Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Angry Mom's Response to Vaccine Hate Debate

The Hate Debate

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I am sick of it – this vaccination debate. My convictions not to vaccinate have been firm for six years now and I was comfortable living a low-profile life and letting other more notable vaccine advocates carry the torch; and then I started seeing misleading t.v. interviews, news stories, and backlash against parents and unvaccinated children. I saw reputable medical professionals get crucified and reputations destroyed for questioning the mainstream norm. I saw laws passed in other states removing freedoms that rightfully belong to parents and individuals as a whole. I saw fear, blame, finger-pointing, lies, and flat out hate being propagated and encouraged by people, physicians, and popular media avenues towards parents who don’t vaccinate, and their children.
This isn’t a vaccination debate, it’s a hate debate, so let’s call it what it is. And when it got personal, I got involved. Most importantly, I felt the need to clear a few things up:
I am not an “anti-vaxxer” or a “disinformation activist.”
I am a parent. Some people believe that parents can’t make an educated decision on this issue, that you should check all of your questions and reservations about vaccinating at the door and trust your physician, that is unless your physician also questions vaccines (or supports a delayed schedule), then he’s a quack.
Despite what you have been told, it takes no credentials, no formal education, and no “M.D” behind your name to take an educated stance on this issue – it only takes a brain…and everybody’s got one. Of course, if you decide not to vaccinate you’ll be harassed and told to pull your child out of public school. Funny how we do have the credentials to educate our children but don’t have the credentials to make an informed decision about vaccines. So put your credentials away, you didn’t need them to have a baby, and you don’t need them to raise one either.
All medical professionals who do not support vaccines are “quacks, hucksters or bold face liars.” This argument might have carried some weight when only one physician spoke out against vaccines; but today, there are so many that its conveniently suspicious that every single time a physician comes out in support of not vaccinating or recommends a delayed schedule they get attacked, discredited, and demoted to “quack status.” I’m sorry but these physicians sat through the same classes. They passed their licensing boards like all of the other doctors, many have the prestigious “M.D” behind their names too, but because they read the research and came to a different conclusion and had the guts to say so, they’re stance is somehow less credible?
Attacking these physicians (whether they are an MD, DO, ND, or DC) is a bad idea. It makes one look like a bully and nobody likes a bully – not on the playground and not in the grown-up world either.
Speaking of bullies, stop showing us pictures of sick children, telling us that there’s no link between MMR and autism, or telling us dramatic narratives of an “infant who almost died of measles.” According to a recent study published in theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics, these messages illicit a “backfire effect” that only strengthens our deepest convictions – which to be honest, are based on a whole lot more than the autism debate. Is anyone else offended that a study was done where these misleading and one-sided messages were propagated among 1759 people to see if it would convince them to vaccinate? Is anyone else offended that these same tactics are still being used on us?
I don’t call this the “backfire effect,” I call this the bully effect. If we’re going to have to view pictures of sick children, please include pictures of children who have suffered from vaccine injuries and death and children who got a “vaccine preventable disease” from being vaccinated.
Thanks, whether or not we vaccinate is now part of the “Mommy Wars.”
As if mothers didn’t have enough things to be divided over, you’ve made it so that wherever we go be it daycares, schools, or playgroups we are ridiculed, judged, shunned, and our children as a whole are blamed for the re-emergence of diseases that never left and for spreading diseases they’ve never had. You made this a “Mommy War” issue when you somehow insinuated that a woman isn’t a good mother unless she vaccinates her child. You made this a mommy issue when I had to kneel down and explain to my three-year-old child why she was being discriminated against. You made this a mommy issue when you supported and promoted the following hateful belief system:
“[On the topic of vaccines.] We owe it to our children–all of our children–to speak out against this dangerous and misguided parenting choice before more are infected with horrifying diseases that were extinguished decades ago. Choosing not to vaccinate is not yet another anodyne trend in personal parenting. It’s not a quirk; it’s a menace—and a growing one at that.” – Bethany via the Federalist Papers
You know what makes a good mother, one who actually educates herself, questions what is put into her child’s body and makes an informed decision (whether she chooses to vaccinate or not). Call me a menace, call me a misguided parent, and blame me for spreading “horrifying diseases” that are actually neither horrifying nor extinguished. If it makes you feel better to fuel fire and spread hate then by all means proceed, as it doesn’t make your side of the movement look very good. I will neither hate nor discriminate against a mother’s decision on the issue of vaccination. No, I will not be part of the hate debate.
In our society we’re taught, told, and sometimes forced to be tolerant of other religions, races, and minority groups, people of different sexual orientations, women in the work place, and of a woman’s right to choose. We advocate bullying campaigns in schools to teach our children to respect others, but in the area of the hate debate, the voice of tolerance gets shoved aside.
In the last few weeks I have seen articles blaming “anti-vaxxers for measles outbreaks,”referring to us as loonies who have brought measles back from the brink of eradication (of course we’ll pretend that measles didn’t hit an all-time high of 222 cases in 2011 and that their weren’t 54 cases in 2012, and 189 cases in 2013).
An NY Times op ed piece suggested that vaccine exemptions should be eliminated. A post on a Harvard blog last year suggested parents who choose not to vaccinate should be sued and held criminally liable for an outbreak traced back to their unvaccinated child…which is funny because I hear no one recommending the same for an outbreak traced back to a vaccinated child.
In a “TIME” op ed piece we were labeled misinformed, spoiled, and peddlers of “junk science.” Article after article insinuates hate, fear mongering, and inaccurate propaganda that encourages intolerance towards individuals and parents who choose not to vaccinate their children. And what’s being recommended by vaccine advocacy groups is nothing short of discrimination and segregation:
We’re told that our vaccine exemptions should be curtailed, that they should be removed, that we should be forced to home school and prohibited from public schools and day cares. What’s next…will my children have to wear a patch on their clothing to delineate their vaccine status?
