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The court did not decide that the vaccine caused autism. It decided that, according to legal criteria, it aggravated a pre-existing condition. That aggravation alone would be sufficient for an award. Autism was a manifestation of that aggravation, according to the decision. That decision was based only on the fact that the problems began after the vaccination. That's it.
I don't understand how you can keep denying the final decision that is cause autism.
originally posted by: Phage
The court did not decide that the vaccine caused autism. It decided that, according to legal criteria, it aggravated a pre-existing condition. That aggravation alone would be sufficient for an award. Autism was a manifestation of that aggravation, according to the decision.
Again, to say that "If this child didn't have the vaccine there is a high probability that they would not be autistic", is nonsense.
In sum, DVIC has concluded that the facts of this case meet the statutory criteria for demonstrating that the vaccinations CHILD received on July 19, 2000, significantly aggravated an underlying mitochondrial disorder, which predisposed her to deficits in cellular energy metabolism, and manifested as a regressive encephalopathy with features of autism spectrum disorder. Therefore, respondent recommends that compensation be awarded to petitioners in accordance with 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-11(c)(1)(C)(ii).
The Department of Health and Human Services rendered the decision per RESPONDENT'S RULE 4(c) REPORT to the final Federal Court decision, so the experts themselves rendered the decision.
I don't think mitochondrial disorders are a simple thing to screen for.
If there are children that are at high risk for underlying issues, or even remotely possible to set off full blown autism due to vaccines, then they need to have a screening process to avoid causing it.
Q: Are all children routinely tested for mitochondrial diseases? What about children with autism?
A: Children are not routinely tested for mitochondrial diseases. This includes children with autism and other developmental delays.
Testing is not easy and may involve getting multiple samples of blood, and often samples of muscle. Doctors decide whether testing for mitochondrial diseases should be done based on a child's signs and symptoms
Q: Do vaccines cause or worsen mitochondrial diseases?
A: As of now, there are no scientific studies that say vaccines cause or worsen mitochondrial diseases. We do know that certain illnesses that can be prevented by vaccines, such as the flu, can trigger the regression that is related to a mitochondrial disease. More research is needed to determine if there are rare cases where underlying mitochondrial disorders are triggered by anything related to vaccines. However, we know that for most children, vaccines are a safe and important way to prevent them from getting life-threatening diseases.