Here is another addition to the topic of inoculation dangers as it relates to Autism. This is from an email newsletter I subscribe to from Dr. Pam Popper of “The Wellness Forum” and recommend all my readers subscribe to it. Though I provide a link to it and subscription on the right column of this page, here it is again. http://www.wellnessforum.com/Forms/SubscribeNewsletterForm here’s a link to this article http://www.wellnessforum.com/NewsStand/, which is one of several for this particular issue. http://www.wellnessforum.com/NewsStand/ March 29, 2010, Volume 8 Issue 13.
The article is below. This article is of particular interest to me because I have a friend, Lori Ortiz, who’s son got Autism after an inoculation. She, began looking for natural solutions instead of “medical” ones for her son Austin’s condition, especially since the medical profession has no real solution that would really be acceptable to any parent. Go to her site and share with any other parents you may know in this situation.
Here is Dr. Poppers article:
Dear Dr. Pam: I have heard a lot of news lately that the theory that vaccinations cause autism has been totally discredited. Is this true?
I have spent considerable time researching this issue myself, and I am convinced that there is a connection between vaccinations and autism. However, vaccinations are not the only cause of autism and the link between thimerosal and autism is not clear. Thimerosal is a preservative that was used in almost all childhood vaccinations until a few years ago, and is still used in many vaccines, including flu vaccines, today. Many of the lawsuits alleging harm from vaccinations have focused on this connection, and I think this strategy is misdirected. This does not mean that I am not concerned about thimerosal, but rather that I think that a cause and effect relationship between thimerosal alone and autism has not been established.
The effort to discredit vaccines as a cause of autism has been going on for decades. In my opinion, the recent stepped-up push to do so is due to the public’s growing suspicion and rejection of vaccines. In spite of a national campaign mounted by health authorities to scare people about the dangers of the H1N1 virus, most of the public opted not to get vaccinated. According to an article in the Columbus Dispatch on Monday, March 22, only 42% of the vaccines distributed to Ohio from the federal government were actually administered. The article stated that 9800 unused doses of vaccine were stored at the Summit County Health Department alone.
Thankfully, we live in an information age, and more and more people are finding out that not only are there safety issues with vaccines, but efficacy issues as well. A recent outbreak of mumps among teenagers in New York and New Jersey involved kids who were vaccinated. Adults who experienced an outbreak of mumps in Iowa a few years ago had all been vaccinated too. The risks associated with getting vaccines need to be carefully weighed against the expected benefits, and increasing amounts of evidence suggest that the benefits may have been overstated.
The health authorities are fighting an uphill battle as more and more people are opting not to vaccinate their children, or to get annual flu shots and other recommended inoculations. As a result, I expect that attacks on health professionals who support the rights of individuals to make decisions about vaccinations based on informed choice will continue and become even more vicious in the future. It is truly unfortunate that we cannot have objective scientific debate about such issues and develop public health policies accordingly.
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