We all preach tolerance until there’s an opposing view. I for one will teach my children that despite what others may think of them, they are to neither discriminate nor disrespect another human being on the basis of one’s vaccination status.
“Vaccine preventable” diseases aren’t making a comeback, they never left.In a TIME article the unvaccinated were blamed for “4 Diseases Making a Comeback.” Funny how we’re blamed for the outbreaks of diseases that never left. According to the CDC there were 222 cases of measles in 2011 (35-56% of which occurred in the vaccinated population), 54 in 2012, and 189 in 2013. As of April 10, 2014 there have only been 108 confirmed cases of measles. According to the CDC, measles isn’t a “deadly disease” it is “an illness characterized by a generalized rash lasting ≥3 days, a temperature of ≥101°F [≥38.3°C], and cough, coryza, or conjunctivitis.”  
And what about mumps? In 2006, there were over 6,500 reported cases of mumps. In 2007-2008 there were a few hundred cases reported. In 2009 there were over 3,500 cases of mumps and from 2011-2013 levels returned to the “normal” few hundred cases reported. Between January 1 through April 4th, 164 cases of mumps were reported. Seriously…only 164? I don’t know about you but it’s looking like a pretty good year so far.
The CDC states on its website that one dose of MMR is only 78% effective at preventing mumps and that “outbreaks can still occur in highly vaccinated U.S. communities, particularly in close-contact settings.” My favorite part? “Almost all people with mumps fully recover after a few weeks.” Please, tell me again how deadly mumps is and why my unvaccinated child is to blame for the comeback of a disease that never left?
And yet, we’re also to blame for the whooping cough outbreaks occurring in almost exclusively vaccinated populations who were vaccinated with an ineffective vaccine that makes one an asymptomatic reservoir for disease. According to the CDC“the number of reported pertussis cases has been steadily increasing since the 1980s.” According to the New England Journal of Medicine, even after five doses of Dtap a person’s chance of acquiring pertussis increases 42% per year. Why didn’t I see this on the news? So do we have an ineffective vaccine that’s actually causing outbreaks or is it the unvaccinated child that is making all the vaccinated children sick? I personally think we should make sure before we start pointing the finger. Then again I’m not a fan of the hate in this debate so maybe we should stop pointing the finger at children and start asking questions. 
And finally, there’s chicken pox. Chicken pox is a very benign childhood disease that affected approximately 4 million people per year and had a death rate of 0.4% before vaccine licensure. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that even with the vaccine, 10 percent of vaccinated children contracted the disease anyway. 
I’m so glad everyone has discovered that the whole “your unvaccinated kid is a risk to my vaccinated kid” is an extremely flawed argument if one believe vaccines actually work, but now we’re being blamed for putting those who can’t be vaccinated at risk?
“Recently a 4-year-old girl with leukemia died from chickenpox. People with compromised immune systems have a greater risk of severe complications from chickenpox and may not be able to get the chickenpox vaccine. That’s why it’s important that these people be protected by herd immunity […].”
This was on the CDC’s website and is the typical propaganda being peddled around and used by others to emotionally manipulate, pressure, and guilt people into getting vaccinated.
I personally have a lot of issues with this type of propaganda. Death and sickness are horrible, especially when it comes to children; but we forget that children with severely compromised immune systems (as with the case of leukemia) can’t be around any sick child. Yes, my unvaccinated child could have a virus and be asymptomatic but the same applies to a vaccinated child. A child vaccinated for pertussis could be an asymptomatic carrier for the disease. A person vaccinated with MMR could have the vaccine-strain measles virus. A person vaccinated for chicken pox could shed the varicella virus and cause outbreaks.  Save the last few years (when vaccines became above reproach), it was common course to recommend that a cancer patient avoid all contact with recently vaccinated children because of the propensity of live vaccine viruses to shed.
The chicken pox vaccine is a live virus vaccine that not only sheds but could cause chicken pox in a vaccinated individual – even if it’s a less severe case with only a few marks, this could be deadly to someone with leukemia. So who exactly is the risk here?
If you read the CDC’s “Summary of Principles for Vaccinating Immunocompromised Persons” you’ll find the following:
“Killed or inactivated vaccines do not represent a danger to immunocompromised persons and generally should be administered as recommended for healthy persons. For specific immunocompromising conditions [...] additional vaccines, [...] are recommended for them […] and higher doses or more frequent boosters may be required [...].”
So let me get this straight, we’re being told that our unvaccinated children are a risk to the immunocompromised when the CDC states that inactive vaccines aren’t a danger AND that the immunocompromised should get vaccinated with higher doses and more frequent boosters than the rest of the population? What about Dtap/Tdap, influenza, pneumococcal, hep b, meningococcal, and other vaccines?
“For children who are severely immunocompromised or who are infected with HIV, DTP [Tdap, Dtap] vaccine is indicated in the same schedule and dose as for immunocompetent children [...].”
“Because influenza may result in serious illness and complications for immunocompromised persons, vaccination is recommended.
“Pneumococcal vaccine is also recommended for immunocompromised adults at increased risk of pneumococcal disease or its complications (e.g., persons with splenic dysfunction or anatomic asplenia, Hodgkin’s disease, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, chronic renal failure, nephrotic syndrome, or conditions such as organ transplantation associated with immunosuppression). ”
“Hepatitis B vaccine is also indicated for patients whose renal disease is likely to lead to dialysis or transplantation. [...] Periodic booster doses are usually necessary following successful immunization.”
“Routine immunization with the quadrivalent [meningococcal] vaccine is recommended for certain high-risk groups.”
Other vaccines containing killed antigens […] do not pose a risk to immunocompromised persons and should be used for the same indications as for immunologically normal persons.”
