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Originally posted by Britguy
Well, there is a large "control group" to look at already in the US... the Amish!
They do not, I believe, have their children vaccinated..
- Seatbelts are causing autism, too!
- And if you did an uneven number of breaths three days in a row, daemons will come and give your kids autism, too!
- Did you know that the vibrants of a passing car might tune your brain to autism, too?
What, none of those are proven? DISPROVE THEM FIRST! Otherwise, you know, that causes autism, too.
Yes, autism is a serious problem. Therefore it should be handled with care, professionalism and expertise. Accusing vaccine is neither of those.
One hundred years ago, children received 1 vaccine (the smallpox vaccine). Forty years ago, children received 5 vaccines routinely (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, polio, and smallpox vaccines) and as many as 8 shots by 2 years of age. Today, children receive 11 vaccines routinely and as many as 20 shots by 2 years of age (Table 1). The increased number of vaccines given to children and the increased percentage of children receiving vaccines have resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number of vaccine-preventable diseases. Most young parents today have never seen many of the diseases that vaccines prevent. As a possible consequence of these trends, recent national surveys found that 23% of parents questioned the number of shots recommended for their children,1 and 25% were concerned that vaccines might weaken the immune system.