I'm always interested in this topic... do vaccines cause a detriment to a child's health, specifically autism?
There seem to be very heated opinions on both sides. Each side also has good reason to believe what they do, but I just can't understand how anyone,
from either side of the debate, can claim their understanding and belief is the truth when faced with information from the opposite theory.
The first I heard of the idea that vaccines cause autism was back in 2000-2001, when a co-worker handed me a card from one of her clients. The card
had a ridiculously long list of ingredients included in vaccines. It was unbelievable and I thought it was a sort of fear mongering/agenda based
I didn't really believe it until I heard a new report about someone claiming the same thing about vaccines. That when I began to take it a bit more
I was still on the fence and couldn't be certain, based on what I've learned - there was no 100% irrefutable, iron-clad information to confirm the
truth of either argument.
That changed a few years ago, when I learned my sister was pregnant. (I will not mention their names or community, to preserve their privacy and block
any unwanted attention my comments may bring to them).
It was a very exciting time and became even more exciting when we learned the possibility of her pregnancy producing multiples. The excitement of our
family sky-rocketed when we got the news that she was pregnant, not only with twins, but with quads!!
It was kinda funny when she first broke the news to us.... I overheard her talking with my mom and dad when she said, "I'm ruined!". Quickly followed
by her husband mumbling in a whisper, "In more ways than one..."
We all joined in doing the things families do when a member is expecting. My mom tried to tell her what to expect and help with things to get ready.
Being the youngest, I never experienced anything like this, so I thought my best way to contribute would be to help her learn the best ways to ensure
As we talked, our conversation turned into getting shots for school, which was several years down the road at this point. I mentioned to her what I
had been reading about the vaccines, the claims that they can impact a child's health in more ways than advertised, and the possibility of autism
being one of the largest concerns related to vaccination.
Time went by and she gave birth to 4 healthy little girls. Everyone became used to the new routine of helping raise the kids and keeping my sister and
brother-in-law as sane as possible.
From baby to child, the girls grew quick and healthy and it wasn't long before it was time to send the girls off to their first year of school. This
led my sister to seek motherly advice on what to expect and what needs to be done. My mom had recently become aware of the claims that vaccines could
be bad for children and the possible consequences of child vaccination. She told my sister, but didn't push the issue.
All 4 of those little girls can be quite a handful and that is why my parents would only keep 1-2 of them at a time. It so happened that on the day
the girls were scheduled to receive their vaccinations my parents were looking after one of them. Wanting to go ahead and get it over with, my sister
took the other 3 girls for their vaccinations - planning to take the 4th several days later.
That never happened, because, as some people do, the 3 vaccinated girls became sick from the vaccine and this scared my sister a bit. She decided to
wait on the 4th vaccine, at least until the others were over the illness...
Nearly 4 years later... she is still waiting.
The 3 vaccinated girls have developed autism, 2 more severe than one other and with the 4th (unvaccinated) girl being in perfect health from birth
until now. As far as anyone of us can tell, the only thing that seperates the girls are the vaccines that were given them several years ago.
All the girls were perfectly healthy from birth until the vaccinations. There is literally nothing that sets these girls apart from one and other,
aside from the vaccinations.
I am sure it seems like I am totally convinced that the vaccines are responsible and that's probably true in my gut, but not in my mind. Even thought
it points directly to vaccination as the culprit, without damning evidence I can't be 100% sure.
What are the chances that 3 of 4 girls in a set of quads, who received vaccinations at the same place and time, would develop autism, while the fourth
sibling would not be vaccinated
What are the chances that vaccination would be given to 3/4 of a quadtuplet and all 3 of the girls develop autism, while the 4th sibling would not be
vaccinated and remain perfectly healthy?
edit on 16-10-2012 by esteay812 because: I'm trying to find tyops...