The rabid anti-vaccine-safety loons on Kev Leitch and Matt’s anti-vaccine-safety blog LeftBrainRightBrain have desperately republished a list of studies compiled by the American Association of Pediatrics in a vain attempt to counter the damaging revelations of the alleged fraud by autism-vaccine researcher Poul Thorsen: [US Prosecutors Seek Extradition of Madsen MMR/Autism Denmark Study Author for US$1m MMR & Mercury Autism Research Fraud]
LBRB and the AAP claim the published studies are evidence there is no causal association between vaccines and autistic conditions: [pdf download AAP List of Studies]
Unfortunately for the AAP and LeftBrainRightBrain, the very first study cited in the AAP list is the Budzyn study from Poland. It is a study even LeftBrainRightBrain admitted when originally published is junk research. This also raises serious questions about the reliability of the AAP and their ability to discern valid from invalid research. The Budzyn paper is Lack of Association Between Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination and Autism in Children: A Case-Control Study Mrozek-Budzyn D, Kiełtyka A, Majewska R. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 May;29(5):397-400.
This is what LBRB said about the Budzyn dud paper when it first came out:-
To be honest, I don’t think these results are consistent with previous, large population studies of MMR and autism. An odds ratio of 0.17 (meaning you are six times more likely to be autistic if you didn’t get the MMR) should have been picked up.”
And the LBRB reviewer “Sullivan” added in the comments:-
If you look at only the kids who were never vaccinated for Measles—8 children (8%) in the autism group were never vaccinated for MMR. Only 1 in the control group (0.5%). If one were to use those numbers alone, the uncorrected “odds” of autism associated with MMR would be 16:1.”
Additionally, all the papers are cited as evidence of no association between MMR vaccination and autistic conditions. But we now know as a result of admissions by US Government Officials and decisions of the US Federal Court that it is not just MMR vaccine but all vaccines which can and do cause autistic conditions.
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.”
Despite all the lies and deceit by health official worldwide, the question “do vaccines cause autism” was answered after the Hannah Poling story broke in the USA in February 2008 [see CHS article here]. Hannah developed an autistic condition after 9 vaccines administered the same day. Under the media spotlight numerous US health officials and agencies conceded on broadcast US nationwide TV news from CBS and CNN. Full details with links to the original sources can be found in this CHS article: Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines. [Blue Text added 10 April 2011]
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