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New Published Study Verifies Andrew Wakefield’s Research on Autism – Again (MMR Vaccine Causes Autism)

Published June 21, 2013, filed under HEALTH

autism-detection-voice[1]Controversial Doctor and Autism Media Channel Director proven right – MMR Vaccine Causes Autism & Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Two landmark events – a government concession in the US Vaccine Court, and a groundbreaking scientific paper – confirm that physician, scientist, and Autism Media Channel [AMC] Director, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, and the parents were right all along.

In a recently published December 13, 2012 vaccine court ruling, hundreds of thousands of dollars were awarded to Ryan Mojabi, [i] whose parents described how “MMR vaccinations,” caused a “severe and debilitating injury to his brain, diagnosed as Autism Spectrum Disorder (‘ASD’).”

Later the same month, the government suffered a second major defeat when young Emily Moller from Houston won compensation following vaccine-related brain injury that, once again, involved MMR and resulted in autism. The cases follow similar successful petitions in the Italian and US courts (including Hannah Poling [ii], Bailey Banks [iii], Misty Hyatt [iv], Kienan Freeman [v], Valentino Bocca [vi], and Julia Grimes [vii]) in which the governments conceded or the court ruled that vaccines had caused brain injury. In turn, this injury led to an ASD diagnosis. MMR vaccine was the common denominator in these cases.

And today, scientists and physicians from Wake Forest University, New York, and Venezuela, reported findings that not only confirm the presence of intestinal disease in children with autism and intestinal symptoms, but also indicate that this disease may be novel. [viii] Using sophisticated laboratory methods Dr. Steve Walker and his colleagues endorsed Wakefield’s original findings by showing molecular changes in the children’s intestinal tissues that were highly distinctive and clearly abnormal.

From 1998 Dr. Wakefield discovered and reported intestinal disease in children with autism. [ix] Based upon the medical histories of the children he linked their disease and their autistic regression to the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR vaccine). He has since been subjected to relentless personal and professional attacks in the media, and from governments, doctors and the pharmaceutical industry. In the wake of demonstrably false and highly damaging allegations of scientific fraud by British journalist Brian Deer and the British Medical Journal, Dr. Wakefield is pursuing defamation proceedings against them in Texas. [x]

While repeated studies from around the world confirmed Wakefield’s bowel disease in autistic children [xi] and his position that safety studies of the MMR are inadequate, [xii] Dr. Wakefield ’s career has been destroyed by false allegations.  Despite this he continues to work tirelessly to help solve the autism catastrophe.

The incidence of autism has rocketed to a risk of around 1 in 25 for children born today. Mean while governments, absent any explanation and fearing loss of public trust, continue to deny the vaccine autism connection despite the concessions in vaccine court.

Speaking from his home in Austin, Texas, Dr. Wakefield said,

There can be very little doubt that vaccines can and do cause autism. In these children, the evidence for a n adverse reaction involving brain injury following the MMR that progresses to an autism diagnosis is compelling. It’s now a question of the body count. The parents’ story was right all along. Governments must stop playing with words while children continue to be damaged . My hope is that recognition of the intestinal disease in these children will lead to the relief of their suffering. This is long , long overdue .”

Dr. Andrew Wakefield is a best selling author, [xi] founder of the autism research non profit Strategic Autism Initiative (SAI), and Director of the Autism Media Channel.

Identification of Unique Gene Expression Profile in Children with Regressive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Ileocolitis” PLOS ONE March 8, 2013, available online at: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058058

References

[i] Decision Awarding Damages to Ryan Mohabi 13 Dec 2012

[ii] Family to Receive $1.5M+ in First-Ever Vaccine-Autism Court Award September 9, 2010 2:14 PM

and

Decision Awarding Damages 21 July 2012

[iii] http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/Abell.BANKS.02-0738V.pdf (see footnote 4)

[iv] Vaccine Case: An Exception Or A Precedent? February 11, 2009 3:20 PM CBS News By Sharyl Attkisson

[v] KIENAN FREEMAN RULING CONCERNING “ENTITLEMENT” – September 25, 2003

[vi] MMR: A mother’s victory. The vast majority of doctors say there is no link between the triple jab and autism, but could an Italian court case reignite this controversial debate? By Sue ReidDaily Mail 15 June 2012

[vii] JULIA GRIMES – DECISION AWARDING DAMAGES January 12, 2011

[viii] Walker S., Fortunado J, Krigsman A., Gonzalez L. Identification of Unique Gene Expression Profile in Children with Regressive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Ileocolitis

[ix] Wakefield AJ. Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines – The Truth Behind a Tragedy. 2010. Skyhorse Publishing, NY, NY. Chapter 1, footnotes 1 & 4, p.20

[x] For Affidavits see www.DrWakefieldJusticeFund.org

[xi] Wakefield AJ. Waging War on the Autistic Child. 2012 Skyhorse Publishing NY, NY. Chapter 2, footnotes 2 11, pp. 255 256

[xii] Jefferson T et al, Unintended events following immunization with MMR: a systematic review. Vaccine 21 (2003) 3954–3960

Source: Press Release from Autism Media Channel

Here is a list of 28 studies from around the world that support Dr. Wakefield’s research:

  1. The Journal of Pediatrics November 1999; 135(5):559-63
  2. The Journal of Pediatrics 2000; 138(3): 366-372
  3. Journal of Clinical Immunology November 2003; 23(6): 504-517
  4. Journal of Neuroimmunology 2005
  5. Brain, Behavior and Immunity 1993; 7: 97-103
  6. Pediatric Neurology 2003; 28(4): 1-3
  7. Neuropsychobiology 2005; 51:77-85
  8. The Journal of Pediatrics May 2005;146(5):605-10
  9. Autism Insights 2009; 1: 1-11
  10. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology February 2009; 23(2): 95-98
  11. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry 2009:21(3): 148-161
  12. Journal of Child Neurology June 29, 2009; 000:1-6
  13. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders March 2009;39(3):405-13
  14. Medical Hypotheses August 1998;51:133-144.
  15. Journal of Child Neurology July 2000; ;15(7):429-35
  16. Lancet. 1972;2:883–884.
  17. Journal of Autism and Childhood Schizophrenia January-March 1971;1:48-62
  18. Journal of Pediatrics March 2001;138:366-372.
  19. Molecular Psychiatry 2002;7:375-382.
  20. American Journal of Gastroenterolgy April 2004;598-605.
  21. Journal of Clinical Immunology November 2003;23:504-517.
  22. Neuroimmunology April 2006;173(1-2):126-34.
  23. Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol Biol. Psychiatry December 30 2006;30:1472-1477.
  24. Clinical Infectious Diseases September 1 2002;35(Suppl 1):S6-S16
  25. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2004;70(11):6459-6465
  26. Journal of Medical Microbiology October 2005;54:987-991
  27. Archivos venezolanos de puericultura y pediatría 2006; Vol 69 (1): 19-25.
  28. Gastroenterology. 2005:128 (Suppl 2);Abstract-303

 

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  1. LKH says:

    Why is Andrew Wakefield referred to as Dr in this article? He was disbarred for ‘serious professional misconduct’ and can no longer claim that title. There has been enough misinformation in this debate- why cloud the issue further?

  2. Rob Matherly says:

    Because if you point out that he was disbarred for being a bad doctor, it might just make his unproven and dangerous claim that vaccines are bad seem less believable.

  3. Ashley says:

    Even if we ignore that Wakefield’s medical license was revoked for misconduct in presenting the original, falsified “research,” I fail to see how the linked article from PLOS ONE supports his claim, and based on the headline on the article I’m reading on this page, I cannot believe that we could have actually read the same paper.
    I read an article about a study describing differences in gene expression in patients with and without ASD who also have an autoimmune disease affecting the GI tract. There is no mention of immunization in the research at all. Granted, the author has barely mentioned the actual PLOS ONE paper in this article at all (not to mention done a poor job of summarizing it), and it appears to me that it is merely an “excuse” to defend the discredited Andrew Wakefield.

    Furthermore, I find the perpetuation of the myth that vaccines cause autism to be truly reprehensible, a danger to the public and the children who remain unvaccinated, and is nothing more than fear-mongering that doesn’t stand up against any actual science.

  4. Ashley

    Take your head out of the sand, and spend a few a months or years reading the original research,. Start with Dr. Sherri Tenpenny’s publications. Also look at Jill James’ research. Myths can be reprehensible, but how can you distinguish between myth and fact. Tony

  5. Trevor Barrett says:

    I love the way the Liberty Beacon articles mislead their readers for the sake of the conspiracy and avoid the vast majority of respected evidence to advance and repeat the fringe conspiracy believers.

    The video at the beginning of this article, for instance, talks about the relationship between autism and intestinal diseases. Nowhere does it even hint that there is a relationship between vaccinations and either autism or intestinal diseases.

    The conspiracy nutters have been told over and over that the Pharmacologists who work for the vaccine manufacturers are doing it for the money. I just cannot figure how adding ‘toxins’ to the vaccines, apparently aimed at maiming and killing babies and children, is a great way to make money.

    Then I am asked to “follow the money”. Well I did and read the following article:

    In February 2004, controversy resurfaced when Wakefield was accused of a conflict of interest. The Sunday Times reported that some of the parents of the 12 children in the study in The Lancet were recruited via a UK lawyer preparing a lawsuit against MMR manufacturers, and that the Royal Free Hospital had received £55,000 from the UK’s Legal Aid Board (now the Legal Services Commission) to pay for the research.[53] Previously, in October 2003, the board had cut off public funding for the litigation against MMR manufacturers.[54] Following an investigation of The Sunday Times allegations by the UK General Medical Council, Wakefield was charged with serious professional misconduct, including dishonesty.[55] In December 2006, the Sunday Times further reported that in addition to the money they gave the Royal Free Hospital, the lawyers responsible for the MMR lawsuit had paid Wakefield personally more than £400,000, which he had not previously disclosed.[56]

    Twenty-four hours before the 2004 Sunday Times report, The Lancet responded to the investigation in a public statement, describing Wakefield’s research as “fatally flawed”. The Lancet’s editor said he believed the paper would have been rejected as biased if the peer reviewers had been aware of Wakefield’s conflict of interest.[57] Ten of Wakefield’s twelve co-authors of the paper in The Lancet later published a retraction of an interpretation:[58] The section of the paper retracted read as follows:
    “Interpretation. We identified associated gastrointestinal disease and developmental regression in a group of previously normal children, which was generally associated in time with possible environmental triggers.”
    The retraction stated:[58]
    “We wish to make it clear that in this paper no causal link was established between (the) vaccine and autism, as the data were insufficient. However the possibility of such a link was raised, and consequent events have had major implications for public health. In view of this, we consider now is the appropriate time that we should together formally retract the interpretation placed upon these findings in the paper, according to precedent.”[59]

    Ironically, it seems that Wakefield, (and not the drug companies, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, FDA, politicians and everyone else accused of having managed to miraculously keep this vaccine killing and maiming spree conspiracy a complete secret for the past 30 years) was the guy taking bribes for lying about the dangers of vaccines.

  6. Gertrude van Voorden says:

    I don’t know about your countries, but here in the Netherlands the Dr. would stand for him having succeeded in writing a thesis gaining his doctorate. A private physician would be addressed as doctor, but not have the Dr in front of his name, which is a qualification as to further university studies then a private physician has done. His license to practice might have been revoked and that possibly reversed again at this time, but unless he has been found to have committed plagiarism the Dr should still stand. He is not the only doctor attacked as soon as proves their alternative findings/methods work. Look up dr Burzynski at YouTube and there are many more. Then again there are doctors loosing their license, who just move some km’s over the border and start practicing again overhere in Europe. Doctors who are responsible for unnecessary deaths of patients even.

  7. Katie says:

    If you actually READ the paper cited you will notice that the authors do not even MENTION vaccines. They didn’t study them at all! This is a truly appalling piece of journalism.

    They found a link between inflammatory bowel conditions and autism spectrum disorders but acknowledge that this is correlation not causation. They don’t comment on possible causes at all.

    This paper does not vindicate Andrew Wakefield in any way. This article needs to be withdrawn and apologized for. It is wholly misleading.

  8. Trevor Barrett says:

    My point exactly! Don’t you love the way articles in Liberty Beacon love to mislead so blatantly so as to fallaciously support these pathetic conspiracy theories.

  9. Our son changed in 1 week after the vaccinations. He suffers from bowel and intestinal problems. I have learned to not trust anyone that has a monetary gain and science in government agencies where anything involves injections. We and our support groups watched the government lie on three separate world wide interviews. Look it up on YouTube. Contradictory statements with no honest answer. That’s government for you!

  10. arkofgod says:

    Yes tabatha morse… my son also was recently diagnosed with autism and within weeks from his BCG and chickenpox shots he had many health issues that no doctor could explain… So, I’m also not trusting Big PHARMA any longer…

  11. Trevor Barrett says:

    So if 80% if babies are vaccinated and your child then has a disorder such as autism, then you must be right. There is an 80% chance that it was caused by the vaccination!! Its in the research!!

  12. Ruth says:

    Ashley, Dr Wakefield’s partner in the original article has been villified and reinstated in the UK. Dr Wakefield in in the US now and it is a different court system. He is in the middle a court battle here. Please check the current status of your “facts” before you post. thankyou.

  13. Rebekka says:

    Try this out — perhaps the MMR does not directly cause autism — perhaps it causes severe gastrointestinal distress in a certain population of children with compromised gut flora. The gastrointestinal distress in turn causes leaky gut, depriving the brain of necessary nutrients — resulting in not just autism, but a variety of mental diseases as well as the gastrointestinal disease. As people’s diets depend more and more on depleted food, as people take more and more antibiotics, birth control pills, etc., gut flora is further and further compromised and that gets passed along to the next generation. By this theory a child with healthy gut flora would not end up with autism after vaccination — but with each generation fewer and fewer babies have healthy gut flora.

  14. I don’t think anyone cares about semantics here. He’s been smeared. You’re not going to be able to “de-cloud” that

  15. Deborah Berry says:

    I have 3 Autistic grandchildren that deserve this outcome. These vaccines are very dangerous.

  16. newman says:

    If you have 3 autistic grandchildren, then I would blame genetics not a vaccine.

  17. Rosalee Knight says:

    I have been told autism children are born with it and the parents are the carrier, which I believe. All my children and grandchildren are just fine. Not 1 person in either family sides (husband and my side) have autism. I have noticed the children of autistic brothers or sisters are ADDHD or just ADDAD.

  18. alpha754293@hotmail.com says:

    WOW….what a way to distort and misrepresent the facts. Holy cow! The parents on Ryan B. Mojabi was awarded the compensation claims because of “Petitioners specifically asserted that Ryan “suffered a Vaccine Table Injury, namely, an encephalopathy” (p.2) as a result of his receipt of the MMR vaccination on December 19, 2003.” and NOT because of the parents’ claim that it caused autism spectrum disorder. WOWWW….what a way to misrepresent and distort the facts of the case.

    “On June 9, 2011, respondent filed a supplemental report pursuant to Vaccine Rule 4(c) stating it was respondent’s view that Ryan suffered a Table injury under the Vaccine Act – namely, an encephalitis within five to fifteen days following receipt of the December 19, 2003 MMR vaccine, see 42 C.F.R. § 100.3(a)(III)(B), and that this case is appropriate for compensation under the terms of the Vaccine Program.”

    Did you even READ the decision (in full) and did you UNDERSTAND what the decision said?

    They weren’t awarded because of the link between MMR and ASD (which, by the way, if you can tell me how an immunological response is able to alter or impact a neurological developmental response, then you know something more than the hundreds and thousands of doctors that have studied this. Where did you go to med school? I want to know because if you are able to make that kind of connection, that’s gotta be one heck of a top-notch med school to be able to train you to do what no one else in the ENTIRE PROFESSION has been able to prove thus far.

  19. alpha754293@hotmail.com says:

    Sigh…it’s amazing what people believe in. And that even in the 21st cenutry, the dark ages way of thinking is still VERY much prevalent and here with us today because it’s far easier for people to believe in something unimaginable than it is to try and explain it.

  20. KLH says:

    That is the most ignorant comment that I have read here. “You have been told”…
    By your own reasoning how do you then explain the very 1st child in a family to get Autism?!? I am glad that “all YOUR children and grandchildren are JUST FINE.”
    Your ‘knowledge’ is light years ahead of the scientists that are doing the genetic research. How about since all your children are FINE you pick a book and do a little research. There is a genetic pre disposition that is triggered by what???

  21. benny says:

    This author fundamentally does not understand science or even proper logic, for that matter. While it is true that researchers are finding links between bowel disease and Autism, there is still no sound scientific evidence to support a vaccine-autism link. Just because one of Wakefield’s hypothesis (intestinal disorders) has some validity does not automatically mean that the other one (vaccines) does as well. Also, a US Court really has no jurisdiction in making scientific links – that is for the SCIENTISTS and RESEARCHERS to do in PEER REVIEWED journals. This article also fails to mention that Wakefield falsified data, subjected children to invasive procedures without the approval of the institutional review board, and had financial conflicts of interest.

  22. Joan says:

    Thanks for pointing that out. I’m amazed at how often these b.s. websites mislead or directly misquote from the scientific articles they cite. At least this one has some references you can read! That makes it 1000% times better than most of the b.s. I see forwarded on fb. AND it’s still full of half truths. grrrrr…… Folks are missing BASIC SCIENTIFIC LITERACY. Sad statement of our country.

  23. Can physicians be “dis-barred”? Please be extremely precise in your language for the sake of clarity in this discussion.

  24. Kokomo says:

    I have recently been reading articles that talk about this. It’s not just about the present child’s prenatal development anymore. It’s about the the child’s mother and grandmother’s development and all the environmental factors that contribute to it. While it looks biological its hidden by the gene X environment interaction, Our environment sucks and I fear somethings more problematic are to come.

  25. PM says:

    If there is a slightly chance and consideration of certain Vaccines can trigger autisms to the ones with the genetic tendency, why take the chance? Chicken pox was
    really common on my childhood days and it was totally expected. What I am afraid is to jeopardize the health of my baby with a vaccine. I really feel afraid not only with the MMR, but with the aluminum and mercury ingredients in all those vaccines. Ask your doctor how the human body can dilute those substances. It is poison for us. It is worth to do your own research and make the decision that is best to your family. Vaccines don’t guarantee that you won’t get sick. I just feel that I cannot ignore those families claiming that their kids are suffering some brain damage after their kids got vaccinated. We know the politician will lie to get their way. Keep your eyes and hearts open to the truth that lies within.

  26. DMox says:

    Trying to find the primary source for this article I discovered the real name of the “vaccine court” (U.S. Court of Federal Claims) and searched its database … it didn’t issue a ruling on December 13 2012 … http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/opinions_decisions_vaccine/published?op0=%3D&filter0=2012&op1=%3D&filter1=12&op2=OR&filter2=**ALL**
    and a search on Mojabi doesn’t have any decisions since 2009. True or not, journalistic documentation is the only thing that’s going to validate this kind of reporting.

  27. hsmom says:

    Genetics is NOT to be blamed!!!! There is plenty of proof if you look into it as many of us that are parents have. Even my own son has epilepsy/autism (life and death) thanks to his shots at 2. 2 1/2 hrs after his shots he went into a spin of seizures and lost his speech almost immediately. His doctor that gave the shots and his neurologist all agree it was due to the shots. Can’t get better than that. Thanks to them I have a boy that only has the left side of his brain and they don’t guarantee him to live past his teens, if that.

  28. Rebekka says:

    I just want to say to you (and to the other parents that have experienced this) that I’m so sorry this happened to your son — It’s horrible that most doctors find it too threatening to connect the dots — and most parents just keep on trusting their doctors and keep on vaccinating.

  29. Debbie says:

    Twenty-eight studies from around the world support Dr. Wakefield’s research. What more can you ask for? Aside of course from the countless children and families suffering due to the dangers of the vaccine industry.

  30. Tracy says:

    The US court decisions linked to in the notes don’t actually draw a direct link between MMR and autism. Nor does the state make any such admission. Terribly misleading article.

