study published by the US National Library of Medicine conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Centre suspected that persistent low-dose exposures to various environmental toxicants including mercury, that occur during critical windows of neural development among genetically susceptible children, may increase the risk for developmental disorders such as autism.

18. A study conducted by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine showed that Macaques are commonly used in pre-clinical vaccine safety testing. Collective Evolution does not support animals testing, we feel there is a large amount of evidence and research that already indicated the links to vaccines in which some animals have been used to illustrate. The objective of this study was to compare early infant cognition and behaviour with amygdala size and opioid binding in rhesus macaques receiving the recommended childhood vaccines. The animal model, which examines for the first time, behavioural, functional and neuromorphometric consequences of the childhood vaccine regimen, mimics certain neurological abnormalities of autism. These findings raise important safety issues while providing a potential model for examining aspects of causation and disease pathogenesis in acquired disorders of behaviour and development.

19. A study conducted by The George Washington University School of Public Health from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics determined that significantly increased rate ratios were observed for autism and autism spectrum disorders as a result of exposure to mercury from Thimerosal-containing vaccines.

20. A study published in the journal Cell Biology and Toxicology by Kinki University in Osaka, Japan determined that in combination with the brain pathology observed in patients diagnosed with autism, the present study helps to support the possible biological plausibility for how low-dose exposure to mercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines may be associated with autism.

21. A study published by the journal Lab Medicine determined that vaccinations may be one of the triggers for autism. Researchers discovered that substantial data demonstrates immune abnormality in many autistic children consistent with impaired resistance to infection, activation of inflammatory responses and autoimmunity. Impaired resistance may predispose to vaccine injury in autism.

22. A study published in the journal Neurochemical Research determined that since excessive accumulation of extracellular glutamate is linked with excitotoxicity, data implies that neonatal exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines might induce excitotoxic brain injuries, leading to neurodevelopmental disorders.


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Anonymous said...

CSL Pharmaceuticals[Australia] is one of 4 companies licensed to sell flu vaccines in USA. Their main stockholder is Rupert Murdoch who owns 55 news outlets, TV channels & a couple of satellites. He paid for testing of the H1N1 shots on pregnant women. Monster.

Anonymous said...

That's a good body of research. I was a bit disappointed that 9 of the 22 were mercury related, since that's been withdrawn from most vaccines.

Anonymous said...

Mercury is still in several vaccines including flue vaccine which pregnant mothers and some children get. While it's said that only " trace amounts" are in the vaccines these are still toxic amounts and research from big pharma doesn't study combined or cumulative effects. email me for reference and i'll look it up.

Anonymous said...

Can you please explain how "big pharma" would benefit with only a 4% revenue of a one time cure?

Anonymous said...

People continue to believe that vaccines are made without mercury. This simply is not true. All vaccines have either a full load of mercury or a trace amount. In those that don't have mercury, it's been replaced by aluminum. Just as bad and people have used critical thining when they read this. One heavy metal has been replaced with another. Do research on aluminum. Also, it's not just heavy metals that are harmful it's the entire vaccine. Here is a except from "Fear of the Invisible" by Janine Roberts:

Dr. Andrew Lewis, head of the DNA
Virus Laboratory in the Division of Viral Products, then warned. “All the egg
based vaccines are contaminated,” including “influenza, yellow fever and smallpox vaccines, as well as the vaccine for horses against encephalomyelitis virus” for “these fertilized chicken eggs are susceptible to a wide variety of viruses.”
This was an eye opener for me. Before I started on this investigation, if I thought about it, I would have presumed our vaccines were made of selected viruses in sterile fluid to which a small amount of preservative chemicals has been added. I
think this is what most parents presume. It was thus a shock to discover from this top-level scientific workshop that the viruses in our current vaccines are not in a
sterile fluid as I had presumed, but in a soup of unknown bits and pieces, a
veritable witches’ brew of DNA fragments, added chemicals, proteins and, even possibly prions and oncogenes, all of which would easily pass through the filters used, to be injected into our children.
Our vaccines, I thus learnt, are not filtered clean but are suspensions from the manufacturers’ “incubation tanks” in which the viruses are produced from “substrates” of mashed bird embryo, minced monkey kidneys or cloned human cells. These suspensions are filtered before use but only to remove particles
larger than viruses. The point of the vaccineis that it contains viruses, thus these must not be filtered out. This means there remains in the vaccine everything of
the same size or smaller, including what the manufacturers call “degradation products”—parts of decayed viruses or cells. I also learnt that the only official checks made for contaminants in vaccines are for a few known pathogens, thus ignoring a vast host of unknown, unstudied, small particles and chemicals. These eminent doctors reported at these vaccine safety meetings that it is simply impossible to remove these from our common vaccines—and this would of course also apply to vaccines for pets, farm animals and birds.

FDA admits in court case that vaccines still contain mercury:

Don't be fooled. The vac industry has no oversight and they have blanket immunity.

Anonymous said...

Most studies indicate a POSSIBLE correlation and POSSIBLE causation. I have yet to read one that indicates strong conclusions and the conclusions call for further research. The first study mentioned mixed results with Hispanic children trending significantly better after vaccinne with regards to Autism. Most studies also indicate genetic predisposition for Autism is necessary in the increased cases studied. One study sample was 20 children. There is no smoking gun and Arjun Walia is engaging in yellow journalism at best.

Anonymous said...

Scientists have now proved that Vaccines really do cause Autism!
Read here

Anonymous said...

If vaccines are bad for children why are they still giving them in hospitals and doctor's offices, and mandating them in schools?

Anonymous said...

No. No. No no no no no no no. No.

Anonymous said...

AGREED! AND ANYONE WHO DISAGREES WITH THIS IS IGNORANT TO THE CORE! The argue that by sharing this info, we are spreading a potential epidemic? Why do they care as they have all been vaccinated!

And last years calculations of deaths from Measles, flu, hep A and B.........etc, all accumulated to the chances of getting struck by lightening, while autism is 1/25 or less, and any other disease?

The fact that they HAPPENED to find the avian flu virus, in batches of flu vaccine in 18 different countries, which at first Baxter denied, then admitted an accident? What about other batches that were not tested, what other pandemics or disease can be found at any vaccine at any given moment!

Who is really starting the epidemic now, certainly not us, the light seekers, as we have no agenda to follow, no profit to be gained!

It is about personal freedom and choice, and when something is handed out for free, from the government, for supposedly OUR OWN GOOD, the red flags go up, as nothing is free, especially concerning the states, who are corrupt to the bones! Add that with a mandate that you must have the free gift, I will pass, thank you for the intent!

Scott Oswald said...

This is about my daughter. She had NEVER had a single vaccination. We feared Autism...THEN THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENED!

