posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 08:44 AM
Originally posted by AlphaHawk
reply to post by FlyersFan
Has the rate of autism dropped since Thiomersal was stopped being used in the MMR vaccinations?
Jenny Mcarthy will fit right in with the other air headed broads on that show.
It's hard to say the rate is increasing or not, to be honest..and just in my opinion of course.
Source: Centers for Disease Control
You have the above, which needs no explanation for the source credibility....and then just a few short years ago (Sourced to a 2009 CDC figure at the
bottom) you have this on NICHCY, which is pretty much an international leading site/clearing house for information on disorders and developmental
issues of Children.
How Common are ASDs?
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some form of autism affects 2
– 6 of every 1,000 children, with the most recent statistic being 1 in 110. (4) ASDs are four times more common in boys than in girls, although Rett
Syndrome has only been diagnosed in girls. (5)
So is it more sites reporting better results and better screening? Over-diagnosing? I think a combination of both, personally ...with what is likely a
slow but general steady increase in numbers actually developing it.
I don't think it's as high/exponential as the above shows vs. the reporting increase but definitely more happening, nonetheless. It's nearly a
second class of students in some schools around here now, as opposed to just a small 'Special Ed' class as it once was when I was in school.
* Personally, I do not believe the vaccines are the cause. Perhaps a part? A binary cause which vaccines play a side of? I just don't know..and no
one else does either. Every effort I've read so far to find a causative link of any kind has failed. I think it may well come to be a combination of
factors working together in what we're eating/exposed to? Some result beyond what each single factor could ever have done.... Who knows.