Thursday, February 3, 2011

Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism

Okay. I give up.
Vaccines do not cause autism.

Autism is a behavioral diagnosis. In order to receive the diagnosis of "Autism" a child must exhibit a certain number of behaviors over a certain time frame. If he or she does not do so, the diagnosis of "autism" is not warranted.

There is no blood test for "autism."

"Autism" can't be confirmed or "ruled-out" by laboratory analysis. It's strictly a behavioral diagnosis.

Therefore, anything that causes physiological damage cannot directly "cause" autism.

Ergo... vaccines cannot "cause" "autism."

Vaccines cause other stuff.

Vaccines cause encephalitis.
Vaccines cause seizures.
Vaccines cause immune system deficiencies.
Vaccines cause gastrointestinal problems.

Encephalitis causes mood swings.
Encephalitis causes extreme pain.
Encephalitis causes inattention and impulsivity.
Encephalitis causes aggression.
Encephalitis causes balance problems and difficulty relating to one's environment.

Seizures cause mood swings.
Seizures cause inattention and impulsivity.
Seizures cause alterations in conciousness.

Immune system deficiencies cause children to have more frequent bacterial infections, such as ear infections, upper respiratory infections (URIs), sinusutis, and strep infections.

Immune system deficiencies cause children to have more frequent viral infections, such as stomatitis, "fevers of unknown origin," "viral rashes," hives, conjunctivitis, and gastrointestinal viruses that cause vomiting and diarrhea.

Immune system deficiencies cause children to be more vulnerable to "everything that's going around" and to have a tougher time getting over things than their peers.

Gastrointestinal damage from vaccines causes diarrhea.
Gastrointestinal damage from vaccines causes nausea, reflux, vomiting, and the recently discovered "disease" now known as GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease).

Gatrointestinal damage from vaccines causes increased vulnerability to viruses and bacteria, which leads to increased administration of antibiotics, which leads to overgrowth of pathogenic yeast.

Pathogenic yeast overgrowth leads to intestinal hyperpermeability ("leaky gut syndrome").

Pathogenic yeast overgrowth leads to constipation.
Pathogenic yeast overgrowth leads to food allergies.
Pathogenic yeast overgrowth leads to skin eruptions, "drunken, silly behavior," inattention and impulsivity, and cravings for bread, sugar, ice cream, milk, and carbohydrates.

Technically, vaccines do not cause autism because techincally there is no such thing as autism.

Vaccines cause the underlying physical conditions that result in the pain, neurological damage, immune system disorders, gastrointestinal damage, and yeast overgrowth - all of which combine to produce the behavioral symptoms that result in the "autism" diagnosis.

Gastrointestinal damage is the most obvious result of vaccine damage.

When a previously healthy child suddenly starts having multiple episodes of watery and extremely stinky diarrhea every day, and this happens shortly after receiving vaccinations, it is notable as a "vaccine injury." What is not so obvious is that when the child's gut is permanently damaged, he or she is no longer able to absorb nutrients necessary to produce neurotransmitters necessary for proper brain function. So when the child develops mood swings, sleep difficulties, and learning disabilities several months later, these issues are not recognized as being related to the vaccine injury because the initial damage occurred many months earlier.

Please re-read the previous paragraph.

This is why Dr. Andrew Wakefield is such a threat to the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Wakefield NEVER said vaccines cause autism.
Dr. Wakefield is a gastroenterologist. He saw a number of children with gastrointestinal problems who also happened to be diagnosed with autism. Dr. Wakefield reported his observations. He never claimed that the MMR "caused" autism. He merely reported that a number of children he had seen had BOTH gastrointestinal problems AND autism, and according to parental report, these issues developed within a short time of when the children received the MMR vaccine.

Again... Why is Dr. Wakefield such a threat to the pharmaceutical industry?

Hint: Not because vaccines cause autism - they don't.

Vaccines cause gastrointestinal damage.