So now that we’ve clarified that unvaccinated individuals do NOT need to be vaccinated with any non-live vaccine or flu vaccine to protect the immunocompromised (since these individuals can receive vaccinations), what about live virus vaccines and those with HIV?
“MMR vaccination is recommended for all children and for adults when otherwise indicated, regardless of their HIV status.”
What about certain medical conditions like renal failure, diabetes, alcoholic cirrhosis, or asplenia, which may increase the patient’s risk for certain diseases?
“Frequently, the immune response of these patients to these antigens is not as good as that of immunocompetent persons, and higher doses or more frequent boosters may be required. Persons with these conditions [...] should receive routine vaccinations with both live and inactivated vaccines according to the usual schedules.”
What about varicella vaccine and those with cancer?
According to the CDC, the only people who shouldn’t get this vaccine are those who are severely ill at the time the shot is administered, pregnant women, and those with a history of allergic reaction to the vaccine. People who have cancer, HIV, or severe immune system conditions should check with their physician.
And what if an immunocompromised person (including one who wasn’t able to get vaccinated) is exposed to varicella or measles from an unvaccinated OR vaccinated person? For measles, one could get the IG (immunoglobulin). For varicella they could receive a varicella-zoster immune globulin (VZIG), and for hepatitis B one could receive a Hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG). 
Did anyone even read this before they swapped one flawed argument for another? Let’s see, I’m supposed to subject my child to the hazards of 49 doses of 14 vaccines before age six to potentially protect a vastly smaller population of people (who are deemed more important) even though they can receive all non-active vaccines, can almost always receive live vaccines (or have been vaccinated prior to the condition), and have the option of using an immunoglobulin post-exposure?
I am sure there are a few individuals who want to be vaccinated and can’t (though I argue that most people who have medical exemption to vaccines want them) but is it ethical to subject the entire U.S population to the risks of a biologically invasive vaccine or a healthy infant who poses no threat of contracting a deadly disease to the possible adverse reactions of a vaccine? And what if everyone is vaccinated – how do you know if the vaccine was effective at inducing immunity or when it wears off? Will there be daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly titers checks? Even if one has titers they can still get the “vaccine preventable disease” and spread it, what then? Will adults have boosters too? How will we protect those unable to get vaccines from people shedding live vaccine viruses? How can we tell whose an asymptomatic reservoir for whooping cough? Where’s the recourse for those who would be injured as a result of this mass vaccination insanity? Is a physician willing to take legal responsibility in the event a vaccine injury occurs?
Until there is a comprehensive study comparing the health of unvaccinated children with vaccinated children, NOBODY should be requiring or recommending that anyone be vaccinated for the sake of “public health.” Almost a year ago bill H.R 1757 (a bill calling for such a studywas introduced and referred to the committee on “Energy and Commerce,” and it is still sitting there.
Please stop telling people vaccine injuries are rare and brushing off individuals who have suffered vaccine injuries. Vaccines are associated with serious adverse reactions like: Blood and lymphatic system disorders, immune system disorders, myocarditis, nervous system disorders, convulsions, seizures, encephalitis (brain swelling), facial palsy, skin disorders, sudden infant death (SIDS), death, meningitis, paralysis, anaphylactic shock, skin and tissue disorders, eczema, lower respiratory infections, cerebrovascular accident, transverse myelitis, Guillain-BarrĂ© syndrome, Bell’s palsy, aseptic meningitis, pneumonia, ringing in the ears, multiple sclerosis, myelitis including transverse myelitis, seizure, febrile seizure, peripheral neuropathy, herpes zoster, migraines, neurological syndromes, chronic arthritis, hearing loss, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, neuropathy, and vaccine-strain versions of chicken pox, measles, mumps, polio, influenza, meningitis, yellow fever, and pertussis. For a list of other exciting (yet downplayed) reactions check out the package inserts hereTo view the VAERS database where you will find more adverse reactions reported including deaths, clickhere.
Everyone knows a vaccine-injured child. Conditions we consider “normal” like ear infections, food allergies, and eczema were unheard of in the days of our grandparents. So was asthma, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autism, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, brain encephalitis, developmental disorders, neurological problems, and more. So we traded in polio (which according to the CDC is asymptomatic in 95% of people who actually get it) for vaccine induced paralytic polio and cancer via contaminated Salk vaccines. We traded in chicken pox for shingles, anaphylaxis shock, and death; measles for brain encephalitis; and the minuscule chance an infant would get Hep b for rheumatoid arthritis and SIDS. Considering only a few hundred cases of measles are reported per year and only one child dies from measles approximately 8-10 years (if we’re going with the touted 1 in 1,000 number), wouldn’t it make sense to question the MMR vaccine which could cause Measles-Induced Neuroautistic Encephalophathy, seizures, coma, and death?
I am not part of the “herd” and neither are you.
Herd immunity was coined in 1933 by A.W Hedrich who observed measles outbreaks over the course of thirty years. What he discovered was that if 68% of the population had measles through the natural course of infection, the rest of the community (or herd) was protected. But you see, vaccines aren’t natural and they don’t provide life-time immunity, and even if they did 68% would be the number needed for herd immunity, not 95%. Your (and my) herd immunity was threatened the minute vaccines came on the scene.
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“The “science” of vaccination attempts to secure immunity without going through the natural disease process. The vaccine-induced process, although not resembling a natural disease, is nevertheless still a disease process with its own risks. And it is not immunity we gain via vaccination but a puny surrogate of immunity. For this reason vaccination is neither a safe nor effective method of disease prevention.” – Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych PhD in immunology and author of “Vaccine Illusion.”
