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Could the increase of the number of vaccines have a link with the increase of Autism in The United States?

"The number of shots given to infants under 15 months of age has tripled in the last 15 years, from 7 to 21."

"autism shows many striking similarities to an autoimmune disease. The same kinds of tests that register autoimmune diseases also register autism; autism occurs four times more often in boys than girls (similar to the pathology of several common autoimmune disorders - girls may be genetically more resistant to this phenomenon because of the autoimmune dangers of bearing a child); autistic patients respond well to treatments for autoimmune diseases."


Asked by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on Mar. 15, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (54)
  • Being nurse, I am always extremely cautious about giving multiple medications at 1 time. Some drugs affects certain organs differently and when given in combination with other drugs, dangerous, untoward effects can occur. I do not like the "Cocktail" approach to administering vaccinations. I think this practice is to catch as many kids at 1 time, cutting down on the number of MD appts (and pts needing to be seen) required. How can getting 5-6 immunizations within 5 minutes time be healthy or even effective? Also, giving Acetaminophen prophylactically is now being shunned as it's thought to decrease efficacy of the doses given. I think an elongated schedule might be more practical.


    Answer by Sisteract at 8:21 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • "V.K. Singh, a respected Indian doctor and professor of organic chemistry, has been studying autoimmune disorders and autism and vaccines for the better part of 20 years. Byron Richards is a founding member of the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists and the director of Wellness Resources, Inc. This article leans heavily on both of their bodies of work.)"

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • Its environmental with a genetic component! Parents with affected kids want to blame anything but them selves! They can't stand that they can not make normal kids. Thats great that they are finding more treatment options for these kids.


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:14 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • Didn't we already cover this?

    Answer by Imogine at 1:16 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • Maybe if we keep saying it over and over it will come true!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • So what does the vaccine link to autism mean for the children with autism who were never vaccinated???!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:23 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • ""In several cases, electron microscopy has revealed live measles virus in the intestinal lining of children with the gastrointestinal abnormalities common in children with autism." Translation: a significant number of kids have live measles in their guts - and a statistically-significant number of those kids have autism. If Singh's measles-induced-autism theory is correct, it means that lots more children were almost autistic, but avoided that fate through some unrecognized mechanism."


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:23 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • The fact that fewer and fewer people are vaxing, while at the same time autism diagnoses are increasing points away from vaxes as a cause for it. There has always been a 1-in-10,000 chance that neurological damage can be caused by vaxes, so yes it does happen very rarely.

    Answer by ddbz at 1:24 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • I remember doing a report on autism in college and at that time the term autism was used for only the most severe introverted type children who could not be reached by the outside world. Today they totally changed the criteria and meaning, having included a whole spectrum of symptoms. In doing this you are going to have a huge difference in the numbers of children diagnosed.


    Answer by BlooBird at 1:30 PM on Mar. 15, 2010

  • I'm subscribing to the mostly genetic theory. I believe that we are "finding" more cases of autism simply because the science has grown tremendously, and the doctors can diagnose it more easily, as well as the fact that the spectrum of the autism disorder has grown, and what would have been written off before as a learning disability (for example) is NOW considered autism in some degree.

    Answer by 29again at 1:31 PM on Mar. 15, 2010