New Australian Study Compares Vaccinated Kids With Autism to Vaccinated Kids With Autism And Declares “No Link Between Vaccines & Autism” – Quelle Surprise [More Junk Science]

OIG Fugitive: Poul Thorsen - From approximately February 2004 until February 2010, Poul Thorsen executed a scheme to steal grant money awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC had awarded grant money to Denmark for research involving infant disabilities, autism, genetic disorders, and fetal alcohol syndrome. CDC awarded the grant to fund studies of the relationship between autism and the exposure to vaccines, the relationship between cerebral palsy and infection during pregnancy, and the relationship between developmental outcomes and fetal alcohol exposure.

OIG Fugitive: Poul Thorsen – From approximately February 2004 until February 2010, Poul Thorsen executed a scheme to steal grant money awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC had awarded grant money to Denmark for research involving infant disabilities, autism, genetic disorders, and fetal alcohol syndrome. CDC awarded the grant to fund studies of the relationship between autism and the exposure to vaccines, the relationship between cerebral palsy and infection during pregnancy, and the relationship between developmental outcomes and fetal alcohol exposure.

And the reason why he was not aware of the risk?  This shows just how poor his study is as evidence.  His study excluded clinical evidence of real cases and only considered “tobacco-science” statistical studies.  In fact the authors of the paper went out of their way to exclude literally thousands of papers to come up with just ten [yep thats right – just 10] papers and ten already known discredited papers at that.

And when we get around to actually looking at the supposed “new” study we find that what it was claiming to have found was not supported by any of the evidence the authors relied upon.  How can this bizarre situation arise?

The supposed new study searched for journal published statistical studies for its starting point and then tried to amalgamate the results into one big “study of studies” – which is given the misleading jargon-name of “meta-analysis“.  Now everyone knows that if you have a witness giving evidence in a court or public inquiry or a politician makes claims in public or a parliament and they lie about something, everyone loses confidence in their evidence and we have to chuck it out – abandon it as unreliable.  It really does not help your case if you get ten witnesses like that.  And of course it is even less helpful when none of the witnesses saw the events you claim they did.

So that is what this supposed “new” study achieves.

6 Responses

  1. [ED: This comment deleted.

    Trolling and internet stalking by a clearly compulsive obsessive member of a forum whose members block discussion but some of whose members for sport in their spare time disrupt other fora on the internet and attack, bully, abuse and harass ordinary people and parents of very sick children wanting to share information. These kinds of groups are organised for just such a purpose on the internet. To quote Dr Ben Goldacre himself commenting on his own BadScience Forum: “The time for talking has passed. I draw the line at kidnapping, incidentally.“. This is on a site owned and operated by Dr Ben Goldacre as a high profile opinion former in the mainstream medical professions].

  2. Regarding Meta Analysis – this from the Cochrane Collaboration “The decision about whether or not the results of individual studies are similar enough to be combined in a meta-analysis is essential to the validity of the result”

  3. [ED: This comment deleted.

    Trolling and internet stalking by a clearly compulsive obsessive member of a forum whose members block discussion but some of whose members for sport in their spare time disrupt other fora on the internet and attack, bully, abuse and harass ordinary people and parents of very sick children wanting to share information. These kinds of groups are organised for just such a purpose on the internet. To quote Dr Ben Goldacre himself commenting on his own BadScience Forum: “The time for talking has passed. I draw the line at kidnapping, incidentally.“. This is on a site owned and operated by Dr Ben Goldacre as a high profile opinion former in the mainstream medical professions].

  4. Thanks for shining and international light on the genius of Australia. (Tongue in cheek)….It gets better though…the govt in their wisdom launched their budget with the intro of a $7 co-payment to visit the GP which $5 of, will go toward an “amazing multibillion dollar medical research fund”. Seems it is needed!!!!

    I believe your story is incorrect on a couple of points….this is no longer a first world country….down here in Oz we are fast moving toward becoming a fourth world especially in medical innovation & enviro issues (outside media coverage) and in the meta analysis study it says there is much debate on the issue. I beg to differ as there has been a strong urgent call for proper debate & research but to no avail… there is only ‘proper science’ and the ‘anti’s’….with intimidation, bullying and blatant attacks & tax payer funded law suits on those calling for investigation or even requesting an adverse events register.

    Teaching our Medicos what an adverse event is might also be useful but I doubt that is a possibility…

    This is a link to a news broadcast which is the sad story of a Dad who was left in a very rare & dire situation as a result of being forced to have a vaccine update before he could visit his new premie son in hospital. He also tells of how he had to sign away his rights to indemnity before the jab…..
    http://www.jump-in.com.au/show/today/videos/3602245706001/. Last week we had another coverage on TV as a little girl lay extremely ill after a routing flu shot……and so it goes on…Fourth world stuff!!

  5. Increased risk of neurodevelopmental issues (ADHD and autism-like symptoms) with the use of paracetamol during pregnancy is now supported by two, well done cohort studies. http://bit.ly/1nfKz43 http://bit.ly/1eG2K9u

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