represent an industry-wide stance. A survey of websites by licensed
chiropractors reveals staunch opposition to vaccines in general, but especially
the flu shot.”
chiropractors that the flu vaccine doesn’t doesn’t measure up to alternative
treatments are enough for public health officials to pull their hair out.”
stick to the musculoskeletal system, period,’ Dr. Paul Offit , Chief of the Division of
Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine
at the Children’s Hospital
of Philadelphia, told the
Daily News. ‘The bad information that they give their patients on vaccines is
putting their patients at risk, and what are the consequences? There are none.’
“Many chiropractors flag
the use of such toxic ingredients as formaldehyde and the mercury-based
preservative thimerosal in the vaccines as reasons to avoid the shots. Allen
and Offit counter that those chemicals are used in trace amounts to protect the
effectiveness of the vaccine, and that thimerosal has been removed from all but
multi-use vials out of an abundance of caution.
“’There have been seven
recent scientific studies on whether exposure to thimerosal caused negative
health effects like autism, none did,’ Offit said.”
First of all, I’m amazed that the
Daily News even published this story. It gave me a chance to post
specific comments about Offit. Second, I’m really interested in the
“seven recent scientific studies” on thimerosal—all showing it’s safe, that
Offit talks about here. And of course, The Daily News neglects to tell us
about Offit and his rota virus vax.
“A study by the National Institutes of Health suggests that,
contrary to conventional wisdom, autism may not always be a lifelong condition.
University of Connecticut's Dr Deborah Fein led the
research which showed 34 kids diagnosed with the condition went on to be just
like 34 classmates who hadn't been diagnosed. The kids' teachers agreed with
tests used in the study that found they had no sign of any cognitive, social or
language issues. While experts say the findings of the study are not
conclusive, it does suggest a diagnosis of autism in early childhood can have
‘a very wide range of possible outcomes.’"
What really bothers me about this is the phrase, “it’s just a
phase for some kids.” Regardless of where a child is on the spectrum,
it’s a struggle. Parents go through a struggle. This trivializes
these kids. We’re used to autism being ignored and dismissed and this
continues the deception.
“Thanks to improved diagnostic tools, doctors are
identifying autism spectrum disorders at "unprecedented rates." And yet,
the causes of the disorder continue to elude us. While the widely discussed
notion that childhood vaccines cause autism has effectively been debunked, a
whole host of studies have popped up since, fostering fear around purported
risk factors both in and out of our control. The most recent revelation offers
a rather complicated connection — variations in the DNA that may predict
whether a person will develop the disorder — but previous hypotheses have
targeted more everyday elements and activities. Here, 13 things reportedly
linked to autism:”
It was nice of THE WEEK to put together all the autism
research claims into one article. Everything is a possibility---except of
course---VACCINES. I posted comments.
“The current U.S. guideline for immunizing
children against polio, whooping cough, measles and other infectious diseases
is safe, but should still be monitored, federal health advisers said on Wednesday.
“In what they called the most comprehensive review to
date, scientists at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) said there is no evidence
that giving children vaccines according to the recommended timetable causes
other problems such as autism or asthma.”
“So when I look at this new study, I
tend to believe that for many kids on the spectrum, ‘growing out’ of autism is
achievable. However, another point the research makes – which I tend to agree
with – is perhaps some of these kids who are classified as autistic are
“During my many years
here at Fox News, I’ve had the opportunity to interview many reputable autism
experts. One thing I always come away with from our discussions is they all
seem to have a sense of optimism about the outcomes for many of these children.
So to me, these recent findings seem to be a continuum of that positive hope.”
can’t imagine a more clueless commentary than what FOX News has put out.. Where
is this man living? Where are the success stories to back his idiotic claim? “The
sun will come out tomorrow… ”Dr. Manny,
have you talked to parents?
“In one of the largest-ever studies of genetics and autism,
researchers have identified 24 new gene variants associated with autism
spectrum disorders (ASD). The work also confirms that 31 variants previously
linked to the developmental disorder may serve as useful genetic markers for
identifying those with the condition.”
What is this supposed to mean? Has medical science simply given up
on understanding what causes autism?
’The bottom line is that autism simply is a lot of different
diseases genetically, each of which gives you a similar behavioral result. But
they have different causes,’ he says.”
The photo with the story a strange kind of situation with a little
boy and finger paint images.. So what’s the message from TIME here?
Autistic kids like to finger paint all over themselves? Is this
more of the mystery of autism? Autism is simply a name for strange kids we just
can figure out?
Blaming bad genes…….I hate these stories because they program the
public into looking at autism as this curious affliction we’ll just never
understand and about all we can do is try to recognize it as early as possible.
This is because your kid is genetically different. It’s all your fault and
that’s just the way it is.