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As the country's leading public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to protecting the health of all Americans–including infants, children, and adolescents. CDC shares with parents and many others great concern about the number of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We are committed to understanding what causes autism, how it can be prevented, and how it can be recognized and treated as early as possible.
ecent estimates from CDC's Autism Developmental Disabilities Monitoring network found that about 1 in 88 children have ASD. This estimate is higher than estimates from the early 1990s. Over the years, some people have had concerns that autism might be linked to the vaccines children receive. One vaccine ingredient that has been studied specifically is thimerosal, previously used as a preservative in many recommended childhood vaccines. However, in 2001 thimerosal was removed or reduced to trace amounts in all childhood vaccines except for one type of influenza vaccine, and thimerosal-free alternatives are available for influenza vaccine. Evidence from several studies examining trends in vaccine use and changes in autism frequency does not support such an association between thimerosal and autism. Furthermore, a scientific reviewExternal Web Site Icon by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) concluded that "the evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between thimerosal–containing vaccines and autism." CDC supports the IOM conclusion that there is no relationship between vaccines containing thimerosal and autism rates in children.
I have a baby brother and they take him for vaccines, at what point do i stop this from happening and how do i do this equipped with the right type of knowledge?
This isnt an easy debate.
Originally posted by seeker1963
At this point in the history of our young planet? I would say that whenever the government says something is so, believe the total opposite!
Seriously, is it the fault of the people that our world is so screwed up? OR Is it the fault of greedy, corrupt, manipulating politicians?
Originally posted by maddog3n8
reply to post by Pardon?
Did you even read the evidence I have presented? I think not. If you had and then disagreed with it, you would then provide evidence to back up your claim. All I am hearing from you in innuendo, personal attacks, and assumptions.
For the record, I am not nor have I ever been anti-vaccine. I am however, against putting harmful agents in the vaccines.
As to Wakefield, you might want to get with the times, as you may not be aware of the change in status in the way the GMC handled Dr. Wakefield's case:
You might also be interested in these articles on the consequences of some vaccinations:
www.dailymail.co.uk... Former Science Chief's fears coming true
www.thelocal.se... Sweden Affirms swine flu vaccine narcolepsy link
www.thelocal.se... Narcolepsy traced to specific vaccine batches
www.thelocal.se... Skane hardest hit by swine flu narcolepsy