China Daily News reports today from Qingdao, Shandong – autism is ranked No 1 among mental disorders in China, according to a presentation on Nov 4 at the International Autism Research Collaboration Development Conference in Shanghai. The data include only diagnoses in hospitals and research centers, so the actual number may be much higher, experts warned. The report is detailed and we recommend you click the link and read it all to get a good picture of what is going on in one of the most populous nations in the world.
Families struggle to cope with autistic children – 21 November 2011 – By He Na (China Daily)
“Autism has a strong link to genetic abnormalities. That is generally accepted,” said Kuang Guifang, director of the psychology department at Qingdao Children’s Hospital. “Birth defects, environmental causes such as heavy metals and pesticides, and childhood vaccines also are blamed.”
Experts in UK, USA and in other parts of the world try to play down the fact that the worldwide explosion of autistic conditions in children is new. They want to have us believe we have always had these numbers of children with autistic conditions and it is nothing new; that the link to the dramatic roll-out of multiple repeated vaccines to children since the mid 1980′s has nothing to do with this and it is just the medical profession getting better at noticing.
So click on the link to the story and read it yourself. Look at the symptoms of the children described and tell yourself “Doctors and teachers just have not noticed these symptoms in children before the mid 1980s” and then ask yourself “how difficult it would be not to notice children who do not talk or interact in any way like other children” and “are doctors and teachers morons then?”.
And also ask yourself how it is, as the report states “Lack of a developed support network adds to parents’ burden” that can be if this has always been with us all worldwide? And ask yourself why should families in China be struggling to cope because of that absence of a support network. Also ask yourself how is it that the Qingdao Shengzhiai Rehabilitation Center opened in only 2003 and has not existed before. It has just 31 autistic students ages 3 to 12. So how many of these centers will China need now for the millions of children now affected? How much is it going to cost the Chinese people?
In China a limit by law was imposed to control the population growth of one child per family. So what happens when autism starts to hit the children of highly placed State officials?
And when are we going to see drug industry executives and public health officials in Court to answer for this disaster wrought on so many children worldwide?
Look at the effect on the parents and families – this is a social and economic disaster but let’s not blame the vaccines – after all they are the most important development in modern medicine – right?
The story reports:
Most people would be upset if you thought they looked 10 years older than their real age. Wang Yonglin, 35, has learned to smile and say he’s used to it.
Once an energetic, sports-minded man, Wang is thin and looks tired. He has a few gray hairs. The changes began in 2009.
“I felt my world collapse,” said Wang, a former nonsmoker who now goes through two packs a day.
Wang and Li often feel hopeless, he said. They cannot sleep through an entire night and have even thought of suicide. “We gave up the idea finally, for who will take care of her if my wife and I die?
“You know, the most difficult thing is you have tried your best, but still can’t see any hope. And even without hope, you still have to smile to face an innocent daughter every day.”
And do vaccines cause autism. Yes they do according to admissions made by US Government Health officials and agencies when put in the spotlight when award winning New York journalist and author David Kirby broke the Hannah Poling story in the USA in February 2008.
If you read nothing else we strongly recommend you read this PDF Download – Text of May 5th 2008 email from US HRSA to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News]. In it the US Health Resources Services Administration [HRSA] state to CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson
We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.” [Text added 10 April 2011]
The first known cause of autism was rubella virus. So not only is New Scientist an unreliable source of information, this cause of autism has been known since the 1960s. And rubella virus is one of the three live viruses in the MMR vaccine.
… rubella (congenital rubella syndrome) is one of the few proven causes of autism.“ Walter A. Orenstein, M.D. US as Assistant Surgeon General, Director National Immunization Program in a letter to the UK’s Chief Medical Officer 15 February 2002.
rubella virus is one of the few known causes of autism.” US Center for Disease Control. [ED 8/Apr/12: This is the web archive of the CDC page - you will need to search in or scroll down the page to see the text. As papers cited on the original page by the CDC as evidence for no link with the vaccine have been steadily discredited it seems the CDC has decided to remove the page and it seems someone has been deleting the archived versions of the page from the web archive too].
rubella can cause autism” The Pediatrician’s Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Children – PEDIATRICS Vol. 107 No. 5 May 2001
Chess, S. Autism in children with congenital rubella. J Autism Child Schizophr. 1, 33-47 (1971).
Chess S. Follow-up report on autism in congenital rubella. J Autism Child Schizophr. 1977;7:69 –81
Ziring PR. Congenital rubella: the teenage years. Pediatr Ann. 1997;6: 762–770
People who are pre-disposed to have a mitochondrial dysfunction can develop autistic conditions following vaccination. The current President of Merck’s Vaccines Division, Julie Gerberding confirmed to CBS News when she was Director of the US Centres for Disease Control that:
….. if you’re predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it can certainly set off some damage. Some of the symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism.“
HOUSE CALL WITH DR. SANJAY GUPTA – Unraveling the Mystery of Autism; Talking With the CDC Director; Stories of Children with Autism; Aging with Autism – Aired March 29, 2008 – 08:30 ET
Mitochondrial dysfunction is claimed to be “rare” but is not. It can apply to a minimum of 20% of cases.
