The Effect Of The Autism Scare On U.S...

The Effect Of The Autism Scare On U.S Childhood Vaccination Rates

There are 13 comments on the MediLexicon story from Jun 15, 2012, titled The Effect Of The Autism Scare On U.S Childhood Vaccination Rates. In it, MediLexicon reports that:

According to a new UC health economics study, the MMR vaccination rate of children appeared to decline in the late 1990s following publications of a possible risk of autism in those vaccinated.

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#3 Jun 16, 2012
Changs study directly links Wakefield's scare to the decline of the use of the MMR. It has nothing to do with any pharma or mainstream medicine. It's actual reality and who doesn't remember the reaction after wakefield's world-wide statement about his study? Oddly, although there was a decline in the use of the MMR, autism rates never declined. The continued to rise.

That link from the Italian court is proof of nothing, other than what anti vaxxers try and convince others what they think it means.

"disability was provoked by the inoculation against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)."

That child also had a pre existing condistion prior to the vaccine. A month earlier he had gastroenteritis. If anything, the doctor responsible for giving the vaccine should had better considered that illness.

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#5 Jun 16, 2012
I doubt that doctor decision had anything to do with pharma. Just like the Hannah Poling case, some doctors are just not good doctors.

Since autism has no medical tests (just observation of behaviors) it's difficult to know if this child really has autism, or a known side effect of the MMR vaccine, like encephalitis which can occur with natural exposure to the measles as well. The most common encephalitis attacks the base of the brain responsible for emotions and many other basic functions. It could appear very much like autism, but it is not.

This Italy case only confirms vaccines carry side effects, and every medicine and vaccine does carry a risk of side effects. There's no proof this vaccine causes autism, and this case certainly doesn't proof it.

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#7 Jun 16, 2012
The MMR does not cause autism. AoA is nothing but a site for the purpose of misinfo and fear tactics.
Now we know where you got your training from.

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#9 Jun 16, 2012
"disability was provoked by the inoculation against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)."

Provoked does not result in prison, Mr. Scare Tactic, making more of it than it is.

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#11 Jun 16, 2012
Who cares about provoked? Most everyone does since the meaning of that court case is not what you're trying to make others believe it is.
Life is full of destroyed dreams, it can change in as little as a second by all sorts of causes.

When it comes to medicine, there are known side effects, every person does have a choice of taking the medicine or not. I'm not responsible for your choices, or what happened to your child. But I still have a right to my own choices regardless as to what happened to your child.

Prison isn't going to happen, but if it did, would it at all help the child? No. Would it at all stop vaccines? No.

Fact still remains, due to wakefield fake study, many did decline vacccines (part of the choice you know) but autism rates continued to climb, and so did measles outbreaks.

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#13 Jun 16, 2012
Really, an anti vaxxer site. Links doesn't work anyway.
Let's try
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7872541.stm

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#15 Jun 16, 2012
It wasn't a link from a blog. Thanks for proving one thing right, you never read any article and just type anything to deflect the evidence.
At least my links work.

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#17 Jun 16, 2012
Once doesn't count.

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#19 Jun 17, 2012
Off topic, yet again

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#21 Jun 26, 2012
Yeah We Know

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#22 Jun 26, 2012
MMR causes autism in Italian ruling

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#23 Jun 26, 2012
That's not what the court ruling actually stated, and this case proves nothing. Get used to it.

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#25 Jun 26, 2012
Told you, anti vaxxers are hyping this case up. Who needs the media? Notice how natural news doesn't name the manufacturer or references to their claim the ingredients are the same? And even if they were, so what? as that means anything but meant to be a scare tactic.

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