Anonymous said...

Scott, seems blogspot is half done. Request to post full content. It's just one paragraoh without any summary

Scott Oswald said...

Here's a true story about my daughter. And perhaps proof that vaccines do not cause autism. WE NEVER GAVE HER VACCINATIONS..Then the unthinkable happened....

Anonymous said...

The fact that you even mention Andrew Wakefield shows you are being intellectually dishonest. You say you don't include his data yet imply he was "onto something". Andrew was not "unpublished" - he was published and then his papers were retracted, for reasons of fraud. He was charged with misconduct by the UK General Medical Council and clearly demonstrated to have a conflict of interest as he was selling his own alternatives to vaccines. As you have misrepresented Wakefield that calls your entire article into scrutiny (but I think others have address its other failings here already).

Anonymous said...

Ooh.. people.. if you are not to vaccinate your kids, then do it, cuz u would rather see your kid having some sort of skin-eruptive disorder than (possibly) a neurological one.. but please, think twice before saying 'no' to the anti-poliomielitis vaccine! yes, the number of those suffering from polio (which causes paralisation, and he/she will spend the rest of her/his lifetim in a wheelchair) is very low ONLY THANKS TO the vaccination!!! you cannot go like "i wont vaccinate because the incidence of polio is very low" because it is this way because of the vaccinations !! the virus exists!! he cannot cause the disease on an immunisated organism, but it exists !!

Anonymous said...

I would encourage all to look on the Autism Science Foundation website and the work of Dr Eric Courchesne. Autism begins at least in the second trimester of pregnancy with an overproduction of pre-frontal cortex brain cell development.

Amy said...

In Australian immunisations with mercury has not been used since 2000. America you need to pick up your game on this issue. You are way behind the times.

David Paton said...

Hey Anonymous... thanks for telling the hard truth!

Joshua Leonard said...

Thank You! Correlation does not mean causation, none of these studies prove anything and only call for more research in order to do so.

Anonymous said...

How is this a "balanced" look at "both sides of the coin"?

Anonymous said...

This looks like a case of "cherry picking" to me. The author says that they have given 22 examples of research on the subject but there are many more. They should probably post every bit of research they can find on the topic. Lay all of the cards on the table so to speak. And I hope that all of this research is peer reviewed many times before being published.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^ Read Bad Pharma by Ben Goldacre M.D before you even try to talk about peer reviews research as being the be all and end all. Pharmaceutical research is tainted on every level.

Anonymous said...

Thimerusol contains mercury. what would anyone have to gain by not vaccinating and being against vaccinating besides excellent health and saving our lives and our children's lives? oh yes you best believe Big Pharma is after you and yours

Ken Wehrheim said...

You forgot to mention that Wakefield lost his license and had his article retracted because it was proved that he fabricated the data. Oh and that 10/13 of the authors on the study opposed Wakefield's conclusion, even when the data was still thought to be legitimate. He couldn't even FAKE a believable case.

Anonymous said...

This should be required viewing for anyone entering the autism/vaccine "debate"

Anonymous said...

Quoting parts of articles that are out of context is not a valid argumentation. ALL and I mean ALL medications not just vaccines have lots of side effects. So far the trials have shown that there is a POSSIBLE correlation. But as you say it's a matter of choice.... If you don´t want to vaccinate your children, then don't do it. But stick to the consequences people. Nothing is perfect! Inmunological response to vaccines are more complex than you think, so is autism, it's not an easy disorder to understand.

Anonymous said...

Vaccines don't cause autism.

Anonymous said...

Autism versus a child killing or deformative disease? I chose Autism.

Melissa S. said...

I might have been wrong on this subject. This a great read.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

If you actually read the abstracts of some of the studies, (I would like to pick out the article on mitochondrial hypersensitivity to thimerosal, #4) it does not say anything about causing autism. It simply says people who already have autism have a hypersensitivity to thimerosal. This, in fact, tells you absolutely nothing about a causal relationship between thimerosal and autism. This blog is absolutely ridiculous, if you're going to be incredibly biased, please at least do it right instead of embarrassing yourself by hand-picking articles you actually understand.

Anonymous said...

Wow I bet if your child was damaged from vaccines you would not say this...sheeple.

Anonymous said...

I just want to say that I agree completely with your remarks. I read an article about Wakefield and why he lost his medical license. If you're going to try to support an argument maybe you shouldn't start out by using someone who is a fraud to support your argument in the first place. Otherwise why mention his research and then say we're not going to use it?

Anonymous said...

Some great information on the subject at

Anonymous said... There's an unbiased source!

Anonymous said...

Seems like there is a lot of information out there supporting both sides...pretty typical for such a contraversial subject. I think its in the "eye of the beholder". You are the parent and are fully responsible for the decisions you make for your children. Vaccinate or not, there seems to be consequences to both.

Doubt Is A Virtue said...

"Proponents of the alleged link between vaccines and autism charge that vaccines contain mercury, which in large enough doses, kills cells and causes neurological damage. What some vaccines contain is actually not plain mercury, but the preservative thimerosal. Thimerosal's main active ingredient is an organic version of mercury called ethylmercury. Ethylmercury is naturally expelled from the body quickly. Methylmercury, on the other hand, is not. It stays in the body. High doses of methylmercury will cause physiological damage. However, ethylmercury and methylmercury are not the same thing, despite the similar names. Methylmercury is not present in thimerosal. In short, vaccines preserved with thimerosal do not even contain the type of mercury that activists say is dangerous. And even if they did, the amount would be too small to be considered a risk."

Cherie Raymond said...

Thankyou for this great collection of studies! I've often seen lists but they don't explain the studies out in laymans terms, which I think is important to do if you want everyone to be able to connect the dots.

This is BS said...

This is BS

Jonathan Hayden said...

Anonymous said...

I lost brain cells just SKIMMING this bullshit. I can't imagine the damage it causes to people who actually read the whole thing.

And funny how you post 22 articles that SUGGEST there MAY be a CORRELATION (which does not equal causation) between vaccines and autism, and none of the innumerable studies saying that there is no relationship. "Two-sided issue" my ass.

This is almost as ridiculous as people claiming that climate change is a myth, when all they reference are people who have no scientific credibility on the issue and are being paid big bucks by oil companies to raise doubts on the issue.

This whole controversy is responsible for millions of illnesses and DEATHS of children because ignorant parents think they know better than professionals who HAVEN'T had their medical licenses revoked, and who have put in years of study and schooling to become health professionals (as opposed to the parents who probably heard about the issue from their friend's cousin's grandma's cat's former owner). Andrew Wakefield is singlehandedly responsible for this, and anyone defending vaccine refusal further contributes to it. Have fun knowing that many more children could be alive today if it weren't for your ignorant and one-sided opinion.

