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83 Cases of Autism Associated with Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensated in Federal Vaccine Court

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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 08:09 PM

Government program has been quietly paying awards to vaccine-injured children with autism for two decades but continues to deny vaccine-autism link. SafeMinds calls for immediate Congressional investigations.

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by SafeMinds (

For over 20 years, the federal government has publicly denied a vaccine-autism link, while at the same time its Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has been awarding damages for vaccine injury to children with brain damage, seizures and autism. A new investigation, based on verifiable government data, breaks ground in the controversial vaccine-autism debate. The investigation found that a substantial number of children compensated for vaccine injury also have autism and that such cases have existed since 1989, the year after the VICP was formed.

SafeMinds' Executive Director, Lyn Redwood, RN, MSN comments, "This study dramatically shifts the debate on autism and vaccines. The question is no longer, Can vaccines cause autism? The answer is clear. Now, we have to ask, How many cases of autism have vaccines caused and how do we prevent new injuries from occurring?" The government has asserted that it "does not track" autism among the vaccine-injured. SafeMinds responds that not looking is the easiest way not to find something. SafeMinds is calling for immediate federal research into the mechanisms of injury in these children in an effort to protect other children from harm and Congressional action to reform the VICP.

The peer-reviewed study looked at cases of vaccine injury that have been monetarily compensated by the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. It was published today in the Pace Environmental Law Review. The study investigated approximately 1300 cases of childhood brain injury as a result of vaccines in which the Special Masters ruled for the plaintiffs, looking for references to autism, symptoms of autism or disorders commonly associated with autism. It reports that twenty-one cases actually stated "autism or autism-like symptoms" in the court records. The researchers then identified and contacted 150 more compensated families to find out whether the children had autism. They were able to find an additional 62 cases (greater than 40% of their sample) for a total of 83 cases of autism. In 39 cases (47%) there was confirmation of autism beyond parental report.

The federal government has called autism a "national health emergency," conservatively affecting 1 in 110 children and costing the country billions of dollars each year. If a portion of autism cases are vaccine-induced and there is evidence that officials have been "looking the other way," this cannot be tolerated. The VICP's recent attempt to dismiss the over 5000 cases in the Omnibus Autism Proceedings is suspect in light of these new findings based on its own records.

SafeMinds calls on Congress to fully investigate the VICP, the only forum in which parents may bring claims of vaccine injury on behalf of their children.

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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 08:21 PM

As the father of a severely autistic child that started showing his autistic symptoms within 2 weeks of his MMR, I KNOW for a fact that vaccines can cause it. I have seen it first hand and there's no one that will tell me otherwise. (just making that clear before the shills come in to bash, as they INVARIABLY will. Guarantee)

I will definitely be using this thread as a pointer.

For me, the evidence is clear. Am I a, as the debunkers call people that try to speak out about the probs with vaccines, a "hysterical anti-vaccine-r"? No. In fact, I do advocate that vaccines have benefits; enough so that I have had all of my children normally vaccinated.

HOWEVER... I KNOW that there are certain things they do with vaccines that should not be done, and are damaging to say the least. As I said, I have seen it first-hand and know the horrors that can come from them.

Anyhow... thank you OP...

posted on May, 11 2011 @ 08:33 PM

Thiomersal is very toxic by inhalation, ingestion, and in contact with skin (EC hazard symbol T+), with a danger of cumulative effects

Nuff said

posted on May, 11 2011 @ 09:12 PM
reply to post by Jomina

I am right with you. My son was saying dad and mom without difficulty at 18 months. He went in for his shots, got a slight fever, which was to be expected. Following that, I never heard him say mom or dad again. They say it is a brain development disorder but seriously why do all the children develop just fine until about 18 months to two years, then within weeks after vaccination all start declining in development. My son was diagnosed with ASD at age 3, but too late to report this as vaccine related.

The funny thing, whenever he gets a fever, he damn near starts talking. Whenever he is sick, his ASD symptoms seem to vanish and normal development occurs again. I know this phenomena has been reported by parents of autistic children for decades and has recently been confirmed as scientific fact. When my son is sick now I really teach him everything I can within a few day period, and the learned behavior and speech carries over following his sickness.

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