Nearly half of Americans still suspec...

Nearly half of Americans still suspect vaccine-autism link

There are 65 comments on the USA Today story from Jan 22, 2011, titled Nearly half of Americans still suspect vaccine-autism link. In it, USA Today reports that:

Just a slim majority of Americans - 52% - think vaccines don't cause autism, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found.

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Raymond

Longueuil, Canada

#1 Jan 22, 2011
Well, if those who were surveyed were also told of thousands of parents describing autism in their children following vaccination, may then they will be better informed.

Those people should go and read on forums about parents reporting of symptoms leading to autism.

Symptoms far too similar around VACCINATION time, just to be simply put coincidental.

Since: Jan 07

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#2 Jan 22, 2011
Nearly half eh? Then you might not like this one

Slightly more than half of Americans say vaccines don't cause autism: Poll
http://www.kmph.com/Global/story.asp...
Raymond

Longueuil, Canada

#3 Jan 23, 2011
VACCINE-AUTISM link is real. Do not try to ignore this link for some few $$ that they pay to to blog about it.

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#4 Jan 23, 2011
"Link" is not concrete, nor is it proof. Try providing some proof to back up those scare tactics you keep spouting off.
MotherOfaSonwHFA

San Diego, CA

#5 Jan 23, 2011
Start asking mothers of children with autism. MANY of us have been saying the same thing for a long time. You just aren't listening.

Since: Jan 07

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#6 Jan 24, 2011
Mothers are not science, just like Raymond is not science. Talk all you want, it's science people listen to.
MotherOfaSonwHFA

San Diego, CA

#7 Jan 27, 2011
friend wrote:
Mothers are not science, just like Raymond is not science. Talk all you want, it's science people listen to.
Well that's where we differ, seeing IS believing. And since the science has not come to my door, our voices will just have to do for now. The good news is I don't think it will be much longer.
You may think it's not good enough, but the fact that almost half of the people polled are not sure about the safety of vaccines is quite telling.

Doctors also used to give pregnant women X-rays, tell people to smoke to keep their weight down and so on.

We know what we know because we've lived it. I won't be shut up.

Since: Jan 11

Auburn, WA

#8 Jan 27, 2011
I always say, "why risk it" and "take conventional medicine as a last resort / hope" because of stupid stuff like this.

Most of the major diseases that exist today are due to the cultivation and civilizing of the human race.

I'd suggest you all read a book called "Earthling" it shows how because we wear anti-conductive rubber on the bottom of our shoes we don't get the magnetic waves coming from the earth. When the electricity in our body is in a balance inflammation goes down incredibly.

Inflammation is the main cause to about 95% of all diseases. Nature is best, it always has been, and we keep trying to break it down but it's the whole of nature that works the best. Think about it, exercise, fresh air, fruits, vegetables, vitamins, sunlight, swimming in salt water, walking on sand, all of these if we had all of them as much as possible we would be disease-free... forever!

Since: Jan 07

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#9 Jan 27, 2011
And I'm pretty much the only one listening, so keep right on talking all you want.

Parents are not science, period. And why? They're too emotionally attached, you being the example.
The fact is more than half don't think vaccines cause autism, that's more telling.
MotherOfaSonwHFA

San Diego, CA

#10 Jan 27, 2011
friend wrote:
And I'm pretty much the only one listening, so keep right on talking all you want.
Parents are not science, period. And why? They're too emotionally attached, you being the example.
The fact is more than half don't think vaccines cause autism, that's more telling.
. The fact that nearly half are doubtful...is way more compelling... We will be exonerated by science, it is only a matted of time.

Since: Jan 07

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#11 Jan 27, 2011
No one is so sure about any medicine, hello. Yet they still take it. Wouldn't it be great to predict who would be allergic to what? The way science is going, it'll be a real long time. The way science is going autism-wise, it's all headed towards genetics, or other environmental exposures from daily living.
Have a great weekend.
they discriminate too!

San Diego, CA

#12 Jan 29, 2011
friend wrote:
No one is so sure about any medicine, hello. Yet they still take it. Wouldn't it be great to predict who would be allergic to what? The way science is going, it'll be a real long time. The way science is going autism-wise, it's all headed towards genetics, or other environmental exposures from daily living.
Have a great weekend.
environmental exposures.

You mean like chemicals in your environment, including chemicals and illnesses found in your bloodstream? Possibly after a round of vaccines? Like that?

As for medicine, actually I am much more cautious with medicine after seeing what happened to my son. Are you suggesting we should just sit back and believe that something is safe, instead of doing the legwork ourselves to determine this? As for allergies, are you insinuating you can't really tell who has allergies at this point anyway, so inject and cross fingers? Hey, take one for the team...dear god!

There ARE allergy tests that can be informed...if there is any family history of allergies that should be standard procedure before giving the go ahead for vaccines. We have the technology for this.