Anonymous said...

There is no direct cause of autism or when it is formed, so clearly it is this doctor's opinion.

Anonymous said...

It is a wonder that the amount of vaccines given in the 1950's (4), and in the last decades (15+) there has been a significant rise in autism (16000% rise)! Although this is compelling no one can call it proof. I believe everyone should do as much research for themselves and make an educated decision for the welfare of their children. Investigate both sides of this controversial topic. I ended vaccinations for my children and feel I have made the absolute right decision, I also respect parents who have different opinions..however I encourage knowledge regarding vaccines. My choice was not fear related on any account, it was simply instinct that intrigued curiosity, and knowledge that created my decision.

Anonymous said...

Climate change..if you look in the past of earth's climate it is a variety of "change". To entertain the thought of global warming is a joke. I agree that humans have contributed to pollution, yet so do earth's natural gasses, volcanos, and wild fires. For human beings to give off no emissions into the atmosphere we would all have to return to a primal state, its laughable to think driving a Prius makes a difference. The topic of vaccinations is a choice and should be an educated one. The main cause for disease such as polio and the flu is lack of simple hygiene, not the lack of vaccines :)

Anonymous said...

1. Climate change previously known as global warming (haha) is a bogus money seeking scam. I do believe however that human beings contribute to the earth's pollution, as does wild fires, volcanos, and natural gases. In order for people not to contribute we(ALL) would have to go back to our primal state and live in caves, oh yes and fire pits are not allowed..that's the only solution for human beings not to give off any emissions. Its a joke to think owning a Prius makes any difference at all.
On the issue of vaccines you couldn't be more ignorant. Choosing not to vaccinate children in western states has not contributed to "millions of illnesses and DEATH" as you say. Infact there is not a shred of evidence that suggest so. Also did you know that vaccines are "thought" to work? They are not even proven to do their popular reason of being. The best way to prevent any disease is simple hygiene, as any physician will tell you. So do more research you have a lot to learn.

Anonymous said...

Nice reply, you're totally correct. This commenter does not know what he/she is talking about.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of ignorant one-sided opinion, your allegations are false. Former head of immunization and vaccinations has openly spoke to the more harm than good vaccines impose to people. States that its not vaccines, but the number of vaccines we receive, the number is steadily rising. There have been many, many cases of people harmed by vaccinations and no evidence supports the theory that not getting vaccinated causes illness or death. Like the above stated, vaccines are NOT proven to work so your statement is not only one-sided, but ignorant as well. Haha

Anonymous said...

People who say these articles are one-sided are correct, however they are one-sided in a good way. These articles are the other side of the coin that a lot of people don't even know about, however more and more people are finding out and it is a good thing. Even if you don't agree, its always a good idea to keep an open mind and become knowledgeable on the subject before spewing noise on account of what you "think". Vaccines are becoming exposed thanks to health professionals and scientists who think outside of the box and are compelled to tell the truth. Most doctors will try to bully parents into getting their children vaccinated, now if it was such a great product that was proven to work that would be unnecessary. Thanks to skepticism and raising doubt the truth is being uncovered. We all have rights and don't get discouraged by people scrutinizing any decision you make for your children, they are yours and you have EVERY right to refuse a vaccine. Stay strong and know you and the people fighting for the choice to not vaccinate are doing it for the right reasons, let little minded fools do their thing.

Anonymous said...

Vaccines are not even proven to work, its laughable what you stated. They are "thought" to work. THE REASON FOR LOW OUTBREAKS OF DISEASE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH VACCINES BUT EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HYGIENE. If vaccines worked I'm pretty sure they would know by now, people being ill is a billion dollar buisness, and the people that own that buisness don't want you to know the truth. Follow the money and you will find the answers

Anonymous said...

Andrew Wakefield is by far not the only health professional that goes against vaccines, there are many scientist as well. First of all vaccines are "thought" to work, you would think by now they would be proven to do their job, yet they are not and that's not a theory, that is a fact. Its good to question things especially when those things are fueled by billions of dollars and are drilled into your brain to believe. Isn't strange how if you have an opinion that opposes vaccines you're attacked when there is no evidence that suggest not getting vaccinated spreads disease, hell there's no evidence they even work! The best defense against disease is hygiene.

Anonymous said...

wow, this is real b.s here.

Jana Holguin said...

Correlation is not causation. Not that I would wish either on anyone, especially my own children, but I would rather have an autistic child than a child who would rather be dead because he has encephalitis. .

sean said...

one of the listed side effects of vaccines is encephalitis, in fact most vaccine deaths are caused by encephalitis.

Donna Washington said...

Wow, reading the comments here and seeing what people have to say is interesting.

The reason why so many people think there is a ling between autism and vaccines is because autism doesn't start showing up in children until they are slightly older. They seem to be developing normally and then they begin to 'lose' skills, or develop alternate ones. Somewhere along the line, people have decided that this could not be a normal, and therefore, we are causing it with vaccines.

The truth is we don't know why some kids develop autism and others don't. We don't know when and how the brain is shaped in such a way that a child develops autism. We do know there are some genetic components when it comes to Aspergers Syndrome, we know that, but little else.

It is just as likely, and perhaps more likely, that the culprit for autism is industrial pollutants. If autism is a developmental condition, then it is probably developed in utero. The number of chemicals in our air, water, and food have a higher probability of affecting our babies than a series of inoculations after they are born.

There was a time in our country where people feared Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Polio because there were lots of unpleasant side effects, like death and disfigurement. if you want to see what it was like before vaccines, visit some of the old graveyards and walk down the lines of tiny graves. Women used to have large numbers of children and most of them died by the age of ten. These diseases are not contracted by lack of hygiene, they are airborne illnesses that fly from person to person. They are highly virulent. If you want to know what will happen if the movement to not vaccinate grows, all you must do is look at the pockets of illness that are starting to pop up around our country. Measles, thought to be completely irradiated in the US, is back. Polio may rear its head soon. What will the folks who refused to vaccinate their kids do when many of them are visiting graves or pushing their children around in wheelchairs? Will their fears that their child might possibly have gotten autism be worth it then?

Anonymous said...


increasing number of shots correlated with increasing cases of autism


possible link


countries with no or fewer immunizations have no to fewer cases of autism


previous link between autism and vaccinations has been reinforced


studies showing no link between autism and vaccinations are mostly short-term and control-cased


little-to-no evidence supporting the theory that there isn't a link between autism and vaccinations reinforces the theory that there is, in fact, a link


mainstream media and medical conglomerates support the theory that there isn't a link or due to lack of sufficient data there is no link despite the recurring fact that the strongest data shows there is


neither sources can be relied upon and the link, more likely than not, exists

Anonymous said...

