Autism: A Disease of the Rich?

Autism: A Disease of the Rich?

There are 12 comments on the The New York Times story from Jul 16, 2010, titled Autism: A Disease of the Rich?. In it, The New York Times reports that:

The higher rates of diagnosed autism among the wealthy has long been thought to be a result of higher rates of diagnosis - i.e., wealthier families having better access to those who diagnose autism.

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Raymond

Montréal, Canada

#1 Jul 16, 2010
Wealthier people have access to better medical care. They tend to protect their kids more...

They tend to not miss any vaccine doses. Therefore these people have higher immunization rates which directly reflects higher autism rate.

Conclusion:

Higher Vaccines Rate = Higher Autism Risks
Lizzy

Burlington, Canada

#2 Jul 16, 2010
Raymond wrote:
Wealthier people have access to better medical care. They tend to protect their kids more...
They tend to not miss any vaccine doses. Therefore these people have higher immunization rates which directly reflects higher autism rate.
Conclusion:
Higher Vaccines Rate = Higher Autism Risks
I don't know if I am wealthy... but we have chosen to NOT vaccinate our children, against the wishes of lots of doctors. We have 3 sons, and 2 of them have an ASD...
Your rant is obviously not true for all.
Raymond

Montréal, Canada

#3 Jul 17, 2010
Then may be it is you as mother contributing to autism

Since: Jan 07

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#4 Jul 18, 2010
Nice behavior Raymond. There's free vaccine clinics for those not rich enough to afford vaccines however your stereo typing of the richer wont ever fly. It's disgusting you stereo type to begin with and then insult the commenters.
Estela

Cancún, Mexico

#5 Jul 24, 2010
I gave the vaccine to my son Santi and he ended up with severe problems...I am Mexican and not wealthy! poor in fact, single and live with my momma. I have a neurologist in Cancun for Santi but he just gives Santi new drugs every month. I don't have the money to take my son to a good hospital for autism testing and diagnosis...and all the treatments are not possible for me because of the money cost. I believe my son to be autistic because he cant talk, cant focus, has meltdowns every day, and still wears diapers because he's afraid of the bathroom! I am asking for help. I have a 'chipin' on my blog to raise money to get Santi a proper diagnosis and treatment. Please help: http://ismychildautistic.net

Estela
Lizzy

Burlington, Canada

#6 Jul 29, 2010
Raymond wrote:
Then may be it is you as mother contributing to autism
might be, although the latest genetic research shows it is more likely to come from the male side. It seems to me you also have a problem with empathy, maybe you are on the spectrum as well?

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#7 Jul 29, 2010
Actually, there is some bases to that wealthy. Take for instance Jenny McCarthy. She didn't like the diagnosis her son had, it's hardly sell a book, so she found another doctor and paid for the diagnosis she wanted which would sell a book. Come to find out, per an interview, her son doesn't even have autism. He has a different disorder. Gotta hand it to those who are rich who can manipulate the medical field and make those autism rates higher for no reason.
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#8 Apr 15, 2011
friend wrote:
Nice behavior Raymond. There's free vaccine clinics for those not rich enough to afford vaccines however your stereo typing of the richer wont ever fly. It's disgusting you stereo type to begin with and then insult the commenters.
Thats why autism went from 1 in 10,000 to 1 in under 100. In Canada vaccines are free, but we've payed the price for believing the were safe.
Vaccine related injuries
http://www.vaccineinjuryhelpcenter.com/vaccin...
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#9 Apr 15, 2011
friend wrote:
Actually, there is some bases to that wealthy. Take for instance Jenny McCarthy. She didn't like the diagnosis her son had, it's hardly sell a book, so she found another doctor and paid for the diagnosis she wanted which would sell a book. Come to find out, per an interview, her son doesn't even have autism. He has a different disorder. Gotta hand it to those who are rich who can manipulate the medical field and make those autism rates higher for no reason.
Troll
alex

Uckfield, UK

#10 Apr 15, 2011
http://www.spectralisation.net

this is why autism is increasing and adhd

ITS THE TRUTH
FBOMBER

Winnipeg, Canada

#11 Apr 15, 2011
alex wrote:
http://www.spectralisation.net
this is why autism is increasing and adhd
ITS THE TRUTH
Garbage. Your site proves nothing, just hypothetical nonsense.
ITS VACCINE DAMAGE

Winnipeg, Canada

#12 Aug 22, 2013
Its the rich causing it, the rich vaccine makers and rich ploticians and rich doctors

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