A Rebuttal for Upworthy: Vaccines, Autism & Dr. Wakefield

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By TLB Contributor: Lori

Recently, the website upworthy.com published an article regarding Dr. Wakefield and his claim that vaccines cause autism.  This article is  defending that vaccines do not cause autism.

Here is the link to the article, take a few minutes to look it over so you can see what I am referring to.

16 Years Ago, A Doctor Published A Study. It Was Completely Made Up, And It Made Us All Sicker.

But what is the truth when it comes to vaccines and their connection to autism.

In 1999, a study by the U.K. Department of Health did a study that said vaccines don’t cause autism.  This stance has been maintained by the CDC that vaccines do not cause autism.  Or do they?

Dr. Brian Hooker from California thru numerous requests has discovered thru the CDCs own documents that there is a vaccine-autism link.  Over 100 requests were put in by Dr. Hooker thru the Freedom of Information Act which showed overwhelming evidence that there is a link.

Dr. David & Dr. Mark Geier discovered thru the Vaccine Safety Datalink that there is ample evidence that vaccines are linked to autism.  The CDC held a special hearing whether or not to allow the Geier’s access to the VSD as this is usually only available to CDC personnel and those who need to know.

Dr. Robert Johnson, Immunologist at the University of Colorado stated that he didn’t want his grandson to get Thimerosal containing vaccines until they figured out what was going on.

Dr. Thomas Verstraeten analyzed the numbers in the Vaccine Safety Datalink and no matter how he ran the numbers the outcome was always the same.  There is a link between vaccines and autism.  

Dr. John Clements, World Health Organization stated that the results have to be handled even if the committee decides that there is no link.  That he has to make sure that 100 million are vaccinated per year with Thimerosal containing vaccines.

Read that last paragraph again.  A committee decided there was no link.  Where is the science that says there is no link?

Something to think about is that the advisory committee to the CDC are stockholders in the big pharma.  The more vaccines that are given the more money the vaccine manufacturers make the more money stock holders make.  (The Vaccine Guide)

During this time, the CDC was hoping to do their own study that would show there is no link.  Recently, the lead researcher for the CDC called Dr. Brian Hooker and talked about results being hidden from the public specifically parents.  (starting at the 3:40 mark)


The article goes on to say that the study done in 2002 in Denmark showed no link.  However, these results were reanalyzed.  The results are beyond shocking.  The study was reanalyzed by a Dr. Samy Suissa from Montreal, Canada found that The children who had had the MMR vaccination were 45% more likely to have developed autism than the children who had not had the MMR vaccination.

Even a ProVaccine Immunologists has admitted that vaccines are toxic and can overload the immune system.  They only do vaccines during the first year to train parents that vaccines are needed for their children.

With 145 vaccines in development I have to wonder what future lies ahead for the children of our country and the world.  We’ve seen the vaccine schedule explode between 1970 & 2012.


This chart shows how much money the government is making off of vaccinated children.


Our government has also given almost $6 billion to vaccine manufacturers for development of vaccines.

Eli Lily introduced Thimerosal in 1920 and was used in many aspects of OTC medicine and vaccines.  In 1931, Thimerosal was patented.  In the late 30s, animal testing began and animals usually died within 24 hours of getting an injection with Thimerosal.  Many childhood vaccines contained 50 mcg of this toxin.  It was also during this time frame that aluminum was added to vaccines.

It was during the 30’s that children were being diagnosed with autism.  In the book Age of Autism, Dan Olmstead showed the link between mercury exposure and vaccines for this time frame.

In 1947, teething powders were given to kids that was laced with mercury.  This was directly linked to Pinks disease that carried into subsequent generations.

 In the 50s, Dr. Frank Engley determined Thimerosal was toxic to human tissue cells, proving that Thimerosal is more dangerous to healthy cells than bacteria.  This discovery showed that the mercury in Thimerosal did more harm than good.

In 1967, a Pertussis vaccine was developed with .01% merthiolate.  A rise in in mortality was observed as a result of this additive.

