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Some facts I found about autism and vaccines

February 7, 2009

On one hand Measles, which in a 1st world country is unlikely to be fatal, on the other, the UK’s ridiculously full vaccine schedule – 25 vaccines in the first two years. You can turn your kid into a chemical cocktail full of aluminium, anti-freeze, aborted fetal tissue, chick embryo, to name but a few common vaccine ingredients. You can hope that the three live vaccine strains in the MMR don’t cause auto immune responses. It’s up to you.

Reliable figures show the increase of autism spectrum disorders in the UK rising from 1 in 500 in 1979 (Wing and Gould) to 1 in 110 in 2006 (Baird et al.). Autism in Scottish Schools is recorded in the Scottish Schools Census since 1998. It is the only systematic monitoring of numbers in the UK to date. This gives a rise over seven successive years after 1998 of 325%. The criteria for inclusion have not been changed during that time and it’s unlikely such a rise can be explained by better detection. In non vaccinated populations, such as the Amish, autism is extremely rare, but no funded study has been carried out. You might say because it is not in the interests of the lucrative vaccine industry.

25 Vaccines are given to UK children before the age of two. New vaccines added as recently as September 2006. (In US CDC mandates 73 injected vaccines by 18 mths.) The wider problem may be the number of vaccines now in the immunisation programme. Interactions between vaccines and chemicals in the body may cause autism.

To what extent is autism the result of parenting behaviours? Original autism diagnosis was blamed on ‘refrigerator mothers’. Childhood neglect and trauma may well cause autistic behaviour, but this cannot account for the rate of increase seen above. There are genetic factors to consider: “In 38% of families of autistic individuals, both parents manifested some social or cognitive impairments.” But Dr Boyd Haley counters ‘Autism was not a known, described illness until about 1941-3, 8 to 10 years after the introduction of thimerosal and similar organic thiol-mercury compounds in biological mixtures used in medicine and other areas.  This argues against autism being a genetic illness.’ (Boyd Haley, Professor of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY )

See ‘The Truth about Vaccines’ by Dr Richard Halvorsen for possible mechanisms of autistic development:

“A virus induced auto immune response to developing brain myelin may impair anatomical development of neural pathways in autistic children” “MMR was the first vaccine ever to introduced on a large scale containing more than one live virus. Live viruses will interact with each other… there are three possible methods by which MMR could be causing autism:

1.Direct invasion of the measles vaccine into the brain.

2.The MMR vaccine may cause an abnormal immune reaction in susceptible children. This may result in an auto immune reaction in which the body’s immune system attacks itslef, in this case the brain.

3.It’s possible that the measles virus invades the gut, where it causes inflammation , resulting in a ‘leaky’ gut. This results in the absorption of heroin-like (opoid) and other toxic substances that then travel into, and damage the brain.” (Halvorsen, p 190)

“MMR was introduced in the USA in 1979. After the mid 1980’s there was a sudden increase in children who were developing normally in the first year and a half of life and then suddenly became autistic”

Also we must consider the cost to society. ‘The children that have been damaged have had their lives ruined. They were previously completely healthy. They now have seventy or eighty years of mental handicap ahead.’ (Thrower, p 14) ‘Linking these rates to estimated costs of education and care for sufferers would give a figure of as high as £5 billion per year, ($8m), year after year. The Cambridge autism figures were described as “if anything an under-estimate”. They included only children with a definite clinical diagnosis. Any child who had only been “statemented” (= educational needs-assessed) as autistic, but not yet clinically diagnosed, was not counted.’ Univ of Camb. Study 2001. in Thrower (p.43) The annual cost to UK est. £1Bn by UK Mental Health Foundation 2000. (Ark p 38)

Is Ritalin the drug to cure the drug industry created problem? The numbers taking this amphetime drug have grown from 3,000 in 1993 to 220,000 in 2002. (Observer 2003)


• The Amish, a religious community of about 150,000 people in the eastern United States had only four autistic children when the incidence of autism was reviewed. The Amish, as part of their religious culture, do not believe in vaccination. • Given the national rate of autism, Olmsted calculated that there should be 130 autistics among the Amish and he found only four. • One child had been exposed to high levels of mercury from a power plant; of the other three Amish children diagnosed with autism, one was adopted from China, having had a full set of vaccinations, the other two were vaccinated in the U.S. (Ark)

‘If indeed autism is rare among the non-vaccinated Amish populations, as reported by Dan Olmstead, I find it an amazingly oversight that the CDC and others responsible for infant health do not fund a study in this area. … The study of non-vaccinated populations is a very obvious experiment that the CDC and its supporters appear to refuse to consider.  This makes me suspicious that this knowledge exists and is being suppressed because knowledge of the rate among the non-vaccinated population would answer many questions. ‘ Dr Boyd Haley

Further reading: Jabs website