“This high percentage of individuals having long-term immunity [to natural chicken pox] has been compromised by mass vaccination of children which provides at best 70 to 90% immunity that is temporary and of unknown duration—shifting chickenpox to a more vulnerable adult population where chickenpox carries 20 times more risk of death and 15 times more risk of hospitalization compared to children. Add to this the adverse effects of both the chickenpox and shingles vaccines as well as the potential for increased risk of shingles for an estimated 30 to 50 years among adults.” – Dr. Goldberg Ph.D also confirmed by a study in the New England Journal of Medicine
Please stop assuming that all people who choose not to vaccinate do so because they’re “scared” a vaccine might cause autism.People choose not to vaccinate for any number of reasons including but not limited to, religious beliefs, lack of research and clinical efficacy, dangers and risks of vaccine additives, possible adverse reactions and the higher risk of an adverse reaction versus the disease, risk of vaccine contamination and viral shedding, belief in other methods of prevention, and lack of safety data surrounding the current (insane) vaccination schedule. And yes, some do not vaccinate because they fear that vaccines could contribute to or cause autism.
Wait, vaccines don’t cause autism! Are you saying that because brain encephalitis isn’t a reaction on the vaccine inserts or because you were a victim of the “let’s say vaccines don’t cause autism so people will vaccinate their kids” propaganda? Oh I know, you reviewed the results of the comprehensive study that’s never been done comparing rates of autism in the unvaccinated versus vaccinated population.
Those of us who believe there are safer and more effective ways to prevent disease are not conspiracy theorists, we just incorporated that little addendum to the germ theory that said “germs only live in environments conducive to growth.”A conspiracy theory is the belief in little green men who walk on Mars and are secretly controlling our every move via invisible puppet strings. What we’re all tired of, is people pretending the American Medical Association has been around since the beginning of time and that everything else is “new age, pseudoscience, and conspiracy theory.” I hate to point out the obvious but the AMA has only been around since 1847. Before that, there were homeopathic physicians/doctors (1789) homeopathic hospitals (1825), and the establishment of the American Institute of Homeopathy in (1841).
Do you know what was around before all of that? Natural medicine – circa day 1 if you believe in God and circa day “the first time the ape-like human got a cut and put a leaf with spit on it instead of a band-aid and antibiotic” if you don’t. Hippocrates, the credited father of allopathic medicine practiced and advocated natural medicine – his motto was “do no harm.” So if you take beliefs from his ideology it’s “medicine” and if we take beliefs from his ideology it’s “quack-worthy?” If anything sounds like a “conspiracy theory” it’s the belief that the immune system requires the administration of a germ to protect itself from a germ.
Just because one doesn’t vaccinate, doesn’t mean they’re “anti-medicine.”Medical advancement has brought us many things, some good, some not. I for one do not support vaccinations but that doesn’t mean I don’t support the advancement in treatment for these diseases should they (in rare case) be needed. Some of us simply believe there are other ways to prevent disease that do not require injecting a research and clinically ineffective substance that contains toxic additives, live viruses, and can cause a wide array of very serious side-effects into our children. 
Take the HATE out of the debate.If you want to encourage people to vaccinate than by all means, utilize your freedoms to do so, but bullying, lying, misrepresenting facts, name-calling, downplaying, overlooking, and scoffing at vaccine injured children, finger-pointing, discriminating, crucifying physicians who speak out, and threatening individuals who wish not to vaccinate will not further your cause; it will only encourage people like me to speak out on behalf of those of us who have educated ourselves and are calling for more accountability and higher standards for our children. 


Vaccination is and should always be a personal choice. Everyone should have the right to do their own research, formulate their own opinion, and come to a different conclusion if they feel its best. Every parent should have autonomy over their child’s healthcare. Most importantly children should not be used as pawns in a manipulative scheme to get parents to conform to what was once a noble idea and is now a hatefully notorious agenda.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

To Vaccinate Or Not? Wow, what a rsource!

To Vaccinate Or Not?

To Vaccinate Or Not?
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“Any well-informed parent knows more about vaccination than the average doctor.”
Dr Eva Snead MD, USA
 http://www.vaccinationinformationnetwork.com/to-vaccinate-or-not/
Whether to vaccinate or not is a vitally important decision parents are faced with. Unfortunately many parents blindly follow the recommendations of the authorities or of their doctor without researching the vaccination issue for themselves and so fail to make an informed choice on behalf of their child.
The medical establishment promotes the view that life itself is an emergency to be managed by medical interventions. The truth is that health is our natural state which is safeguarded by healthy living and by not interfering with nature in unnatural ways such as injecting our or our children’s organisms with toxic chemicals and biological agents. This video shows the inner life of a cell:
One can only imagine the devastation resulting from the injection of highly toxic chemicals and biological agents into this miraculous world.
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It is important to realise that the medical-pharmaceutical establishment is primarily profit-driven and not motivated by concern for our or our children’s health and well-being.
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The information on this page was chosen to help parents to protect and promote their child’s health and to warn them that vaccines are likely to be the greatest threat to their children and their family they are likely to encounter.
Erwin Alber
Founder, Vaccination Information Network (VINE)
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT POINTS TO CONSIDER:
1. VACCINES ARE FALSELY CREDITED WITH SAVING LIVES
We are told that vaccines have eradicated smallpox and largely eliminated polio, that the benefits of vaccinations far outweigh the risks and that high vaccination rates are important to ensure “herd immunity”. None of these claims are true. Graphs based on official statistics clearly show that vaccines had nothing to do with the remarkable decline in the number of deaths caused by infectious diseases over the past century. HERE
2. IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES, VACCINES CAUSE FAR MORE HARM INCLUDING DEATHS THAN THE DISEASES THEY ARE CLAIMED TO PREVENT!
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In developing and Third World countries, infectious diseases and vaccination programmes are both disastrous, especially for malnourished children. HERE
- “My Child’s Vaccine Reaction” ON FACEBOOK HERE
- “No More Vaccinations For Us!” HERE
- Some examples of vaccine-related deaths – WARNING: SHOCKING PHOTOS! HERE , HERE & HERE
All over the world, there is now also an epidemic of autism afflicting children. The increase in autism has paralleled the increase in the number of vaccines added to the childhood vaccination schedule.