In the 70’s, it was discovered that the mercury in Thimerosal crossed the blood brain barrier.  Babies who were treated with the antiseptic Merthiolate had a high mortality rate.

The 90’s were the pivot point in our time line.  It was during this time that a direct correlation was found between vaccines and autism.  This information has been buried by the CDC, FDA, WHO and Big Pharma.  

When did parents stop thinking for themselves a start doing their homework when it comes to their children?  

The symptoms of autism and the symptoms of mercury poisoning are the same.


Monkeys who received the standard childrens vaccine schedule developed autism like symptoms.  Even the MSDS sheet shows neurological disorders associated with Thimerosal.

A Stanford Scientist did a study and it showed that the aborted fetus cells in the MMR vaccine are a possible cause for autism.  These cells are listed as human albumin, MRC-5 & WI-38 in the vaccine ingredients.

Dr. Wakefield never claimed that vaccines cause autism.  He never did any invasive procedures.  How many of my readers have actually read his paper?  I have……a few times over.  Here is a link for it –

RETRACTED: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children

His co-authors were never villified like Dr. Wakefield was.  The court system has ordered the Lancet to reinstate this paper.  To date, this hasn’t been done …

The Lancet is in contempt of court!

It is said that Thimerosal has been removed from childhood vaccines and only has residues in the seasonal flu vaccine.  As I’ve looked thru the vaccine ingredient list as provided by the CDC I only see trace amounts in a few of them.  Does 25 mcg of mercury in the seasonal flu shot sound like a trace amount?  According to EPA guidelines, you would have to weigh 550 lbs to get that much mercury at once.

Moms are a reliable source when it comes to their children.  They are the ones who have seen their children disappear from their normal lives overnight.  They are the ones who have watched their children who have met or exceeded their milestones & seen them disappear over night.

This article says that it relies on memories.  Parents think back to when your kids were babies.  Think back to the day they were born.  How much do you remember?  Do you remember how they behaved after birth?  How you comforted them in those first few weeks after coming home so both of you could get some much needed sleep?

I’ve had 2 kids & I remember many of those “firsts” and how we got thru those first few weeks until us and baby got things figured out.

When I read this article, I was very angry.  I’ve been to many seminars given by Dr. Wakefield and I’ve spoken to him in person a few times.

He has lost his country, his practice and his license.  Its time to stop making him out to be a villain.

Here is a virtual library of resource and research material … please use it to educate yourself. (all links are active)






































TLB recommends you visit Lori at her Blog Vaccine Free Health for more pertinent articles and information.

8 Comments on A Rebuttal for Upworthy: Vaccines, Autism & Dr. Wakefield

  1. This article is over 3 years old. However the information you are asking for is provided in the links at the bottom of the article for you to obtain on your own. Thank you for your interest.

  2. I know you gave us many websites at the end, but will you please provide sources embedded within the article itself? I’m curious to see the original data.

    Thank you! 🙂

  3. John – Your reply shows a serious lack of research on your own part, or a serious lack of understanding as to what is actually available, and the massive bought and paid for cover-up that blatantly exists. We do not make lite of your predicament … but your comment is both smug and overflowing with ignorance !!!

  4. You’re right: the overwhelming majority of trained medical professionals and the medical community as a whole is completely wrong. Parents would have to be idiots to consider what pretty much all experts say about the matter when they can find invaluable material such as this with just a quick google search. I’m so thankful my parents didn’t have me vaccinated — yeah, the polio has kind of sucked and my life has been spent in and out of hospitals, but boy am I glad I’m not autistic!

  5. My daughter was horrifically disabled within seconds after being vaccinated. Our local hospital were unable to identify her bowel problem although their description matched Dr Wakefield’s. Our case was examined by aLegal Services appointed committee who agreed that we have a very strong case and have funded us to get into court.

  6. “The court system has ordered the Lancet to reinstate this paper.”

    It has? When was this? Dr Wakefield requested the Lancet re-instate the ’98 paper after the Judge ruled (see below) but the Lancet refused.

    “The judge criticised the disciplinary panel’s “inadequate and superficial reasoning and, in a number of instances, a wrong conclusion”.”

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