Gastrointestinal damage causes malabsorption of nutrients necessary for proper brain function.
Malabsorption of essential nutrients causes immune system disorders, seizures, encephalopathy, etc... and THAT's what leads to the ultimate diagnosis of "autism."

If Dr. Wakefield's obervations are correct, SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE will eventually draw the connection between vaccines and the domino-effect that leads to the "autism" diagnosis. From the perspective of the pharmaceutical industry, better to "nip it in the bud" now, which means discrediting Dr. Wakefield to the extent that no one will look further into the science.

Has this ploy worked?
Not for me. And not for many of the very intelligent parents I know.
Only time will tell if there are enough of us to make a difference.

32 comments:

  1. I appreciate your post, i learn few things in this post, I have book marked this internet site so ideally I’ll see much more on this subject in the foreseeable future!

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  2. Great angle on how vaccines cause autism. The vaccine court said something to the effect that "vaccines cause the conditions that cause autism" and as you imply you can't say semantically that V=A.
    I waqnt to mention another issue that waqs kept quiet although its message is huge. Thye much heralded and anticipated Genome Project made a statement that the children they studied had genetic mutation that DID NOT ORIGINATE WITH THEIR PARENTS. Funny how that valuable and damning info has not reverberated through every news room in the world. So it seems to imply that between birth and roughly 3 years, some insult causes mutation. Coincidently, mercury and aluminum are known to cause spontaneous genetic mutation. They are of course, vaccine ingredients.

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    1. Exactly, Ross Coe.
      Thank-you for making that point.

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  3. Excellent. I love it.

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  4. I just came accross this as I'm doing more research to figure out more mysteries about my 2 angels (my son, age 3 with Autism, my daughter is 2 with Aspergers). After reading this all I can say is AMEN! Thank-you! Perfectly said!!! :-)

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  5. I have some sort of spectrum disorder, high IQ lousy lousy at math, kept me out of medical school. I could not pass intermediate algebra to save my life. I also have Crohn's disease. I had a bad injection site reaction for MMR and for the Smallpox vaccines. My injection site for SP became gangrenous and had to be excised. MMR vaccine trigger the Crohn's and idiopathic seizures which have now become nocturnal.

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    1. My son was diagnosed with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder as well as ADHD. Later on we have discovered that my family has Celiac disease - a non curable (well, so far as is known)inherited susceptability to a protein in wheat, barley, and rye that causes damage to the intestines. If left alone this disease will kill. This can lead to behaviour, attention issues, emotional issues, as well as physical symptoms. My son is very bright (so are his parents).

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    2. There is a long history of research documenting measles and the MMR vaccine with gastrointestinal problems, including both celiac and Crohn's disease.
      http://vaxtruth.org/2012/02/measles-outbreak-in-indiana-oh-my-what-will-we-do/
      Allison: thank-you for your comment. I am very glad that your son's underlying gastrointestinal illness has been identified and that he is receiving appropriate treatment.

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  6. Amen. Great post. I'm sharing this on facebook. My son reacted to vaccines. He only had two lots, but the severe excema he broke out in soon after, made me start reading and researching. A few months later, a naturopath diagnosed him with candida and we were able to treat him, and the excema gradually improved. I thank God that we got warning, and didn't persist with the ridiculous vaccine schedule. I shudder to think what further health issues he might have to contend with, otherwise.

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  7. Interesting article, and it almost nails the truth on the head.

    The truth is that certain *ingredients* in vaccines have specific and widely different effects in the animal body. (Humans are animals, by the way.)

    Each vaccine has different ingredients, and therefore the effects of each vaccine is different based on those ingredients.

    For the mercury autism connection, google "Autism: A Novel Form of Mercury Poisoning."

    Matt Monarch's interview of me on vaccines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm1yPgxT87E

    In health,
    Jock

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  8. Beautifully and cleverly written. Thank you!