  31. Follow the money indeed: http://www.naturalnews.com/032216_Thorsen_fraud.html#ixzz2WCoKZRcW
    Read this article that mentions that “CDC researcher Poul Thorsen, who famously headed up the “Denmark Study” that many claim disproved any link between autism and vaccines, has been indicted in Atlanta by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, money laundering and defrauding research institutions of grant money.”
    Here, we talk about millions of dollars and fraudulent expense documents, not 50,000 dollars given by concerned family to run research (it costs money to run research studies!).

    Also, there is no toxins added to the vaccines for no reason, thimerosal is a mercury additive, added to multiple vaccines as a stabilizer. Even studies run by the FDA have to acknowledge the potential danger of thimerosal: “some infants may be exposed to cumulative levels of mercury during the first 6 months of life that exceed EPA recommendations. Exposure of infants to mercury in vaccines can be reduced or eliminated by using products formulated without thimerosal as a preservative.” (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11331700)
    Read original articles. Be informed. And btw, having a genetic predisposition does NOT preclude the involvement of vaccines as TRIGGERS.

  32. Patty HB says:

    PM, the reason we have come up with vaccines is because the side effects of those diseases were/are so devastating. I do think that vaccines should not be mandatory (as many states are now requiring here in the US) but we do have to consider the consequences of taking or not taking the vaccine.

  33. freetorun34 says:

    I’m curious, how many of you here that are trashing this article have some connection to the pharmaceutical industry? Come on, now, out with it!! State your conflict of interest! The thing is, what you are all saying is a bunch of half truths. In the original Lancet paper, the only connection to the MMR vaccine that was stated, was that the findings indicated that more research into the connection was warranted. (It was later in a press release that Wakefield implored caution with the MMR, and that it might be smart to get the single injections to err on the side of safety until more research could be done…Then the authorities promptly remove that option from parents to protect their precious MMR campaign (who cares about these kids, anyway, right?). The Lancet paper in question, showed a novel bowel disease in these children with autism. All this article is saying is that the Wake Forrest University research confirmed the findings of the Lancet Article that Wakefield published. And that finally, parents are actually winning their court cases for their vaccine injuries that have resulted in autism.

    Also, trashing Wakefield for conflicts of interest is a bit of the ‘pot calling the kettle black’ isn’t it? Just how many authorities that are deciding the vaccination policies have ties/own stock in these very pharmaceutical companies that produce these vaccines?

  34. freetorun34 says:

    What’s amazing is that people still believe in vaccines, a very archaic idea, when we have found out so many new intricacies to the immune system that we did not know before, trying to bypass the natural immune system by injecting a pathogen straight into the blood stream…sounds brilliant, right? Not! That’s a great way to get blood poisoning to say the least!

  35. Barry Woodward says:

    I would just like to say I do believe that the MMR vaccine has something to do with Autism. When my son recieved it, shortly affter things started to go downhill for him. I am not autistic nor is my wife. So the people here stating its GENETICS, get your facts straight.

  36. Trevor, What bribes did Andrew Wakefield take?

  37. Brandon says:

    You know what’s even more damaging? Pandemics…

  38. Kara says:

    This link goes with Rebekka’s comment on 12: http://vimeo.com/65914121. Long but very informative.

  39. valerie says:

    The Ticker At The Top Of The Page Makes The Text Constantly Move, I’d Love To Read The Article But Can’t. It Is So Irritating.

  40. Kathleen says:

    Actually, that GMC trial could not use any of the charges to justify the removal of Dr. Wakefield’s license except through ONE charge:
    An ethics violation but surprisingly, not against any of the ethics of 1998, the year his paper was published. The GMC charged Dr Wakefield with an ethics violation against ethics which did not exist until well after 1998, well after Dr Wakefield’s paper was already published! (Imagine that! Being busted for breaking a law that did not exist until well after you “broke” it. The profit-prison industry must be salivating at the possibilities…)

  41. Kathleen says:

    Wow! So many ugly comments from bullies still repeating the hateful bandwagon propaganda from the corrupt and powerful, multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry:

    1-
    In actual fact, were anyone to actually read it, Dr Wakefield clearly stated in his conclusion of that 1998 paper that there was no causal link between vaccines and autism. So how can his 1998 paper be accused of “falsifying evidence to show a link between vaccines and austim” if the conclusion states the exact opposite?!!

    2-
    In that 1998 paper Dr. Wakefield also suggested further investigation into a “possible” link between vaccines and autism because the parents of the studied children were insisting that their children’s autism was caused by the vaccines. Dr Wakefield was literally told to retract that statement suggesting further investigation which he rightly refused to do on grounds that it is unscientific to retract a statement about a possibility (especially if it has never been investigated! And because of the inherent conflict-of-interest in research that is funded by industry those results cannot be called ‘science,’ right? see http://www.activistpost.com/2013/07/vaccination-causes-autism-heres-what.html )

    3-
    And the longest running GMC trial was unable to use any of the charges to justify the removal of Dr Wakefield’s license except for one single ethics charge: Not against any of the ethics of 1998, but rather against ethics which did not exist until well after 1998, well after Dr Wakefield’s paper was published!! (Imagine that! Getting busted for breaking a law when that law did not exist until well after you “broke” it. The profit-prison industry must be salivating at the possibilities…)

    http://www.coto2.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/murdoch-and-vaccines-exposure-of-murdochs-crimes-expose-a-much-larger-story/ -and- http://www.politicolnews.com/british-medical-journals-credibility-questioned/ (6 Jan 2011) BMJ conflict of interest in attacks on Dr Wakefield exposed as fraud -and- http://www.canaryparty.net/index.php/the-news/82-senior-author-of-mmr-paper-john-walker-smith-wins-appeal (7 March 2012) Senior author of Dr Wakefield’s 1998 paper is exonerated.

    Anyway, there is overwhelming evidence that vaccines cause a great number of injuries and death (more links provided below) And any of you seriously suggesting that we should trust the powerful and corrupt, multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry to care more about the welfare of children than they do about the profits of their shareholders? Are we really that stupid?

    And if vaccines are so “safe,” then why did the U.S. Supreme Court specifically refer to vaccines as “unavoidably unsafe” in Bruseswitz v. Wyeth No. 09-152, a decision which also granted the entire vaccine industry immunity from ALL liability in cases of injury or death? source: http://www.ebcala.org/areas-of-law/vaccine-law/guest-post-crack-down-on-those-who-dont-vaccinate-a-response-to-art-caplan -and if you wouldn’t refer to advocates for safer cars as “anti-car,” then why would you refer to advocates for safer vaccines as “anti-vaccine”?

    And for all you who claim that autism is “a genetic disease” and the sky-rocketing rates are really due to “better diagnostic methods,” then WHERE are those same high numbers of cases in older generations, and what were they misdiagnosed as? Besides, to anyone who views this 7 minute video on the average day to day experience of living with autism, it becomes painfully obvious that “better diagnostic methods” do not explain how previous generations of parents of autistic children could’ve missed there was something wrong with their child: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Iu7C5clA4q0 (Broken Nights and Lost Days: Inside World of Severe Autism)

    Anyway, here is a small sample of the avalanche of evidence that vaccines DO indeed cause autism, and exposures of typical corruption within the pharmaceutical industry:

    http://tv.greenmedinfo.com/shocking-vaccine-testimony-to-u-s-government/

    http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130712-904463.html (12 July 2013) Autism Epidemic Linked to Epidemic of Vaccine Induced Diabetes

    http://www.vactruth.com/2012/04/29/monkeys-get-autism/

    http://www.gaia-health.com/gaia-blog/2013-07-22/vaccines-cause-severe-cardiovascular-harm-to-preemies-study/

    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/herd-immunity-flawed-science-and-mass-vaccination-failures (16 July 2012)

    http://www.occupycorporatism.com/obama-revision-to-foia-rules-keeps-evidence-of-vaccine-dangers-from-public/ (13 Dec 2012)

    http://www.pharmbiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=68352&sid=1 (5 April 2012) Experts call WHO & Bill Gates Foundation’s role in India’s polio eradication campaign unethical

    http://www.activistpost.com/2013/pediatrician-says-5-in-1-vaccine-pushed.html (30 July 2013) Pediatrician Says 5-in-1 Vaccine Pushed by Bill Gates’ GAVI, WHO Will Kill 3,125 Babies

    http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/gates-foundation-funds-surveillance-anti-vaccine-groups (29 Aug 2012)

    http://www.sanvax.org/menafrivac-tragedy-in-africa/ (15 Jan 2013)

    http://www.rt.com/usa/big-pharma-senior-disabled-576/

    http://www.whiteoutpress.com/articles/q32013/supreme-court-rules-drug-companies-exempt-from-lawsuits/ (7 July 2013)

    http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/07/07/courts-rule-mmr-thimerosal-containing-vaccines-caused-autism-brain-damage/ (7 July 2013)

    Remember, if all a person has to offer is intimidation and ridicule, then they don’t have much of an argument, do they.

  42. smq says:

    wow! how very superior you must feel. I’d like to see what you have to say when it pops up in your family. Never having seen this in my family imagine how we feel to have two (the eldest) grandchildren on the autism spectrum. Number 4 we decided not to vaccinate at all unless necessary (whopping cough being necessary in this part of the country) at this point he is a normal 4 year old and I hope he stays that way

  43. Sam says:

    28 studies, but none since 2005? I guess the evidence just dried up, eh? Reading the new study that supposedly supports (and reading a few of the old ones that supposedly support) Wakefield, I fail to see how they could possibly be cited as supporting the link between vaccines and autism. The new one speaks to a link between ulcerative collitis and autism, but nowhere does it mention MMR or vaccines or immunizations, nor do the authors discuss any such link, nor do they ever mention any of their subjects’ immunization histories. One of those cases where the authors of this piece are just counting on the scientific illiteracy of its audience to sell them the same old snake oil.

  44. Sam says:

    I believe he was referring to the 400000 pounds taken from the lawyer who was preparing a case trying to establish that link. Lawyer supplies the patients, gives 400000 pounds to the scientist, and the scientist finds a link? How convenient.

  45. Soul says:

    Tabatha Morse and arkofgod … Blessings to you. My son was also effected by vaccines. He became ill after his vaccines as an infant – on a ventilator and eventually trached. BUT, he survived. Throughout his childhood, he had horrible bowel issues and learning disabilities, had trouble in school and struggled with social skills. When I questioned the vaccines the doctors would always discount my fears. I finally woke up and stopped listening to the docs. When my son was 17, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and I KNOW it was the cumulative affects of the vaccines. Again, he survived. That’s when I REALLY woke up to what the medical system is doing to the population. We cleaned up our diet. No more GMO foods – only organic. No fluoridated water. No chemicals in our home or on our bodies. We had our mercury fillings removed by a biological dentist. We take high doses of Vitamin C. And we purchased a FAR infrared sauna to help detox. Our boy is healing. His gut is healing. Vaccines damaged my son, but we can heal our kids – the cures are out there. Now if only we could stop the rollout of the smart meters which emit radiation 24/7 and end the geo-engineering. They are cloud seeding aluminum, strontium, mercury and barium and God knows what else into our skies. God did not intend for man to breath aluminum and mercury or have it injected into our bodies. Our kids are a gift and we must protect them.

  46. arkofgod says:

    Hi soul,

    I totally agree with you. I’m so glad I realised these dangers, and now I am able to avoid my 18mos daughter to go through that. My son is 3.5 and is healing also… I’ve cut fake juices and reduced gluten intake, increased vegetables and he is going to a OT and Speech therapist. I’m also helping him to overcome his sensitiveness to things and thank GOD, he now REALLY looks into our eyes and connects… he is coming out of his shell and seems like a different child. About a year ago, we would have to shout to get his attention and he did not really look into our eyes. He was now due his 4yr shots and my daughter was due also, after A LOT of arguing with my husband and family: I won!! In reality my children won and will no longer be poisoned. In Australia, chemtrails are widely used and I’ve noticed an increase in respiratory issues … I’m sure its connected! anyway, I’m glad your son is getting better ! God Bless you both x

  47. kylie says:

    I don’t think you understand how genetics work. i think should spend sometime on http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/traits/ and then write comments because obviously you have no fucking understanding of how it works.

  48. Patsy Brennan says:

    As someone who worked in Immunology many years ago, may I point out that the basis for immunology is that the body recognizes what is Self, accepts this and what is recognized as ‘not-Self” produces antibodies to same to protect the integrity of that Self. Therefore, whatever agents injected into a body produces myriad responses as each component is seen as ” not Self”. In earlier years, vaccines were not multiples nor did they have other components such as adjuvants, now the increasing number of components ( even trace amounts) and increasing frequency of bombarding immune systems can be instrumental in overloading a body’s system, regardless of whether it is a child’s immature neurological system or an adult’s. To continue to “Do No Harm”, why is there insufficient research being done, research independent of the pharmaceutical monetary investment? Why are so many physicians unwilling to honor the normal reluctances to have their children be vaccinated? Why is there such emotion expressed? Why do American children ‘need’ to have so many vaccinations? Does this make them healthier that children in other parts of the world who do not receive as many? One can understand parents’ fears for their beloved children’s health, do we not owe it to ourselves and our people to have a coherent discussion about this?

  49. BagLady says:

    I don’t need a scientist to prove to me that to jab a small child with three different diseases in one go is highly dangerous and a percentage of them will suffer malign side effects. This was always about money – one visit to the doctor instead of 3, huge profits for pharma companies, ‘perks’ for the likes of Tony Blair who forced the damned thing onto the people. It wouldn’t have been so bad if they hadn’t removed the choice. In any event, when I was a kid, no-one had this vaccine and I never met anyone who lost a child through measles, mumps or rubella. There will have been some, I guess, but then there will always be weak genes. Bring back the single dose. There is no excuse.

  50. LocalHero says:

    Are you really that insanely ignorant? No need to answer.

  51. LocalHero says:

    Nobody really cares what you vaccine-whores “find” other that hoping you can find your ass with both hands.

  52. LocalHero says:

    Yes, we wouldn’t want any bit of truth getting in the way of your vaccine-whoring would we “Kylie”?

  53. LocalHero says:

    Bingo. You are definitely onto something.

  54. LocalHero says:

    You don’t even realize that the “dark ages” thinking that you refer to is exactly what is used to justify vaccines. Thanks for making our point, vaccine-whore.

  55. LocalHero says:

    There are NO consequences to NOT taking the vaccine unless, of course, you mean the resulting vibrant health.

  56. LocalHero says:

    The only “pandemic” we need to worry about is ignorance like yours.

  57. Actually, from the NIH website itself we can read “Scientists aren’t certain about what causes ASD, but it’s likely that both genetics and environment play a role.” (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm). What has been identified is a genetic PREDISPOSITION, which means according again to the NIH that “the risk of disease can depend on multiple factors in addition to an identified genetic change. These include other genetic factors (sometimes called modifiers) as well as lifestyle and environmental factors.” (http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/handbook/mutationsanddisorders/predisposition). Finally, an important point here is that here we talk about symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, and that those symptoms could be caused by different things, only some of them being due to a genetic predisposition. See what we read of the University of Florida, division of genetics and metabolism website: “Children with autism are often evaluated by pediatricians or neurologists in an attempt to find a genetic or medical causation for the problem but about 85-90% OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM HAVE NO IDENTIFIABLE CAUSE” (http://www.peds.ufl.edu/divisions/genetics/programs/autism_card/genetics.htm).

  58. I think this piece was more about showing that Wakefield had made claims that are now confirmed, and that dismissing him was more political than scientific. Now if you want articles, which support the notion of a relationship between vaccines and ASD, you will find several peer-reviewed scientific papers, here:
    http://www.regardingcaroline.com/pubmed
    Here are a couple as a preview:
    J Biomed Sci. 2002 Jul-Aug;9(4):359-64.
    Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism. Singh VK, Lin SX, Newell E, Nelson C.

    Med Hypotheses. 2011 Dec;77(6):940-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2011.08.019. Epub 2011 Oct 10. Hypothesis: conjugate vaccines may predispose children to autism spectrum disorders. Richmand BJ.

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  60. JY says:

    The hell are you on about? People that disagree due to lack of verifiable science = working for ‘big pharma’? Do you know how religious you sound? You suffer from confirmation bias.

  61. Warren says:

    Whilst the jury is clearly still out on whether MMR can ACTUALLY be linked to autism, following the Welsh outbreak, and another “Brian Deer expose” in the Sunday Times claiming that “Babies will be born deaf due to parents NOT using MMR”, I decided to write to the UK Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt directly.

    Putting conspiracy theories very much to one side, there were two aspects of the UK Government’s MMR campaign that just didn’t sit right with me:

    1) in the knowledge that nature itself cannot produce any foodstuff that is 100% to every human being, the persistent claim that a vaccine could be injected into a very young child without any risk of side-effect

    2) that a medical practitioner (as I still view Dr Wakefield to be) could be so utterly vilified for daring to suggest that “more research” needs to be conducted – ironically, mostly at the hands of News International’s journalist Brian Deer!

    The answer from Mr Hunt’s department was extremely useful and provided me with all the information I needed to make an informed decision thus:-

    “As with any medication, some side effects may be experienced. Information on possible side effects are listed in the Patient Information leaflet (PIL) which is provided with all medications. This information is also available on the electronic Medicines Compendium’s (eMC’s) website, which contains up to date, easily accessible about medicines for use in the UK. You can access this information by clicking on the following link: http://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/about.aspx..”

    So, using this guide, I duly visited this Government website and entered the drug MMR in the search box.

    Personally, the most prevalent and worrying insight is the fact that only one pharmceutical has the clear monopoly on producing this drug (a point raised by Wakefield very early on)…that is to say worrying BEFORE you read all the other documented side-effect.

    The side-effect that I found most disturbing was “Deafness” especially after Mr Brian Deer had claimed “Deafness” resulting from NOT taking this drug.

    Quite simply, giving MMR to your child is literally playing Russian Roulette with their health and future. Sorry chaps, not something I’d ever do with my kids!

  62. Tracy says:

    Lawyers are disbarred. Your comment loses it’s bite from there.

  63. Hurt by Levaquin says:

    Hurt by Levaquin, This issue runs a close tie with Fluoroquinolone Toxicity, millions damaged by the antibiotics Levaquin, Cipro and Avelox, over the last 30 years, and the medical societies all over the world, constantly deny the possibility of the adverse reactions, which lead to permanent damage, Why keep denying, if doctors are truly caring for their patients, step up and take responsibility! visit —The Fluoroquinolone Wall of Pain —on facebook, thousands of FQ victims stories…

  64. tiredofthebs says:

    This is a simple argument. If you have achild and you want to play Russian roulette, then give it the vaccination. Maybe you will be lucky and not have a child with autism. The odds are very likely in your favor. However, if you find the odds not to your liking, then don’t do it. I grew up before mmr. I had measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox as did most of my peers. None of us, to my knowledge had long term effects, and none of us had autism. Based on the annecdotal evidence, not to mention the research and court cases, I would never consider giving a child the combined shot. But look at it this way; If your child does get autism, maybe you will get lucky and win your court case and at least end up with a lot of money. Me, I’ve never been fond of gambling, particularly when the pot contains my childs future. But maybe you who are so vehemently arguing for the shot, maybe you’re feeling lucky. Just don’t force your ethics on me.

  65. Matthew says:

    You and your wife could both be carriers, that is why neither of you have the disease. If both of you were carriers, that would mean that your offspring would have a 25% chance of obtaining the disease. Just because you and your wife don’t have a specific trait, does not mean you are incapable of passing it on. That is how, for example, two parents with brown eyes are able to have a child with blue eyes if both are incomplete dominant for the blue eyed trait. This concept is what allows the genetic pool to remain diverse.

  66. fredric j.sharpe says:

    medical doctors know only what the drug salesman tell them.

  67. Thank you Kathleen for your clear evidence. Vaccination is an uninsurable risk that should never be imposed on anyone. Let those who believe in vaccination receive what ever “protection” this procedure offers. As for the rest of us, http://tinyurl.com/VaccineRefuser

  68. AngelaGoble says:

    MMR Vaccines cause autism…….so lets move on and look at how children can be safely protected from disease.

