Why Is Polio With 68 Cases Worldwide This Year A “Global Emergency” But Autism Not With 1 in 25 Families Affected?

Here is a report from New Scientist and please note 68 is the entire number of cases worldwide:

This year there have already been 68 cases, meaning numbers could now rise much higher. Nine of those were in five countries which had no known cases last year.”

Global emergency declared as polio cases surge 14:30 05 May 2014 by Debora MacKenzie New Scientist

Just a short question for you to consider.  Autism is an international emergency outstripping all other health issues for children put together and that is literally mathematically. It is affecting around 1 in 25 families in the US, UK and other parts of the world.

Polio cases are in the region of a few hundred in the entire world and billions are being spent allegedly eradicating polio.  So if you have an answer post a comment.  It might be “because Bill Gates doesn’t care about autistic kids, but only with claiming the credit for eliminating polio” [oops you can't do that one - not really - as we just did it just now].

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14 Responses

  1. Sir Francis Bacon says it best – Another error hath proceeded from too great a reverence, and a kind of adoration of the mind and understanding of man; by means whereof, men have withdrawn themselves too much from the contemplation of nature, and the observations of experience, and have tumbled up and down in their own reason and conceits.

  2. It’s an emergency for polio because the answer is more vaccinations. With autism they haven’t developed a vaccine to overcome it, only one to cause it.

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  13. Whoever the idiot that wrote this article and gave it this headline is just plain pathetic. Simply put scientist are still trying to figure out what causes autism, with polio we know for a fact that there is a virus that causes it. Currently since they aren’t even sure what causes autism there is no prevention for it. With polio we have 2 vaccines that can prevent it the first one was created over 60yrs ago in 1952! So for someone with internet access to pose and then post to the public such a stupid question it clearly shows part of the problem we have as a society today when it comes to ignorance and or laziness.

    [ED: Amy if there is no water and your house is burning down, it is still an emergency whether you have water or not. If on the one side you have 68 houses burning down and you have water to put the fires out and on the other side you have 500,000 houses burning down and you need water, which is the bigger emergency?

    Be careful using the terms "pathetic" and "idiot". They can come back to haunt you.]

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