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  9. I will be posting this everywhere <3

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  10. http://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/new-clues-autism-brain-%E2%80%98wiring%E2%80%99-point-events-birth

    "New research reveals that children with autism have an overabundance of nerve cells in a brain region involved in social, emotional, communication and reasoning skills. The finding furthers understanding of the differences in brain “wiring” that give rise to autism’s core symptoms."

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    1. New research also indicates that a very strong part of why the wiring in the brains of children with autism is different is because the mercury and aluminum in vaccines destroys the neuronal connections that are responsible for dendritic pruning. Without the connections that are established via the synapse, pruning cannot take place, so there is an overabundance of neurons in the prefrontal cortex.
      http://vaxtruth.org/2011/10/paul-offit-is-right-autism-is-about-the-synapse-and-dendritic-immunity/

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    2. The problem with this hypothesis is that one would predict that if mercury (thimerosol) were taken out of vaccine preparations, then autism rates would fall - can we agree on this? This is exactly what has been done, and instead of fall, autism rates have risen.

      This disproves the hypothesis - correct?

      I think the problem is in science education - that the general public does not understand how controlled experiments are designed to test hypotheses. The vaccine-autism experiment has been done in hundreds of well controlled studies in nations across the globe, and the data clearly shows no difference in rates in vaccinated vs unvaccinated groups. It was a great hypothesis, it just didn't turn out to be true.

      Let's focus our resources in finding the real cause - progress is being made in this front now that money is not being spent on the vaccine hypothesis.

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    3. Children are born with way more neurons than they end up using. As they make connections between neurons, those connections that are strengthened through repetition of cognitive (and behavioral) processes become stronger and build increasingly complex networks of neuronal connections. Those that are not used and strengthend are "pruned." So when there is damage from toxic assault that impairs the ability of neurons to connect with each other or communicate with each other (this happens with aluminum, which disrupts the balance of neurotransmitters), the pruning process is hampered greatly.
      It's basically the chicken-egg argument.

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    4. So, you just completely ignored what he/she said about the removal of mercury from vaccines not causing a drop in autism.

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    5. No. Sorry.
      I didn't ignore it, but for some reason when I went to respond, the comment ended up elsewhere.
      Here is my response:
      Marcella Piper-Terry, M.S.Feb 15, 2012 01:35 PM

      Mercury has not been taking out of vaccines. There are still several vaccines that contain mercury (thimerosal), including the flu vaccine and the meningococcal vaccine.
      Other vaccines contain thimerosal, but it is in "trace amounts" and is not used as a preservative, so the FDA has said the vaccines can be labeled "thimerosal-free" when this is not the case.

      Part of the reason the autism rate has continued to climb is because thimerosal is now being delivered at a much earlier time (in utero, when pregnant women receive flu shots during the second trimester). Thimerosal is given to a much tinier infant, so the weight-dosage is much greater than before, and the toxin is delivered at a much more sensitive phase of neuronal development.

      Aluminum (the adjuvent used in many of the childhood vaccines) has never been studied for safety when injected. It has been limited for use in IV parenteral fluid to 4-5 mcg/kg./24 hours for infants and children because higher doses of aluminum were associated with brain damage and kidney failure. Yet, infants can easily receive greater than 1,000 mcg. of aluminum within minutes when they are vaccinated according to schedule at 2, 4, and 6 months. A recent study published in the February 2012 issue of the journal LUPUS links aluminum in childhood vaccines to the huge increase in autoimmune diseases in children.

      The synergistic effects of aluminum and mercury have also never been studied for safety. One researcher found that mercury killed 1 in 100 rats; aluminum killed 1 in 100 rats; but when administered together, mercury and aluminum killed all 100 rats.

      The vaccine-autism "experiment" as you call it has not been done in hundreds or well controlled studies in nations across the globe.

      There has never been ONE SINGLE study that has investigated the safety or efficacy of the childhood vaccine schedule as it is administered. Until that is done, the vaccine-autism experiment is ongoing, and it's happening every day in pediatrician's offices across the globe.