  69. Jen says:

    Thimerosol has been removed from MMR vaccines in the US for almost a decade now. If thimerosol were a direct causal link to autism, why would the number of children getting MMRs with no thimerosol and yet still being diagnosed with autism increase? What about the children who don’t get vaccinated and are still diagnosed with autism? Conceivably we’d have no causal link, right? Also, no one ever talks about the possibility of children who don’t have autism but rather suffer from heavy metal poisoning. All the time I hear about kids who were supposedly “cured” of autism by chelation therapy. Chelation removes heavy metals from the system, most of which only accumulate in people whose bodies have trouble processing them. Isn’t it possible that we have a portion of the autistic population who are actually suffering from heavy metal poisoning, rather than autism?

  70. Jen says:

    This is certainly plausible. After all, it’s been shown that maternal oral health has a direct impact on a fetus’s oral health, to the point that if a mom has bad oral hygiene it can be demonstrated that her child is more likely to be susceptible to cavities and oral health problems.

  71. JD says:

    Thanks to everyone who’s pointed out the gaping holes in this article. I went to the PLOS paper cited in the story and as far as I can tell it has NOTHING TO DO with vaccines. If you want to be taken seriously, you have to do better than this. Stringing together the statements of one (controversial) doctor, asserting that two court decisions “prove” the vaccine-autism link (in fact, no such admission was made), and throwing in a scientific study about gene expression in autistic children. The dots don’t connect. This is sloppy, sloppy writing that doesn’t deserve the term journalism, investigative, or research.

  72. Jen says:

    Or unless you count the people that die from diseases like chicken pox (yes, it can happen), measles, small pox (which still exists in some countries), and whooping cough. Unless you count the women who come into contact with people who have rubella and then later become pregnant without knowing that they are carrying the disease and end up having babies with severe congenital problems (blindness, heart problems to name a few) or even suffer miscarriage due to the rubella virus. Unless you count the people who are crippled for life from polio. Unless you’ve never experienced shingles – a painful disease in and of itself which is a direct result of getting chicken pox. The disease lives on in your neurons and flares up later in life. I never had a chicken pox vaccine – I got chicken pox in 2nd grade. I experienced a bout of shingles at age 33/34 that was so painful I wanted to die. So no – you won’t experience vibrant health without vaccines, nor will you with them. But your risk of paralysis from polio, or death from whooping cough and small pox is greatly reduced. I realize that you’re strongly against vaccines, but there are some reasons to get them and everyone has to weigh their own risks. You calling people vaccine whores doesn’t really help the debate or further the science in any way, shape or form. Name-calling is not really acceptable adult behavior.

  73. erin says:

    Thank you for posting this reasonable and intelligent response! I also just read the paper and found no evidence of support for Wakefield’s claim. I have a PhD in the biomedical sciences, my job is to read and analyze scientific literature. Nice to see that there are still critical thinkers out there!

  74. Zya says:

    Smallpox does not exist in the wild anymore. It was declared eradicated in 1979. The only existing virus are in labs now. Please do not disseminate wrong information.
    You are also simplifying the issue on vaccines. They are not as straightforward as you would like.
    Study a little bit more before you say anything about it.

  75. rhiannon says:

    autism is not genetic…there can be a genetic predisposition to it, but answer this. why are there so many more cases now since the 80′s, when the vaccinations and boosters began to be ramped up? there is no such thing as a genetic epidemic. also, why are there suddenly so many cases of ADD and ADHD, as well as a huge surge in allergies and digestive problems. why are people so protective of the status quo? if you do the research there is way more to support that vaccines are dangerous, yet it can’t even be proved that vaccines have helped most populations that also have had a huge improvement in access to good food and better hygiene. why don’t all these people hell bent on trying to disprove dr. wakefield and others’ research present some for their side? because there isn’t any. it is a myth and it’s actually kind of hilarious (if it wasn’t so tragic for so many families and individuals who have been affected by vaccines) to see them writhe and flail to preserve something that in a few years time the last few generations of children will hate them for.

  76. Ders Holmvik says:

    Seriously? You’re talking to people who go to these sort of lengths to dismiss the idea of a genetic condition being related to the parents, and score some cash in the process, and you’re wondering why this issue is getting clouded?
    The whole premise is nothing short of ridiculous and frankly these parents strike me as harmful to the degree that they should not be allowed anywhere near children.

  77. Ders Holmvik says:

    I feel your attitude is exceedingly harmful to your child. You’re treating him like such an abomination, that the thought of this genetic condition possibly being linked to your DNA is so abhorrent to you that it cannot possibly be true.
    Why don’t you just put sloth on a chain and forget about him?

  78. T Groves says:

    This is why no one takes this kind of journalism seriously, Bad journalism, the court decisions show vaccine induced encephalopathy, i.e. a reaction to the vaccine, and calling this fraud a doctor, he was disbarred, ran to the States,a and posts rubbish. There has not been ANY research that shows a link between MMR and autism.It is a scam to get the hopes up of those parents whose children have been diagnosed

  79. David Hercot says:

    Dear Barbara,
    I have read the abstracts of the two articles you suggest with interest.

    On the first one (Singh et all.) I would interpret that the article tend to prove that autistic children present an abnormal immune reaction which (among other things) produces abnormal antibodies against myelin basic protein (MBP) and against one of the components of the vaccine – related to measles by the way. There is no link that says that the vaccine caused the immune disease just that those children suffering from autism might react more strongly against one protein of the measles vaccine.

    The second article is interesting as it tries to hypothesize how the vaccine could cause autism. But for now it’s just an hypothesis and no evidence yet from what I could read. Unless you have the full article available?

    Hence I am still looking for the evidence and willing to read more peer reviewed articles.

    Looking for the truth

  80. Lucia Medeiros says:

    Im pleased to know that finally the truth is being recognised, childrens health have been put to risk and for whos sake? My daughter was given the MMR vaccine when she was only 3 months old, apparently by mistake! all i can say about it is that since then, she screamed with coelic, never slept and had diahrroe up to 17 times a day. Shes in pain 24/7 and Doctors thought i was being a fussy mum! at the age of 10 she was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis which is a bowel disease she will endure for life. shes 15 now, and sooner or later she will have to have her bowel removed as theres no cure for it and no improvement on the illness! This has caused many problems to us has a family, my husband tried to take his life due to see how ill his daughter has been over the years, hes never recovered, financially supporting a family and taking time off due to her illness, her education has suffered due to it, trying to deal with schools proving she had an actual illness and that she wasnt being mistreat at home. etc. no ending to it!

  81. bruce says:

    Vaccines – gut reaction/inflammation – leaky gut – abnormal absorption – inappropriate protiens/substances cross the blood brain barrier – disruption of neurological development. Also seen with food colourings, sugars and additives, ask many mothers. If you still can not see a connection -go and get blind drunk and get someone to assess your behaviour. Maybe the gut/brain connection is not taught at your med school, maybe they should drop the .05 limit as your med school obviously does not concure.

  82. Bruce says:

    Wakefield did not falsify data and he did not order the invasive procedures and the part of his team that did in fact did have ethical approval for the very relevant tests. The so called financial conflicts came along after his data had been obtained for the 1998 paper. Go spend a dollar and by his book Callous Disregard read it and get educated on the correct facts not those pushed by the journalist and the media barons with serious financial interests in the pharmaceutical companies supplying the vaccines.

  83. Bruce says:

    Well said – but the blind don’t see.

  84. rhiannon says:

    i really appreciate your comments Bruce. This is about children’s safety, not proving a point, or propping up media and big pharma :)

  85. Trust Me says:

    The research article cited as “evidence” for a link between autism and the MMR vaccince does not mention the MMR vaccine a SINGLE time. Unfortunately most people are not aware of the strong body of evidence demonstrating no association between autism and vaccines nor do most people understand what a vaccine actually is, you are NOT giving small doses of a disease, you are giving killed or attenuated virus or you are giving a bacterial antigen, none of these products can cause disease in an immunocompetent individual. For those who argue that financial incentive is the reason vaccines are given with high frequency they obviously do not understand the insurance system. Having a child come back to the clinic multiple times for a vaccine series is much more profitable to the clinic and expensive for the parent as opposed to multiple vaccines in the same visit. Unfortunately most Americans cannot remember the polio epidemic, or the flu pandemic of 1918, which approached a 50% mortality rate, or smallpox, or respiratory muscle paralysis due to tetanus, or a number of other potentially FATAL diseases because we vaccinate for them. Vaccines save lives. Mr. Wakefield has spread inaccurate information leading to the death of children who should have been vaccinated. (He is not a doctor his license has been revoked; someone said disbarred but that term is reserved for lawyers). BTW, Austin/Travis county (where Mr. Wakefield lives) has the highest rate of Whooping Cough (pertussis) in the United States…we have a vaccine for that if anyone is interested.

  86. Warren says:

    For those here that still think MMR is totally safe, and the even stranger ones who think it should be “mandatory”, perhaps you could answer me one simple question.

    At my kids school, of the 1200 students there are 4 that are known to have an allergy to nuts. To put that statistically, that’s 0.33% that have the allergy, or more positively, 99.66% that are totally fine when it comes to nuts.

    This hasn’t prevented the local authority from banning all 1200 students from bringing nut-related products to school (personally, I think that’s a very responsible attitude from said local authority).

    Yet, when it comes to MMR, (and ironically it is indeed ONLY MMR) even with the multitude of adverse reactions already recorded, if one dares to suggest any concerned that their child has proved to be, or may prove to be allergic to having 3 live viruses pumped into them, the authorities brand you a “heretic”, or “namby-pamby”.

    Let’s say, for argument sake, the number of children NOT having any adverse reaction to MMR is 99.66%, can someone please explain why such an opposing attitude is taken by the authorities??

    I’d wager everyone here knows someone who is allergic to penecillin. Can you imagine that person being forced to take it by any modern medical practitioner? Of course not. I wonder how many people suffered over how many years before the medical establishment was prepared to accept that some people, some where could be allergic to penicillin,

    And many here will never forget Thalidomide – labelled totally “safe” in the 50′s and early 60′s! Need I say more?

    Please just drop the “MMR/Autism” bollocks. Fact is, MMR is NOT safe enough to be forced onto every child period, in the same way that no drug (either natural or man-made) could ever be deemed 100% safe. There will ALWAYS be someone who will have a severe allergic reaction with devastating consequences

  87. Marc says:

    I am blown away by the lack of sensitivity to peoples suffering. Personal attacks are not a reasonable response to a family coping with a severe brain disorder. Grow up.

  88. All Studies Claiming No MMR Vaccine-Autism Link Invalid – According to Merck’s Vaccine Director, former US CDC Director & the US HRSA
    http://wp.me/pfSi7-1Vw

  89. Its not a “biological impossibility” according to Merck’s Director of vaccine division, former CDC Director and the Health Resources and Services Administration. They say any vaccine can cause an autistic condition:

    “All Studies Claiming No MMR Vaccine-Autism Link Invalid – According to Merck’s Vaccine Director, former US CDC Director & the US HRSA”
    http://wp.me/pfSi7-1Vw

  90. Cal – its not biologically impossible according to Merck’s vaccine division Director, former CDC Director Gerberding and the US HRSA. Both confirm any vaccine can cause an autistic condition. Anyone can see exactly what they said and go to the sources where they said it here:

    “All Studies Claiming No MMR Vaccine-Autism Link Invalid – According to Merck’s Vaccine Director, former US CDC Director & the US HRSA”
    http://wp.me/pfSi7-1Vw

  91. Cal – its not biologically impossible according to Merck’s vaccine division Director, former CDC Director Gerberding and the US HRSA. Both confirm any vaccine can cause an autistic condition.

    Anyone can see exactly what they said and go to the sources where they said it here:

    “All Studies Claiming No MMR Vaccine-Autism Link Invalid – According to Merck’s Vaccine Director, former US CDC Director & the US HRSA”
    http://wp.me/pfSi7-1Vw

  92. Jacob says:

    Many of the cited studies supporting Wakefield’s claims were conducted by Wakefield himself. Out of those not conducted by him, I’ve been through half of them now and none give a uniform “support” of his findings. They specify characteristics of autism that could, if other circumstances are also in place, link it to the vaccines. But these other circumstances are not described.
    Whatever you believe, the important thing is that you do your research critically and with the aim of learning, not of confirming what you wish to believe.

  93. Hurt by Levaquin says:

    To all the non believers, that vaccines do cause autism, and the drug companies denying the cause of autism, let me tell you another denial from drug companies….are you aware of the millions of Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Victims, well the drug makers have been denying this damage as well for over 30 years. It is all about $$$$, not caring, about peoples lives….Well that is all changing, hundreds of thousands of victims have banded together, the FDA just 2 days ago, finally put a warning on Levaquin, Cipro and Advelox, stating permanent Peripheral Neuropathy may occur. It took 10 years to prove tendon ruptures were occurring, now another 10 year to prove the Neuropathy, next we are working, on the CNS damage, heart, plus more. What I am saying to Autism Victims, please keep fighting. Always make sure you report your injury to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

  94. You are so right! Actually, there is a wealth of articles that suggest a link between aluminum and mercury poisoning and autism spectrum disorder:

    Immunol Res. 2013 Jul;56(2-3):304-16. doi: 10.1007/s12026-013-8403-1.
    Aluminum in the central nervous system (CNS): toxicity in humans and animals, vaccine adjuvants, and autoimmunity.
    Shaw CA, Tomljenovic L (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23609067)
    “In young children, a highly significant correlation exists between the number of pediatric aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines administered and the rate of autism spectrum disorders. ”

    Maedica (Buchar). 2011 Oct;6(4):247-57.
    Heavy metals and trace elements in hair and urine of a sample of arab children with autistic spectrum disorder.
    Blaurock-Busch E, Amin OR, Rabah T. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22879836)
    “The present study demonstrated toxic metal exposure and nutritional inadequacies in children with autistic spectrum disorders as compared to normal children, suggestive of a possible pathophysiological role of heavy metals and trace elements in the genesis of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.”

    Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 Dec 6;9(12):4486-97. doi: 10.3390/ijerph9124486.
    Hair toxic metal concentrations and autism spectrum disorder severity in young children.
    Geier DA, Kern JK, King PG, Sykes LK, Geier MR. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23222182)
    “This study helps to provide additional mechanistic support for Hg in the etiology of ASD severity, and is supported by an increasing number of recent critical reviews that provide biological plausibility for the role of Hg exposure in the pathogenesis of ASDs.”

    J Inorg Biochem. 2011 Nov;105(11):1489-99. doi: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2011.08.008. Epub 2011 Aug 23.
    Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?
    Tomljenovic L, Shaw CA. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22099159)
    “The application of the Hill’s criteria to these data indicates that the correlation between Al in vaccines and ASD may be causal. Because children represent a fraction of the population most at risk for complications following exposure to Al, a more rigorous evaluation of Al adjuvant safety seems warranted.”

    Altern Ther Health Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;14(6):46-53.
    A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 1.
    Blaylock RL. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19043938)
    “A careful review of ASD cases discloses a number of events that adhere to an immunoexcitotoxic mechanism. This mechanism explains the link between excessive vaccination, use of aluminum and ethylmercury as vaccine adjuvants, food allergies, gut dysbiosis, and abnormal formation of the developing brain. ”

    Entropy 2012, 14(11), 2227-2253; doi:10.3390/e14112227
    Review
    Empirical Data Confirm Autism Symptoms Related to Aluminum and Acetaminophen Exposure
    Stephanie Seneff 1,* , Robert M. Davidson 2 and Jingjing Liu 1 (http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/14/11/2227Food)
    “Our results provide strong evidence supporting a link between autism and the aluminum in vaccines.[...] We propose that children with the autism diagnosis are especially vulnerable to toxic metals such as aluminum and mercury due to insufficient serum sulfate and glutathione. A strong correlation between autism and the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine is also observed, which may be partially explained via an increased sensitivity to acetaminophen administered to control fever.”

  95. Dear David

    Thank you for your comment! I am looking for the truth too and I am puzzled with what I find… I am certainly no extremist, but I feel uncomfortable with the too adamant claims that vaccines are completely safe. We obviously know it’s not true – they can produce serious side effects, which does not detract from the fact that they also may protect from very serious diseases. I am just trying to understand what the controversy is about. I have been researching articles for a little while now, but probably not long enough to have found very convincing ones. Actually, the more I search, the more confused I get. I can’t find very convincing articles in support of a link between MMR and autism (like you noted), but I have found many, which suggest a link between heavy metal poisoning from vaccines (aluminum and mercury) and autism spectrum disorder symptoms (list follows, and I think there are more). Only one of them also suggests a possible link between MMR and autism (acetaminophen? sounds random). However, I am starting to wonder if the relationship between MMR and ASD symptoms is a coincidental one. Looking at the recommended vaccination schedule for children between 0 and 2 yrs, we see that MMR is injected after a good series of vaccines possibly containing aluminum and/or mercury, and also with second of third presentations of those vaccines (HepB, HIb, PCV, Dtap). I am wondering if, according to studies suggesting that repeated and cumulated exposure to aluminum and mercury may be linked to ASD symptoms, symptoms may appear in predisposed individuals after MMR because the accumulation of toxins reaches a critical level in that time window when the vaccine is introduced.

    Here are the articles linking aluminum and mercury poisoning to ASD symptoms:

    Immunol Res. 2013 Jul;56(2-3):304-16. doi: 10.1007/s12026-013-8403-1.
    Aluminum in the central nervous system (CNS): toxicity in humans and animals, vaccine adjuvants, and autoimmunity.
    Shaw CA, Tomljenovic L (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23609067)
    “In young children, a highly significant correlation exists between the number of pediatric aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines administered and the rate of autism spectrum disorders. ”

    Maedica (Buchar). 2011 Oct;6(4):247-57.
    Heavy metals and trace elements in hair and urine of a sample of arab children with autistic spectrum disorder.
    Blaurock-Busch E, Amin OR, Rabah T. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22879836)
    “The present study demonstrated toxic metal exposure and nutritional inadequacies in children with autistic spectrum disorders as compared to normal children, suggestive of a possible pathophysiological role of heavy metals and trace elements in the genesis of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.”

    Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 Dec 6;9(12):4486-97. doi: 10.3390/ijerph9124486.
    Hair toxic metal concentrations and autism spectrum disorder severity in young children.
    Geier DA, Kern JK, King PG, Sykes LK, Geier MR. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23222182)
    “This study helps to provide additional mechanistic support for Hg in the etiology of ASD severity, and is supported by an increasing number of recent critical reviews that provide biological plausibility for the role of Hg exposure in the pathogenesis of ASDs.”

    J Inorg Biochem. 2011 Nov;105(11):1489-99. doi: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2011.08.008. Epub 2011 Aug 23.
    Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?
    Tomljenovic L, Shaw CA. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22099159)
    “The application of the Hill’s criteria to these data indicates that the correlation between Al in vaccines and ASD may be causal. Because children represent a fraction of the population most at risk for complications following exposure to Al, a more rigorous evaluation of Al adjuvant safety seems warranted.”

    Altern Ther Health Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;14(6):46-53.
    A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 1.
    Blaylock RL. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19043938)
    “A careful review of ASD cases discloses a number of events that adhere to an immunoexcitotoxic mechanism. This mechanism explains the link between excessive vaccination, use of aluminum and ethylmercury as vaccine adjuvants, food allergies, gut dysbiosis, and abnormal formation of the developing brain. ”

    Entropy 2012, 14(11), 2227-2253; doi:10.3390/e14112227
    Review
    Empirical Data Confirm Autism Symptoms Related to Aluminum and Acetaminophen Exposure
    Stephanie Seneff 1,* , Robert M. Davidson 2 and Jingjing Liu 1 (http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/14/11/2227Food)
    “Our results provide strong evidence supporting a link between autism and the aluminum in vaccines.[...] We propose that children with the autism diagnosis are especially vulnerable to toxic metals such as aluminum and mercury due to insufficient serum sulfate and glutathione. A strong correlation between autism and the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine is also observed, which may be partially explained via an increased sensitivity to acetaminophen administered to control fever.”

