I have interviewed a dozen medical professionals and activists who have theories about the prevalence of autism ranging from the obesity of the mother to chemicals in our environment and, of course, what many surmise as the chief suspect, vaccines, i.e, the chemicals and viruses that we voluntarily inject into the bodies of our infants and children.
One particularly noteworthy conversation on this subject was with Dr. Jane Orient, the executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, based on an article she wrote for The Conservative Pundit and testimony submitted to a Senate oversight committee that is considering federal legislation to cope with the anti-vaccination movement.
Whereas, some states, including California, are already trying to protect, via mandate, what is known as herd immunity measured by the rate of vaccinated individuals in our society, the federal government is now considering intervention by way of mandatory vaccination protocols.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, in the 1970s, the autism prevalence rate was 1 in 10,000. Twenty-five years later, the rate exploded to 1 in 1,000. Last year, the rate was 1 in 59. Whereas some people will explain part of this meteoric rise as a result of better diagnostic abilities on the part of physicians, that explanation is grossly insufficient to explain this phenomenon.
Dr. Orient makes a point we cannot afford to ignore. Namely, we know, without a doubt, that certain medicines such as Thalidome (once used to treat morning sickness) can cause severe birth defects. We also know that certain viruses, such as the Zika virus, can cause severe birth defects. What is not widely known, however, is the phenomenon of “vaccine injuries.”
Every time a child is vaccinated in this country, a tax is paid into a vaccine injury fund, from which $4 billion has been paid in damages to those who suffered injuries. This damage fund was created in order to shield vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits. According to an article in Science Magazine, however, the court has never yet paid any damages associated with a petitioner claiming that a vaccine caused autism.
Hence, nobody has proven that autism is caused by vaccines, and there is no doubt whatsoever that vaccines save countless lives. However, damage has occurred in the past from vaccines that are no longer being used, including the vaccine against small pox and the original vaccine for whooping cough. Yet, somehow, we are supposed to completely deem as safe our current vaccination protocols, which call for over 50 injections despite the onset of vaccine injuries in some?
I believe the immunity from lawsuits against the manufacturers of vaccines, apart from which we would definitely have a shortage of vaccines with horrible consequences stemming from the same, has prevented us from more thoroughly investigating the cumulative and synergetic effect of our overly robust vaccine schedules. Some vaccines include live viruses injected with adjuvants, such as aluminum and Thimerosal (which contains mercury), into infants while their brains are still in development.
Having said all that, there is no denying that an extremely serious health crisis is among us, as measles are making a comeback despite the fact that a vaccine against this dreadful disease was created decades ago. It is most unfortunate that the people who refuse to vaccinate their kids are not only risking the health of their own child, but that of other children who are still too young to be vaccinated. The threat of pneumonia, encephalitis, the onset of blindness, and death from measles, is prevalent. I believe some of the fears associated with the measles/mumps/rubella vaccine combination vs. the subsequent and proven threat of contracting measles, could be abated by administering these shots separately.