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  11. For the person who commented anoymously about how irresponsible this post is, and how we can all look forward to a return of such horrors as diphtheria and polio... I hit the delete button too quickly. I should have published your comment.
    As it is, I can't get it back.
    I hope you will do some further research into the truth about infectious diseases and the role of vaccines in their eradication. Vaccines are not the great saviours they have been portrayed to be. There is ample evidence that vaccines have caused a great many more serious, chronic illnesses and deaths in children in the U.S. than any amount of measles, chickenpox, hepatitis, pertussis, diphteria or polio they ever prevented.

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  12. While you are entitled to you opinion, I find this article to be very irresponsible. Your conclusions are based on anecdotel evidence, and you're only "proof" is by name-dropping Dr. Wakefield, and using the flawed "butterfly effect" methodology for your reasoning. Basically, you are throwing down a hypothesis and using no research or clincal proof (read: facts), only conicidental generalization, to reach your conclusion.

    Having said that, I strongly believe that more money is needed for reseach in determing if there is a cure or a preventative measure for things such autism, add, adhd - and also determining if there link between these (for lack of a better word) "disorders" and vaccines.

    If you argement is that vaccinces have directly caused your list of illnesses, have you taken into account those children who are immuno-compromised? Do you even know the number of people would would have polio, diptheria or MMR is there WEREN'T vaccines to prevent them? Have you looked at the data between childern who have autism vs those that were and were not vaccinated for "something"? If your aregument is that "all children who have autism have been vaccinated for something in their life", I suggest you look at the corollary of that statedment, "all childern who do not have autism have been vaccinated for something in their life".

    Additionally, Do you think that all this money went into finding vaccines for these illnesses because they (the Biotech and Pharma) compaies just wanted to make money? You think they saw that polio was a crippling disease, and just decided to make money? No, they came up with a vaccine to combat it.

    I ugre YOU to do your reasearch on both sides. When you hold an ethnocentric opinion as stong as yours, you will constantly believe that the other side is trying to pull the the wool over your eye to hide a great conspiricy.

    All that this article does is promote fear and encourage the 5% of the people who believe you to speak up and shout louder than the 95% who just look at you and shake their head.

    Now, I bet you won't even post this because this is a contradictory argument to you point. And that is up to you.

    Now if you'll excuse me, but I have to get back to my facility where I work on a cure for Gauchers desiease. I only hope that the people that I am trying to help believe that I am doing this for them, and not trying to scare them into letting nature take it's course like you are.

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    1. Wrong, Anonymous. On so many counts.

      I urge you to research the true factors that have contributed to the decrease in the incidence and severity of infectious diseases in the United States: sanitation, nutrition, and improved housing conditions.

      I also urge you to research the data regarding the declines in infectious diseases in the U.S., which universally took place well before the licensure of the vaccines that have been given credit for their eradication.

      As for "no proof" and only "anectotal evidence" of the harm vaccines cause, I will direct you to my recent article on VaxTruth, regarding the measles "outbreak" in Indiana.
      http://vaxtruth.org/2012/02/measles-outbreak-in-indiana-oh-my-what-will-we-do/

      This article contains dozens of links to peer-reviewed medical literature documenting the neurological, gastrointestinal, immunological, and developmental damage done by one vaccine: MMR.

      In the coming days I will be publishing the same kind of information for all of the vaccines in the ever-growing childhood schedule, which now includes 38 separate vaccine antigens given to children from birth through age two years (115 if you count the number of doses).

      Your criticisms of me are your opinion. Period.

      My research is solid, and there are ever-growing numbers of people who are waking up to the dangers of vaccines... just as I did after my daughter nearly died from one.

      Unfortunately for many of us, that's what it takes before we start to question.

