“Scandal Exposed in Major Study of Autism and Mercury” says that documentation obtained, a result of the freedom of information act, reveals “U.S. officials apparently colluded in covering-up the decline in Denmark’s autism rates following the removal of mercury from vaccines”.
The scandal with regard to officials in the US is hardly surprising. With greater frequency the American public seems to be propagandized by the self-interested who are usually in positions of importance. It is not that there is nothing to see in the newest scandal, it is just that it would be nice if something could be done about the persistent falsehoods that emit from those whom we are supposed to be able to trust.
In the ongoing wake of such atmosphere, suspicion has become my new religion.*
Not too long ago the media declared the autism-vaccination concern debunked, all because of a proposed lack of evidence with regard to harm done by mercury. I could not believe the blinders that were on, simply because of the strong focus upon mercury. Right alongside the reports about the lack of harm done by mercury, are reports of findings that conclude vaccination does cause harm to children regardless of what the ingredients are. So, you say mercury and I say human DNA residuals. The point is that vaccinations can harm some children.
The rub here is that autism affected children many times present with co-morbid disorders that are associated with probability of damage from vaccination, and peer review continues to accept instances where vaccination is the cause for devastating neurological illness. That is why vaccination courts are in place – they allow families recourse. There have been cases that have prevailed to do with vaccination injury that resulted in brain damage.
In May of 2011: “Members of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy (EBCALA), along with parents and children who received federal vaccine injury compensation, held a press conference in Washington D.C. – announcing a study published in the Pace Environmental Law Review that looked at actual cases of brain injuries due to vaccines that were compensated in the government’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The study found 83 cases (and still counting) of autism, showing that the government has known about the autism – vaccine link for many years now, due to the millions of dollars awarded to parents for these brain injuries. (83 cases just tip of the iceberg, Health Impact News)
Another thing that has always been known is that there have always been acknowledged risks involved in vaccination. The point of the vaccination programs is that a few fall into devastating illness so that the many might never be exposed to certain illnesses; this is an emphasis on the “herd’s” overall wellness. What people forget is the fact that a few are expected to fall, due to the vaccinations. That is why guidelines for exceptions are in place in order that those who may be compromised in response are protected. Even when insisting upon the good of vaccinations – opting out of vaccinations has always been considered reasonable under conditions where known predispositions to increased risk are present. Sure looks like the children who prevailed in vaccination court would have benefitted from an exception…
More recently a study by the Institute of Medicine concludes: “…that evidence convincingly supports a causal relationship between some vaccines and some adverse events-such as MMR, varicella zoster, influenza, hepatitis B, meningococcal, and tetanus-containing vaccines linked to anaphylaxis.” (Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality, Aug 2011, Institute of Medicine) They then dismiss causality for autism.
The Institute of Medicine seems to have simply hedged the bet. They identified risks with co-morbid disorders of known medical cause and simply left the psychiatric label of autism alone. This seems very politically correct, but also disingenuous. Autism is just a psychiatric label that attempts to make sense of clinical features in children; it therefore could never really be linked to any one thing because medical cause for autism is not known. Please remember, because of the psychiatric label of autism, a sea of children have experienced a missed medical diagnosis in favor of a label that gives no answer. Many are identified with known medical conditions that explain the presence of autism features, after they have already received the autism label.
*Switchfoot is on a lot in our house!