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    Default Vaccines DO NOT cause autism.

    Called it...

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/01/05...ccines/?hpt=T1

    A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an "elaborate fraud" that has done long-lasting damage to public health, a leading medical publication reported Wednesday.
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    I'm not a doctor, but I know words shouldn't come from someones ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silently Honest View Post
    I'm not a doctor, but I know words shouldn't come from someones ass.
    I'm sure the doctors that falsified the studies necessary to provoke an outrage took great care in crafting these words. Show some respect for these frauds, they clearly know how to manipulate large numbers of idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beargryllz View Post
    I'm sure the doctors that falsified the studies necessary to provoke an outrage took great care in crafting these words. Show some respect for these frauds, they clearly know how to manipulate large numbers of idiots.
    Its easy with hindsight to discuss it as fraud, manipulation and the people who believed the expert opinions as idiots.

    Whether its a health scare or a health fad or on a much, much greater scale like cults or totalitarian regimes people will do stupid things when they believe that their children are at stake and stupider things when the issue of disability and difference are at stake too, the reality is that more parents were scared of their children developing autism than life threatening childhood diseases, that should provoke some thought.

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    The scientific community (and those of us who follow autism-related news and don't have an anti-vaccine agenda) knew that guy was full of shit a long time ago. The only part of this that is news is that now there is actual proof that he purposefully falsified the data.
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    I'm glad to hear this was disproven and retracted. I never completely believed it, but just the suspicion of it did make me think. However, I still would definitely have vaccinated my children!
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    But why has there been an increase in autism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade.sunrise View Post
    But why has there been an increase in autism?
    Because they widened the diagnostic criteria and it's on more people's radar, mostly. There's a much smaller increase that can't be attributed to those factors, but IMO a lot of it is because, thanks to increased mobility and the internet, geeks who would not have met 100 years ago are now meeting and having children together.
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    My uncle is one of the people who didn't get his son vaccinated because of this. *shakes head*


    Honestly though, I think this stigma is buried deep enough that there will continue to be parent who don't get their children vaccinated.
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    People worry about things in inappropriate measure.

    More people die in car accidents, but people fear flying. This is just another example.
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