  96. ginny says:

    obviously with the increase in vaccinations to newborns there is a direct correlation to the vaccines and autism the medical field and the governmenrt get payed off from the pharmaceutical companies at the expense of our innocent children it is just like the many cases of giullian barre syndrome that many get from vaccines they are destroying the minds of these children they have mandated these vaccines for they should be held responsible for helping to provide for their health costs and future care shame on all those involved unfortunately no ones child will be safe the statistics are to high rhiannon you are correct

  97. Chas says:

    Hi,
    First off, I am a biologist, but with no ties to big pharma and no kids. I can’t even imagine how heartbreaking it must be for parents whose children suffer from ASD, but I don’t think it helps matters if you blindly believe either side in this controversy. The immune system is incredibly complex, and so is the neurological development of young children. Anybody who makes a blanket statement that vaccines are 100% safe or 100% dangerous is oversimplifying the case drastically.
    From a scientific point of view, there are simply too many unknowns at this time to state unequivocally that vaccines are or are not responsible for the vast majority of cases of ASD. Many things have changed in our environment in the past 20-30 years, and while I certainly understand the desire to assign blame, or at least identify a clear cause, it simply is not possible at this time, in my opinion. There are certainly rare cases where there is clear evidence of vaccines doing harm, so as the case of the multimillion dollar Poling settlement mentioned above (this one:
    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20015982-10391695.html ).
    However, if you dig into the story, it clearly states that the poor child had a serious undiagnosed mitochondrial disorder (which is, actually, a genetic problem) and the vaccines exacerbated what was already a grave condition. It does not suggest, however, that most people would have a problems with the vaccines, and it is misleading to present it as evidence that somehow scientists are now “admitting” that vaccines are dangerous.
    I am certain that as more research is done, there will be more associations found with a small number of people who are extremely sensitive to some compounds in some vaccines, and that gradually these substances will be removed from vaccines, and/or people tested for the sensitivity. Vaccines are safe for most people now, and will more more safe in the future.
    Meanwhile, I think it worth thinking about that smallpox has been eliminated from the environment (except stored in a few labs) ONLY because of massive vaccination programs. Yes, some people became ill after getting the vaccine, but if people refused to get their children vaccinated, then we would still be suffering from a horrible contagious disease. We now no longer need to give this vaccine to anyone, and nobody gets sick. People who refuse vaccines become a reservoir for the pathogens, and can endanger everybody’s health. Polio is also very close to being eliminated (nobody in the west needs this shot any longer, but the disease persists in some developing countries) but efforts are being hampered by unfounded suspicion (especially in the Muslim world) that the vaccines are some sort of conspiracy aimed at harming rather than helping.
    One final point (before that one person calls me a vaccine whore :) vaccines are a lousy profit generator. They are hard to develop and validate, and governments often control the price that can be charged. This is why there are very few companies actually willing to make vaccines these days. The real whores are making lifestyle drugs such as boner pills and cholesterol and blood pressure meds that would be unnecessary for many people if only they had better diets and got more exercise.
    All that being said, my heart goes out to all who are struggling with ASD, and I hope these difficult questions get answered soon so our kids and grandkids don’t have to go through all this.

    Kind regards,

    Chas

  98. Warren says:

    Dear Chas, thanks for an excellent contribution. Can I pick up on a couple of issues.

    You state: “Anybody who makes a blanket statement that vaccines are 100% safe or 100% dangerous is oversimplifying the case drastically.” and later “…as more research is done, there will be more associations found with a small number of people who are extremely sensitive…” I doubt many here would disagree.

    Problem is that, (as I have highlighted previously) when the medical authorities were presented with a similar “small number”/”minority” of people sensitive to nuts, and food products with nuts in them, their reaction was to force the “majority” to protect them. Food labelling on packaging & in restaurants was forced, by legislation, to warn if nuts (or traces of) were present.

    Yet, with MMR and its undoubtedly “small number”/”minority” of people sensitive, the attitude is so wildly reversed that, rather than have the “majority” protect them, the “minority” are being, at best, branded as “irresponsible”, and at worse, in some area being threatened with disqualification from getting a state education for NOT taking this particular vaccine.

    In short, you rightly state: “Vaccines are safe for most people now”, but it is the word “most” as opposed to “all” that is so critical.

    More importantly though, I feel you personally have omitted a crucial point.

    You mention the mass vaccine programs that eliminated both smallpox & polio, yet you fail to mention that there was also a Measles vaccination back in the 50′s & 60′s that virtually eradicated this disease as well.

    Now, as a biologist, you will know better than me, but from what I read, the most dangerous of the 3 viruses is Measles. In my 40+ years here in the UK, I have never heard of an “outbreak” of either Mumps or Rubella. I know of individuals who have contracted these, but without ever causing any alarm amongst the local populus.

    The question I feel so many anxious parents are asking was actually very eloquently and succinctly posed by ex-MP Ann Widdecombe:- “IF parents are refusing to vaccinate their children with the combined MMR because they are afraid of autism and the state is really concerned about an epidemic of measles then the solution is obvious: make the single vaccines available to all instead of just to those who can afford them.”

    To me, this gets to the crux of the matter. Even if you remove the phrase “…afraid of autism…” and replace it with “…afraid of the possible (and already recorded) plethora of nasty side-effects…”, this simple question is continually ignored by the medical authorities that are supposed to be protecting our children’s health.

    ARE THE STATE ‘REALLY CONCERNED”??

    If the state was properly concerned, they would reintroduce the single Measles vaccine. When I suggested this in a letter to the Health Secretary, the response I received was very straight to the point: “Currently, there are no single measles, mumps or rubella vaccines licensed for use in the UK.” and later, “Manufacturers are entirely free to submit a product licence application to the MHRA, which would be objectively evaluated for safety, quality and efficacy independent from national immunisation policy.”

    and therein is the rub, “independent from national immunisation policy.”

    As you mention yourself, vaccine have a small profit margin with governments controlling the price. Which manufacturer, in their right mind, would produce a “safer” vaccine that ran alongside an alternative being used as “national immunisation policy.”?

    Alas, as others here have alluded to, this was always about money, never about children’s health.

  99. Chas says:

    Hi Warren,

    Thanks for your comments. A few points:
    1. I don’t think the peanut analogy is perfect. People can forgo nuts without any medical consequence to themselves or others (assuming there is something else around to eat :) People who get sick because they are not immunized are a burden to the rest of society, and can spread disease to other un-immunized people. If it were to be determined that an individual could not safely be immunized (for example the Poling girl with the mitochondrial disorder) then that person would be at much greater risk if a large number of other unvaccinated people were around. In my opinion it is therefore critical to identify the at-risk individuals, and treat them separately (different vaccine, different schedule, or as a last resort no vaccine) and make sure the great majority of the people are immunized so that general population is safe. The chances of getting encephalitis from measles mumps or rubella is much higher than the chance of getting it from the mmr vaccine (although I can understand how that’s not a very compelling argument if your child gets sick).
    2. I think single vaccines in principle are a great idea . I imagine the reason they are not available is simply economic. The testing process for new vaccines is incredibly expensive (hundreds of millions) as you have to do a hell of a lot of testing to find the real frequency of rare adverse reactions. A drug company would only go down that path if they had a guarantee form the government that the vaccine would be purchased in huge quantities. However, the government has already committed to buying huge amounts of MMR vaccine, maybe explaining the crazy quote about the national immunization policy. In my opinion, this is due to: 1, government outsourcing vaccine development to private companies and 2: people being unwilling to spend tax money on the welfare of children. Seems crazy to me but there you have it.

    As we know from smallpox (and hopefully soon polio) we can wipe these diseases from the face of the earth is we make a concerted effort- not just immunizing everybody, but making sure we know why the immunizations occasionally backfire and minimizing the risk for everyone. It has been a big surprise to me over the last 30 or so years that people’s allergies to things like nuts and possibly vaccine components have really been skyrocketing, and nobody knows why (although there are some compelling theories around). It now seems that a good vaccine is essentially now a fast moving target, and much more challenging than it was assumed to be 20 or 30 years ago. Hopefully people will realize the value of a good vaccine (which is to eradicate the disease completely, so that in the future no vaccination is required) and be willing to pay for it. And note that for a big pharma company, a great vaccine that wiped out a disease would be bad for business- as soon as the disease is gone you have no more customers :) I agree with you that this is all about money, and I believe vaccines should be taken away form companies and left to government labs whose mission is to promote childhood welfare and not make obscene profits for their fat CEOs.

  100. I do not believe that vaccines CAUSE autism in and of themselves, but I do not believe that vaccines are innocent either. I think that what everyone is missing is the EPIGENETIC cause of autism. (google it). Genes express themselves according to environmental stimuli. It’s not so simple as genes vs. environmental causes. If it was genetic alone, we wouldn’t see the numbers rising so sharply so fast, sorry.

    More and more children are born today already pre-polluted with over 200 different chemicals, from BPA to pesticides to fire retardants and more, damaging genes in utero. Many are also born with severe nutrient deficiencies from BOTH parents maintaining a crappy standard American diet, again damaging genes in utero. And even more than that are born with poor gut flora and intestinal permeability problems, leading to colic, GERD, increasing food allergies and other digestive problems from birth.

    Now add to this a whole bunch of vaccines that contain EVEN MORE toxic chemicals, like aluminum, formaldehyde, Tween, polysorbate 80, ethylene glycol, etc. and you have a serious recipe for a major vaccine reaction, such as autism, encephalitis, epilepsy and more.

    This explains why some kids are fine after vaccination, while others aren’t. With all the toxins and crap food we ingest, we are creating weaker and weaker people with each generation.

  101. Anne says:

    “NORMAL” and you hope he stays that way. What you mean to say is neurotypical, “NORMAL” is a setting on your hair dryer!!!!

  102. Anne says:

    THANK YOU for all the info!

  103. Anne says:

    THANK YOU for the info!

  104. Chas says:

    Hi Dawn,

    I think you make a lot of good points. I agree that somewhere is your long list of possible contributing factors lie the real underlying causes of increased ASD. The hard part is to figure out exactly which factors are causing problems for which kids. What if one or two environmental contaminants are the primary cause, and vaccinations are just one of many triggers that could set of a cascade of responses leading to neurological problems? I think it would be painful to shut down the vaccination programs and then find out that sensitive individuals will develop problems with or without the shots 8and a lot of people die form the illnesses they would have been protected from). I guess as a society we are actually doing that experiment now- there are enough people refusing vaccinations for their kids that within a few years it should be possible to analyze whether it makes a difference down the road in terms of new cases of ASD.
    One hundred years ago, many people also had lousy diets and lots of environmental pollution (just read a Charles Dickens novel, for example). Funny that back then you rarely saw these kinds if disorders… maybe people were just dying off from cholera, tuberculosis and a dozen other diseases before they had a chance to develop neurological problems. On the other hand, we have different pollutants than we did back then, and it wouldn’t surprise me if we eventually identify a few things in today’s environment that are especially nasty. It is hard to do testing for long term toxicity that has subtle effects on complicated systems like our brain.
    In any case, it certainly doesn’t hurt to try to avoid as many artificial substances as possible in everyday life. Whether that includes the small amounts of potentially harmful substances found in some vaccines is a pretty hard question to even think about. I don’t have a vested interest in people getting their kids vaccinated or not, but it’s a bit scary to me to think about the number of kids who would get sick if nobody vaccinated, and the total number of people who would die or suffer from serious complications form these mostly preventable illnesses. All in all it is not a fun topic to think about, and I don’t envy the people who have to make public policy around these issues.

  105. wendy says:

    how would a parent go ahead with starting a case against the drug company my daughter has been affected with autisum and have always been told its not the shots any info would be great thank you

  106. Warren says:

    Wendy

    Whilst I have no direct answer, I firmly believe that a case should be taken, and suggest that it should be a class action against the Government’s Health Authority of whichever country you reside.

    A few years ago I joined, and ended up running a fledgling campaign against a local authority in London that very rapidly became subscribed by over 6,000 people that all clubbed together to mount a legal challenge in the High Court. In short, I have much experience in how these things should be handled – but also know how much of a drain on one’s personal health, wealth & immediate family they can be – but that shouldn’t deter when the cause is just!

    Ironically, I promised my wife I would never do it again EXCEPT if it was a challenge against the wretched totalitaristic attitude meted out by Government’s regarding this one & only drug – MMR.

    If you are serious about fighting for your daughter, first thing you must do is write down every detail of your daughter’s story in a clear, chronological order. Then you can ask others to do the same.

    Seems that there are many on this forum that would be keen to hear it. And remember, for every one person that writes a contribution here, there are 10 others that read them but feel awkward about expressing their own thoughts.

    If you’ve read my comments here, you will get a sense of how outraged I am about not only how this drug was forced on innocent children; but also how it replaced a very effective single jab that was removed from public access; and that because one individual doctor dared to express some concern, he was very publicly destroyed totally disproportionately.

    Something needs to be done

  107. Yeslani says:

    Please stop calling this a “study” a court ruling is not science and is cannot be labeled as a “study” which is deliberately misleading. I am open to REAL SCIENCE, even if it is not published, there should be real science that exists. Show me the REAL SCIENCE and I will be convinced. Would love some links to REAL scientific articles, not blogs.

  108. JT says:

    BCG and Varicella (chickenpox) vaccines are live attenuated forms of the infectious agent, neither are adjuvanted (i.e. do not contain any of the metal adjuvants). Unless TB or chickenpox directly cause or lead to the development of autism. Your argument arkofgod is invalid. (I am a PhD researcher who studies the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. I am personally working to make more effective and safer vaccines for the developing world.)

    Also, the vaccine industry is not a money making enterprise. Between the very high cost of clinical trials (Phase 1-3), which can easily be in the hundreds of millions, and the very small price paid to the doctor’s office by insurance companies, most of the cost is subsidized by your tax dollars to keep the population as a whole protected.

    No offense, but I personally believe that the very small risk of side-effects which may or may not contribute to brain damage (fever, metal accumulation due to genetic and environmental factors, or brain swelling) and therefore contribute to the development of ASD, is a small price to pay compared to where we were (i.e. high mortality and serious ailments like paralysis from Polio) before we started world-wide vaccination campaigns.

    A better use of everyone’s time here would be to campaign our governments and funding entities for safer, more effective adjuvants (which are often required to get the immune response we so desire), temperature stable and needle-free vaccines (so that those in the developing world can share in our accomplishment of nearly eradicating these diseases in our privileged countries), and remind ourselves that vaccinations only work if 90% of the population gets them as directed. Imagine if these diseases suddenly mutated and we had to start over with our research and vaccinations. No one wants that.

  109. arkofgod says:

    I’m sorry — the millions in research you talk about are a small price companies pay to defend their lie that vaccines do work. We are talking about here an industry that plans to be an industry forever, so over time the millions they spend here and there are NOTHING, comparing with the monetary benefits long term.

    I don’t care what any doctor tells me. I know what I saw, and what I saw was child that regressed since he had his MMr shots, a child that had to overcome MANY things! I also saw my child for weeks with a paralysed face two weeks after the chicken pox shots. These diseases do not kill, unless you are born in Africa and eat potatoes for all meals. I had chicken pox(severe) at age 10 and I was immunised, though I looked ugly for a few days, my parents looking after me and feeding me well did the trick. This is an industry, and you know why there are outbreaks in 1st world countries??? because we keep infecting our children with these diseases. A non- vaccinated child that has never been in contact with the disease and does not leave in the middle of the jungle or in a place with lack of sanitation will not be a carrier of any virus. However, the vaccinated kid are infected with the “attenuated virus”, so who is infecting who at schools? Also the whole thing of pro vax people saying that we are risking their kids lives? I say to them, use your imbecilic brain and think: If your kid is immune she either is immune ( will not get sick) or might develop a mild case of the disease, so WTflip are you worried about? I should be the one but I’m not because I know that not infecting my children over and over and attacking constantly their immune system IS the best for them! The “benefits” are fabricated by big pharma. Have you seen the 475000 Indian kids who became paralysed a few months ago? how about the african kids who became vegetable-like because of the polio vaccination. How about the gardasil vax that has killed many worldwide and the japanese Government has even taken off the list??I guess its not 1st world children…(africa/india) so who cares? The fallacy that we are helping these kids from poor countries makes me wanna vomit, when you vaccinated, you attack the immune system to stimulate the making of anti-bodies, so you are getting a child that is badly nourished, has no sanitation or clean water and infecting them with diseases to help them in case they get the disease, which would do what the vaccine does in the first place? If people wanna help these kids help them develop a system for clean water/ make their villages have sanitation/ feed them good food. NOT the GMO crap western countries send to them.

    A fun test for any of you who say vaccine is great and that Polio is gone is: type polio and copy the symptoms and the possible sequelae, then go to google and paste, discover that when it was announced that polio was eradicated all these new-found diseases were “discovered” and they have the exact same symptoms and sequelae. Then realise that Polio has NOT disappeared it has changed its name.

    Also if you ever read the package insert of all vaccinations, they wear off…. so technically we all must get vaccinated every 5-10 years. The bs that it is life long immunity is a lie!

  110. arkofgod says:

    I’m sorry — the millions in research you talk about are a small price companies pay to defend their lie that vaccines do work. We are talking about here an industry that plans to be an industry forever, so over time the millions they spend here and there are NOTHING, comparing with the monetary benefits long term.

    I don’t care what any doctor tells me. I know what I saw, and what I saw was child that regressed since he had his MMr shots, a child that had to overcome MANY things! I also saw my child for weeks with a paralysed face two weeks after the chicken pox shots. These diseases do not kill, unless you are born in Africa and eat potatoes for all meals. I had chicken pox(severe) at age 10 and I was immunised, though I looked ugly for a few days, my parents looking after me and feeding me well did the trick. This is an industry, and you know why there are outbreaks in 1st world countries??? because we keep infecting our children with these diseases. A non- vaccinated child that has never been in contact with the disease and does not leave in the middle of the jungle or in a place with lack of sanitation will not be a carrier of any virus. However, the vaccinated kid are infected with the “attenuated virus”, so who is infecting who at schools? Also the whole thing of pro vax people saying that we are risking their kids lives? I say to them, use your imbecilic brain and think: If your kid is immune she either is immune ( will not get sick) or might develop a mild case of the disease, so WTflip are you worried about? I should be the one but I’m not because I know that not infecting my children over and over and attacking constantly their immune system IS the best for them! The “benefits” are fabricated by big pharma. Have you seen the 475000 Indian kids who became paralysed a few months ago? how about the african kids who became vegetable-like because of the polio vaccination. How about the gardasil vax that has killed many worldwide and the japanese Government has even taken off the list??I guess its not 1st world children…(africa/india) so who cares? The fallacy that we are helping these kids from poor countries makes me wanna vomit, when you vaccinated, you attack the immune system to stimulate the making of anti-bodies, so you are getting a child that is badly nourished, has no sanitation or clean water and infecting them with diseases to help them in case they get the disease, which would do what the vaccine does in the first place? If people wanna help these kids help them develop a system for clean water/ make their villages have sanitation/ feed them good food. NOT the GMO crap western countries send to them.

    A fun test for any of you who say vaccine is great and that Polio is gone is: type polio and copy the symptoms and the possible sequelae, then go to google and paste, discover that when it was announced that polio was eradicated all these new-found diseases were “discovered” and they have the exact same symptoms and sequelae. Then realise that Polio has NOT disappeared it has changed its name.

    Also if you ever read the package insert of all vaccinations, they wear off…. so technically we all must get vaccinated every 5-10 years. The bullshit that it is life long immunity is is a lie!

  111. Christel Van den Broeck says:

    Last saturday i came upon this so-called link between the mmr vaccine and autism. I knew nothing about it, so i decided to do some research on the topic. The whole weekend i spend on linking from here to there, googling all the main items on the subject etc. Now, I allready knew that the alternative media are seriously falling into the same trap as mainstream. The really don’t live up to the fulfilling of their promise “to educate us on what is really happening in the world”. Okay, they do cover the other side, but in what way? More and more they tend to become just one other sort of propaganda, trying to convince us of their point of view, with whatever misguided information they can find. But this, well this was much worse than i expected.
    Therefore i am so happy to read in your comment “This is sloppy, sloppy writing, that doesn’t deserve the term journalism, investigative or research”.
    Furthermore, they try to make us believe that they are comming up with really, newly revealed information, while i found articles on the website of the “New England Journal of medicine” were the more earlier court cases from the Vaccin court were already discussed, as far back as 2007.
    Thanks for your sensable comment, in between all the other ones.

