The Price Of The Autism-Measles Panic...

The Price Of The Autism-Measles Panic, 15 Years Later

There are 23 comments on the story from Jul 21, 2013, titled The Price Of The Autism-Measles Panic, 15 Years Later. In it, reports that:

Ibrahim Ali comforts his six-year-old daughter, Hawo, who suffers from measles and malnutrition, at a local hospital in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on August 15, 2011.

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#25 Jul 24, 2013
What, is there more than one of you?? Multiple personalities??
I have never yet pushed anyone to get vaccines, I could care less who get's them or not. No one here yet has pushed vaccines; it's the anti vaxxers telling everyone not to get vaccines. And if I am paid, who pays you? McCarthy?? Wakefield?? Wait, it cant be Wakefield, he's broke and unemployed.
The only reason why anyone responds to any anti vaxxers is due to the misinfo and out right quackery. For instance, there is no evidence about the Somali children ever getting vaccines, or if they even have health insurance. For instance any vaccine side effect is no different from the side effect of actually contracting the disease itself, except the risk is far lower with a vaccine since vaccines don't contain enough of the virus to even cause the disease itself. The same risks of side effects are far greater from actually contracting the disease from another person. Those very side effects are why vaccines were invented in the first place, hello.

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#26 Jul 24, 2013
friend wrote:
Not sure why the Somali in MN was ever brought up, other than Wakefield showing up and talking to that community about not getting the MMR vaccine, and then the very same community had an outbreak of measles.
MN schools do not require a diagnosis for an IEP for Pre K, which is where the bulk of those Somali autism rates. Any other state would term the IEP Developmentally Delayed unless there was a medical diagnosis. Nope, not Minnesota. The autism rates in MN alone is 1:81 and the schools being able to term an IEP autism w/o a medical diagnosis is controversial and been on the news a few times for that alone. Our own school district, which is not MPLS, termed my child's IEP autism without a medical diagnosis. Every one should be aware MN schools are not medical- a schools criteria is different of that of a medical diagnosis for autism.
MN get the autism rates from where?? The educational system, which right there is flawed to begin with however within that educational school system and IEP's, it does not at all determine which had vaccines and which did not, or at what age they did get vaccines. Not all those Somali kids 'came' here, all of the children in question were born here meaning one can not assume they had any vaccines at all.
The Somali population alone can provide a clear genetic clue, if in fact the rates are that 'high' in that one ethnic group. Think about it. Either that or the MPLS school district is taking advantage of one ethnic group for the purpose of the funds that come with a child in special ed. No one knows which of these children have a medical diagnosis or just the school saying that children have autism.
WOW thats a huge stoool sample.

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#27 Jul 24, 2013
Beautnificent wrote:
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LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL I dont know why, I know its not supposed to be funny but Im laughing hysterically. LOOOOOOL
Its also accurate

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