Vaccines Help us All
Last week there was an Autism March on Washington DC the highlight of this March was Jenny McCarthy who’s son has autism. She is leading a push to have vaccines made “Green”. It is her belief that her son’s autism was caused by vaccinations or the “toxins” in them. Let me be clear here I have nothing but sympathy for the parents of autistic children, however what I dislike is how her belief can now endanger other children, Jenny McCarthy and boyfriend Jim Carey are using their celebrity status to make vaccines to be the Bogey man of autism. The problem here is there is no support for the position, there is no science that links autism to vaccines. It use to be the claim that mercury in the vaccines was causing autism, so 5 years ago mercury was removed from all childhood vaccines, it can still be found in flu shots, however there was no change in the rates of autism? So now its definitely not mercury (there was no science to ever say it was) it just that the vaccines are so full of other “toxins” they are dangerous… the more you look in to this Autism vaccination connection the more in to a conspiracy web you are drawn, a conspiracy of the US Government Agencies(CDC, FDA), the entire medical profession (AMA, AAP) and of course Big Pharma(cue the ominous music) You can go and look all this up for yourselves, and like most conspiracies they insert little lies like vaccines contain anti-freeze or ether which is demostrably false. In the article here is why I am concerned
Many doctors worry that linking autism to vaccines could deter parents from vaccinating their children, leading to an outbreak of childhood diseases like measles, mumps and rubella, which have been virtually delimited thanks to childhood immunization but are now threatening again.
The CDC is bracing for the worst measles outbreak since 2001, with nine states already reporting cases this year. In 2006, more than 6,500 Americans were sickened by mumps, the worst outbreak in 20 years.
I understand Jenny McCarthy thinks she doing a good thing and trying to help people, but children can and will die. Thanks to vaccines we have greatly reduced the incidence of childhood death from disease. I know the article points out she says she is not anti-vaccine but when you drill in to this issue you will see what she is advocating is a high risk behavior that can have life or death consequences.
Hey she is not happy that all the current research shows no link with autism and vaccines I get that, she wants more research done, that’s great but before advocating a position which as I said can have life or death consequences she should get some hard evidence on her side first to do anything less is irresponsible.
I am not a Doctor or even a scientist but I like everyone else have access to the information and science. I encourage everyone never to take someones word for it but go and look in to the best evidence available and currently that evidence shows no link between vaccines and autism.
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