  112. Bab says:

    Like posted earlier, the link between vaccines and autism might not be necessarily MMR, but the amount of vaccines infants receive between the ages of 0 and 2. Many of those vaccines (but not MMR) contain mercury or aluminum as preservatives. Following are scientific articles (from different authors) that suggest a link between aluminum and mercury poisoning and autism spectrum disorder. BTW, a person who works of vaccines also commented here and did not deny the possibility that vaccines could cause neurological side effects, but argued that those were negligible and worth the risk.

    Immunol Res. 2013 Jul;56(2-3):304-16. doi: 10.1007/s12026-013-8403-1.
    Aluminum in the central nervous system (CNS): toxicity in humans and animals, vaccine adjuvants, and autoimmunity.
    Shaw CA, Tomljenovic L (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23609067)
    “In young children, a highly significant correlation exists between the number of pediatric aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines administered and the rate of autism spectrum disorders. ”

    Maedica (Buchar). 2011 Oct;6(4):247-57.
    Heavy metals and trace elements in hair and urine of a sample of arab children with autistic spectrum disorder.
    Blaurock-Busch E, Amin OR, Rabah T. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22879836)
    “The present study demonstrated toxic metal exposure and nutritional inadequacies in children with autistic spectrum disorders as compared to normal children, suggestive of a possible pathophysiological role of heavy metals and trace elements in the genesis of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.”

    Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 Dec 6;9(12):4486-97. doi: 10.3390/ijerph9124486.
    Hair toxic metal concentrations and autism spectrum disorder severity in young children.
    Geier DA, Kern JK, King PG, Sykes LK, Geier MR. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23222182)
    “This study helps to provide additional mechanistic support for Hg in the etiology of ASD severity, and is supported by an increasing number of recent critical reviews that provide biological plausibility for the role of Hg exposure in the pathogenesis of ASDs.”

    J Inorg Biochem. 2011 Nov;105(11):1489-99. doi: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2011.08.008. Epub 2011 Aug 23.
    Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?
    Tomljenovic L, Shaw CA. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22099159)
    “The application of the Hill’s criteria to these data indicates that the correlation between Al in vaccines and ASD may be causal. Because children represent a fraction of the population most at risk for complications following exposure to Al, a more rigorous evaluation of Al adjuvant safety seems warranted.”

    Altern Ther Health Med. 2008 Nov-Dec;14(6):46-53.
    A possible central mechanism in autism spectrum disorders, part 1.
    Blaylock RL. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19043938)
    “A careful review of ASD cases discloses a number of events that adhere to an immunoexcitotoxic mechanism. This mechanism explains the link between excessive vaccination, use of aluminum and ethylmercury as vaccine adjuvants, food allergies, gut dysbiosis, and abnormal formation of the developing brain. ”

    Entropy 2012, 14(11), 2227-2253; doi:10.3390/e14112227
    Review
    Empirical Data Confirm Autism Symptoms Related to Aluminum and Acetaminophen Exposure
    Stephanie Seneff 1,* , Robert M. Davidson 2 and Jingjing Liu 1 (http://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/14/11/2227Food)
    “Our results provide strong evidence supporting a link between autism and the aluminum in vaccines.[...] We propose that children with the autism diagnosis are especially vulnerable to toxic metals such as aluminum and mercury due to insufficient serum sulfate and glutathione. A strong correlation between autism and the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine is also observed, which may be partially explained via an increased sensitivity to acetaminophen administered to control fever.”

  113. Jill says:

    I’m not feeling lucky so I will not stick my son with needles. Just not feeling lucky, that’s all.

  114. Frank says:

    He earned the titile of Doctor in med school. He may claim that until the end of time. His licence to practise medicine is another thing altogether and is a politically motivated issue. Since we live in the United States of BigPharma, I doubt he’ll get it back soon. Too much riding on keeping him quiet.

  115. Maureen says:

    He is not a lawyer therefore, he cannot be disbarred. You might want to say his license to practice medicine was revoked

  116. Jenny says:

    Your all idiots

  117. Jenny says:

    I do understand genetics. I agree with the person u insulted. Maybe you need to research it a bit more. Also immunology since that’s a huge part of this issue. Ps the GI tract is connected to the nervousness system, then the mid body relationship between the two. Potty mouth.

  118. Chas says:

    Good luck then, when your son gets measles… Between the years 1987 and 2000, the case fatality rate across the United States was 3 measles-attributable deaths per 1000 cases, or 0.3%. Note this is in the U.S. with presumably good medical care. The rate of complications form the MMR vaccine, although definitely not zero, is many many times lower. The first few people who refused MMR vaccines were protected by the many many people who were immunized. Now there are so many people refusing that anybody who doesn’t get the shots is taking a much bigger risk than was the case 10 years ago.
    from a recent news item:
    “Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S. more than a decade ago. But in recent years, the highly infectious disease has cropped up in communities with low vaccination rates, most recently in North Texas.

    There, 21 people — the majority of whom have not been immunized — have gotten the disease, which began at a vaccine-skeptical megachurch.

    The outbreak began when a man who contracted the virus on a recent trip to Indonesia visited the Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, about an hour and a half northwest of Dallas.”

    My advice is, if you don’t vaccinate your kid, be sure and ask around at your school, church, daycare, etc., and DON’T let your kid hang around with unvaccinated people! You can not just keep away from people who are already sick, since they will be highly contagious for some days before showing symptoms.
    The alternative, of course, is to try and get your kid infected (as folks used to do with chicken pox) to “get it over with”. The plus side of this is that the survival rate for kids with measles is higher than adults. The down side is the risk of blindness or death, but hey, maybe you’ll be “lucky”.
    Also, at some point, perhaps when he is 8 or 9, you should explain to him that he is not vaccinated, and at risk for this horrible disease. It is quite bad to get measles as an adult, so he might want to get himself immunized rather than remain at risk.

    Life in inherently risky, and sadly there is no way to guarantee that your son will never get ill. To my way of thinking, you just have to study the facts and try to minimize the risks. Despite what the shouty people say, not getting immunized is more dangerous than getting the MMR shot, especially since so many people are now refusing the shots.

    Whatever you decide, best wishes for a happy and healthy life for you and yours.

  119. Chas says:

    Hi Warren,
    while I agree that it would be nice to have a single jab for only measles, I can’t see it happening because it would be very expensive to bring it back to the market, and the people who are afraid of MMR would be equally afraid of the measles jab and refuse that too. You would end up spending hundreds of millions and only satisfy a few people, such as yourself, who sit in the middle ground between people who are fine with MMR and those who are total refusers.
    I firmly believe that children who are susceptible to ASD will be triggered by something whether they get shots or not. If it’s not MMR, it will be a peanut, a cat a pollen grain, some lead based paint they eat, or any other thing or combination of things that triggers an immune response (or whatever is really happening with ASD). My prediction is that if we don not figure out the underlying cause of the susceptibility, we will just end up with a bunch of autistic kids who also get sick with the measles, mumps and rubella. Time will tell, as there are now large groups of people (like the Texas megachurch) who are refusing vaccines. It is morally reprehensible to not vaccinate children “just to see what happens” but these people are in effect doing a giant controlled experiment. Sadly, I think we’ll find out that the refusers have just as much ASD as the general population… we will know soon, in a few years I guess.
    As always, best wishes to anyone suffering, and here is hoping progress is made in understanding the situation.

  120. Nick Benton says:

    I just noticed that the pertinent uscourts links germane to the court rulings are broken. Without these, I cannot repost this information. I decided against vaccination on rational grounds of risk v. potential reward, however…I’ll not pass on this information without substantiation. Thank you.

  121. Warren says:

    Chas

    As always, you present your opinions well, but I must take issue on certain points made to me and in a reply to Jill which also comes from a “Chas” (apologies if this isn’t you).

    Your opinion: “It is morally reprehensible to not vaccinate children “just to see what happens” but these people are in effect doing a giant controlled experiment.” causes me great umbrage.

    I’m not against vaccinations as part of a universal scheme to protect the populus, however, unlike any other vaccine of any description, MMR (I iterate, ONLY MMR) has been the subject to a ruthless campaign of state bullying against any waverers or dissenters, the worse example being the threat of potentially denying a child a state education (the most fundamental of all human rights) if they haven’t had these viruses (however dilute) forced into their tiny bodies.

    That, my dear chap, surely has to be far more morally reprehensible! Even you can appreciate that.

    Ironically, it is my own unshaken belief that the % of people suffering detrimental/permanent side-effects from Measles is very much equal to the % of those suffering similar from the vaccine. The main difference is that the former only occurs should the individual contract the disease – the latter is being forced on the populous by supposed “health” authorities.

    Interestingly, in your presentation of a counter-argument along these lines to Jill, you are able to quote a statistic for the former (3 in 1000 fatalities from Measles), but rely on conjecture for the latter “many times lower”.

    I knew many, many people who contracted Measles when we were kids (my own sister was so ill, the doctors put my parents on possible death alert!!) – yet I can genuinely tell you that I never knew or met any of those that suffered any permanent health defects.

    I have met (and you are now reading messages from) parents whose children have now suffered permanent health defects NOT from contracting Measles, but from having the virus injected into them along with 2 others!

    As I have said before, if I so much as think I have an allergy to penicillin (which has been around for nearly 100 years) can you imagine a hospital forcing me to take it should I have a bad infection. The very least they would provide a test to ascertain whether the allergy was present before prescribing it!

    If these is even the smallest risk of detrimental side-effects, MMR simply cannot be (1) continually claimed to be 100% – still happening!!; (2) forced onto parents under threat of punitive measures.

    Ironically, were the authorities to stop (1) and (2), I could guarantee that the uptake of MMR would be extremely increased!

    Best as always

    Warren

  122. Chas says:

    Hi Warren,
    Yes, same Chas here. OK I was a bit lazy because I didn’t look up the accepted complication rates for MMR. Mild reactions such as fever and headache are common, since the vaccine is a lives virus (although, as you consistently fail to mention, it is carefully attenuated virus which is designed to be too weak to do much damage to most people). Moderate reactions (such as seizures due to high fever) occur at about 1 in 10,000 cases (i.e. less than 1/10 as many as people who DIE from measles). While these reactions can be scary, they are not life-threatening, and generally do no permanent damage as far as can be determined. Encephalitis, which is quite serious, and has a high risk of permanent brain damage, occurs in less than 1 in a million cases. If we were to assume that 1 out 3 of these children who get encephalitis die, then the death rate from the MMR vaccine would be something like 1 in 3 million, which compares to about 1 in 300 for measles. As you know, measles is highly contagious, and before vaccines pretty much everybody got it sooner or later. So, in short, the disease is 10 thousand times more likely to kill you than the vaccine. That is many times more likely (as I said).
    If you want to see what happens when you stop giving MMR, you just have to look at japan, who dropped the requirement in 1993. Since then, there have been hundreds of unnecessary childhood deaths from measles, and NO decrease in rates of autism.
    The evidence is vastly overwhelming that the MMR vaccine does much much more good than harm. It’s a matter of numbers, although that isn’t any consolation to people who children become ill. Also, my statement about the immorality of not vaccinating is because you people people at risk who are unable to receive the vaccine, like babies under 1 year of age and immuno-compromised folks.
    Also, your statement that you never knew anyone who died from measles is absurd… at a death rate of 0.3% you would on average need to know hundreds and hundreds of measles suffers to personally know somebody who died. I find it rather shocking that your sister almost does and yet you are so cavalier about the illness. Thank God she was OK, but what about the people who weren’t? Just because you did not personally know any measles victims does not mean they didn’t exist, and that they didn’t suffer and die. it is a nasty disease, nobody needs to get it, and nobody should get it.
    The autism link simply hasn’t been proven, and the conspiracy theories about Big Pharma are just that. Look at the recent vaccine-induced narcolepsy outbreak that occurred in Finland a few years ago from the H1N1 flu vaccine. It was already known that some Finns carry a gene that makes them susceptible to narcolepsy, but for some reason the flu vaccine seems to exacerbate the condition in same people, which was a surprising finding. The government looked into it, did some some research with the pharma company who made the shot, and admitted that there was a problem, and compensated the victims. Finland also has the MMR vaccine, and also has autism- why would they let big pharma get away with that one? It’s because if the MMR is involved, it is such a s weak effect hat it simply can not be scientifically proven. Weak effects, especially when there is a combination of causes, can be hard to tease out, which is why I never say that MMR has no ill effects, simply that the link between MMR and autism can not be proven.
    Finally, I will reiterate my previous assertion that the best way to get rid of the measles vaccine is to get rid of measles BY VACCINATING EVERYONE. it worked for smallpox (now totally gone- no vaccine required) it worked for Polio (now almost stamped out- no vaccine required in most places) and IT WILL WORK for measles. People need to be convinced of this, for their own good and the welfare of everyone.
    I realize that many people are suffering from the devastating effects of autism in their families, and nobody likes to hear that there is no known cause, no cure, and no much help in general. Given what we know, blaming MMR makes as much sense as the Salem which trials. I hope we learn more soon before too many more innocent unimmunized children die of the measles.

  123. Rebekka says:

    I wonder about the death rate from measles. Is it perfectly healthy people who contract measles and die, or is it people whose health is already compromised who suffer the extreme reactions that you and others write about? I thought about this after reading a newspaper article describing a child who died — but the child was terminally ill to begin with. When I was a child in the fifties, people got measles and got over it with no ill effects The real problem it seems to me is eliminating the normal way of getting measles, mumps and rubella, particularly rubella. When you mess with the immune system via vaccines you are opening a Pandora’s box of potential side effects that may not necessarily show up all at once — although too often they do. By compromising a child’s gut flora, which the vaccines do, you leave them susceptible to illnesses such as ear infections and asthma. The rate of these illnesses in our childhood population is staggering.

  124. Chas says:

    Hi Rebekka,

    Certainly people who are unhealthy are at higher risk from measles complications than healthy people. However, I believe the same can be said for side effects of vaccinations. There are rare known cases where children with undiagnosed conditions (such as mitochondrial deficiency) have developed encephalitis after MMR, but overall, the chance of dying from measles is much much higher than from the vaccinations (and I mean thousands of times higher).
    The role of the gut microflora in autism is extremely interesting and may be an important factor in the disease, and the same can be said for heavy metal poisoning. However, there has not been mercury in the MMR vaccine for years, and the rate of autism is still going up, and there is no evidence that the MMR vaccine is affecting gut bacteria.
    To me the safest thing is still to get the vaccines, but I wish everyone the best of health no matter what they do.

  125. Satsu says:

    I’m going through the papers one by one…

    1 The Journal of Pediatrics November 1999; 135(5):559-63
    The words “vaccine”, “vaccination”, and “parenteral” never appear in this article. The only reference to “intravenous” is for an enzyme infusion to induce pancreatic function in subjects who were already autistic.

    2 The Journal of Pediatrics 2000; 138(3): 366-372
    The word “vaccine” only appears in the reference section in the title of two papers. “Vaccination”, “intravenous”, and “parenteral” Never appear in this paper.
    This paper is about gastrointestinal distress in already autistic subjects, and has nothing to to with causal research.

    3 Journal of Clinical Immunology November 2003; 23(6): 504-517
    The word “vaccine” only appears in the reference section in the title of two papers.
    One of those references is specifically about the LACK OF CAUSALITY between vaccine and ASDs. The word “vaccination” appears in the reference section in the title of one paper.
    “Parenteral” and “intravenous” never appear anywhere.

    4 Journal of Neuroimmunology 2005
    This is one of Dr. Wakefield’s papers that has been since discredited. No further explanation needed.

    5 Brain, Behavior and Immunity 1993; 7: 97-103
    This paper is a study on children who ALREADY HAVE autism or other severe developmental disorders. It is an immunological assay study stating that auto-immune disorder may be a cause of an entire subset of ASDs.

    6 Pediatric Neurology 2003; 28(4): 1-3
    Explains that autistic children have a hypervigilant immune response to Measles virus. If the child actually contracts measles, the result would likely be the same as the vaccine.

    7 Neuropsychobiology 2005; 51:77-85
    Again, another study about gastrointestinal disorders, diet, and children with autism. This would link the child’s diet to autism, and not vaccination.

    8 The Journal of Pediatrics May 2005;146(5):605-10
    Yet another study about gastrointestinal disorders, diet, and children with autism. This says that a great deal of ASD children have bizarre immuno-hypersensitivity to certain foods. Again linking diet to ASDs, not vaccination.

    9 Autism Insights 2009; 1: 1-11
    More study about cellular and molecular gastroenterology in ASD children. Shows that ASDs may be the result of diet and autoimmune disorder, not vacccines.

    10 Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology February 2009; 23(2): 95-98
    This is a CASE STUDY about a handful of patients with gastrointestinal disorders and ASD. This study potentially links diet to ASD, but not vaccination.

    11 Annals of Clinical Psychiatry 2009:21(3): 148-161
    Study potentially links autoimmune disorder to ASDs, not vaccination.

    12 Journal of Child Neurology June 29, 2009; 000:1-6
    Potentially links gluten sensitivity and nutrient malabsorption disorders to ASDs and other cognitive development disorders (CDDs), and no mention of vaccination.

    13 Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders March 2009;39(3):405-13
    More about gastroenterology, irritable bowels and ASDs. No mention of vaccination.

    14 Medical Hypotheses August 1998;51:133-144.
    Potentially links low-grade gastrointestinal C. tetani (tetanus) infection with ASDs, not vaccination. However, still no mention of vaccination.

    15 Journal of Child Neurology July 2000; ;15(7):429-35
    Potentially links antibiotic use destroying GI flora (natural gut bacteria), and proliferation of otherwise less dominant GI flora to ASDs. No mention of vaccination.

    16 Lancet. 1972;2:883–884.
    No details regarding the content of the paper other than the title: Alpha-1-antitrypsin, autism, and Celiac disease. Based on the title, this is likely about dietary links to Autism. No mention of vaccination.

    17 Journal of Autism and Childhood Schizophrenia January-March 1971;1:48-62
    No details regarding the content of the paper other than the title: Malabsorption and cerebral dysfunction: a multivariate and comparative study of autistic children. Again, based on the title, this has to do with GI disorders and Autism, not vaccination.

    18 Journal of Pediatrics March 2001;138:366-372.
    Regressive autism potentially linked to lymphocytic colitis. This is consistent with increasing evidence for gut epithelial dysfunction in patients with ASDs, and has nothing to do with vaccination.

    19 Molecular Psychiatry 2002;7:375-382.
    More evidence for lymphocytic colitis and related epithelial tissue damage being linked to ASDs. Again, this would show that something in the child’s diet would likely be a large contributing factor, not vaccination.

    20 American Journal of Gastroenterology April 2004;598-605.
    immuno-gastroenterology study of ASD children. Shows that the focal gastritis and GI disorders in autistic children are distinct from Crohn’s disease (recognized CD8 immunoreceptor activity in ASD patients, not Crohn’s patients.) However, both cases show similar immunoglobulin-G response. No mention of vaccination.

    21 Journal of Clinical Immunology November 2003;23:504-517
    Word for word quote from the abstract: “The data provide further evidence of a pan-enteric mucosal immunopathology in children with regressive autism that is apparently distinct from other inflammatory bowel diseases.” No mention of vaccination.

    22 Neuroimmunology April 2006;173(1-2):126-34.
    More gastro-immunological study on children with ASDs. This time the focus was on CD3 and IL10 immune responses. No mention of vaccination in the abstract.

    23 Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol Biol. Psychiatry December 30 2006;30:1472-1477.
    “Conclusion: The present study suggests that an abnormality in glutamatergic neurotransmission may play a role in the pathophysiology of autism.” Again, this study has nothing to do with vaccinations causing autism.

    24 Clinical Infectious Diseases September 1 2002;35(Suppl 1):S6-S16
    “The number of clostridial species found in the stools of children with autism was greater than in the stools of control children.” A potential link of Clostridium bacteria neurotoxins and regressive-ASDs caused by antibiotic interference of intestinal flora. No mention of vaccination in the abstract.

