MMR Vaccine and Autism
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The link between the MMR vaccine and autism is evidence that big business and money is more important then the lives of our children.

You can find numerous articles and studies that disclaim the MMR-autism connection.

Whether these so called disclaimers were by accident or design, current evidence presented in numerous court cases provided seven-figure judgments based on uncontroverted findings or admissions by the defendant vaccine manufacturers. I would assert that the numerous allegedly scientific researchers simply got it wrong.

The byproduct of this could be that trusting these articles and flawed investigations and their subsequent papers will continue to place our children at greater risk while the drug and vaccine manufacturers reap billions each year.

What if I told you that big money is looking at autism as an investment opportunity?
What if the leading autism nonprofit and Google teamed up in 2014 to link private investors like venture capital, private equity, and even hedge funds to inject innovative autism-related business development?

Autism affects more than those affected by diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, and Down syndrome combined. If venture capital has an interest in this group, they smell a lot of money in providing future services and handicapped government assisted financial employment.

The measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) was introduced in 1971 and shortly after the first vaccination cases of autism began to become more prominent. Evidence suggested that by 1989 there was a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who first proposed the link between stomach disorders and autism, and more specifically the MMR vaccine and autism, argued against the establishment who overwhelmingly prepared reports disagreeing with Dr. Wakefield’s position. These vaccines have now been provided to 500 million children all over the world, and each country is now, like the U.S., dealing with the consequences of an autism epidemic.

In the United States, the second version of the vaccine was introduced in 1989. It is widely used around the world. It is now given in over 60 countries. The vaccine is sold by Merck as M-M-R II, GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals as Priorix, Serum Institute of India as Tresivac, and Sanofi Pasteur as Trimovax.

This MMR vaccination (which has now been proven to cause autism) is currently required in most states for all children prior to entering school.

Some court rulings have determined, without question that the MMR vaccine can cause injury injury to the brain leading to the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Cases defining the MMR link and autism have not only established the autism-MMR connection in the United States Courts but also in Italy. The Italian cases follow similar successful petitions as the U.S. Courts.

In the cases of Ryan Mojabi, Hannah Poling, Bailey Banks, Misty Hyatt, Kienan Freeman, Valentino Bocca, and Julia Grimes, the government conceded or the court ruled that vaccines had caused brain injury. In turn, this injury led to an ASD diagnosis. The MMR vaccine was the common denominator in these cases.

By 2013 the incidence of autism had reached a risk level of one in 25 for children born within the past two years. It is probably even higher today in 2015. Meanwhile governments, absent any explanation and fearing loss of public trust, continue to deny the connection between vaccines and autism despite the concessions in numerous court decisions both in the U.S. and abroad.

The scientific evidence is sufficient enough to prove that the vaccination required in most states for children to enter school could cause autism.

Once rare in the United States, autism—which affects individuals of all races, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds—has reached epidemic proportions. The increase cannot be attributed to changes in diagnostic criteria, which have actually become more restrictive.

Autism has already placed a heavy burden on educational facilities, and the increasing number of patients afflicted with this serious disability will have an enormous effect on the economy as these children reach adulthood—ergo an investment opportunity in this $262 billion-dollar industry “annually,” for autism services. Autism has increased between 6 to 15 percent each year between the years of 2002 and 2010.

Starting in 1991, the number of children aged six to 21 with autism in U.S. schools rose steadily from 5,415 in 1991-1992 to 118,602 in the 2001-2002 school years. Today, more then 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder.

A 1998 study published in The Lancet suggests that the MMR vaccine causes autism. The medical and scientific establishment was quick to debunk the findings.

In 2000, vaccine manufacturers remove thimerosal (a mercury-based preservative) from all routinely given childhood vaccines due to public fears about its role in Autism. Again, the vaccine-autism link was debunked by the medical and scientific establishment.

The prevalence of autism in the U.S. is increasing annually. From 1992 to 1994, it was one in 150 children that were autistic. By 1996, it had increased to one in 125 children. By 1998, it had increased to one in 110 children. By 2000, it had increased to one in 88 children, and by 2002 the rate of autism has increased to one in 68 children. And more alarming are the recent trends in 2013: the ratio was one in 25 children.