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In the USA, where the “recommended” vaccination schedule comprises more vaccines than in any other country (about 70 vaccines by the age of 18 years!), 1 in every 50 children now has autism. Dr Tinus Smits MD estimates that 75% of autism cases are vaccine-related. The authorities’ claims that vaccines don’t cause autism is a massive deception which has been exposed years ago by doctors and researchers like Robert F Kennedy Jr, Dr Russell Blaylock MD, Gary Null, Dr Kenneth Stoller MD and others. In the UK, Dr Andrew Wakefield was vilified, persecuted and eventually deregistered by the medical establishment for daring to bring this issue to the medical profession’s and the public’s attention. There are furthermore medical studies which show that vaccines can cause autism.
The question is therefore not whether vaccines cause autism or not, but why the people responsible for the autism epidemic and for deceiving the public are not in jail.
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Read one mother’s story about her son’s vaccine-related autism HERE
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There is also a vaccine-induced epidemic of diabetes, allergies, asthma, ear inflammations, ADHD and other neurological disorders as well as childhood cancers and leukemia, which is hardly surprising when one considers that babies and children whose nervous and immune systems are immature are being repeatedly and systematically poisoned with highly neurotoxic, allergenic and carcinogenic substances.
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“Vaccines contain substances which are so noxious that they should not ever be injected into a human body.”
Dr Viera Scheibner PhD, Australia
It is interesting to note that in virtually every developed country in the world, concerned parents and in many cases parents of vaccine-injured children have independently of one another founded organisations to warn other parents of the dangers and the ineffectiveness of vaccinations.
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“We are now very powerful. All of us parents together in the UK, all of us parents in America and in other countries – Australia – everywhere we together are a powerful force and nobody – nobody on this earth will ever harm our children and get away with it – I don’t care who they are – I don’t care how powerful they are – you have done the worst thing ever to a mother: you have harmed her child!”
Isabella Thomas, mother of vaccine-injured children
Vaccine-injured children including children suffering from vaccine-related autism may in many instances benefit from homeopathic CEASE therapy, although it is obviously far better to prevent vaccine-injuries 100% simply by keeping children vaccine-free.
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3. RECOMMENDED VIDEOS:
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The above video clip is an excerpt from the YouTube video ‘Vaccine Safety: A Crime Against Humanity’
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Breaking News….Mercury is now good for kids!

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4. VACCINATION AND PARENTS’ RIGHTS
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It is our fundamental right to decide what goes into our or our children’s bodies. This right is innate, meaning that this right cannot be granted or withheld by the state; governments can consequently only support or violate this right.
The actual situation varies from country to country. In Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, parents have freedom of choice concerning vaccination. In the USA, parents can obtain a vaccine exemption for their children in 48 of the 50 states, Mississippi and West Virginia being the exception.

In some countries, such as France and Italy, some childhood vaccinations are mandatory, while in Hungary and a number of Latin American countries, including Argentina and Costa Rica, all childhood vaccinations are compulsory.
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5. VACCINE FREE CHILDREN
It is up to each parent to research the vaccination issue for themselves and to arrive at their own conclusion. Keeping one’s child vaccine-free is in our opinion however the only sane and safe option as vaccinations are of no benefit to anyone except to the people who profit from this bizarre, absurd and long obsolete medical intervention; this is in our opinion the case even if one opts for an alternative (delayed, spaced and/or selective) vaccination schedule. The benefits of NOT vaccinating children are enormous, as – unlike vaccinated children – vaccine-free children have intact immune systems and enjoy normal brain development.
Here are some examples of how non-vaccinating parents’ encounters with doctors and of healthy, happy and thriving vaccine-free children:
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“Your page has been a great help. I chose not to vaccinate my baby and yesterday she had her 2 month well check. When I told the nurse that I was not signing the forms to let her get vaccinated, she flipped out. Then the peds Dr. came in, did her well check then said they would no longer see my little one in their office. Luckily we have one doctor in my area who will see her. I told her if the vaccinations are so great why do they need to keep my unvaccinated child away from them? The doctor replied: “I can tell that nothing I can say would change your mind.” I then took my baby girl and left. Thanks for your help and support your book is great!”
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I took our 3-yr and 6-month-old daughters for well visits today. we don’t normally but we needed a form filled out for wic so we figured why not. our kids are and will remain unvaccinated. they are well aware of this as they are the only doctor our kids have ever seen. the doc asked us to sign a vaccine refusal form which after reading i would not sign. boy did that stir up a bit of confusion. the entire office staff looked as if their heads were going to implode. the doc got really flustered. she got really nasty and said “so i guess i’ll put this in their charts and say you refused to sign it?!”. i said do what you like with it and left.
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My son just turned 4 yrs old and I have refused all vaccines to-date. I have told myself many times that I would get him vaccinated when he was older, healthy and can better handle it. I must say however, that over the past 4+ years I have become less enthusiastic about any kind of vaccine schedule.
I read thru many of the posts on your Facebook page “My child’s vaccine reaction” and have to thank you for giving me more strength to deny the requests of friends, some family and doctors to vaccinate.
My son has been to the doctor less than 5 times in his lifetime… only one well visit at 3 yrs old. He received antibiotics at 1 day old (I protested violently) because he had a temperature of 99 degrees! Or you freaking serious? The entire pediatric team at University of Michigan MOTT hospital verbally abused me for over an hour till I agreed! and another antibiotics sequence when he was about 2 because of an upper respiratory infection our entire family was afflicted with – even now I regret that one!
My son is healthier, and smarter than every child I know! On his 1 well visit my family DO (we don’t see a pediatrician for obvious reasons)… my doctor admitted after testing him that my son has a photographic memory and excels in all milestones.