    25 Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2004;70(11):6459-6465
    Quantitative analysis of natural flora Clostridium bolteae shows significantly higher colonization rates in children with ASDs compared to those without. No mention of vaccination in the abstract.

    26 Journal of Medical Microbiology October 2005;54:987-991
    “The fecal flora of ASD patients contained a higher incidence of the Clostridium histolyticum group of bacteria than that of healthy children. However, the non-autistic sibling group had an intermediate level of the C. histolyticum group, which was not significantly different from either of the other subject groups.” This may suggest some type of incomplete genetic dominance for non-autism. No mention of vaccination in the abstract.

  126. Denis says:

    Here is a link to US Court Judgements. Of the 5,000 plus claims NOT a SINGLE finding of a link has been established. Claims to the contrary are blatant misrepresentatiions of what the courts have stated – that there is NO causal link established between MMR and autism. Read the direct link to the court findings.
    http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/node/5026

    A typical finding is :
    Cedillo & Cedillo v Secretary of Health and Human Services, 98-916V. Feb 12th 2009
    Claim that (inter alia), “MMR can cause autism”.
    Finding “This case however, is not a close case. The overall weight of the evidence is overwhelmingly contrary to the petitioners’ causation theories”.

    I encourage ANY skeptic to read the legal findings OR the medical studies – NOT interpretations by unqualified and ignorant conspiracy theorists.

  127. Chas says:

    Hi Satsu,

    Very nice summary of those papers! Really makes the point that the combination and diet and genetics are emerging as possible contributing factors to ASD, while vaccines seem less and less likely to be involved. Thanks for plowing through all of that (and doing the work that The Liberty Beacon was too lazy to in their story).

  128. Chas says:

    Hi Dennis,
    Thanks for that useful link. While the increase in ASD is causing a lot of parents much anguish, I think matters are made much worse when people realize that by not immunizing they are putting their children at risk of terrible diseases, and at the same time NOT protecting against ASD. Offering parents false hope that not immunizing will protect their children is inhumane and immoral, in my opinion. ASD is a very complicated condition, which may have multiple causes, but by now it’s pretty clear that immunization plays a very minor role if any inmost cases. Even in those cases where the immunization acts as a trigger (and even that is hard to prove conclusively) some other trigger would have probably set off the condition eventually in any case.
    My thoughts as always go out to all parents struggling with ASD, or trying to makes sense of the vaccination debate. Everybody should read as much as possible an keep an open mind. If it were only about the money, do you think doctors would immunize their own kids? I have net met a health care professional who looked at the available evidence and decided NOT to vaccinate.

  129. DEREK says:

    Its called Mutation, thats how any new disease appears in a genetic line, that was’nt present there prior. Genetic predisposition is a result of generations of new mutations accumulating, that gets passed on to the next generation. YOU may find this hard to believe… but each generation accquires MORE mutations than the previous. You recieve you’re DNA from your mom and dad. Therefore any imperfections in their DNA is passed on to you, and subsequently any imperfections you accquire as you’re life continues, will be passed on to your children. , But you’d probably say, “But we’re living longer..” ; we’ll it’s also because medical technology has come a long way, including vaccines.

    Just because theres a correlation between two events doesnt mean, one causes the other.

    E.g. If 50 people get food poisoning from eating a hamburger, it doesnt mean that the hamburger caused the food poisioning. Especially if the 51st person who had a hamburger didnt get it. It could be the ketchup, the first 50 people used , that 51st person did not use.

    With than in mind, you could easily say that the increase in radiation exposure from TV’s, and Cell phones could be the cause in the increase in ASD’s cases in the 90′s. An increase in one event, does not explicitly explain a cause in another.

  130. DEREK says:

    I totally agree with you Sam. Most people don’t understand how to read a scientifiic article. And it is not because they’re incapable, it is because they haven’t been exposed to enough of it, to understand the procedure or the purpose. So they are confused into thinkng one way, without solid proof or evidence.

  131. DEREK says:

    Are you sure? I’m not exactly sure what the ethics were in 1998 or before it, but I thought it was pretty clear you’re not suppose to perform unnecessary experiments, especially on KIDs, without 1) tell you’re patients, 2) without reason to do it.

  132. DEREK says:

    Although her comment about Smallpox was incorrect, it doesnt imply that the rest of her information was. Similarly, like Andrew Wakefield his link betwen GI problems and autism seem to be evident, but does not imply his link between vaccines are. She’s simplying the issues on vaccine as a rebuttal , HOW else would you reply to

    “There are NO consequences to NOT taking the vaccine unless, of course, you mean the resulting vibrant health.” ,
    which in my opinion seems far less SIMPLISTIC. And if you are so certain her issues are too simplistic, why dont you elaborate. Anyone can wiki crap about vaccines and Smallpox, but people also forget that anyone can make edits to WIkipedia.

  133. DEREK says:

    Hey, im just wondering,
    Where you come from ..is the Earth flat? Did aliens really land @ Roswell? …Damn must be great living in FANTASY LAND.

  134. LocalHero isCorrect says:

    LocalHero is correct. If you want to shoot YOURSELF up with toxic, brain frying crap then have at it. Keep the f&k away from me or you will get a gdmn needle in your eyeball.

  135. Lindsey says:

    There is no proof that autism is caused by vaccines. There is not enough research to conclude that this is an accurate statement. The fact that ONE case cause ENCEPHALOPATHY does not make for conclusive evidence. I hate it that people scare parents out of vaccinating their children. This is why there are currently outbreaks of diseases that were previously controlled and thousands of children suffering from these diseases and dying because their parents were easily swayed. The man that originally came out with the evidence that vaccines cause autism was outed for being a fraud and completely making up all of his evidence. This man is the only reason anyone is even worried about this now and his facts were fake. It’s ridiculous that people believe this and put their children at risk for these dangerous diseases.

  136. Dan Johnson, MD says:

    He’s referred to as a doctor because he’s a doctor, ie he went to medical school and received his medical degree. He will remain a doctor until the end of his life, NO MATTER WHAT. In the medical profession, there is no such thing as being disbarred (You’re thinking of attorneys).

    Doctor Wakefield has had his state license to “practice” medicine revoked, but he’s STILL a doctor. Think of it this way: I’m licensed to practice medicine in the state of California only. When I go anywhere other than California, I cannot legally practice medicine (unless I have received some special “exemption” from the local licensing board where I happen to be) Some doctors have chosen to have licenses in more than one state, but that can get very expensive, very quickly.

    So, when I am outside the state of California, since I can’t practice medicine, am I no longer a doctor? Of course I’m a doctor, for the rest of my life, whether I’m practicing or not. Doctor Wakefield will ALWAYS be a doctor, no matter what.

    Now, I’m not an autism expert, and I don’t have the time to research all the details of this case,but I can tell you that in the annals of medical history, their have been many wonderful doctors, who only wanted to help and protect their patients, who nevertheless had their license to practice medicine revoked, simply because they wouldn’t “play the game” the way the “big-money-interests” wanted them to.

    Anyway, if your intention was to insult Dr Wakefield, I’m sorry, but you’ll have to do better than that.

  137. The majority of the links in the reference section do not work. It would be helpful and lend more credibility to this article if they were updated and maintained.

  138. Just Facts says:

    Actually, Andrew Wakefield has beem struck off the Medical Register in May 2010 and is barred from practicing medicine in the UK.

  139. Just Facts says:

    Andrew Wakefield has beem struck off the Medical Register in May 2010 and is barred from practicing medicine in the UK.

  140. Just Facts says:

    Frojm the retraction of the paper

    “the claims in the original paper that children were ‘consecutively referred’ and that investigations were ‘approved’ by the local ethics committee have been proven to be false”

  141. Just Facts says:

    Andrew Wakefield has beem struck off the Medical Register in May 2010 and is barred from practicing medicine in the UK.

  142. I’m 48. I didn’t have the MMR vaccine but I am autistic. My late father didn’t have the MMR jab, he was autistic. My older brother didn’t have the MMR jab either – no points for guessing he is autistic. My take on it is many millions of adults have not been diagnosed etc. They are having children who are vaccinated with the MMR and the link is being made that the vaccine causes autism etc.I have bowel issues too.

  143. Chas says:

    Hi Andrew,
    and thanks for your valuable perspective. Of course, every case of ASD is unique, but I think you make an excellent point about folks in the past not being properly diagnosed. There could be many cases of parents or relatives with mild ASD who were never identified as such, and thus the genetic aspect of this complicated condition was not fully appreciated.
    It’s great that you could add your voice to the discussion; I wish the best to you and your family.
    Chas

  144. Unknown says:

    Did anyone ever think that maybe a child could start showing signs of autism around the same age as they get their shots? Maybe it is coincidental? For me personally, I would rather have my child vaccinated. I am glad there are vaccines now a days. There were so many children that didn’t have a chance at life because they were ill with one of these diseases that we now have vaccines for. If my child could not receive a vaccine for some reason or another, I would not allow him to be around children that were not vaccinated because of their parents choice not to. It wouldn’t be fair to my child to expose him. If vaccines cause autism, then wouldn’t all children who are vaccinated be autistic??? I personally think autism is more common now because it is diagnosed. 100 years ago they would just put the child in a mental institution because they didn’t know better. And maybe, there are other causes, like the chemicals in our food???

  145. Diane says:

    Just because one has had a license to practice medicine revoked, does not mean that the diploma or education has been removed. He graduated medical school with a doctorate level education, and therefore is referred to as Dr.

    Oh, and BTW it is lawyers who can be disbarred.

  146. Truth Teller says:

    Zero evidence that vaccines cause autism. None. Genetics. You cracked pots who keep purporting otherwise put your children at risk.

  147. TLB Staff says:

    Do some resaerch my friend because you are DEAD wrong !!! And try some respect if you wish your comments posted here in the future! We believe in the ability to speak your mind BUT WITH RESPECT !!!

  148. Deserie says:

    my daughter has autism she is 11 diagnosed at 4 before that she talked she was potty trained then at 4 stop everything just grunted she got the shot she broke out in a rash and got a high fever and a seizure was sent to chilldrens hospital and she has epilepsy from birth but her neuro even said this was allergic reaction to the shot I knew something was wrong it took years to get her where she is now she is mentaly now 7 but she was as low as 2 she didn’t get potty trained til she was 6 even had so many GI problems to shame on these drug companies

  149. My 2 Cents says:

    Actually, some mainstream doctors are admitting concern about the safety of vaccines. I think a lot of them believe there is a connection to autism, but they are afraid to speak up. Here’s an interesting article:

    http://www.examiner.com/article/vaccines-may-cause-autism-children-autism-vaccinations-link

  150. Tammara says:

    It’s an remarkable article designed for all the web people;
    they will get advantage from it I am sure.

  151. Wallace says:

    As a person with autism i can clearly say Youre a bigoted monster and should be put in an institution as to protect youre grandchildren from you

  152. Wallace says:

    Except that those studies were all either fraudulent or laughably unscientific the truth is that hundreds of studies have conclusively proven that he is a fraud but the one thing i am even more sure of is that is a sad sick vile fame whore

  153. Wallace says:

    When i rise to power people like you will be sterilized

  154. Wallace says:

    As someone with high functioning autism i say amen brother

  155. Wallace says:

    Kill yourself

  156. Wallace says:

    And i cant even begin to describe how disgusted i am with you it is because of people like you that thousands of autistic children whose only crime is seeing the world for what it truly is and being sensitive are abused and torchered

  157. Wallace says:

    Once again a scientifically illiterate chemophobe as an autistic person with an iq around 150 i can tell you that you should probably never be allowed to reproduce

  158. Fermin says:

    I visit daily some web pages and information sites to read articles or reviews,
    but this website gives quality based content.

  159. Jill says:

    No where in the Wake Forest study are vaccines or Mr. Wakefield mentioned. You are welcome to your opinions about vaccines and autism, but do not try and convince others by stating things as fact when you have not provided proof.

  160. peter vithus says:

    Wake up and smell the roses ! You have been a victim medical/pharmaceutical brain washing ! The Andrew Wakefield case was a prime example of a well orchestrated media campaign intended to squash yet another proof that the whole vaccination paradigm may not be so safe afterall – that some recipients will pay the price of severe disabilities to safe an even SMALLER number from the consequences of the normal human childhood diseases Mumps, measels and rubella. Look at AW and his co-aurthors credentials and ask yourself what interest other that following his scientific quest ! No, they – the tuth is more likely that the paid of this character, so-caled investigative journalist Brian Deer to smear him ! Start thinking for yourself and read between the lines !

  161. missmissna says:

    Knowledge and understanding against measles with the mmr vaccine autism. Prevent and understand the process use mmr vaccine autism. And understand the process of MMR immunisation. You can follow website http://www.mmrvaccineautism.com/

  162. Shaun says:

    THIS IS ABSOLUTE SHITE!
    Nowhere in the article in question are the words “Vaccine, MMR or Measles even mentioned”
    This article and the journalists in question are completely misleading the vulnerable public for the sake of sensationalist headlines.
    I repeat…WHAT A LOAD OF ABSOLUTE SHITE

  163. Warren says:

    Shaun

    How eloquent your contribution to the discussion is.

    However, I would challenge on your example of “Absolute Shite”

    Ask any Public Health Official the following question posed by a highly respected ex-member or the UK Parliament, and I would wager the response to be more akin to “Absolute Shite” than the example you use.

    Here’s the question (admittedly in the form of a statement)

    “IF parents are refusing to vaccinate their children with the combined MMR because they are afraid of autism and the state is really concerned about an epidemic of measles then the solution is obvious: make the single vaccines available to all instead of just to those who can afford them.”

    …and the ABSOLUTE SHITE response is?????

  164. Chas says:

    Warren,
    As I have said before, there are 3 excellent reasons why it doesn’t make sense to make the single vaccines available:
    1. Cost would be astronomical (developing new vaccines and doing clinical trials to prove safety are very expensive to do, and drug companies make only minimal profits from them, so it is not and attractive project for them). Although these are not completely new vaccines, the testing protocol would basically have to be done form scratch, so it would be expensive.
    2. Countries such as Japan, which started giving measles single vaccine instead of MMR some time ago, have seen no reduction in rates of autism.
    3. Vaccine deniers/refusers do not believe the current overwhelming data that support MMR safety, so why would they believe similar data saying the single measles vaccine would be safe?

    What is your response to this?

  165. Chas says:

    Warren,
    PASTEUR was a scientist, not a politician
    SALK was a scientist, not a politician
    SABIN was a scientist, not a politician
    These SCIENTISTS have saved literally millions of lives over the last century; why do you then quote a politician? The “scientist” who ignited this entire tragic anti-vaccine firestorm will go down in history as deeply flawed individual responsible for a large number of preventable deaths.
    Would you let “a highly respected ex-member or the UK Parliament” remove your child’s burst appendix? No, of course you would not- because we know they are filled with a great deal more S*** than your average M.D.
    I know that the rise in rates of autism is causing tremendous pain and suffering for many people, but adding a few preventable and horrible diseases into the mix will not help anybody. We need to continue to vaccinate as completely as possible, and increase research on the REAL causes of autism.

  166. Warren says:

    Chas,

    I am astounded that you could in any way suggest your “reasons” as excellent, in the same way that I was astounded that you would jump to the (incorrect) conclusion that, merely because I refuse to buy this MMR propaganda bullshit, that I was in some way “irresponsible” and a “danger” to other children.

    To correct you on your previous misconception, I had both my children vaccinated, but had to pay £200 per shot per child because a small group of money-grabbing industrialists made sure that just one company AND ITS SHAREHOLDERS benefitted by ensuring a monopoly for its vaccine.

    Trouble was that its vaccine was mistrusted – FOR WHATEVER REASON, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHY!! (that’s the bit you & your minions don’t seem to get into your tiny, narrow-minded and blinkered minds that are unable to spout any other argument than “no link to autism, no link to autism, no link to autism”)

    The response to this mistrust – a sophisticatedly co-ordinated media attack group ready to utterly destroy anyone who dared simply suggest that something might be amiss with this triple live virus injection – a campaign that you are clearly party do, or have signed up to in ignorance.

    Remember, one of the main “tells” that Lance Armstrong was a cheat was the way in which he orchestrated campaigns of character-assassinations against anyone who dared suggest that he was taking drugs.

    The “scientist” who ignited this entire tragic anti-vaccine firestorm will go down in history as deeply flawed individual responsible for a large number of preventable deaths – AT THE HANDS OF A F**KING JOURNALIST CALLED BRIAN DEER WHO WORKS SOLELY FOR NEWS INTERNATIONAL

    Look at the evidence presented to the GMC at Wakefield’s hearing – it was ALL presented by Brian Deer – a journalist. No evidence from other doctors, or even from the parents convinced their child had “changed” following the jab was ever taken into consideration. GO FIGURE

    As to “trusted Politicians”, I happen to trust my local MP (not to remove an appendix) and was encouraged to hear that he, too, had been, for years, aghast at the staggering refusal to help parents actually protect their children by providing an ALTERNATIVE for those that mistrust MMR.

    And guess what happened when he recently dared to suggest something along those lines on TWITTER – an utter deluge of belittling and character-assassinating tweets that he left him in no doubt that this is a concerted and orchestrated campaign to protect the profits from this monopoly.

    If you bothered to check, the only “scientists” prepared to go on record slagging off Andrew Wakefield are those that have a vested interest in ensuring the Pasteur company retains its monopoly and actually shifts some product. If people DON’T use this scum vaccine, SHAREHOLDERS won’t get their cut.

    Don’t believe our great & good would stoop so low –
    go look up Tamiflu which was being forced onto the US public by the administration – until it was proved the Shareholders of Drug Company ROCHE were US Senators!

  167. Gene Powell says:

    Amazing what passes for journalism these days.

  168. Joe says:

    This Dr worked for Eli Lilly, the patent holder and creator of Thimerosal. He’s now a whistle blower.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qmi3ihrUHJU&list=PLAD20741685B7E059

    Dr John Rengen Virapen (1/4) Big Pharma Whistleblower Speaks Out at the AZK in Germany (Full Edit)Dr John Rengen Virapen (1/4) Big Pharma Whistleblower Speaks Out at the AZK in Germany (Full Edit)

  169. Joe says:

    Changes in bacteria in the gut can influence autism

    behaviorshttp://www.upi.com/Health_News/2013/12/08/Changes-in-bacteria-in-the-gut-can-influence-autism-behaviors/UPI-25271386541518/#ixzz2nC6HOYNz

    This was a research, that was done byCaltech. It’s cutting edge research,that could end the suffering of the children. With, severe Bowel injury and Autism. And in turn,it can also reduce the current lifelong care cost. Of, 6 million for each child effected. By, two thirds.

    Problem is, the CDC has to eat crow first!

    Our story, about our son. That was destroyed! by the current out of control AAP,CDC,Pharma run vaccine program. A public program,that’s predominately ran by Pharma. The ACIP, that is trusted to vote on vaccines in the US. vaccine schedule. Is mostly, CORRUPT! Most on the ACIP, have straight ties to the Vaccine Co.

    Basically,it’s Vaccine Co’s voting to enrich themselves with your tax dollars. Using, our own Government tax payer paid health agencies. As their own personal, fear mongers.In order to push, their garbage that they call children’s vaccines. That’s BTW, chocked full of heavy metals and toxins that the FDA AAP and CDC says is good for your baby’s and children. ??It cannot be legally flushed into the sewer,but it is considered
    AAP CDC certified safe for injecting into children????????

  170. Joe says:

    My son, has been suffering for decades in his Gut. The current findings out of California, are saying that there’s a Gut brain connection to Autism.

    That isn’t, new news. In fact, it was the findings of a very brilliant Gastroenterologist. The ever so caring Hero, Dr Wakefield. The children that have severe Autism,that also have the bowel disorders. They are being labeled as children,that just have very bad Autistic behavior. And so, their treated as such. No one at all, in the mainstream medical community is willing to listen to the parents concerns. Legitimate concerns, that their children are suffering! Horribly! From Gut pains, that could stop an elephant. We are Just met, with blank stares. And were told,that these children. They Just have, bad Autistic behavior. They do upper, and lower GI’s and Conveniently find nothing. They come out, and proudly say. Sorry, there’s just nothing there! And by the way,
    you do know that Wakefield has been discredited.