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  13. I was just wondering why every child that gets a vaccine does not get side effects and then consequently autism? Is there something within the autism population that makes certain individuals more susceptable to vaccine side effects and that this variation is what causes them to react to the vaccine? Afterall we are dealing with populations here, right? Therefore, what is the intervening variable between the vaccine and side effects that makes some individuals sick and others not? Everyone in my family was vaccinated and not one of us has any side effects, and as I will have children in the future, I am wondering about this. I am not decided on either side. I believe there are risks in all types of drugs (natural and chemical), taking and not taking them. I think we know too little to see the whole picture just yet. Yes, there seem to be positive correlations between incident rates of autism and vaccine side effects, but as any good person knows, positive correlations are only that, positive correlations, not cause and effect. So if someone knows anymore information, more scientific information that is that coudl explain the intervening variable that makes some more susceptable than others, than I would be grateful for your wisdom. Thank you.

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    1. Thank-you for your comment. I am glad you are thinking about this and seeking more information.

      There is increased risk of vaccine-injury associated with mitochondrial disorder. Mito disorder increases the risk to 1 in 50 (per CDC data).

      Mitochondrial disorder is what was found by "the vaccine court" to be the underlying condition that contributed to Hannah Poling's regression into autism after vaccination at 19 months of age.

      Mitochondrial disorder often manifests as autoimmune disease, including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and autoimmune thyroiditis. Autoimmune thyroiditis is the most commonly occurring autoimmune disease in mothers who have children diagnosed with autism.

      The mitochodrial disorder foundation states that the most frequent way for children to develop mitochondrial disorder is through transmission in utero from mother to infant.

      Hannah Poling's mother does not have mitochondrial disorder. It is increasingly common for children with autism to be diagnosed as also having mitochondrial disorder, and it is increasingly common for their mothers not to have it. So, as you point out... something is happening to these children between birth and approximately 3 years, that is damaging their body's ability to produce and utilize energy. That affects all systems in the body, and makes them more susceptible to illness of all kinds, including neurological illness and immune system damage - which is what characterizes children with autism.

      This article may help to explain it more:
      http://vaxtruth.org/2011/10/paul-offit-is-right-autism-is-about-the-synapse-and-dendritic-immunity/

      THe other thing you need to know is that there are interactions between environmental toxins and vaccines. Many environmental toxins cause mitochondrial disorder. They also alter DNA, so children who live in areas where there are high levels of environmental toxins, or who have parents and grandparents who have had significant occupational exposures to heavy metals and toxic chemicals (think farmers, coal miners, gas station attendants and owners, etc.) are more likely to have genetic SNPs (mutations) that make them more vulnerable to vaccine injury.

      Because the toxins in vaccines (mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, etc.) also cause genetic SNPs, each subsequent generation is becoming more vulnerable to vaccines. Children born to adults who were vaccinated according to the schedule, beginning at around 1990 and continuing to the present, will be at increased risk of vaccine injury, by virtue of alterations in DNA that are passed to subsequent generations.

      The 2012 childhood vaccine schedule results in infants receiving 38 different vaccine antigens between birth and 2 years. The number is 115 if you add up the total number of doses. There was NOTHING CLOSE to this when you or I were vaccinated as children.

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  14. "If Dr. Wakefield's obervations are correct, SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE will eventually draw the connection between vaccines and the domino-effect that leads to the "autism" diagnosis."

    Well, that's the thing. Former "doctor" Wakefield is unable to repeat his own findings. They were fradulent. Some of the patients he observed did not actually have autism, and others showed signs of autism BEFORE receiving the vaccine. He faked data. He also failed to disclose that he was paid more than half a million dollars to do this "research" by a law firm planning to sue vaccine manufacturers. Even if he were still correct, millions of dollars HAS been spent trying to investigate this, using real science. So, no, there is no "pharmaceutical industry conspiracy" here. He has not been discredited "to the extent that no one will look further into the science." The science HAS been further looked into. Ad nauseum. The REAL conspiracy here is this scare-mongering by bloggers such as yourself, telling parents why their kids have autism when you have no evidence for it, and scaring other parents from vaccinating their children against some very horrible diseases. What a waste of money on all this research which could have been spent finding the REAL cause! What a shame.

    Vaccines save lives. THAT is the truth.

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  15. Julia654:
    We definitely disagree. I hope you will do your research and not just buy what you are fed by mainstream media.