I am so sorry for all the moms and dads who listen to their doctors and their children are harmed or killed. My prayers that you will find peace. For everyone else… stay strong and refuse anything that affects the child’s immune system.
Lisa Satko Zsenyuk
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In this video, Ros Mignogna talks about her decision to keep her child vaccine-free:
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This is a recent picture of unvaccinated daughter Laura Ann. She just turned three this past July. She has never been sick.
Laura Ann’s mother
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Vaccine free brothers, Thailand
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Vaccine free sisters from New Zealand at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand
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Neither of my children are vaccinated and have been very healthy. My tutor as I trained as a naturopath told me that children gather another amazing developmental milestone after a childhood illness. It was certainly true for my two. I just want to add that I do not judge any decision any parent makes, this was just mine based on my intuition of if it isn’t broken don’t fix it. I use homeopathy.
Susan K.
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My daughter Ella who is my only unvaccinated child! What a difference compared with my other children!
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I have one partially vaccinated daughter and one who is completely vaccine-free. The partially vaccinated daughter gets sick a lot more and much more severely.
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Hey. I just wanted to share a picture of my 100% vaccine free child. He’s 15 months and very happy, healthy, and active. He’s been advanced since day 1 and I’m so glad I don’t have to wonder what he would be like if his system wasn’t poisoned.
Thanks,
Kassi
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My Radiant Healthy Happy And Bright boy
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Hi my name is Sara and that is my daughter at 2 and 3 months old and my son at 1 month old.
I just wanted to share that the three of us have NEVER been vaccinated not even at birth, but my husband got all the vaccinations. So when I got pregnant for the first time it was a struggle for us because he wanted to vaccinate and I did not! I almost gave up the fight and let him win, but then I remembered what I was fighting for! I started doing all this research and came up with enough evidence for him to start to question the whole thing and he then started to agree with me. I am so glad I got to teach my husband that vaccines are super dangerous and extremely proud that both my children have never had any vaccinations and are completely 100% healthy!
Sara Manzano
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Click on the following links to view more photos of vaccine-free children and their parents’ comments:
Vaccine-free children photo gallery 1/3 HERE
Vaccine-free children photo gallery 2/3 HERE
Vaccine-free children photo gallery 3/3 HERE
‘Vaccine free children photo gallery’ Facebook page HERE
“No more vaccinations for us!” HERE
Health of vaccine-free vs. health of vaccinated children HERE
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6. RECOMMENDED READING
- ‘How to raise a healthy child… in spite of your doctor’ by Dr Robert S Mendelsohn MD, USA
- ‘Raising A Vaccine Free Child’ by Wendy Lydall
- THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF DISEASE PREVENTION – BSEM Scientific Conference, March 2011
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7. DOCTORS’ AND ACTIVISTS’ QUOTES
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Our medical system is using our children for an experiment with an abusive and invasive technology. The foreign protein, viruses and DNA injected affect children’s genetic make-up and wreak havoc in ways we can’t even imagine. We can no longer remain complacent or trust that health authorities have our best interest at heart or know what they are doing. We can no longer entrust the health and future of our children to a system that has long ago abandoned its guiding principle of “First, do no harm”.
Edda West, founder of the Canadian organisation VRAN
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7. IN CONCLUSION
Parents need to realise that the claim that vaccines offer protection against infectious diseases is a carefully maintained myth and a dangerous illusion. Far from preventing ill-health, vaccines commonly cause adverse reactions and promote ill-health, disorders, disabilities and death. Brutalising, traumatising and poisoning defenseless babies and children for the sake of profits under the pretext of “immunising” them is medical fraud and child abuse and needs to end.
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Now that a rapidly increasing number of parents opt out of vaccinating their children, the vaccine pushers are panicking and taking steps to abolish philosophical exemptions. The writing is however on the wall and it is bound to be only a matter of time before vaccination will be shunned by a majority of parents and a vaccine-free world will be restored.
Erwin Alber
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First version posted on 6 September 2013
Related:
- Visit VINE on Facebook HERE
- Vaccine-induced toxicity
- ‘Vaccination – A Disaster For Children’s Health’ by Dr Robert Mendelsohn MD
- ‘The dangers of whooping cough vaccination’ by Prof Gordon Stewart
- ‘Measles Facts’
- Immunity Real or Fake
- Investigative reporter Jon Rappoport interviews former vaccine industry insider turned whistle blower “Dr Mark Randall” (pseudonym)
- 87 Published Works on Vaccines and Adverse Health Concerns
- Catalogue of Science

Friday, April 11, 2014

FDA Document: DPT Vaccine Causes Autism

FDA Document Reports Autism Link After Tetanus, Pertussis & Diptheria Combination Vaccine

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Collective-evolution
April 9, 2014
by Arjun Walia

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An FDA report from 2005 titled “Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed Tripedia” outlines a number of adverse events reported during post-approval use of the Tripedia vaccine, and one of them is autism. (1)
Health-care providers who administer vaccines are required to keep permanent vaccination records, they are also required to report any occurrences (adverse events such as autism) to the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services following immunization of any events.
The report also illustrates that the tripedia vaccine has not been evaluated for its carcinogenic or mutagenic potentials or impairment of fertility. This makes one wonder what other vaccines have not been properly evaluated. Furthermore, it illustrates how a review by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found evidence for a causal relationship between tetanus toxoid and both brachial neuritis and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
This document just adds more confusion to the topic of vaccines and autism. How can the general public be expected to believe there is no link when more evidence keeps on mounting that suggests that there could be. Why does an FDA document even mention autism and its association with vaccinations?
There is good reason to be confused, this isn’t fear mongering.
For example, a recently published study in the peer-reviewed journal Translational Neurodegeneration provided epidemiological evidence supporting an association between increasing organic-Hg exposure from thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and the risk of ASK diagnosis. (2)
On the other hand, a study published in March of 2013 determined that “Increasing exposure to Antibody-Stimulating Proteins and Polysaccharides (antigens) in Vaccines is Not Associated with Risk of Autism.” You can view that study here.