    Continued

  171. Joe says:

    I asked, about doing a pill cam. I’m told, they can’t justify doing a pill cam with their findings. After two decades, of my son needless suffering. Sometimes, non stop night and day. We find a Dr, who finally said. I will do a pill cam, for your son.

    The pill cam,has finally revealed the decades old damage. It the was 14.5 inches of red raw bleeding ulcers. There for decades,that had him beating his head, arms, & hands, till they were deeply bruised and sometimes bloody.

    He would beat his back against the wall, sometimes off and on, all night long.

    He was needlessly, Unmercifully suffering!!!
    from preventable vaccine damage.

    Continued.

  172. Joe says:

    Getting a little off track,the Ped’s out there. Need to leave, their pharma protected environment. And come spend some time, with a very severely Autistic bowels inflamed suffering child.

    Let them see first hand, all of the damage the vaccines they administer. Have caused!

    Do any of you, recall Murdochs right hand man? The hack, poor excuse for a journalist (Brian Deer) saying. “that these children don’t have any bowel disorders”

    It appears,that Dr Wakefields accuser. By the very strong, irrefutable evidence was wrong! Continued!

  173. Joe says:

    The pill cam,(it’s just an electronic device) it doesn’t lie. But they do,and they did. It was a scheme,by Brian Deers boss.Media empire Murdoch. Young Murdoch, he was in control of GSK. He, like most rich people don’t ever like losing money. EVER!!So they had decided, that the ever so caring and brilliant compassionate Dr. Wakefield and his research. Was to damning, that he and it’ Had to go. And since GSK, had made the MMR. That was fragmenting off, and embedding it’s self into some of the Autistic children’s Guts. They decided, that they weren’t going to set by idly.And let, all of their Pharma soaked. GSK heavily invested Golden Retirement Parachutes. Plummet, to the ground! That is, not without a fight. The fight was to be, the total and complete annihilation of a very compassionate doctor. Dr Wakefield. They had
    decided,his career. Was to be sacrificed!

    Continued.

    A Hero,who later would become to the Autistic community. Considered,a martyr. Continued.

  174. Joe says:

    The UK government, they assisted in this destruction. You see,they were warned,by
    the manufacturer.

    “if we put 3 live viruses in 1 vial, there will be many children harmed” GSK’s words, to the UK Government.

    The UK Government words were, hollow and ever so cold “we will pay off the parents, of the vaccine injured” They later, would completely
    conveniently forget all their own words. Of Paying for the UK’s children. That their MMR program had needlessly destroyed. For the savings, of a few cents a child. Their now paying, 6 million each. For their Greed,to save penny’s. That’s sick! and senseless.

    As Andy later would put it,in his book. This is a total disregard,for the health of the children. That’s putting it lightly! Andy It’s more like, conspiring with the enemy. To hide the damage, that was done.

    Continued

    Those in the UK Government, that assisted in Dr. Wakefields career destruction. All had ties to those on the board of GSK. In other words, they were all lying and scheming to keep GSK from tanking. The US.Government health agency’s, and Major Media later joins in on this character assassination, to save Merck that also makes MMR vaccines. That, and their reputations and careers. Continued

  175. Joe says:

    So now we have an answer,over two decades later. And the ending, of a career of a very concerned caring brilliant cutting edge Gastroenterologist.

    And it’s BTW, the same exact answer that the brilliant caring DR.Wakefield was destroyed for. He has, a new variant bowel disorder.

    In fact,they called it autistic inflammatory bowel disease. Dr.Wakefields work, was. That he had identified, children with Autism. That also had a bowel disorder. His work,it had to be silenced. Because the cause,it appears was measles being found in the (Guts and cerebral spinal) of Autistic children.

    And the only measles,that all these Autistic children had in common. Was,from the MMR. Well, the publication of that finding. They figured,could be and probably would be. A public relations, nightmare! and a National disgrace. That kind of PR, it could have ended the MMR program. And that would put, two major vaccine makers in a very very bad position.

    Continued

  176. Joe says:

    If it were found, that the MMR vaccine was the culprit. That was responsible, for all of that Gut damage. Merck, and also GSK stocks would plummet.Thus destroying, many golden retirement parachutes. Hence the need, to mobilize any and all opposition against a very embarrassing. And very costly,possibly career ending for many. Inconvenient truth.

    That the MMR vaccine,it was overwhelming the immune system. And fragmenting off, and it was embedding it’s self (the measles) in the Guts of the( MMR) vaccinated UK and American children. They knew,that to be a possibility. Because, of the warning. That was given, in the single dose M-M-R package inserts. That stated, (to not give within 3 weeks, to a month of another live virus) They were, rightly so. Deathly afraid,that one of the viruses. Might take hold,and set up residence in the body. It did, and they knew it.

    Or,they strongly suspected it. By the earlier work, of the brilliant Gastrointerologist. Dr. Wakefield. So he and his research,they had to be silenced.

    Continued.

    To save everybody’s, heavily invested ( Merck and GSK ) Golden Retirement Parachutes. Continued.

  177. Joe says:

    He and his work, was sacrificed. So that many high ups, could keep their reputations. And, their Pharma invested wealth.

    While the children suffer, the CDC AAP FDA all pretend to be busy. By wasting! US.CAA money. (Combating Autism Act) A fund,that was created by the US Congress. They are, spending unlimited CAA funds. Tossing them, down a genetic rat hole. Trying desperately, to find that one magic gene. That they think, can save their reputations.And, their wealth.

    As a parent,that’s living with the aftermath of preventable vaccine damage. I’m totally speechless, that anybody could do this level of Evil. To any child! And then try, to justify their actions. By declaring. That some, will have to be sacrificed. For the greater good. That’s beyond EVIL ! Many of you parents, you are asking your selves.This Question “which vaccines, are necessary”

    None of them! until you have cleaned up the corruption.That punishes the good,and rewards the Evil. The Evil, that appears to run the US. and UK. children’s Vaccine program.

    Continued

  178. Joe says:

    You might be asking,after reading my sons story. For God sake, why didn’t you take him to the ER Hospital? We did,after an $8,800.00 hospital emergency bill,and a $2,000.00 ambulance ride. We were told,that he just has a case of colic. We take him home, he’s no different. After all the sedation wore off, he began the same behavior, and the same suffering! The only thing, that we got out of it. Was 6 hours. That we,! did not have to deal with the hell that he was feeling.

    Somebody else, did. For a change.

    In all fairness,the hospital said when we arrived. “we can’t tell you what it is,we can just tell you what it isn’t.

    That’s the words of wisdom,that was presented to us. Along with a bill,for $8,800 dollars.

    That’s why this Nation, is a whopping 17 trillion dollars in debt. It’s incompetence, and a twisted mentality.A mindset,that thinks it’s justified spending 6 million dollars on a child’s lifelong care. To save, penny’s to a dime. Or maybe even, a whole quarter a child. By combining, three live viruses in one.

    Their arrogance,is only topped. By their apparent stupidity. And their so apparent, ridiculous lack of any economic sense.

    END.

  179. Joe says:

    Here is the absolute proof, that some of the Congressmen Senators and sitting President. Had conspired, to withhold the proof that many American children were over taxed with a mercury based preservative. That was called, Thimerosal. In order to save, this Nations health agencies credibility & reputations.

    And of course, all of their Golden Retirement Parachutes.

    Dr.Frank Engley, was one of the first to do research on Thimerosal. The preservative, that’s 50 % mercury by weight. That BTW FYI that was in almost all children’s vaccines.

    Here is a video, of a truth that they tried desperately to keep from the public.

    http://www.ashotoftruth.org/science/frank-b-engley-jr-phd-interview

    Dr Engley’s work in 1948 revealed that the preservative that their defending.Was in his words, toxic down to a level that was almost unbelievable. Down to one one millionth, of a gram.He Dr.Engley said, it was as toxic as it gets. And it must be removed!,from everything it was in. He mentioned,to even over the counter topical use.

    His research,it also revealed the fact. That it was almost useless, as a anti microbial.

    So today, after reading what I have written. About those, willing to jump through hoops like trained circus animals. To protect the maker of thimerosal, and of course their heavily invested Eli-Lilly stocks.

    Thus, protecting their Golden Retirement Parachutes.

    Just try to prove me wrong! you can’t. I have done my research.

    They did it, (hiding the damage done) they know that they did it. And their hiding the fact,that they did it! To save their ever so arrogant,reputations and their wealth.

    Prove me wrong! You can’t, have done my research. This will be known someday, as
    the second Holocaust.

  180. Joe says:

    When did America,decide to sell it’s soul to the pharmaceutical company’s?When we got hit, by terrorism. American Senators,a Congressman and a sitting President.They had all decided, to commit an act of conspiring against the American people and their vaccine damaged greatly suffering. American, children.

    When America was hit. at 9 -11. A Texas US. Congressman, Dick Armey in the middle of the night.Added a rider, to the Homeland security bill. It was protection, for Lilly Pharm. The creator, and patent holder of the children’s vaccine preservative “Thimerosal”. It was to
    be known, as the Lilly rider. It was designed specifically, to shield Lilly. And all of the other, vaccine Company’s.From all of the soon coming, very much expected. Thimerosal, litigation. Six months, after the Lilly rider was inserted. Several decent Congressmen, said that they were going to remove the rider. Because, inserting it in the middle of the night was not fair. And, it was not voted in. So it was removed.

    Continued

  181. Joe says:

    The VSD (Vaccine Safety Data) base. That is where, most of the vaccine as a cause for Autism Epidemiological studies originated.

    The CDC’s Dr Bernier, has always maintained that the VSD was chocked only full of good quality sound robust studies. Studies, that prove that vaccines are safe! And,that they do not cause Autism. So why, was a sitting US. President going to seal them? FOREVER???

    That action,it is not Logical. On with the scandal, that has become a National disgrace.

    That’s only dwarfed by, the Jewish Holocaust.

    Meaning,that they had allowed these children that their vaccines had ruined. To suffer, unmercifully. In order to save, an antiquated out of control. Very dangerous, vaccine program. That’s failing,

    m-i-s-e-r-a-b-l-y.

    On with the story,of American traitors that Exhausted all avenues of back room dirty deals. To produce a plan, for complete immunity from all Thimerosal ligation.

    Continued.

  182. Joe says:

    Next, the then setting President GW Bush. He moves, to seal all the data that’s contained in the VSD. Forever! Two Senators, asked GW. Why are you sealing, what the parents need to prove their vaccine injured children’s cases. For one? And why are you sealing them, forever? They accused him, of trying to hide the proof of the damage.That’s, been done.

    They said, (the 2 US. Senators) they wanted any and all communications that has went on. Between him, and his staff. And any! of the Pharmaceutical Co’s. The setting President, GW Bush. Decides to not seal the VSD.

    But only after!the threat to look at his relationship with the Pharma Co’s. Did he, GW send an order to the HHS secretary Thompson, and the U.S. Attorney General Ashcroft to not seal! the VSD.

    By this time,they are getting really really desperate! They are getting ready, to do the unthinkable.

    Using our own Nations fallen American hero’s, in a scheme. A scheme designed, to save the reputations of our health agency’s. And most of all, their heavily invested Pharma wealth.

    Continued.

  183. Joe says:

    Senator Frist, along with other Bought! Senators. Decide, to go as low as a human can get. You see parents, they were going to use our fallen solders. Our American Hero’s,were going to be used in this newest scheme.

    A scheme called, Senate bill # 3. It was Created, to get their,friends at Pharma.the protection, that was needed. To defeat, in vaccine court. And in the real courts,the Vaccine injured. American children.

    I get sick to my stomach,when watching any of the Senate hearings. Hearings, where all the Senators. Refer to themselves,as very highly Distinguished, Gentleman. I really don’t believe, that Distinguished Gentleman. Would ever! use dead American Hero’s, in a very dirty scheme. A scheme that was specifically created, to disqualify severely Vaccine damaged suffering American children. From their,Congressionally created NVICP Vaccine compensation. Thus,leaving the cost of the lifelong care.

    At the door step, of the American tax payers. Continued, to their doing the unthinkable!

  184. Joe says:

    This kind of incompetence,is how this Nation ended up being 17 trillion dollars in dept. we have Tax payers,paying for vaccine damaged children’s life long care cost. When our own Congress,created a remedy called the NVICP

    National Vaccine Compensation Program.

    Problem was,that they had damaged. More, than they could pay for. So they laid them,neatly at the door step of the tax payers. It was a scandal, that should have and would have rocked the entire world.

    That is,if the major media had done their jobs. Instead of deciding, to not bite the hand. That’s, been steadily feeding them. For, many decades. Meaning, the running of drug commercials. Around the clock, on all major and minor media Co’s Networks. News papers,and all Magazines. They now own it all! Welcome,to Pharmaceutica. Formally known, as America. Continued.

  185. Joe says:

    Presenting the Scheme,designed by LOL those
    highly Distinguished. American(Senators) Distinguished, gentlemen. Busy in creating legislation,to steal vaccine damaged American children and their parents lives. Senator Frist,that BTW is a multi. million to billion aire.He introduces, Senate bill 3. That bill, was to be known. As (protecting America, from terrorism 2005) It on the face, looked like a very generous bill. Written in the first few pages, was benefits for our fallen Hero’s family’s. The carrot, that was being used to entice all the other representatives. Was a 100 thousand dollars, for every (Gulf war) fallen American hero’s family’s.

    But remember, keep in mind. Why their black hearts, wrote this bill in the first place.

    The coming, very much expected. Mercury poisoning, litigation. As they say,the Devil was in the details. You see, in the back of the bill. Was the same protection, for Thimerosal litigation. It was to be used, to deny the severely suffering Thimerosal vaccine injured American children. Their Congressional created, vaccine injury NVICP compensation.

    Senate bill # 3 was created & crafted in a legal binding way, to give HHS Tommy Thompson and Attorney General John Ashcroft. Complete control, over all the Thimerosal vaccine litigation. As planned, from the beginning at 9 – 11. Continued.

  186. Joe says:

    Parents, Grand parents, & Researchers, and some decent honorable real examples of US. American Congressmen. All got together, and defeated the bill.

    Then, some very dishonorable GOP Republican Senators. Released, 10 shot gun bills. All at once!They all,were carbon copies of the exact same “Thimerosal” litigation protection. That was written, in their Homeland security bill.

    Just as, in the very beginning.

    They finally,had gotten what they desired. Their many attempts, had now paid off. The fix was in,their hard work had paid off. Nobody! could be legally held responsible. And the beauty of it all, was that the American tax payers would be footing the bill!

    The distinguished gentleman, had prevailed! Over the very sick, vaccine damaged American children. Some how, I don’t think this is what our forefathers meant.When they, with the help of God almighty. Forged, this once great Nation into existence. Make no mistake, this was an act of treason! By many,in order to save their wealth.

    Continued.

  187. Joe says:

    There’s a Senator, or a Congressman,back then that made a very remarkable and very profound statement. The statement said, that they are not going to stand by! and allow all these vaccine injured. To sue the Vaccine Co’s, out of business.

    Where was his or her concern, for all the Vaccine damaged. American children? That
    he himself,had taken an oath of office to protect? No, they won’t do that. But! they will allow the Vaccine makers and others to get away with poisoning American children.

    And then,drive the American parents dealing with the vaccine injured aftermath. Deep! into bankruptcy.

    Distinguished cowards,on the take.

    Continued.

  188. Joe says:

    Question,for all here posting. If there was no American children that were ever harmed, by Thimerosal. Why all the circus acts,of our US.Senators and Congressmen. Many, who are jumping through hoops. Like, trained circus animals to protect Lilly? Lilly,the creator and patent holder. Of the mercury based preservative, that was used in almost all of the children’s vaccines. Thimerosal.

    If as the CDC’s chief science officer Dr. Bernier said, there’s nothing, but good quality sound robust epidemiological based studies. That are in the VSD. All proving, that the vaccines are safe. And,that they do not cause Autism.

    Why?the Presidential order, to seal all the documents. FOREVER? Common sense, dictates. You only seal,what you don’t want others to see!

    I think that those Senators, that tried to use our Fallen American solders in a scheme. A scheme, that was designed and planned out. Just to beat, our own American children.Out of, what was rightfully theirs. The remedy, that our Congress had created for vaccine Compensation. The NVICP They, that have done this great Evil to our children. Have been involved, in creating a scheme. That’s worse, by far in many ways. Than, any act of terrorism or TREASON!

    Woe! unto a Nation, that sacrifices it’s own children for the love of money. When a free Nations, elected officials and major media. will not speak out, for it’s own Nations children. Children, who’s voices have been silenced. By (Vaccines) & many people, who are Evil. That Nation,ceases to be free. Welcome to Pharmaceutica, formerly known as America..

    End.

  189. Dar says:

    I’ve been painstakingly reading through the comments in this site. I am a parent of a child with mild autism. I also noticed a change in my son after every jab, more than the usual slight fever that children often have.

    I am not sure what to think at this point. All I know is that this issue will not get mainstream awareness if it doesn’t even get past this blog.

  190. Robin says:

    The source article does not even mention MMR or any vaccine at all. It links IBD with ASD and has nothing to do with vaccines whatsoever. Whoever wrote this article obviously didn’t read it heir own source or is too stupid to understand the data.

  191. b says:

    very deceiving headline… the research quoted does not mention mmr vaccine… this is no way to further this cause, by smoke and mirrors

  192. I’ve been patiently reading through the comments in this article. I am a parent of a 4 year old son with autism. The source of article does not even mention MMR or any vaccine at all. Whoever wrote this obviously didn’t read it their own source.

  193. Geof r says:

    I have patiently read through all of this, including the sober and informed comments, the hysterical comments, the nasty comments and the threatening comments (by the people who run this website).
    First of all the article is a put-up by someone with an very right wing axe to grind. Secondly, it is clear from all the information (and I am a professor in public health) that many were taken in by Wakefield because it was assumed that he followed the usual ethic and methodological procedures, when in fact he was on a money generating quest. This is true of families with children with autism and true of the press, and in particular the right wing press, who used the episode to support their own ideological views.
    It is a pity that the far right is so willing to use the distress of families to support their own disagreeable agenda, but that is what the situation is. In fact, it is little different from their arguments about smoking (it does no harm) or climate change (it doesn’t exist).

    Yes, there is a conspiracy, but it is a very different from from that suggested by the people who run this website.

  194. TLB Staff says:

    @ Geof r – If you are so astute or as intelligent as you are indicating you are … why is it you have not realized this article was NOT written by anyone from this site, it was re-posted from another site and that is obviously and clearly indicated above. Also there is maybe one comment from TLB staff here out of many and that is basically to chastise a commenter for disrespect with very little amplification of the subject matter … So again you are determining our politics and thought process HOW? Your comments on how we feel about what are obviously based on false data (something I believe you just accused this website of), and out to lunch! We at TLB post a wide spectrum of information because we are a news service. We are NOT right wing, we are not left wing, we claim no party or label! We are seekers of the truth and provide many views. Next time you feel you need to lash out at someone … Please have the facts first because right now your credibility factor is mighty low, Oh and thanks for your comment !!!

  195. Colby Hawkins says:

    It is irresponsible for a website to promulgate the disproven lie that there is a connection between vaccines and autism. I hope you assholes get your asses sued bigtime by a parent whose child sickens or dies for not having been vaccinated due to your irresponsibility. There has NEVER been a peer reviewed paper published in a reputable scientific journal to support a vaccine-autism connection. The LIARS at this site have inundated with papers, none of which make that claim. The truth’s here: http://www.upworthy.com/it-took-studying-25782500-kids-to-begin-to-undo-the-damage-caused-by-1-doctor?c=ufb1

  196. TLB Staff says:

    Willa says … Are you hiding in a cave my friend ??? Try putting this in a search engine Dr. Wakefeild vindicated and prepare for the onslaught of articles (many by very reputable authors and publications) that will pop up such as this one from 2011 http://www.politicolnews.com/new-2011-autism-studies-links-to-mmr-vaccines/ or this one http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/2013/06/21/new-published-study-verifies-andrew-wakefields-research-on-autism-again-mmr-vaccine-causes-autism/ and there are MANY MANY MORE. I will not waste my time debating the facts with someone who is blind to the truth and accepts on blind faith that all anti-vaxers are wrong … I have done entirely too much research for this foolishness. The link you put here has about a paragraph of statistical crap that on the surface may impress some … the blind, Propagandized or those who never do any in-depth research on their own but chose to run with the herd mentality … ARRGGGG !!! I wish you a pleasant day.

