New Research Studies Studies on Children’s Vaccines, Especially Related to Autism
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This new section contains additional up-to-date information that is relevant to the controversial theory that there may be a link between children’s vaccinations and the dramatic increase in autism’s prevalence. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) both oversee the entire childhood vaccination schedule and its implementation and safety in the United States, and both of these government institutions, along with the asserted independence of the IOM (Institute of Medicine) have continually insisted that there is absolutely no link between children’s vaccines and autism and that mercury in children’s vaccines has essentially been eliminated because of that concern.
This section includes the examination of many recent research studies and provides information from the CDC and FDA websites that are not easily accessible to the general public but are published here either through these agencies lack of website security – meaning that this information was at one time (and may still be) posted by these government agencies but was not intended for public consumption – or has come from transcripts of actual CDC/FDA meetings relating to these matters which were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act that appear to contraindicate their public statements.
Our assessment is that the FDA and CDC and other government agencies are acutely aware that there very well may be (and we wish to indicate here that “maybe” is the operative and important qualifier) a connection between children’s vaccines and autism spectrum disorders or other neurological and Developmental Disorders, including PDD-NOS and Mitochondrial Disorders (sometimes referred to as “Mitochondrial Disease”).
What appears to be happening is that that there is continually more recent research that is showing that there might be a connection between childhood vaccinations and autism spectrum disorders. On a continuum with that, it appears that the FDA and the CDC wish to suppress this published research and that they choose to conduct studies that are not capable of finding causality between children’s vaccines and autism and instead fund studies that are not capable of or are not designed to find causality. According to some well-respected resources in these government agencies, they have an understandable concern that if it was revealed that there might be a connection between autism (or other developmental disorders) and children’s vaccines, such concern could lead to concerned parents to withdraw their children from the sometimes mandatory Schedule for Routine Vaccinations, and that could then lead to epidemic or even pandemic cases of other childhood diseases such as Measles and Diphtheria, for which immunization has proved to be very beneficial and without significant risk.
While our position has always been to not persuade our readers to favor one choice as opposed to another, but rather to provide information that will help them make a balanced and individual choice, we also note that parents who refuse to have their children immunized are being blamed for an increase in communicable childhood diseases (such as measles) and are thus perhaps significantly putting the rest of the population at risk. This only makes the controversy about children’s vaccines more divisize than it already is, which is in not in one’s best interest.
Our new section is perhaps highlighted by the testimony via an exclusive CBS interview of Dr. Bernadine Healy, the former Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding this vaccine controversy. In this interview, Dr. Healy says, “I think the government, or certain health officials in the government, are – have been too quick to dismiss the concerns of these families without studying the population that got sick. I haven’t seen major studies that focus on – three hundred kids, who got autistic symptoms within a period of a few weeks of a vaccine. I think that the public health officials have been too quick to dismiss the hypothesis as irrational, without sufficient studies of causation. I think that they often have been too quick to dismiss studies in the animal laboratory, either in mice, in primates, that do show some concerns with regard to certain vaccines and also to the mercury preservative in vaccines. The government has said, in a report by the Institute of Medicine – and by the way, I’m a member of the Institute of Medicine. I love the Institute of Medicine – but a report in 2004 – it basically said, ‘Do not pursue susceptibility groups. Don’t look for those patients, those children, who may be vulnerable’. I really take issue with that conclusion. The reason why they didn’t want to look for those susceptibility groups was because they’re afraid if they found them – however big or small they were – that that would scare the public away. First of all, I think the public’s smarter than that; the public values vaccines. But, more importantly, I don’t think you should ever turn your back on any scientific hypothesis because you’re afraid of what it might show!”
This new section is fairly complex in that there is a great deal of information presented in a small space. In order to guide you to your specific area of interest, here are some links to just a few of our new subsections:
list of indicated sites with more data-
Leading NIH Director Dr. Bernadine Healy Says Children’s Vaccines-Autism Link Is Worthy of Study
Government Concedes Vaccine/Autism Link – The Court Papers: Poling vs. Secretary of HHS, Full Text
Vaccines & Autism, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, on His Meeting with Dr. Bernadine Healy
Vaccines Past and Present: Autism and Immunizations, Stephanie Cave, M.D. | Presentation at Autism 2002 Conference
Burton Calls for Criminal Penalties for Any Government Agency that Knew About the Dangers of Thimerosal in Vaccines
CDC and FDA Secret Simpsonwood Meeting: Probable Link Between Thimerosal and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Infant Vaccines Produce Autism Symptoms in New Primate Study by University of Pittsburgh Scientists
FDA’s Answers to the Questions: Which Vaccines Still Contain Thimerosal? What Are the Thimerosal-Free Vaccines?
Mitochondrial Disorder? Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case in Federal Court, David Kirby, Huffington Post
Autism and Mercury • Testimony Before Congress by Stephanie Cave, M.D. • Congressman Dan Burton
Fighting the Autism-Vaccine War, Bernadine Healy, M.D., U.S. News & World Report, in Health – Brain and Behavior
Court Report on General Causation: Thimerosal Exposure, Neuroinflammation, and the Symptoms of Regressive Autism