Back the other way, there are a number of court cases where families have been compensated for vaccine related injuries. Courts have ruled (in multiple cases) that vaccines did indeed cause autism. How could a court of law rule this to be so if there is no scientific link (as claimed by governing health authorities) between vaccines and autism? Courts have compensated over 80 families linking vaccines to autism. Here is one example, you can learn more about that process by watching this video.
I think it’s important to keep an open mind with regards to health authorities covering up information involving the risks associated with vaccines. Proof is already in the public domain. Researchers at the University of British Colombia have uncovered evidence showing that health authorities, pharmaceutical companies and vaccine manufactures have known about the dangers associated with multiple vaccines, but have withheld them from public knowledge in order to maintain “herd immunity.” (3)
There have also been reports that the CDC has been hiding data showing that mercury in vaccines is linked to autism, you can read more about that here.
The link between vaccines and autism is still speculative. With all the information available in the public domain, I do not see how anybody can say with certainty that there is no possibility of a link. The studies below demonstrate that this has been the subject of rigorous investigation by researchers all over the world, and the investigations continue until this day.
Sure, there are doctors that support and trust vaccinations, but just as valid are the arguments of those that don’t support them. They should not be ignored. The point I’m trying to make is that there is no definite answer, that the debate has not been settled as so many governing health authorities claim it to be.
Besides the vaccine autism controversy, vaccines have been linked to a number of other health ailments,
A paper published in the peer reviewed International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health titled Thimerosal Exposure and the Role of Sulfation Chemistry and Thiol Availability in Autism concluded:
“With the rate of children diagnosed with an ASD in the US now exceeding 1 in 50 children and the rate of children with neurodevelopment/behavioural disorders in the US now exceeding 1 in 6 children, and the preceding evidence showing that there is vulnerability to ™ that would not be known without extensive testing, the preponderance of the evidence indicates that ™ should be removed from all vaccines”
A paper published in the Journal of Toxicology titled B-Lymphocytes from a population of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Unaffected Siblings Exhibit Hypersensitivity to Thimerosal clearly demonstrates that certain individuals with a mild mitochondrial defect may be highly susceptible to mitochondrial specific toxins like thimerosal.
A study published in the Journal Annals of Epidemiology has shown that giving the Hepatitis B vaccine to newborn baby boys could triple the risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder compared to boys who were not vaccinated as neonates. The research was conducted at Stony Brook University Medical Centre, NY.
A study published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry by researchers at the Neural Dynamics Group, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of British Columbia determined that Aluminum, a highly neurotoxic metal and the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant may be a significant contributing factor to the rising prevalence of ASD in the Western World. They showed that the correlation between ASD prevalence and the Aluminum adjuvant exposure appears to be the highest at 3-4 months of age. The studies also show that children from countries with the highest ASD appear to have a much higher exposure to Aluminum from vaccines. The study points out that several prominent milestones of brain development coincide with major vaccination periods for infants. These include the onset of synaptogenesis (birth), maximal growth velocity of the hippocampus and the onset of amygdala maturation. Furthermore, major developmental transition in many bio-behavioural symptoms such as sleep, temperature regulation, respiration and brain wave patterns, all of which are regulated by the neuroendocrine network. Many of these aspects of brain function are known to be impaired in autism, such as sleeping and brain wave patterns.
According to the FDA, vaccines represent a special category of drugs as they are generally given to healthy individuals. Further according to the FDA, “this places significant emphasis on their vaccine safety.” While the FDA does set an upper limit for Aluminum in vaccines at no more that 850/mg/dose, it is important to note that this amount was selected empirically from data showing that Aluminum in such amounts enhanced the antigenicity of the vaccine, rather than from existing safety. Given that the scientific evidence appears to indicate that vaccine safety is not as firmly established as often believed, it would seem ill advised to exclude paediatric vaccinations as a possible cause of adverse long-term neurodevelopment outcomes, including those associated with autism.
A study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues by the Department of Economics and Finance at the University of New York shows how researchers suspect one or more environmental triggers are needed to develop autism, regardless of whether individuals have a genetic predisposition or not. They determined that one of those triggers might be the “battery of vaccinations that young children receive.” Researchers found a positive and statistically significant relationship between autism and vaccinations. They determined that the higher the proportion of children receiving recommended vaccinations, the higher the prevalence of autism. A 1 % increase in vaccination was associated with an additional 680 children having autism. The results suggest that vaccines may be linked to autism and encourages more in depth study before continually administering these vaccines.
A study published in the Journal of Toxicology by the Department of Neurosurgery at The Methodist Neurological Institute in Houston has shown that ASD is a disorder caused by a problem in brain development. They looked at B-cells and their sensitivity levels to thimerosal, a commonly used additive in many vaccines. They determined that ASD patients have a heightened sensitivity to thimerosal which would restrict cell proliferation that is typically found after vaccination. The research shows that individuals who have this hypersensitivity to thimerosal could make them highly susceptible to toxins like thimerosal, and that individuals with a mild mitochondrial defect may be affected by thimerosal. The fact that ASD patients’ B cells exhibit hypersensitivity to thimerosal tells us something.
A study published in the Journal of Biomedical Sciences determined that the autoimmunity to the central nervous system may play a causal role in autism. Researchers discovered that because many autistic children harbour elevated levels of measles antibodies, they should conduct a serological study of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) and myelin basic protein (MBP) autoantibodies. They used serum samples of 125 autistic children and 92 controlled children. Their analysis showed a significant increase in the level of MMR antibodies in autistic children. The study concludes that the autistic children had an inappropriate or abnormal antibody response to MMR. The study determined that autism could be a result from an atypical measles infection that produces neurological symptoms in some children. The source of this virus could be a variant of MV, or it could be the MMR vaccine.