So how about the people who were vaccined and never got autism ?

Anonymous said...

The U.S. administers the highest number of vaccines before the age of 5 and the highest infant mortality and highest rates of autism in the developed world. Meanwhile Iceland and Sweden give the lowest number of vaccines and have the lowest rates of infant mortality and autism. The correlation cannot be ignored any longer. One in 54 boys are diagnosed with asd in the US. That is an epidemic.

Clark Mcconachy said...


increasing number of shots correlated with increasing cases of obesity


possible link


countries with no or fewer immunizations have no to fewer cases of obesity


previous link between obesity and vaccinations has been reinforced


studies showing no link between obesity and vaccinations are mostly short-term and control-cased


little-to-no evidence supporting the theory that there isn't a link between obesity and vaccinations reinforces the theory that there is, in fact, a link


mainstream media and medical conglomerates support the theory that there isn't a link or due to lack of sufficient data there is no link despite the recurring fact that the strongest data shows there is


neither sources can be relied upon and the link, more likely than not, exists Vaccines cause obesity

Anonymous said...

Are all of you fucking stupid?

Anonymous said...

Funny that no one can answer my question to "How about those who were vacciated but do / need not get or have Austim" ?! People need to get thier facts straight. Vaccines alone do NOT cause Austim otherwise everyone would have it. If Austim is an underlying source due to gentics or enviromental factors than its possible that vaccines can only trigger it. That does not mean its what causes it to begin with. Instead of fighting about the problem we need to fight about coming up with a solution on helping our kids and insurance compaines need to come to light that this is a serious issue.

Anonymous said...

Doesn´t seem to develop after birth... so direct proof that it cannot be caused by vaccines.
Regarding causalism and correlation: There was a village in Europe, where the rate of storks correlated greatly with the number of babies. Guess where the babies came from ;-)

Jeroen Buis said...

As for the question: why do not all children that got vaccines get autism?

This is the same as asking: why do not all people that smoke get lung cancer? People are different and have a different sensitivity to different toxins, viruses, etc.

But if 1 in 10 children is so sensitive to mercury or aluminum (both known neurotoxins) or formaldehyde (also in vaccines and a known carcinogenic) or to a combination of viruses that no-one ever gets exposed to in normal life, that they develop autism. Wouldn't that alone be enough to seriously study the risks.

So far no-one dared to do a long-term study comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated children since most in the mainstream medical industry do not want to know the outcome of that study.

By the way, it is not only autism that is sky-rocketing in countries that give ever more vaccination to their children. It is also SIDS, ADHD, child cancer, and at a later age, Alzheimer (all these old people with their flu shots get poisened and develop their type of neurological disorder).

And what about the thousands of parents that tell the story of a child that shortly after vaccination developed all kinds of health problems, including autism.

There is more than enough evidence that vaccines are a greater danger to your and your child's health than the illnesses that are vaccinated against. But I guess for the real believers it is hard to see. I myself am very happy I am not doing these medical experiments to my daughter. But as with smoking, everyone has the right to poison himself (or, unfortunately, poison their children).

Not that long ago the medical establishment told you that there was no link between smoking and cancer. It is up to all of us to believe these doctors again or start thinking for ourselves....

QuantumEntangledKonrad said...

Whaddya, mean hygiene is the best defense? If the WHO didn't VACCINATE (notice that everybody) everybody in the world, then Smallpox might still be rampant. No matter how hygienic you are, you will still get disease. You can't just live in a biohazmat suit for the rest of your life.

QuantumEntangledKonrad said...

And if fact, vaccines DO actually work. Smallpox is the perfect example. We all pretty much should be dead by now, if we didn't have the Smallpox vaccine.

Warren Browning said...

An interesting read. Commentators responses are interesting as well. All are food for thought.

Anonymous said...

After reading through this post I feel as though PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT VACCINATIONS SHOULD MOVE TO AN ISLAND TO PROTECT THE REST OF US. To the commenter who mentioned that mumps, measles and rubella are as common as being struck by lightning while autism is 1/25. I wonder why!?! It's because most of us have decided to vaccinate, so that those who have those infections wont spread them when they get in contact with those immune from vaccination. By not vaccinating, not only are you endangering children but also the whole population.

Plus, looking at these reasons, most are based on thimerosal (mercury) preservative which is not used in most vaccines anymore.

Also, looking at these papers, and references, why would you trust an article that later links to yahoo websites. Why dont you people go to google scholar and look at proper research articles such as maybe large population studies.

Measles, mumps and rubella(MMR) vaccination has no effect on cognitive development in children- the results of the Polish prospective cohort

They used data from 537,303 children to prove that there is STRONG EVIDENCE that there was NO CAUSAL AFFECT OF THIS VACCINE ON AUTISM!!!!

Now go get your child vaccinated, if not, read the articles and do your own research not on websites that link to yahoo articles.

Unknown said...

Improtant thing to realize about autsim "rates":
Pre-1980 There was no seperate classification for autism diagnosis. 'Autistic' only used as a term to describe childhood schitzophrenia.
In 1983 introduced were rigid definitions of autism. Diagnostic criteria not consistent. Actual rates are not meaningful or reliable.
1994 Changes in the DSM-IV. Broader changes. Aspergers syndrome included. Explosion of "new" diagnoses.
2008 Better broader, early diagnosis. Rediagnosing old cases. Statsistics catching up.
2013 Better awareness, educational resources and interventional funding. More changes to the DSM.

Most of these papers are bases on trying to correlate rising cases in autism and vaccines. But I have question the legitimacy of many of these papers because the way we diagnose autism has changed and how we define autism has changed to include more children. We are better aware and better at diagnosing autism. And as we learned more about it we've gotten better at identifying cases of autism. The rise in autism rates isn't necessarily an actual rise in autism prevalence of autism. We've just gotten better at identifying and diagnosing it.

Many of these studies are flawed going through them. Some of them have poor sample sizes, others are trying to base it on non-meaningful statistics or unreliable surveys of the prevalence of autism (which aren't meaningful because we don't actually have reliable statistics for autism before we've expanded the definition of autism and became better at identifying it).