Since: Jan 07

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#13 Jan 30, 2011
You tell me which tests are available for allergies prior to shots? You tell me where there's a test that pre determines which child will be vaccine injured? You tell me how allergies to pollen makes any difference when getting vaccines. You tell me what pre test is given to be sure the person isn't allergic to the antibiotic given? You show me the statistics of those with allergies and those without in relation to vaccines, and then show me statistics of actual exposure to the virus? Does the same result happen?

I never suggested anyone sit back, but that's the main excuse you hear. So you're more cautious AFTER seeing what happened to your child. Why not before? You just provided the example I was giving. There's side effects to everything, yet many ignored them and sat back and did nothing.
Motherofasonwith HFA

San Diego, CA

#14 Jan 31, 2011
friend wrote:
So you're more cautious AFTER seeing what happened to your child. Why not before? You just provided the example I was giving. There's side effects to everything, yet many ignored them and sat back and did nothing.
Is this rhetoric aimed at me? Or my family doctor? Or vaccine policy in general? Because if it's the two latter, you are right on.

My doctors knew our family history of allergies and eczema, yet handed us a vaccine fact sheet and vaccinated my son anyway. We did not give informed consent because we were not informed. The side effects we were told about were not for our son, they were for a child with a perfect bill of health, no family history of allergy...if did not apply to us but was passed off as being accurate.

We trust our doctors to keep us safe, so no, I did not question their knowledge on the matter. Out of necessity I am not so naive now, but I will also not take the blame for what at the time was a rational decision based on the evidence given to me at the time. If a doctor had been honest with me and said he didn't really know if it was safe, I certainly would have done the research myself.

This is the problem with the vaccine system today- we parents need to be detectives and researchers, yet we are NOT taught to do so- we are taught to blindly accept what our pediatrician says.

You can't determine if a baby is going to be allergic, so the policy should recommend NOT vaccinating them at all. Wait until our babies are toddlers and do one at a time.

Instead, American babies are vaccinated starting at birth, or in the first two months of life. In fact in my case my son was even vaccinated without my permission (hep.b, given at birth).

If doctors tell us not to feed our babies eggs until 1, why is it ok to inject that protein into their blood stream in a flu shot at 6 mos?

There ARE blood tests available. A simple scratch test is not enough. Both IgE and IgG blood tests should be done for milk protein, egg, peanut, and any other allergen you suspect is a problem in your family.

As for statistics on kids with allergies/ immune issues and vaccine reactions, versus those who don't have any, versus the actual illness itself, I have yet to see a large scale published study.
THAT IS THE PROBLEM!

Since: Jan 07

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#15 Jan 31, 2011
Nothing but excuses.
Motherofasonwith HFA

San Diego, CA

#16 Jan 31, 2011
friend wrote:
Nothing but excuses.
Oh DO explain.

Since: Jan 11

Australia

#17 Feb 1, 2011
So who do you represent friend?

Since: Jan 11

Australia

#18 Feb 1, 2011
Honestly if only half do believe and half don't there's more than enough reason for concern on either side, so what are you gaining from this friend, seriously to be as inflammatory as you are you must have a stake in this, like maybe a drug company hoping to shut half of the doubters up and swing them your way so you can make a few million.... Ringing any bells friend????

Since: Jan 07

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#19 Feb 1, 2011
That's the first thing a pro anti vaxxer has to say: I must be part of the drug company. There's nothing more inflammatory than that! You'd think they'd have classes for anti vaxxer to come up with newer one liners.

There's big difference between less than half to more than half. The obvious difference is, only speaking of the autism link (not to be mistaken with known vaccine injury/ side effects) is more than half the public doesn't fall for the anti vaxxer crap.

Since: Jan 11

Calamvale, Australia

#20 Feb 1, 2011
friend wrote:
That's the first thing a pro anti vaxxer has to say: I must be part of the drug company. There's nothing more inflammatory than that! You'd think they'd have classes for anti vaxxer to come up with newer one liners.

There's big difference between less than half to more than half. The obvious difference is, only speaking of the autism link (not to be mistaken with known vaccine injury/ side effects) is more than half the public doesn't fall for the anti vaxxer crap.
Okay friend I hear you, but you're just blurting the rhetoric of a pro vaxxer, I've had my children "vaxxed" and they're still growing up and need more, but I also know that if you didn't have a stake in this (e.g. Monetary, Bonus etc.) why ph why would you be so passionate about pissing people off other than for the reason stated before, "no there's no risk, don't worry we'll treat your money I mean child right and see you through "BULLSHIT" deny, deny, deny spill some rhetoric on public forums to hopefully regain some blind support from those who put their faith in their medical professionals and believe that they have their best interests at heart!

Oh and you said known vaccine injury/ side effects, so in your mind there's definitely no way that some unknown injuries/ side effects could pop up? Remember vioxx? And as said before smoke to stay thin and all that excellent advice from the medical "professionals" they don't know anything until millions of people have used it and then enough people come forward with adverse effects that the "professionals" and the drug companies can't sweep it under the rug.

I ask again what is Your stake in this friend?

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