And this was said when Gerberding was then head of the US Centres for Disease Control – budget US$11 billion. It followed from award winning author and journalist David Kirby breaking the story of the Hannah Poling case, secretly settled by the US Government. It was after this story broke that it started to be acknowledged that autism has an “environmental” cause and is not solely an “internal” condition [ie not determined solely by genetics]: AUTISM – US Court Decisions and Other Recent Developments – It’s Not Just MMR
[Gerberding went from the US agency charged with promoting vaccines [CDC] directly to become vaccine maker Merck’s Director of Vaccines Division: Dr. Julie Gerberding Named President of Merck Vaccines – 21 Dec 2009 – Merck & Co., Inc.
Autistic conditions can result from encephalopathy following vaccination. The US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) confirmed to CBS News that of 1322 cases of vaccine injury compensation settled out of court by the US Government in secret settlements:-
We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.” [PDF Download - Text of email from US HRSA to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News]
CBS News Exclusive: Leading Dr.: Vaccines-Autism Worth Study Former Head Of NIH Says Government Too Quick To Dismiss Possible Link – WASHINGTON, May 12, 2008
Vaccine Case: An Exception Or A Precedent? – First Family To Have Autism-Related Case “Conceded” Is Just One Of Thousands – CBS News By Sharyl Attkisson WASHINGTON, March 6, 2008
Measles and mumps are two of the three live viruses in the MMR vaccine. Exposure to live measles or mumps viruses can cause encephalitis:-
measles and mumps can cause significant disability, including encephalitis“
The Pediatrician’s Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Children – PEDIATRICS Vol. 107 No. 5 May 2001
So there is direct evidence that live measles, mumps or rubella viruses separately can cause encephalitis leading to autism.
More troubling is that this has been known for a long time. So the risks of giving very young children a vaccine containing three live viruses all at once were known. These two World Health Organisation papers published nearly 40 years ago set out the hazards:
Virus-associated immunopathology : animal models and implications for human disease”:
1. Effects of viruses on the immune system, immune-complex diseases, and antibody-mediated immunologic injury Bulletin of The World Health Organisation. 1972; 47(2): 257-264.
2. Cell-mediated immunity, autoimmune diseases, genetics, and implications for clinical research Bulletin of the World Health Organisation. 1972; 47(2): 265-274.
Autistic conditions can result from acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following MMR vaccination as held by the US Federal Court in the case of Bailey Banks. In his conclusion, US Federal Court Special Master Abell ruled that Petitioners had proven that the MMR had directly caused a brain inflammation illness called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) which, in turn, had caused the autism spectrum disorder PDD-NOS in the child:
The Court found that Bailey’s ADEM was both caused-in-fact and proximately caused by his vaccination. It is well-understood that the vaccination at issue can cause ADEM, and the Court found, based upon a full reading and hearing of the pertinent facts in this case, that it did actually cause the ADEM. Furthermore, Bailey’s ADEM was severe enough to cause lasting, residual damage, and retarded his developmental progress, which fits under the generalized heading of Pervasive Developmental Delay, or PDD [an autism spectrum disorder]. The Court found that Bailey would not have suffered this delay but for the administration of the MMR vaccine, and that this chain of causation was… a proximate sequence of cause and effect leading inexorably from vaccination to Pervasive Developmental Delay.
[Banks v. HHS (Case 02-0738V, 2007 U.S. Claims LEXIS 254, July 20, 2007)].
And what does not cause autism?
Autism is not “caused” by “genes”
Dr Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. the 16th and current Director of the US$30.5 billion budget National Institutes of Health [nominated by President Obama: NIH News Release 17th August 2009 ] stated in evidence to US House of Representatives Committee May 2006 when Director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute:
“Recent increases in chronic diseases like diabetes, childhood asthma, obesity or autism cannot be due to major shifts in the human gene pool as those changes take much more time to occur. They must be due to changes in the environment, including diet and physical activity, which may produce disease in genetically predisposed persons.“
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. evidence to US House of Representatives Committee May 2006
Collins controls the US $30.5 billion annual medical research budget and is a leading medical doctor and geneticist who led the Human Genome Project.
Autistic conditions affect 1 in 100 US children. They affect 1 in 64 British children [1 in 40 are boys] according to a Cambridge University study.
ESTIMATING AUTISM SPECTRUM PREVALENCE IN THE POPULATION: A SCHOOL BASED STUDY FROM THE UK
Conclusions: The prevalence estimate of known cases of ASC, using different methods of ascertainment converges around 1%. The ratio of known to unknown cases means that for every three known cases there are another two unknown cases. This has implications for planning diagnostic, social and health services.”
It is estimated to cost the UK £28 billion per annum [roughly US$42 billion]: ["Economic Consequences of Autism in the UK" - London School of Economics - Study by team led by Professor Martin Knapp [Executive Summary]
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