Few know that the first vaccine linked to “autism” was the smallpox vaccine in a 1976 paper:
3-4 weeks following an otherwise uncomplicated first vaccination against smallpox a boy, then aged 15 months and last seen at the age of 5 1/2 years, gradually developed a complete Kanner syndrome. The question whether vaccination and early infantile autism might be connected is being discussed. A causal relationship is considered extremely unlikely. But vaccination is recognized as having a starter function for the onset of autism”.
Eggers C. [Autistic syndrome (Kanner) and vaccination against smallpox (author’s transl)]. Klin Padiatr. 1976 Mar; 188(2): 172-180. [German]
That any vaccine can cause an autistic condition was confirmed by the US Centers for Disease Control [CDC] and US Health Resources Services Administration [HRSA] in 2008: Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines
So anyone who claims in one of the many ridiculous “skeptic” and other blog posts that this there is no evidence of any link and it is all attributable to Dr Andrew Wakefield and the MMR vaccine is at best wrong [and at worst something else quite different].
The rate of reported autistic conditions in the USA is 1 in 50 children according to a survey report by the US Centers for Disease Control [CDC] and the US Health Resources Services Administration [HRSA] titled “Changes in Prevalence of Parent-Reported Autism Spectrum Disorder in School-Aged Children: 2007 to 2011-2012.“
- The prevalence of parent-reported ASD among children aged 6-17 years was 2 percent [1 in 50] in 2011-2012 compared to 1.2 percent [1 in 83] in 2007
- The change in prevalence estimates was greatest for boys and for adolescents aged 14 to 17 years.
- Children who were first diagnosed in or after 2008 were more likely to have milder ASD than those diagnosed in or before 2007.
- Much of the increase in the prevalence estimates from 2007 to 2011-2012 for school-aged children was the result of diagnoses of children with previously unrecognized ASD.
The report was co-authored by HRSA and data collection was conducted by the CDC. The data come from the National Survey of Children’s Health, a nationally representative phone survey of households with children. This survey is conducted every four years.
For all the epidemics of chronic childhood medical conditions in the 2006 NHANES report reported that 50% of all children had at least one chronic medical condition and predicted that more than 25% of the USA’s children would have at least one lifetime chronic medical condition, which include, but are not limited to, “autism”, ADHD, asthma/COPD, diabetes, dilated idiopathic cardiomyopathy, encephalitis and encephalopathy, epilepsy, gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, Guillian Barré syndrome, multiple sclerosis, chronic skin conditions, obesity, and vasculitis.
The “symptoms of autism” are the “same” as the symptoms of low-dose organic-mercury poisoning by Thimerosal-preserved vaccines that are still in use in the USA (mainly in the influenza vaccines given to pregnant and lactating women and developing children after 2002 as well as today to all adults annually) and other countries that still use Thimerosal-containing vaccines in their routine early childhood vaccination programs.
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