Originally posted by KDX175DUEX
FredT - Excuse me but I find your approach conceeded.
and your attutude towards the unfortunate 1 in 166 distasteful.
[edit on 1-2-2006 by KDX175DUEX]
Nice strawman, but back to the point:
From the external source above:
The law relating to VAERS reporting is misstated. Most VAERS-reported conditions fall into a category in which voluntary and passive, not mandatory or
required, events after immunization are recorded. Only a specific set of more severe adverse events are specified as mandatory under the Vaccine
Injury Table, and even then, reporting is inconsistent.
Conclusions of the 2001 Institute of Medicine Immunization Safety Review Committee report2 as to what constitutes maximal permissible dose exposures
to mercury are misinterpreted, and misleading statements are made concerning federal safety guidelines for mercury exposure levels that might be
expected to cause harm.
The authors fail to depict accurately the differences between pharmacokinetics of and exposure to methylmercury (found in contaminated food) and
ethylmercury (found in thimerosal) and make unsubstantiated assumptions about the risks of the route of exposure (ingested versus injected).
Adult heart disease is included as a possible thimerosal-related condition, although heart arrest reports in very young children are used in the
analysis. Heart arrest in very young children (a common term used on pediatric death certificates and often unrelated to the actual cause of death)
has nothing to do with adult coronary heart disease. The authors’ implication that thimerosal in vaccines is a cause of acute cardiotoxic events is
unfounded in any scientific or clinical reports and represents a misuse of the terminology found in VAERS reports.
(It goes on with many points)
Also, I am perplexed to your comments as to finding "being the one" distastefull. Its simply a cold fact without any emotional context whatsoever.
Somebody has to be in that spot. My Mother and mother in law were that 1:100,000,000 that developed a speciifc subtype of AML and were both allergic
to the prime medication used to treat it. Its a fact plain and simple (as weird as the odds were that two of them with no common background would have
the same problem and both die from it). Nor am I being conceded in anyway. We all have our demons to fight don't always assume you are the worse off
To be honest though, the CDC estimates the rates between Therefore, it can be summarized that between 1 in 500 to 1 in 166 children (6/1,000) have an
. So while I admire your attempt to over-dramatize the statistics, I would agree that
even the higher range is still too many.
While, it is clear that more children than ever before are being classified as having an Autism Spectrum Disorder, it is unclear how much of this
increase is due to changes in how we identify and classify ASDs in people, or whether this is due to a true increase in prevalence. However, using our
current standards, the ASDs are the second most common serious developmental disability after mental retardation/intellectual impairment, but are
still less common than other conditions that affect children’s development, such as speech and language impairments, learning disabilities, and
While it remains trendy to point the finger at "big pharma" and the like it remains to be proven that there is a link, or the rise is still part or
better diagnosis and methodology and the like.
[edit on 2/1/06 by FredT]
[edit on 2/1/06 by FredT]