Autism used to be just the strange kid in class. It used to just be the kid that was socially different or not smart. We didn't do a good job identifying autism and it wasn't a very well known disorder. Before we were aware of autism it still existed we just didn't call it autism. We now understand autism is largely a genetic disorder, and not one induced by vaccinations. And yes if you cherry pick studies like these anti-vaxx sites tend to do you like this one can find 'peer reviewed' studies that link autism with vaccines, but most of these studies have methodological errors and even assuming they didn't have these errors are insignificant compared to the number of studies that show no link or that vaccines are safe. And it seems to me the only counter to this fact anti-vaxxers ever have is that big pharma wants to make money. Really? It's because of anti-vax movement that whooping cough and measles have made a resurgence here in the United States and in the UK. I mean if you are going to allege a conspiracy among scientists, doctors, pediatricians, the CDC, the world health organization, pharmaceutical companies etc. Wouldn't it be in the interest of big pharma not to vaccinate? By the same argument maybe big pharma is behind the anti-vaccination movement. After all, it costs much more to treat full blown disease than to vaccinate especially if you develop complications from a disease like measles, whooping cough, or the flu. The flu sucks it can last usually around one or two weeks. When I got the flu (I didn't always vaccinate) I ended up also developing pneumonia. It was miserable. I was out of classes and couldn't work for like three weeks before I recovered, and it involved repeated visits to the doctor. And sometimes complications from serious diseases like measles and others are even worse. Wouldn't it be more profitable to treat the disease and illnesses than to offer a vaccine to prevent it?

As far as I can see the evidence as far as I see it far favors vaccination. And the only studies I ever see posing harm are cherry picked studies on anti-vaccination sites. Even assuming these studies are correct, the number of studies supporting vaccination far outweigh the ones not supporting it.

Anonymous said...

To the person suggesting non-vaccinated people should move to an island to protect everyone else from them: Isn't that why you take vaccines, to protect you from these horrible diseases? If so, then what do you have to worry about? You have the vaccine- you're immune, right? It's only we idiots who choose not to shoot ourselves up with mercury, aluminum, assorted animal DNA, and other foreign substances who are at risk.

To those who talk of the "evidence" that point to the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, you obviously have not researched the subject at length- especially with regards to the "study" methods used by Big Pharma and others (who profit from the ever-expanding implementation of vaccines). These studies routinely skew and/or misrepresent the evidence to support their predetermined conclusion. And as for the resurgence of whooping cough, measles, etc- the vast majority of people contracting these diseases have been vaccinated for those very diseases (though that fact often goes largely unreported). Every year during flu season, virtually every person I come in contact with who comes down with the flu already had their flu shot. Meanwhile, I haven't had the flu in two decades, and have never got a flu shot.

I do not know whether all vaccines are bad, or that the science behind the the basic concept of vaccination is false. In my opinion it is more the methods of manufacturing, the high level of vaccines administered simultaneously, and the early age at which they are administered that are the root causes of the adverse effects to vaccines that many experience. And although autism generally gets the most attention when discussing this topic, there are a host of other minor conditions/ diseases that have seen a meteoric rise of incidence, such as ADHD, asthma, allergies, etc. That's not to say that everything bad should be blamed on vaccines, (although I do believe vaccines weaken the immune system and render the body much more vulnerable to attack). But exhaustive, non-biased, independent studies need to be done. Trusting the word of Pig Pharma or the Dept of Health is like trusting the used car salesman instead of looking at Carfax. They would never publish results to a study that would damage their billion-dollar industry. And unfortunately certain studies done by people like Wakefield who had an agenda of their own has brought the validity of studies on the other side into question.

In the end, it's a personal decision- and one I would urge each person not take lightly. For myself and my children, I know in my heart I made the right decision to not vaccinate. I have an absolutely clear conscience about that decision, knowing I've put countless hours into research to make sure I was making an informed decision- not one based on emotion, fear, and conspiracy theories, nor one based on blind faith of the establishment.

The Weez said...

Encephalitis is a side effect of most vaccines.

The Weez said...

Jana, I'm not trying to be smart but isn't encephalitis a side effect on most vaccines?

Matty D said...

I find a lot of the comments on this page to be indicative of the wider double standard that exists around this contentious issue. Yes, it's true that this page is not really two-sided and I don't know why they said they were presenting two sides when that's not what they actually do.
But aside from that, I doubt that the energetic responses from commenters who are pointing out that the studies listed don't prove a link but only suggest the possibility of one is matched by equally energetic critiques of the many, much more mainstream sources that constantly assert that such a link has been thoroughly disproven.

I mean, what is this one little back-water page compared to the hundreds of newspapers, government departments and official websites that constantly assert the link has been disproven? Obviously what we're seeing here is that the link has NOT been disproven, but needs further exploration. There is ample evidence of a dogmatic and irrational response to vaccine critical arguments by the mainstream scientific community and the more 'skeptical' (skeptical only in their own terms and usually only towards anything not considered to be mainstream) members of the public.

I sincerely doubt that all of the commenters on this post who pointed out the suggestive and not causative nature of these studies also applies this vocal critical thinking to mainstream sources that claim the link to be thoroughly disproven.

If anyone is interested I'd suggest reading some of Brian Martin's articles about dissent in science and the way in which contentious scientific debates are carried out in general including the tactics that are often employed by the side that has been fortified by the mainstream.

Matty D said...

Also, I'd just like to point out to some of the commenters on this article that their assertions that vaccinations are responsible for the decrease in mortality from infectious diseases since their introduction are patently untrue. The decline in deaths from infectious diseases (all major infectious diseases mind you, not just the ones for which vaccinations were introduced) was already occurring well before vaccinations were introduced. Morbidity is another issue with other issues, but mortality is really undebatable.

Also, for those who have mentioned the demise of polio, I'd advise you to research the (drastic) redefinition of polio, which occurred simultaneously with the introduction of the vaccine and effectively renders any claims about the efficacy of the vaccine on a population level (or any claims about the eradication of the disease) not only untenable, but completely illogical and dishonest. Also look into what happens to other paralytic diseases such as acute flaccid paralysis after this redefinition.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure had whooping cough when I was around 15 years old. Since I was fully vaccinated and had a booster shot a year earlier, it was just a really bad cough for the doctor. My nephew almost died from something that had the symptoms of diphteria, but since he was fully vaccinated, it was called a "false croup"

Anonymous said...

In Peru, the only seven known cases of polio in the last 20 years where caused by the polio vaccine, and that is a scientific fact, acknowledged by the WHO.

Anonymous said...

The first paper used flawed methodology and a low sample size. Here are details on that.

If you want to read up on the rest, here's a good place to start.

Matty D said...

In regards to the Angry Autie link in the last comment, make sure that you read the comments by Nat Philosof who raises some excellent points.

Also, the charge of industry influence and junk science levelled against 'anti-vaccine lobbyists' on that page are once again indicative of the double-standards which are applied to this debate. Considering the massive and powerful influence of industry on vaccine science and the many dishonest leaps in logic, for example the now famous Measles initiative in Africa which reported to willing media outlets the world over that their vaccination efforts had slashed deaths by 91%, despite having based this claim on absolutely no evidence (here's what they did do: Open blank spreadsheet > Enter population data for each year from 2000 to 2006 > Enter measles vaccine coverage for each of the years also > Assume all people develop measles if not vaccinated > Assume vaccination prevents 85-95% of measles cases > Calculate how many measles cases were ‘prevented’ each year (using the above figures). The then World Health Organisation head of Evidence and Statistics, Kenji Shibuya called the authors of the study out for this dishonest and misleading conclusion ( calling it "...Simply not acceptable.", but not before i had been reported everywhere, and this debunking has become common knowledge either. Just one example.

