posted on Dec, 22 2013 @ 08:15 AM
Jenny Mccarthy is a certified loon, and I wouldn't trust a word she says.
MUCH work has been done, and I'm talking a stack of medical papers as high as me, that shows autism is present at BIRTH and most of them can be
spotted as abnormal by six months.
ASD is a wide ranging cluster of conditions, so attributing one cause to them all is ludicrous. Some ASD's have a well know cause- specific
conditions like Rett's, and are genetic in origin and we know the genes responsible. Twin studies also show autismis stongly hereitable, and if just
one twin has autism, it's the smaller one. This and the fact fraternal twins are more likely than normal siblings to have autism tells us that
something has gone wrong in the womb. ASD's can have hundreds of causes, genetic and in utero environmental. There are a multitude of ways a brain,
the most complex object we know, can malfunction.
Things known to statistically affect the chances of a child being autistic; the mother having an autoimmune condition, older parents, exposure to
antidepressants and a maternal high fever in utero, heavy metal exposure, being a twin. And yet antivaxxers keep insisting 'autism is caused by
vaccines'. NOT ONE study has been funded by an antivax group to show unvaccinated kids have a lower rate of autism.
I should also point out that the rate of autism in the older population when examined again, is the same as in kids. THERE HAS BEEN NO INCREASE. We
have more kids diaagnosed with autism due to greater awareness and a wider definition of what autism is. I have a mild ASD (Aspergers). Not diagnosed
unitl my forties. During my childhood kids were 'odd', now they are autistic not odd. I dug up 18 different studies that show no change in the
frequency of autism over the decades. I'll PM them to anyone who wants a look.
And we need to vaccinate. Mortality from easles about 1/250 with young kids, 1/200 for pertussis infants, diptheria 1/10, and so on.Tens of thousands
of kids would die in the rich countries alone from these illnesses if we stopped vaccinating.
Mortality rate for measles from European outbreaks, for pertussis from a New Zealand outbreak.