If these figures and rates don’t scare you, what will?

The ratio is still expanding. Aside from the obvious, there is another concern: these developmentally-disabled individuals are part of the voting block that elects our public officials. They and the other mentally impaired determine who governs us.

Aside from the obvious, autism is on the rise. It is tied to something, and now we know what that something is: the MMR vaccine causes autism. It’s established by evidence from actual court cases.

One family was awarded $1.5 million dollars in an MMR-autism case. Another case established the correlation between autism and the MMR vaccination. This appears to be why autism is a growing faculty in our population. By 2015, the autism ratio could already be one in 15 children.

It is imperative that society and especially our medical and scientific establishment and the FDA stop denying what evidence has already established and stop placing the lives of our children at risk. A proven relationship between autism and this dangerous vaccine validly exists.

This is even more evidence that government is not capable of looking out for the interests of our children; only we the parents are. Do not make the mistake of leaving your child’s medical decisions in the hands of perceived experts.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. The research linked to in this article, the Wake Forest University study, shows no link between MMR and autism. In suggests that there may be a link between inflammatory bowel disease and Autism. How this author jumps from IBD to MMR is beyond me, as it is never mentioned in the study. Not once. Second, I was unaware that our courts are not the foremost authority on science? Courts make all kinds of decisions that may or may not be consistent with current scientific evidence. This article has all the tell-tale signs of conspiracy theory. I expected more from the Independent.

    • Excuse me Professor? The very first paragraph in that link states clearly: Controversial Doctor and Autism Media Channel Director proven right – MMR Vaccine Causes Autism & Inflammatory Bowel Disease. And our courts are not the foremost authority on Anything! But at least keep an open mind.

    • Peanut Gallery, I at least use my right name…Question, is that the best you can do? Maybe actually do some home work, there was no conviction for any crime and this blog is currently being sued for Libel along with KLAS TV 8 and two reporters Steve Kanigher and Colleen McCarty, who this blog copied and which KLAS TV removed from the web, but I do understand when you can’t attack the contact attack the messenger.

  2. I find the report puzzling – ten years ago I conducted a widespread survey in young people with autism and found no single case of autism amongst those only exposed to the MMR, and no cases of unvaccinated children having autism. But every case of autism had been exposed to DPT, many of whom but not all had also received the MMR. I set store by broad data between vaccinated and unvaccinated children. I have never found an autistic individual who had received no vaccinations. I understand Utah has a high take-up of vaccines and Oregon has a low take-up. What are the respective rates of autism in those two populations?

    Tony Bateson, Oxford UK

    • Linda Reiger: There is an old saying: If you can’t attack the message, attack the messenger.

      It is no surprise that a reader on facebook has attempted to attack me rather then the message. This is typical of individuals that have no valid argument in opposition. Since I am the messenger, when personally attacked I will always respond. This commenter attacked Bernedean University as a diploma mill. They however fail to explain why or how Bernedean University graduates are allowed to sit for the California State Bar exam, if as they claim Bernedean University were in fact a diploma mill?

      Actually these are individuals that can not attack the content and feel some need to attack the messenger simply because they refuse to look at the facts I always present and the links I provide to the evidence…I suggest for those individuals they follow this link…
      California Bar statistics that shows graduates of Bernadean University are allowed to sit for the California bar exam, which means that California accepts the holders of Bernadean University Diplomas as qualified to practice law.

      This frivolous attack is once again negated. This individual has demonstrated a very foolish attempt to impugn my character, in his attempt to discredit a valid report simple because he refuses to look at or face facts. Thank you for your question.

  3. This link did not show up in the foregoing comment so I will provide it as a direct link. Keep in mind this was a negative article about Bernadean, but the author tripped himself up by trying to focus on the negative that he allowed himself to discredit his own argument by providing a link to the state bar statistics…Those stats actually show that Bernedean like all other correspondent universities have the same or similar level of students passing the bar. Often what happens when individuals are so determined to discredit they don’t see the forest for the trees, and often provide evidence that discredits their own argument.

    http://www.quackwatch.org/04ConsumerEducation/Nonrecorg/bernadean.html

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