Anonymous said...

I think the main problem with the MMR-autism "controversy" is a lack of science literacy. People will see articles using copious amounts of medical jargon, and take it to mean more than it does. There isn't a single article here that implies any sort of causation between vaccines and autism. They all use the words "correlation" or "association". Do you know what else has a strong correlation? Autism and organic food sales. Yet I don't see anyone concerned about that association.

With an increasing popularity for more "natural" approaches concerning what people put in their bodies, there has been stigmatization of the word "chemical". The scientific definition refers to any substance with characteristic properties and a constant composition, and includes substances like water and sugar. Sure, hearing that vaccines may contain mercury or aluminum may initially sound concerning, but you get more mercury in your system by eating a peach. People seem to forget that all of these "natural" foods we consume contain a vast array of chemicals. These chemicals are natural.

I hate that Andrew Wakefield keeps getting brought up in these arguments as if he is some sort of hero for supposedly making the initial link. If you choose to read up on what happened with his experiment, you'll find something very different. I'll summarize it for you here. There were a total of six subjects in his study. Six. He subjected them to numerous unnecessary and painful tests which was deemed as "unethical" and "abuse". He knowingly altered his data so that it would suggest a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. He was also being funded by a company to do his research with the intention that he would find a way to smear the MMR vaccine, so that this company could come up with a rival product. So he rightfully had his medical license revoked.

After reading a lot of these sort of articles, I've noticed that people like to imagine scientists as some faceless regime who are only in it to make money. It's important to remember that we're all people, and most scientists go into their field to make a difference and to help people. Do you really think the entire scientific community would ignore a link between vaccines and autism if there were one, just to make a couple extra bucks?

Anonymous said...

So the final question would be:
Would you rather increase the risk of your child having a mental disorder, or would you rather leave your child vulnerable to a variety of deadly and painful diseases?

Chels L said...

Just as a sample of some of the "papers" that you reported: The paper that is referenced that starts with "Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies..." clearly states that "the available evidence does not support the hypothesis that MMR vaccine causes autism or associated disorders or IBD (irritable bowel disease)."

The paper that says "Empirical data confirm autism symptoms"... states that "While we have not shown that aluminum is directly causative in autism..." there are more factors that this review did not take into account that could have caused autism. Not to mention that was an EMPIRICAL REVIEW. The data was not peer reviewed. NOT. PEER. REVIEWED. Their analysis of "data" is from of hospital records and other reports that could most definitely be biased.

Onto the “22 medical studies that prove….” (not to mention prove is just a bad word to use, science is changing what we know everyday)

1. A study published in the journal Annals of Epidemiology- full paper is not accessible, how are we, the readers, supposed to verify the claim when the referenced paper can't be fully accessed and analyzed for their procedures and methods? The summary that you have written appears to be only from the abstract. Once again, methods, procedures, and figures- how can one possibly analyze the paper without any of that?

2. A study published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry. This paper used the "Hill's correlation" which is an extremely debated method of application that SEEKS OUT that correlation= causation. That is not science. This is biased pseudoscience that has already been tainted by the researchers view. As a scientist, one goes into an experiment not seeking out that correlation= causation. There was a study done that the batting of a butterflies wings on one side of the world created a hurricane on the western side. If this were the case, there would be a lot more hurricanes on both hemispheres. They were also looking for correlation= causation. Correlation=causation can be found in ANYTHING. Obesity is due to vaccines! Why? Because most americans are now obese and I'm sure we could find that most of them were vaccinated.

3. A study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Delong G is a professor of Economics and finance in the Zicklin School of Business. Yeah not a scientist. Here is a good link that pointed out the flaws in her paper (that was once again, not available as a full paper)
in short, this lovely article above says that she referenced papers that were written by non-doctors, non-scientists and doctors with suspended licenses. Great Science!

4. A study published in the Journal of Toxicology- you state that " thimerosal, a commonly used additive in many vaccines" yeah. it hasn't been used since 2001 in vaccines.

People who are reading this post- I IMPLORE you- please READ what these people are referencing!! You cannot assume that simply because someone has referenced an article, that 1) they are unbiased 2) they looked up the actual paper and READ IT 3) they looked up how reputable the journal was 4) when they're referencing, they aren't cherry picking from the data and conclusions- in other words, that they're being truthful.

Anonymous said...

vaccines don't fucking cause autism you fucking retards eat shit and die of natural selection

Anonymous said...

There are always two sides to every issue to examine. Whether or not there's any dangers linked to vaccines isn't etched in stone. I personally believe that children are at a highly elevated risk by NOT being immunized. With so many illegal immigrants coming into America who knows what they may be carrying? Is the number of children diagnosed with autism higher today than the number of children fifty years ago? Or is it that autism in children is being diagnosed with greater clarity today than half a century ago? Until there is adamant proof that cannot be refuted, that vaccines are 100% safe, the debate won't cease and desist.

Anonymous said...

Well, unbelievable. No wonder we are experiencing near epidemics of measles in some parts of Canada. This site should be closed.

Anonymous said...

So much of this is easily debunked. And a lot of it is very misleading.The problem is that most people dont understand the complex subject they are talking about...its good to research and think for yourself but taking the word of paranoid luddites over independent professionals is plain DUMB...Most medications have side effects that are available to see.Its down to the individual to decide what to do to benefit them and society as a whole. I dont see any vaccinated kids suffering from mercury poisoning. I do see more and more kids getting easily preventable diseases, including those who are dependent on group immunity. The ignorance of anti-vaxxers is astonishing and terrifying....

Anonymous said...

"What Happens When the Brain’s Immune System is Activated?

The brain’s immune system cells, once activated, begin to move about the nervous system, secreting numerous immune chemicals (called cytokines and chemokines) and pouring out an enormous amount of free radicals in an effort to kill invading organisms. The problem is--there are no invading organisms. It has been tricked by the vaccine into believing there are.

The problem with our present vaccine policy is that so many vaccines are being given so close together and over such a long period that the brain’s immune system is constantly activated. This has been shown experimentally in numerous studies. This means that the brain will be exposed to large amounts of the excitotoxins as well as the immune cytokines over the same period.

Studies on all of these disorders, even in autism, have shown high levels of immune cytokines and excitotoxins in the nervous system. These destructive chemicals, as well as the free radicals they generate.