    Dr. Wakefield's research has been replicated many times, not only since his article was first published but long before he ever wrote about the association between MMR vaccine, bowel disease and autism.

    Last week I wrote an article on VaxTruth about the measles "outbreak" in Indiana. There are dozens of citations in the article, documenting not only the many serious, chronic illnesses that result from MMR vaccination, but also documenting the vaccine-failures of MMR and the many cases of atypical measles that have resulted from that particular vaccine.

    http://vaxtruth.org/2012/02/measles-outbreak-in-indiana-oh-my-what-will-we-do/

    If you choose to learn more about the true risks of vaccines and the misperceived benefits, I hope you will check out the VaxFacts articles. In particular, you may enjoy the article that provides proof that Vaccines Did Not Save Us.

    http://vaxtruth.org/2011/09/proof-that-vaccines-did-not-save-us/

    If you decide not to take the time to research for yourself, that's your perogative. I'm merely suggesting it, as it makes you look more credible when you are armed with facts and figures, rather than just repeating what you've heard from Nancy Snyderman and Brian Deer.

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  16. Anoymous commented: The problem with this hypothesis is that one would predict that if mercury (thimerosol) were taken out of vaccine preparations, then autism rates would fall - can we agree on this? This is exactly what has been done, and instead of fall, autism rates have risen.

    This disproves the hypothesis - correct?

    I think the problem is in science education - that the general public does not understand how controlled experiments are designed to test hypotheses. The vaccine-autism experiment has been done in hundreds of well controlled studies in nations across the globe, and the data clearly shows no difference in rates in vaccinated vs unvaccinated groups. It was a great hypothesis, it just didn't turn out to be true.

    Let's focus our resources in finding the real cause - progress is being made in this front now that money is not being spent on the vaccine hypothesis.

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    1. Mercury has not been taking out of vaccines. There are still several vaccines that contain mercury (thimerosal), including the flu vaccine and the meningococcal vaccine.
      Other vaccines contain thimerosal, but it is in "trace amounts" and is not used as a preservative, so the FDA has said the vaccines can be labeled "thimerosal-free" when this is not the case.

      Part of the reason the autism rate has continued to climb is because thimerosal is now being delivered at a much earlier time (in utero, when pregnant women receive flu shots during the second trimester). Thimerosal is given to a much tinier infant, so the weight-dosage is much greater than before, and the toxin is delivered at a much more sensitive phase of neuronal development.

      Aluminum (the adjuvent used in many of the childhood vaccines) has never been studied for safety when injected. It has been limited for use in IV parenteral fluid to 4-5 mcg/kg./24 hours for infants and children because higher doses of aluminum were associated with brain damage and kidney failure. Yet, infants can easily receive greater than 1,000 mcg. of aluminum within minutes when they are vaccinated according to schedule at 2, 4, and 6 months. A recent study published in the February 2012 issue of the journal LUPUS links aluminum in childhood vaccines to the huge increase in autoimmune diseases in children.

      The synergistic effects of aluminum and mercury have also never been studied for safety. One researcher found that mercury killed 1 in 100 rats; aluminum killed 1 in 100 rats; but when administered together, mercury and aluminum killed all 100 rats.

      The vaccine-autism "experiment" as you call it has not been done in hundreds or well controlled studies in nations across the globe.

      There has never been ONE SINGLE study that has investigated the safety or efficacy of the childhood vaccine schedule as it is administered. Until that is done, the vaccine-autism experiment is ongoing, and it's happening every day in pediatrician's offices across the globe.

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  17. I am no longer allowing anonymous comments on this post. I have spent way too much time the last couple of days responding to objections posted by people who feel they know more than I do, but who don't care to leave their names.
    I don't have time to engage in arguments.
    If you don't like what I write, don't read it.
    If you want to engage in true debate, please visit VaxTruth and comment using your real name. Your comments will be moderated and, provided they are not posted simply for the sake of harrassment, they will be addressed.

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