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Do you still stand behind the "autism is caused by vaccines" theory?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2010/02/lancet_wakefield_autism_mmr_au.html?sc=fb&cc=fp

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prinzesstephi

Asked by prinzesstephi at 4:30 PM on Feb. 2, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • no, never did
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • no and never did
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 4:33 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • I never really believed it either...
    Anouck

    Answer by Anouck at 4:33 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • I never beleived there was a link between the two, I found this on CNN,
    http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/02/02/lancet.retraction.autism/index.html?hpt=T2
    older

    Answer by older at 4:34 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • I never really did. I delayed vaccinating my daughter not because of autism but because it's been shown that vaccines don't have a particularly high effectivness rate in children whose immune systems are underdeveloped (like in infants). That's why they get a million boosters when as adults we only need a few. In the 90s there was a mumps outbreak on the east coast and 90% of the kids getting them had been vaccinated as babies. Why risk reactions, fevers, infection and pain when they have a 25% effectiveness rate, and my baby was not going to be exposed to other kids anyway? Her risks were low, so we forewent the vaccines until she turned 1.

    Autism seems to be caused by a number of things, including environmental pollution, heredity, gender (boys are much more susceptible than girls), etc. Vaccines alone aren't going to cause it.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 4:35 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • One man and one study does not mean that all the other studies are wrong.


    http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news-1/Scientific-Link-to-Autism-Identified-61602-1/

    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 4:37 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • there is a girl in america recieving reperation for getting autism from her vacinnes folks. just one so far. but what they found was the the child had to have a mitachondrial defect first, that is almost undectible unless they expensively test EVERY child first. her defect then combined with the bombardment of her shots DID cause her autism. but not ALL autism is caused by this issue
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 4:42 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • I never believed it, I won't believe it. Regardless of what "evidence" someone shows me, I just fail to see the link
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:46 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • I never did. And most Doctors have said all along that there was no link......
    mommymeg03

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 4:56 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

  • Well, shots are not as necessary as people make them out to be and they do cause more harm then good in some cases. The issue is more then just autism that is involved with vaccinations. My son has clostridia so he can't get shots because if he did he WOULD become autistic or have some other auto immune disorder. I believe shots can cause autism if the child has some underlying problem like clostridia or candida etc. I do think that all children should be tested with internal problems before they get a single shot. My son had several reactions to shots and medicines though so we did a test and found out what was wrong. once he is better he should do fine if he were to get vaccinations...but like I said after going to some vaccinatin workshops and reading dr. Tenpenny book I am only going with about 5 shots total.
    stummegirl

    Answer by stummegirl at 4:57 PM on Feb. 2, 2010

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