The Role of Autoimmunity and Viral Persistence

Studies in autistic children have shown that a state of immune attack on the brain is occurring. Similar findings are seen with neurodegenerative diseases and the Gulf War Syndrome. It must be appreciated that this autoimmunity was triggered by the vaccinations and by organisms contaminating the vaccinations. Once started, the immune reaction cannot stop, thus triggering all the destructive reactions I have discussed.

First, we now know that in far too many cases these viruses escape the immune system and take up residence in the body--for a lifetime. A recent autopsy study of elderly individuals found that 20 percent of the brains contained live measles viruses and 45 percent of the other organs contained live measles viruses. Similar findings have been described in autistic children and the measles virus is identical genetically to the one used in the vaccine.

The second problem is that most of these viruses were found to be highly mutated. In fact, different mutations were found among viruses in various organs in the same individual.

This has been a secret kept from the public.

Once these live viruses are injected, they cannot be removed. Because the viruses stay in the body, they will be under constant free radical exposure, which can increase during times of stress, illness, exercise and with aging. It is the free radicals that cause the virus to mutate.

In essence, the viruses can exist in the brain, or any organ, either silently and slowly producing destruction of the brain or spinal cord or producing sudden disease once the virus mutates to a highly lethal form.


We have seen that the policy of giving numerous vaccinations to individuals, especially infants and small children, is shear idiocy.

A considerable number of studies have shown conclusively that such a practice can lead to severe injury to the brain by numerous mechanisms. Because the child’s brain is undergoing a period of rapid growth from the third trimester of pregnancy until age 2 years, his or her brain is at considerable risk from this insane policy.

We have also seen that live-virus vaccines and contaminated vaccines hold a special risk in that the viruses tend to persist in a substantial number of individuals and that free radicals can cause the latent viruses to transform by genetic mutation into disease-causing organisms later in life.

It is vital that anyone scheduled for vaccination follow a schedule that allows no more than one vaccine every six months, allowing the immune system time to recover.

Live-virus vaccines should be avoided.

This was recently illustrated by the switch from the live polio vaccine to the killed virus. All cases of polio after the introduction of the vaccine, in the developed world, came from the vaccine itself. This was known from the beginning.

from Dr. Russell Blaylock M.D.

take back our country said...

Those of you who have your doubts that vaccines cause autism, then get a shot yourself and see what happens. You're a bunch idiots. It's destroying hundreds of thousands of peoples lives, let alone the children, to line the pockets of these big pharma criminals and the politicians they lobby. Wake the hell up people, please!!!! Before it's too late.

Yanis Eberhart said...

I thought that, considering all of the horrible chemicals that have been found in vaccines, I thought that there would not be any debate as to whether vaccines are yes or no a health issue.

here are just some things found in some vaccines:

Ethylene glycol (antifreeze)

* Phenol, also known as carbolic acid (this is used as a disinfectant and a dye)

* Formaldehyde, an embalming fluid and known cancer-causing agent

* Aluminum, which is associated with Alzheimer's disease and seizures, is also cancer producing in laboratory mice (it’s used as an additive to promote antibody response).

* Thimerosal (a mercury disinfectant/preservative) and mercury are implicated in autoimmune diseases and any neurological disaster from autism to Alzheimer's.

* Neomycin and streptomycin (used as antibiotics) have caused allergic reaction in some people.


Isaac W said...

There is more formaldehyde in your blood right now, than in a children's vaccine. There is more aluminum in breast milk than in children's vaccines. There is more mercury in a can of tuna than in children's vaccines. Some people are allergic to antibiotics. That is correct. Some people are also allergic to bee stings, I odn't see the point. What is great about this article is that the author cites one peer-reviewed source, which surveys several studies done that conclude that there is no link between vaccines and autism. I hope your children don't get measles, for their sake and for the sake of the other children they are bound to come into contact with.

Anonymous said...

I think you need to look up "epidemic" (and, more to the point, how past epidemics have been eliminated... I'll give you a hint, it rhymes with "schmaxines")

Anonymous said...

Because they are not harmful. I really wish vaccines DID cause Autism, then wecould prevent it. Don't you realize that while Pharma IS greedy, theh don't make nearly as much from vaccines as they would from an effective Autism drug? Plus, they are terrified of lawsuits.

Anonymous said...

Amen but the thing that rhymes with schmignorance is hard to reason with.

Anonymous said...

No, they haven't. It' s called the scientific method. It is why you have a computer to spout ignorance on.

Adam Lockington said...

Here's an article that tears apart EVERY example listed here.

Socialistema said...

about that:

full report can be purchased here:

Thomas Robinson said...

Here is a short video from a MD and the Director of Yale university research center, Doctor David Katz. He sheds some great clarity on the subject.

Anonymous said...

idiots do your geneology families had large families because they new several would die young and more in young adulthood do we want to return there/// many diseases are not gone just gone in developed countries ////what a great coincidence that polio ceased the same time as vaccine arrived... .must have frightened the germs away.

Anonymous said...

I can publish a paper so can you doesent mea n its true how can hygiene protect against airbourne viruses

Anonymous said...

Dear all,
It is currently suspected that a likely cause of the ASD epidemic is not vaccines, but the paracetamol that is typically given to / taken by children or pregnant mothers during their term. For some reason, it causes hyper-stimulation of the brain. By all means, check it out.

Stephen Davis said... the truth will set you free

Anonymous said...

Let's just be clear, if you think vaccines cause autism, you're a goddamn idiot.

Anonymous said...

The skyrocketing rates of autism are not due to a single source bringing them up. Autism is purely genetic. The reason more people are getting autism is that more and more kids are getting diagnosed. The guidelines for who is Autistic and who is not is waaaay more broad than it was 50 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said... Let's just be clear, if you think vaccines cause autism, you're a goddamn id

Name calling is the last refuge of the out debated. It is also the hallmark of an uninformed person and a troll.

How many have read this:
Scientific Review of Vaccine Safety Datalink Information June 7-8, 2000 Simpsonwood Retreat Center Norcross, Georgia.
It's also know by its more know name: The Simpsonwood Transcripts.

The Vaccine Industry knows for certain that vaccines & thimerosal caused the increase in the Autism rate that continues to rise. It has risen 30% since 2012.

Dr. Verstraeten was the lead researcher on this study. THIS IS THE STUDY THAT THE CDC SCREAMS there is no connection between the rise in autism and mercury.

Dr. Verstraeten CDC Internal Email: "It Just Won't Go Away
Dr. Verstraeten was told to change the data to "make it go away and this is what the email refers to.

