I have spent years reading both sides of the vaccination debate. The conclusion I have reached is that there is no evidence vaccines cause Autism.
There is also no evidence that vaccines are harmful beyond the occasional allergic reaction or light fever or mild sickness that may occur. There is
also about a 5%-10% of the population whose bodies do not take the vaccine and are unable to build up an immunity, so they may think they are
vaccinated but are still susceptible to getting sick from those diseases. It is them, and others who are unable to get vaccinated due to allergies or
medical conditions, that depend on herd immunity.
Beyond hearsay I have yet to find a real actual study that has directly linked Vaccinations to Autism. I have also found very few cases of death or
disability from vaccines given the number vaccinated. With those deaths being caused from complications with the vaccine interacting with an ongoing
disease, or an allergic reaction. In INCREDIBLY RARE circumstances, there is a genetic disorder that can be triggered via vaccinations which could
result in disability or even death. But these risks are the same for any and all forms of medications, or medical treatments.
I have even looked into vaccines causing allergies, asthma, or diabetes via overwhelming the child's immune system. The studies have all shown no
correlation between vaccines and allergies. They actually showed children who received more vaccines, had performed better in areas of brain
development. They have also researched it and found no higher correlation between vaccinated and un-vaccinated populations in regards to such
I have even looked into spacing out the vaccinations and single doses vs multi-dose shots. I could not find any evidence that there is any benefit
for one, or the other. By waiting longer between shots it only seemed to create a longer period lacking immunity with no real benefit to the health
of the child. There also has not been studies on the long term effects of the preservatives within vaccines and their effects on humans. But the
amount in the vaccines is far below the allowed amounts, to the point where, according to animal studies and human toxicity it should have no effect
on a human, adverse or not. The environment we are exposed to everyday has far more toxins it would seem.
I have found that articles, "research" and testimonies that oppose vaccines tend to be nothing more than hearsay with little or no evidence to back
them up. They are also lacking in being peer-reviewed.
Of course, this could all be a huge conspiracy by the for-profit medical/pharma industrial complex to suppress the truth and sow disinformation in
order to ensure huge short-term and long-term profits from the sale of product and the disabilities that will arise in the long-term (diabetes,
asthma, heart problems, etc..etc..).
This long journey has made me more open to vaccines, as I originally was anti-vaccine at the start. Especially considering I have several family
members with Autism, 2 very severe requiring constant care. Especially since one of their parents claimed that he turned autistic "moments" after
being vaccinated, as the change was near instant. As for me, I saw more of a gradual change in him, and looking back I now know there were tell-tale
signs even as a toddler of Autism prior to a majority of his vaccinations.
I am still open to additional research, and actively seek out new, peer-reviewed scientific studies on vaccines and their links to various conditions.
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