  197. Ben says:

    Nowhere in the article used to support the claim does it mention vaccines. Seriously, have a read, or if you’re too lazy, ctrl+f ‘vaccines’. There is no proof anywhere that vaccines cause autism, I’d be surprised if there was even correlation. Wakefield has been disbarred, shouldn’t be referred to as a doctor at all.

    Here, have a nice, shiny, scientifically based infographic:

    http://www.upworthy.com/it-took-studying-25782500-kids-to-begin-to-undo-the-damage-caused-by-1-doctor?c=ufb1

  198. Fred Pacific says:

    Willfully misleading nonsense, citing research that is irrelevant in confidence that few will have time to follow up.

  199. Macy Strangenburger says:

    Anyone who think vaccines cause autism are morons. I think these parents should have criminal murder/assault/neglect charges filed against them from parents whose kids they have killed or made sick and also be sued for strict tort liability. You all have brought back previously eradicated diseases. How selfish are you? Kill off civilization why don’t you with your ignorance and “I am too irresponsible and should not be a parent skills.”

  200. Tom Strangenburger says:

    I like the way many of you have said,”Oh the pain vaccines have caused these countless children. ” There is no proof of the connection and it is stupid to think so. Allergies, yes of course.

    What about the pain you all have caused with bringing back previous eradicated diseases because you are ignorant? How many people have you killed off or made sick? You should be held financially liable for all these folks.

  201. TLB Staff says:

    We at TLB have patiently watched the comments put here and have had enough. Our policy is IF you cannot comment with respect, or if you insist on using profanity YOUR COMMENTS WILL BE DELETED regardless of the useful content. Almost 100% of the disrespectful and vulgar comments are from Pro-Vaxers … Hmmm that screams volumes and does NOTHING to get your point across! It is NOT about what you say, but HOW you say it PERIOD !!! So if you do not see your comment we believe you can figure out why … The management

  202. Richard Daniel says:

    Stop killing your children and stop trying to kill mine. Stop pretending you’re smarter than your doctor. Stop using the same tactics, language, and reasoning as the Young Earth Creationists.

    Vaccinate your children before they die from a preventable disease. Children will die and it will be your fault.

  203. Richard Daniel says:

    There is none, absolutely no debate on this anymore. Vaccination saves lives. It does not, cannot, never has, never could cause anything in the Autistic spectrum. But it does save lives.
    Not one of the factoids used to advance this explicitly harmful and publicly hazardous anti-vax nightmare is true and this is verifiable with even a cursory glance at the available data.
    All that these well meaning parents and the reprehensible snake oil salesmen who prey on them have I their corner are a few bits of bad science, coupled with a handful of out of context research, and subjective observational data which is worthless.
    Vaccinate your children. It’s for you, it’s for them, it’s for me, and it is for MY child who nerds your child covered.
    Or do we think measles is caused by watching tv?

  204. ndjinn says:

    There is no such thing as pro-vaxx. There is no anti-vaxx position. There is only ignorance to science and fear. If you don’t support vaccines as a systemic way of preventing illness and death worldwide, you are in the wrong.

  205. DK says:

    More “studies” that don’t prove anything, in defense of tinfoil hattery by people who don’t understand the issue. Still waiting for an explanation how being on the autism spectrum is worse than many fatal diseases either.

  206. Mark says:

    A load of lies. Does anybody bother to actually check the references on this tripe? For example, the first listed article, the 1999 Journal of Pediatrics article, doesn’t even mention vaccines.

    Shame on this web site for lying to people.

  207. Kyle says:

    Has anyone else noticed that all of these “sites” that they list as support sources for these articles have mysteriously disappeared? Not a single one works. Not a single source is credible. Much like this arguement. Funny how that works, isn’t it?

  208. Kyle says:

    I shouldn’t say “all” of these links don’t work. Just…you know…the first 3 or 4 listed. The opening arguments that are supposed to be the strongest…THOSE don’t work lol. I stopped clicking after multiple “page cannot be found” message.

  209. MKM says:

    Did you even read the study you referenced? It discusses the overlapping GENE EXPRESSION between ASD patients with GI symptoms and other children with IBD syndromes. It makes no mention whatsoever about association with vaccines and autism.

  210. Bodhisattva1 says:

    Here are links to a number of studies that speak directly to vaccine adjuvant’s. It
    isn’t rocket science to put the puzzle together and come to the conclusion that vaccine cause significant damage to anyone. Have any of the nay sayers read the vaccine vial package inserts? Dtap states specifically it can cause SIDS, brain encephalopathy & Autism. MMR states it can cause febrile seizures, anaphylactic shock. “Excretion of small amounts of the live attenuated rubella virus from the nose or throat has occurred in the majority of susceptible individuals 7 to 28 days after vaccination.” This means viral vaccine shedding-the vaccinated child is contagious for up to 28 days. As for any vaccine, vaccination with M-M-RII may not result in protection in 100% of vaccinees. Encephalitis; encephalopathy; measles incl
    usion body encephalitis (MIBE) (see
    CONTRAINDICATIONS); subacute
    sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE);
    Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS);
    acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM); transverse myelitis; febrile convulsions; a febrile convulsions or seizures; ataxia; polyneuritis; polyneuropathy; ocular palsies; paresthesia. All of this is listed on the package insert. Cont.

  211. Bodhisattva1 says:

    Links to studies confirming Wakefield REPORT-NOT A STUDY.

    -http://www.cmsri.org/published-research/

    -https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-jYsdHZuRhCcGtPandhT0llT0k/edit

    -http://therefurbishedrogue.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/my-list-of-peer-reviewed-vaccine-research/

    -http://adventuresinautism.blogspot.com/2007/06/no-evidence-of-any-link.html

    -Frank Engley, PhD Interview: http://www.ashotoftruth.org/science/frank-b-engley-jr-phd-interview

    -Thimerosal Exposure and the Role of Sulfation Chemistry and Thiol Availability in Autism. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10, 3771-3800: http://www.ashotoftruth.org/science/study-1

    -B-Lymphocytes from a Population of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Unaffected Siblings Exhibit Hypersensitivity to Thimerosal: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3697751/

    -Thimerosal Papers
    Papers Showing a Connection Between Thimerosal Exposure and Neurological Harm: http://www.ashotoftruth.org/thimerosal-papers

  212. Bodhisattva1 says:

    Wakefield has been exonerated:
    http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/503.html&query=Walker-Smith+and+GMC&method=boolean
    -Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s Co-Author on Controversial Lancet “MMR Paper” Exonerated of All Charges of Professional Misconduct: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/3/prweb9262180.htm
    -British Court Throws Out Conviction of Autism/Vaccine MD: Andrew Wakefield’s Co-Author Completely Exonerated:
    http://healthimpactnews.com/2012/british-court-throws-out-conviction-of-autismvaccine-md-andrew-wakefields-co-author-completely-exonerated/
    “In 1998 the Lancet published a case series on twelve children receiving treatment for bowel dysfunction at the Royal Free Hospital in London. The paper called for further study of a possible association between bowel disease and developmental delay, including cases of autism. It also noted that eight of the children’s gastrointestinal and autistic symptoms began shortly after they received the MMR vaccination.” PNR
    That statement sums up the entire Wakefield witch hunt.
    The entire medical community has been misled by a man, Brian Deer, who began this entire character assassination of Dr. Wakefield at the behest of the British Medical Society because he, Wakefield, had the audacity to suggest that there MAY be a connection between the bowel diseases in children and the MMR. WAKEFIELD NEVER STATED THERE WAS A DEFINITIVE LINK TO THE MMR, TO AUTISM AND NEVER STATED CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE VACCINATED.
    What is the fraudulent aspect of this? If you took the time to read the transcripts and the facts instead of reading CDC/Vaccine industry self serving propaganda you’d know the facts. The transcripts of the hearing are online.
    “It is quite obvious to me that James Murdoch, Brian Deer and GlaxoSmithKline orchestrated the smear attack on Dr. Andrew Wakefield,” said Ginger Taylor, executive director of the Canary Party. “A judge has now ruled that the GMC hearings were a farce. Parents are waiting for journalists to find their spine and start some honest reporting on the character assassination of doctors that are blocking medical treatments for vaccine injured children, and the role that GSK and Merck may be playing to protect their profits on the MMR vaccine.

  213. Mark says:

    It Took Studying 25,782,500 Kids To Begin To Undo The Damage Caused By 1 Doctor.

    Please Read this Article

    http://www.upworthy.com/it-took-studying-25782500-kids-to-begin-to-undo-the-damage-caused-by-1-doctor?g=4&c=shlink

  214. LiveWire says:

    “Winning a settlement” is not equivalent to “being right.”
    Furthermore, “New Published Study” from the headline IS NOT equivalent to “recently published [...] court ruling.”

  215. Bobbsybob says:

    Since when did the courthouse trump actual science? And who’s the bozo who thinks that because a judge is a scientist or medical doctor?

  216. AmosMoses says:

    Just to be clear, the cited paper linked intestinal disorders with Autism. It did NOT involve any investigation of the link between MMR and autism.

  217. LetEmBe says:

    If you wish to vaccinate your children go right ahead. If you don’t, then don’t. Vaccinations is hands down the single most important medical discovery in human history. This came from understanding how our immune system works through adaptive immunity. Even nature, in a sense, vaccinates newborns by passing antibodies from mother to fetus during the last 3 months of gestation (passive immunity). Even the act of breastfeeding passes immune factors from mother to baby. But nevermind these the truth behind all of these facts. Go right ahead and put your children at absolute risk for diseases they would’ve been able to fend off. Our precious planet all of its ridiculous 7 billion human beings can only sustain 2 billion. If you wish do the future generation a favor by ending your family line with your stubborn ignorance, be my guest. I assure you, Earth won’t miss you.

  218. Arwel Hughes says:

    Are you guys stupid? How on earth are you able to claim that an article showing that children with autism can have gastrointestinal problems which MAKES NO MENTION OF VACCINATION in any way supports Dr Wakefiled’s ridiculous pseudoscience?? This is just the most astonishingly disingenuous article I have ever seen – just outright lies.
    I suggest you get your facts from here…..

    http://www.upworthy.com/it-took-studying-25782500-kids-to-begin-to-undo-the-damage-caused-by-1-doctor?g=2&c=ufb1

  219. Ben Lee says:

    To everyone saying one article doesn’t even ‘mention vaccines, man’: WELL DUH. Really. THIS is what you’re using to discredit the research and sources? From what I’ve read, skimming through it, it DOES discuss the impacts of certain metals and phenomena in the human body that are COMMONLY FOUND IN PEOPLE AFTER VACCINATIONS. It’s a question of using the information provided and connecting the dots, ya dumbasses. If one article would have all the data needed to prove a claim, he would only need to provide one source. Different sources make up the puzzle that shows you the full picture. This is how data collection and mentioning of sources work, smartasses. How do people employing 2nd grader logic even end up discussing stuff like this? Are you guys paid to troll these things or something? It’s like saying that papers that discuss the colors blue and yellow have nothing to do with a discussion on the color green…

    And to all you people saying that NOT vaccinating your kids with government sponsored mystery goo is ‘dangerous’: where is YOUR data proving this? Hell, I’ll even take falsified data by ‘discredited’ doctors.. There’s no reliable way to even prove that claim.

    Meanwhile, I’ll stick with NOT having the criminals that steal from me to bail out banks that steal from me, who spy on me and who use my tax dollars to fund ISIS and Al-Qaeda rebels in Syria perform ‘mandatory’ vaccinations on me, like I’ve always been doing. While being overall healthier and sharper than my (vaccinated) colleagues.

  220. Ben Lee says:

    To the guy above me here. REALLY? You’re using an infographic by UPWORTHY to discredit countless papers and studies in medical journals? Way to go. Even in that ‘article’, they shoot the anti-vaccination claims down for employing the very same standards and methods they themselves employ to prove the benefits of vaccinations. Complaining about something KINDA loses credibility when you’re doing it yourself. And some of the claims are flat-out lies, as well. WHO vaccinations generally DON’T cure diseases and make people safer. Everytime the WHO vaccinates a bunch of people somewhere, they tend to magically get aids or some other disease that wasn’t as prevalent before the vaccinations. Look it up. For every major outbreak, you can find records of large scale vaccinations before the outbreak. I would also like to refer the obviously ignorant and naïve guy who defends mandatory vaccination for a short resumé of unethical human experimentation in the United States: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in_the_United_States

    This is just the tip of the iceberg and things that have been declassified. Your government thinks nothing of injecting entire cities just to see if it will make them infertile or something. Hundreds of thousands of years of evolving DNA, snuffed out, because some psychopath billionaire wanted to see what makes people infertile. Lots more where that came from. If you seriously think they are FORCING you to be vaccinated, because they care about you, you’re in a lot of stockholm syndrome denial, my friend. Usually, when someone has to point a gun to your head (which is what the enforcement of legislation through the state would entail) to make you do something, and thus, would literally rather have you die than not take the vaccine, THAT is pretty much a pretty clear warning sign that someone doesn’t necessarily have your best interests at heart.

  221. James says:

    By continuing to propogate this rubbish, you have the blood of hundreds if not thousands of children on you hands. I notice this is by “TLB Staff” as whoever actually wrote this article knows they are lying and don’t actually want their name against it. I just wonder why people still push this story, do you understand the harm you are doing?

  222. John says:

    Ben Lee: You don’t like Upworthy? How about the NY Times?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/magazine/mag-24Autism-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    your ignorance is only surpassed by your stupidity which is only surpassed by your arrogance.

  223. Rogue Naturopath.com says:

    I don’t think I read one comment from anyone who treats patients, so allow me to tell you what happens in the office of physicians where the results of Autism are’t reported.

    Mom has one child who received the MMR vaccine and developed Autism. Against their wishes, they were strong armed into getting the vaccine for their next child. The kid got the vaccines and within 24 hours developed a fever. He then began neurologically decompensating. After a particular protocol for Autism, he began improving. His brother, who was also treated made 70-80% improvement. This happens all the time.

    Vaccines without doubt trigger Autism. And Autism is reversible when caught early. It’s unfortunate that society is so easily led by false propaganda. We spend more money than any other country and are the sickest of developed countries. We are told the cures are coming with each year, but 90 billion later, the treatment of cancer is an abysmal failure. Modern medicine for the treatment of chronic disease is an epic failure. And the statistics show it. There’s your evidence based medicine speaking volumes.

  224. ROSEMARY DAVIS says:

    ANY LAWYERS OUT THERE TAKING CASES??

  225. MariePhD says:

    The very fact that “Dr.” Wakefield asserts his position on vaccines is based on any reputable science practices demonstrates the supreme egomania of this unethical quack.

  226. asdf says:

    Sorry this website its “autism” link is fake.
    one doctor said he may have found a link. To which he admitted he made up. There’s countless other studies that say there is no definitive proof that vaccines cause autism. Moreover, the risk of autism is less severe than death from a stupid preventable disease.
    http://www.upworthy.com/it-took-studying-25782500-kids-to-begin-to-undo-the-damage-caused-by-1-doctor?g=2&c=ufb2

    http://www.healthcare-management-degree.net/autism-vaccines/

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/01/05/autism.vaccines/

  227. Cheryl says:

    I believe the drug companies were heavily involved in debunking the findings of Dr. Wakefield. We have two children with Autism, both born in 2001 on opposite coasts of the U.S. We lives in areas where there are high concentrations of kids with Autism and Autism Spectrum disorders, including ADHD, ADD, Aspbergers, etc. etc. Growing up in the 50′s & 60′s, we had no Autism to speak of. We also didn’t have much else than the newly introduced Polio vaccine and the Smallpox vaccine. When they bombarded our kids with these 40-50 vaccines, more and more kids have gotten these disorders. My grandkids pediatrician says our country demands at last 90% COMPLIANCE by doctors in giving vaccines or they are threatened by insurance companies that it won’t be profitable for them to make them any longer. We saw the hype about the H1N1 virus SEVERAL times, and the big outbreak never occurred and we didn’t even have enough supplies for people anyway. Our country ended up sending the vaccines overseas to be given to the poor people. There was an excellent interview given by Robert Kennedy, Jr. following a meeting back around 1999 involving drug companies where it supposedly was acknowledged that there was a connection between the mercury in the vaccines, the bundled vaccines and the incidences of Autism. They were supposed to stop making them but were allowed to continue selling the vaccines still on the shelves as late as 2001. Which includes the years my relatives got Autism after numerous vaccines. Conclude what you want. Drug companies are in business to make money, even if their drugs kill people. Somebody needs to explain why their vaccines keep needing more and more and more “booster” shots. Maybe it’s because our immune systems are being destroyed and the accumulation of these drugs in our brains are creating permanent neurological disorders of all kinds. Just one person’s opinion from a family who has been suffering the horrors of these drugs for over a decade or longer.

  228. John Albertini says:

    WRONG!
    http://www.upworthy.com/it-took-studying-25782500-kids-to-begin-to-undo-the-damage-caused-by-1-doctor?c=ufb2

    Much more likely that it is the CHEMICAL corporations polluting ujs all: Dow, Monsatan, DuPont, Scott, Miracle Grow, etc., etc., etc. that are the cause of autism. NOT vaccines!!!

  229. David N says:

    What appalling “journalism”! The child in the vaccine court ruling didn’t have autism! He was initially diagnosed with autism, but later that was changed to encephalitis. “Technically” your quoting of his parents is accurate but you’re turning it into a bald-faced lie by suggesting to your readers that this is about autism. Encephalitis can present like autism but is not autism! Encephalitis is a rare but well-known risk from vaccines. This has nothing to do with autism or Wakefield’s research.

    Further, the vaccine courts are there to speed compensation for things *likely* caused by vaccines. They are not a substitute for science nor are their findings appropriate to guide medical decisions.

  230. erin says:

    This article is disingenuous. If the research was really in your corner you wouldn’t title an article “confirms dr. wakefield was right” and then have it be about intestinal disease and not the one thing everyone will think from your title. This is a sign of desperation. Also it’s pretty much been proven that any pre-autistic conditions are already there in utero, so your position is nonsense anyway.

  231. TLB Staff says:

    Can all you extremely disrespectful naysayers and detractors please tell me where you have been hiding lately? Or is your paycheck from Big Pharma that big that you can ignore the revelations streaming across the country (and now congress) concerning the CDC’s own research connecting the MMR vaccine to Autism (in several aspects), along with the fact they hid the data for over a decade and NEVER would have published it had a whistle blower not done so in their stead. This corruption allowed many innocent children to be afflicted needlessly … FACT … So you are ok with that ??? Are you heartless monsters ??? Hmmm every comment you make now makes you all look even more pathetic as you try so hard to bash us and the one person this information absolves in a huge fashion. We now look forward to your comments as a lame instance of entertainment because it is now us who control the voice of science (the CDC’s very own science) and you who are the conspiracy theorists … Please do continue my friends because we who have been heralding this for years (including Dr Wakefield) need a big laugh on occasion !!! We wish you all a very pleasant day (TLB) …

    http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/2014/08/20/profit-over-people-when-those-we-trust-to-protect-our-health-can-no-longer-be-trusted/

    http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/2014/08/18/whistleblower-cdc-knew-in-2003-of-higher-autism-rate-in-african-american-boys-receiving-mmr-shot-before-36-months/

    http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/CDC_Responds_Admits_Omitting_Vaccine_Data

    Now we are sure you will all have something clever, disrespectful and most likely vulgar to say about this information and again we eagerly await it (LOL)

  232. Derek Bown says:

    I just looked over that article you’re touting as supporting the anti-vacc position. It doesn’t mention MMR or vaccine once.

    I scanned through it and ran a search and find for both terms.

    So i think it’s safe to say it doesn’t support your case.

    But i’ll drop the authors over your page link anyway.

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