Study published in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry suggests that Autism is likely triggered by a virus, and that measles virus (MV and/or MMR vaccine) might be a very good candidate. It supports the hypothesis that a virus-dincued autoimmune response may play a causal role in autism.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition determined that an increased vulnerability to oxidative stress and decreased capacity for methylation may contribute to the development and clinical manifestation of autism. It’s well known that viral infections cause increased oxidative stress. Research suggests that metals, including those found in many vaccines are directly involved in increasing oxidative stress.
A study published by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University, Boston determined that a novel growth factor signalling pathway that regulates methionine synthase(MS) activity and thereby modulates methylation reactions. The potent inhibition of this pathway by ethanol, lead, mercury, aluminum and thimerosal suggests that it may be an important target of neurodevelopmental toxins. You can read more about this here, and here. You can read more about the MS/autism link here
A study published in the Journal of Child Neurology examined the question of what is leading to the apparent increase in autism. They expressed that if there is any link between autism and mercury, it is crucial that the first reports of the question are not falsely stating that no link occurs. Researchers determined that a significant relation does exist between the blood levels of mercury and the diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder.
A study published in the Journal of Child Neurology noted that autistic spectrum disorders can be associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. Researchers determined that children who have mitochondrial-related dysfunctional cellular energy metabolism might be more prone to undergo autistic regression between 18 and 30 months of age if they also have infections or immunizations at the same time.
A study conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital at the Centre for Morphometric Analysis by the department of Paediatric Neurology illustrates how autistic brains have a growth spurt shortly after birth and then slow in growth a few short years later. Researchers have determined that neuroinflammation appears to be present in autistic brain tissue from childhood through adulthood. The study excerpt reads:
Oxidative stress, brain inflammation and microgliosis have been much documented in association with toxic exposures including various heavy metals. The awareness that the brain as well as medical conditions of children with autism may be conditioned by chronic biomedical abnormalities such as inflammation opens the possibility that meaningful biomedical interventions may be possible well past the window of maximal neuroplasticity in early childhood because the basis for assuming that all deficits can be attributed to fixed early developmental alterations in net
A study conducted by the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Arkansas determined that thimerosal-induced cytotoxicity was associated with the depletion of intracellular glutathione (GSH) in both cell lines. The study outlines how many vaccines have been neurotoxic, especially to the developing brain. Depletion of GSH is commonly associated with autism. Although thimerosal has been removed from most children’s vaccines, it is still present in flu vaccines given to pregnant women, the elderly and to children in developing countries.
A study published in the Public Library of Science (PLOS) determined that elevation in peripheral oxidative stress is consistent with, and may contribute to more severe functional impairments in the ASD group. We know that oxidative stress is triggered by heavy metals, like the ones contained in multiple vaccines.
A study conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Centre by the Department of Family and Community Medicine determined that for each 1,000 Ib of environmentally released mercury, there was a 43% increase in the rate of special education services and a 61% increase in the rate of autism. Researchers emphasized that further research was needed regarding the association between environmentally released mercury and developmental disorders such as autism.
A study published in the International Journal of Toxicology determined that in light of the biological plausibility of mercury’s role in neurodevelopment disorders, the present study provides further insight into one possible mechanism by which early mercury exposures could increase the risk of autism.
A study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health determined that mercury exposure can induce immune, sensory, neurological, motor and behavioural dysfunctions similar to traits defining or associated with ASDs. Based upon differential diagnoses, 8 of 9 patients examined were exposed to significant mercury from Thimerosal-containing vaccine preparations during their fetal/infant developmental periods. These previously normal developing children suffered mercury encephalopathies that manifested with clinical symptoms consistent with regressive ASDs. Evidence for mercury intoxication should be considered in the differential diagnosis as contributing to some regressive ASDs.
A study published by the US National Library of Medicine conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Centre suspected that persistent low-dose exposures to various environmental toxicants including mercury, that occur during critical windows of neural development among genetically susceptible children, may increase the risk for developmental disorders such as autism.
A study conducted by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine showed that Macaques are commonly used in pre-clinical vaccine safety testing. Collective Evolution does not support animal testing, we feel there is a large amount of evidence and research that already indicated the links to vaccines in which some animals have been used to illustrate. The objective of this study was to compare early infant cognition and behaviour with amygdala size and opioid binding in rhesus macaques receiving the recommended childhood vaccines. The animal model, which examines for the first time, behavioural, functional and neuromorphometric consequences of the childhood vaccine regimen, mimics certain neurological abnormalities of autism. These findings raise important safety issues while providing a potential model for examining aspects of causation and disease pathogenesis in acquired disorders of behaviour and development.
A study conducted by The George Washington University School of Public Health from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics determined that significantly increased rate ratios were observed for autism and autism spectrum disorders as a result of exposure to mercury from Thimerosal-containing vaccines.
A study published in the Journal Cell Biology and Toxicology by Kinki University in Osaka, Japan determined that in combination with the brain pathology observed in patients diagnosed with autism, the present study helps to support the possible biological plausability for how low-dose exposure to mercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines may be associated with autism.
A study published by the Journal Lab Medicine determined that vaccinations may be one of the triggers for autism. Researchers discovered that substantial data demonstrates immune abnormality in many autistic children consistent with impaired resistance to infection, activation of inflammatory responses and autoimmunity. Impaired resistance may predispose to vaccine injury in autism.
A study published in the Journal Neurochemical Research determined that since excessive accumulation of extracellular glutamate is linked with excitotoxicity, data implies that neonatal exposure to thimerosal-containing vaccines might induce excitotoxic brain injuries, leading to neurodevelopmental disorders.
Sources:
(1) http://www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/vaccines/approvedproducts/ucm101580.pdf
(2) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24354891
(3) http://nsnbc.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/BSEM-2011.pdf