This is the study that was suppressed by the CDC and was brought to the attention of Congressman Weldon because changes had been made in previous studies that made no sense:

Letter from Dave Weldon to Julie Gerberding: "Absurd results" October 31, 2003
From Congressman Dave Weldon, M.D. to the Director of the CDC, Julie Gerberding.
This letter was written in 2003, but highlights the conduct of CDC in the previous few years, including the management of data and the unwillingness to share data with outside researchers.
"A review of these documents leaves me very concerned that rather than seeking to understand whether or not some children were exposed to harmful levels of mercury in childhood vaccines in the 1990s, there may have been a selective use of the data to make the associations in the earliest study [Generation Zero] disappear...This demonstrates to me how excessive manipulation of data can lead to absurd results." part 1.

Anonymous said...

In June 2000, a group of top government scientists and health officials gathered for a meeting at the isolated Simpsonwood conference center in Norcross, Ga. Convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the meeting was held at this Methodist retreat center, nestled in wooded farmland next to the Chattahoochee River, to ensure complete secrecy. The agency had issued no public announcement of the session -- only private invitations to 52 attendees. There were high-level officials from the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration, the top vaccine specialist from the World Health Organization in Geneva, and representatives of every major vaccine manufacturer, including
GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Wyeth and Aventis Pasteur. All of the scientific data under discussion, CDC officials repeatedly reminded the participants, was strictly "embargoed." There would be no making photocopies of documents, no taking papers with them when they left. (My note: Excluding the media and the public from this meeting was illegal)

The federal officials and industry representatives had assembled to discuss a disturbing new study that raised alarming questions about the safety of a host of common childhood vaccines administered to infants and young children. According to a CDC epidemiologist named Tom Verstraeten, who had analyzed the agency's massive database containing the medical records of 100,000 children, a mercury-based preservative in the vaccines -- thimerosal -- appeared to be responsible for a dramatic increase in autism and a host of other neurological disorders among children. "I was actually stunned by what I saw," Verstraeten told those assembled at Simpsonwood, citing the staggering number of earlier studies that indicate a link between thimerosal and speech delays, attention-deficit disorder, hyperactivity and autism. Since 1991, when the CDC and the FDA had recommended that three additional vaccines laced with the preservative be given to extremely young infants -- in one case, within hours of birth -- the estimated number of cases of autism had increased fifteenfold, from one in every 2,500 children to one in 166 children. (My note:The CDC announced in April 2013 Autism cases have increased 30% since 2012)

Transcripts of meeting can be found: Scientific REview of
Vaccine Safety Datalink Information June 7-8, 2000 Simpsonwood Retreat Center Norcross, Georgia.

Analysis of the transcript: The Truth Behind the Vaccine Coverup: Russell L. Blaylock, MD Medical Verdais

Deadly Immunity: The Mercury Coverup:

Vaccine Industry Watchdog Obtains CDC Documents That Show Statistically Significant Risks of Autism Associated with Vaccine Preservative Thimerosal
Biochemist Brian Hooker, scientific advisor to A Shot of Truth, reveals CDC knew of risks for over a decade.

Anonymous said...

Notes: Quotes from the transcripts. The transcript from this meeting was obtained through a FOIA request by parents.

Dr. Verstraeten, pg. 40-41: “…we have found statistically significant relationships between the exposure and outcomes for these different exposures and outcomes. First, for two months of age, an unspecified developmental delay, which has its own specific ICD9 code. Exposure at three months of age, Tics. Exposure at six months of age, an attention deficit disorder. Exposure at one, three
and six months of age, language and speech delays, which are two separate ICD9 codes. Exposures at one, three and six months of age, the entire category of neurodevelopmental delays, which includes all of these plus a number of other disorders."

Dr. Bernier, pg. 113: "We have asked you to keep this information confidential. We do have a plan for discussing these data at the upcoming meeting of the Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices on June 21 and June 22. At that time CDC plans to make a public release of this information so I think it would serve all of our interests best if we could continue to consider these data. The ACIP work group will be considering also. If we could consider these data in a certain protected environment. So we are asking people who have a great job protecting this information up until now, to continue to do that until the time of the ACIP meeting. So to basically consider this embargoed information.”

Dr. Verstraeten, pg. 165: "Personally,I have three hypotheses. My first hypothesis is it is parental bias. The children that are more likely to be vaccinated are more likely to be picked and diagnosed. Second hypothesis, I don't know. There is a bias that I have not recognized, and nobody has yet told me about it. Third hypothesis. It's true, it's Thimerosal. Those are my hypotheses."

Dr. Johnson, pg. 198: "This association leads me to favor a recommendation that infants up to two years old not be immunized with Thimerosal containing vaccines if
suitable alternative preparations are available. I do not believe the diagnoses justifies compensation in the Vaccine Compensation Program at this point. I deal with causality, it seems pretty clear to me that the data are not sufficient one way or the other. My gut feeling? It worries me enough. Forgive this personal comment, but I got called out of an eight o'clock for an emergency call and my daughter-in-law delivered her son by C-section. Our first male in the line of the next generation, and I do not want that grandson to get a Thimerosal containing vaccine until we know better what is going on. It will probably take a long time. In the meantime, and I know there are probably implications for this internationally, but in the meantime I think I want that grandson to only be given Thimerosal-free vaccines."

Dr. Weil of the AAP, pg. 207: "The number of dose related relationships are linear and statistically significant. You can play with this all you want. They are linear. They are statistically significant. The positive relationships are those thatone might expect from the Faroe Islands studies. They are also related to those data we do have on experimental animal data and similar to the neurodevelopmental tox data on other substances, so that I think you can't accept that this is out of the ordinary. It isn't out of the ordinary."

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You can read the entire progression of this study at: There are many official documents obtained via the FOIA.

Just to demonstrate the who's who that attended the meeting and that they were the industry's top experts,here is a link to a list of attendees of this meeting:

- Kern, J.K.; Haley, B.E.; Geier, D.A.; Sykes, L.K.; King, P.G.; Geier, M.R. Thimerosal Exposure and the Role of Sulfation Chemistry and Thiol Availability in Autism. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 3771-3800.

-B-Lymphocytes from a Population of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Unaffected Siblings Exhibit Hypersensitivity to Thimerosal:

-Link to studies done on Thimerosal beginning in the 1930's.
Thimerosal Papers. Papers Showing a Connection Between Thimerosal Exposure and Neurological Harm:

Thimerosal and Autism Timeline:

Anonymous said...

Wakefield has been exonerated:
-Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s Co-Author on Controversial Lancet “MMR Paper” Exonerated of All Charges of Professional Misconduct:
-British Court Throws Out Conviction of Autism/Vaccine MD: Andrew Wakefield’s Co-Author Completely Exonerated:

“In 1998 the Lancet published a case series on twelve

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