Courts Rule MMR & Thimerosal Containing Vaccines Caused Autism & Brain Damage

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vaccine-autismAll information containing new and unprecedented conclusions begins by being violently opposed by those who create the prior information and those who subscribe heavily to it. This is very much the case with the link between Autism Spectrum Disorder and vaccines; mainly the MMR vaccine and other thimerosal containing vaccines.

It is clear that the stance from mainstream science is that there is no link between vaccines and autism. You can find more about that here. But for many people this does not dispel all concern. Dr. Hooker, PhD, PE says that the recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study on vaccines and autism is “perhaps the most flawed and disingenuous study” he has ever encountered.

Given the number of first hand cases that make their rounds stating that children are immediately affected by certain vaccines and parents are noticing something is ‘wrong’ suddenly with their child, it is easy to see why people are still concerned. In every vaccine and autism link article we have on CE, there are many comments from parents stating that they watched their child change within hours and days of getting certain vaccines. So is there truly reason to be concerned? Are we just paranoid? Or is there something we have not figured out completely yet?

Regardless of the droves of faithful people hanging onto every word the CDC gives them about the safety of vaccines, I think it is incredibly important that we look at all of the information that truly exists and make our own educated decision. Many claim it is dangerous to question vaccines and I have been threatened on many occasions for writing about it, but it isn’t going to take away the fact that people are being damaged by vaccines. That is a cold hard fact that every parent needs to know about before deciding to vaccinate their child.

The truth is, there have been several court cases where families have been granted damage pay-outs due to what vaccines and their ingredients have done to their children. The cases are directly linked to autism and brain damage. UPDATE:  I do feel that even if only a 51% majority in decision is needed, the cases are plaintiff vs. The Secretary of Human Services. If the statement that vaccines had no link to autism was completely factual, these people would not have a case against one entity that would surely have a lot of firepower around the issue. Regardless, their victory illustrates some important factors. In terms of the size of the cases, there are an estimated 5,000 additional cases still awaiting court dates. The reason why it’s much harder and why a class action lawsuit is not possible is because the government inserted a law to protect vaccine makes after they were being forced to pay out billions in damages to families. It came a point where enough was enough when it came to their loss in profit so the gov’t stepped in to assist, unfortunately this isn’t favorable for the people but only business.

Below I have supplied three links to court cases. Please take the time to check out each one to understand them further. Link removed by USCFC website. Trying to locate new link. Link removed by USCFC website. Trying to locate new link.

Is there more evidence linking vaccines to autism? Yes. While some studies exist to state that their is no link between vaccines and autism, I have found several that do show a link. Given the existence of these studies and their results, I think we need to truly examine whether or not vaccines are safe and if it makes sense for us to blindly follow what we are told to do when it comes to vaccines regardless of the dangers. I can already hear the comments that will come in from people stating the dangers of this post and that this is some conspiracy, but it is not. Realize that this is much more of a real and serious issue than many think.

Below is what I have come across in terms of studies thanks to the tireless research of people out there who care about uncovering the truth.

Viral / Immune studies:

Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism

Autoimmunity to the central nervous system (CNS), especially to myelin basic protein (MBP), may play a causal role in autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder. Because many autistic children harbor elevated levels of measles antibodies, we conducted a serological study of measles-mumps-rubella
(MMR) and MBP autoantibodies.

….over 90% of MMR antibody-positive autistic sera were also positive for MBP autoantibodies, suggesting a strong association between MMR and CNS autoimmunity in autism. Stemming from this evidence, we suggest that an inappropriate antibody response to MMR, specifically the measles component
thereof, might be related to pathogenesis of autism.

Serological association of measles virus and human herpes virus-6 with brain auto-antibodies in autism

This study is the first to report an association between virus serology and brain autoantibody in autism; it supports the hypothesis that a virus-induced autoimmune response may play a causal role in autism

Hypothesis: conjugate vaccines may predispose children to autism spectrum disorders

Conjugate vaccines fundamentally change the manner in which the immune systems of infants and young children function by deviating their immune responses to the targeted carbohydrate antigens from a state of hypo-responsiveness to a robust B2 B cell mediated response.

This period of hypo-responsiveness to carbohydrate antigens coincides with the intense myelination process in infants and young children, and conjugate vaccines may have disrupted evolutionary forces that favored early brain development over the need to protect infants and young children from capsular bacteria.

Effects of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis or tetanus vaccination on allergies and allergy-related respiratory symptoms among children
and adolescents in the United States.

The odds of having a history of asthma was twice as great among vaccinated subjects than among unvaccinated subjects  The odds of having had any allergy-related respiratory symptom in the past 12 months was 63% greater among vaccinated subjects than unvaccinated subjects  The associations between vaccination and subsequent allergies and symptoms were greatest among children aged 5 through 10 years.

Neurological Complications of Pertussis Immunization

Review is made of 107 cases of neurological complications of pertussis inoculation reported in the literature. The early onset of neurological symptoms was characteristic, with changes of consciousness and convulsions as the most striking features. The question of aetiology is considered and contraindications are discussed….as is the grave danger of further inoculations when a previous one has produced any suggestion of a neurological reaction.

Hepatitis B vaccination of male neonates and autism diagnosis, NHIS 1997-2002.

Findings suggest that U.S. male neonates vaccinated with the hepatitis B vaccine prior to 1999 (from vaccination record) had a threefold higher risk for parental report of autism diagnosis compared to boys not vaccinated as neonates during that same time period. Nonwhite boys bore a greater risk.

Aluminum Studies:

Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?

Our results show that: (i) children from countries with the highest ASD prevalence appear to have the highest exposure to Al from vaccines; (ii) the increase in exposure to Al adjuvants significantly correlates with the increase in ASD prevalence in the United States observed over the last two decades;

and (iii) a significant correlation exists between the amounts of Al administered to preschool children and the current prevalence of ASD in seven Western
countries, particularly at 3-4 months of age.

Aluminum hydroxide injections lead to motor deficits and motor neuron degeneration.

…A second series of experiments was conducted on mice injected with six doses of aluminum hydroxide. Behavioural analyses in these mice revealed
significant impairments in a number of motor functions as well as diminished spatial memory capacity.

Aluminum Vaccine Adjuvants: Are they Safe?

Experimental research, clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences.  click for entire study

Thimerosal studies:

Integrating experimental (in vitro and in vivo) neurotoxicity studies of low-dose thimerosal relevant to vaccines.

There is a need to interpret neurotoxic studies to help deal with uncertainties surrounding pregnant mothers, newborns and young children who must receive repeated doses of Thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs).

Information extracted from studies indicates that: (a) activity of low doses of Thimerosal against isolated human and animal brain cells was found in all studies and is consistent with Hg neurotoxicity; (b) the neurotoxic effect of ethylmercury has not been studied with co-occurring adjuvant-Al in TCVs; (c) animal studies have shown that exposure to Thimerosal-Hg can lead to accumulation of inorganic Hg in brain, and that (d) doses relevant to TCV exposure possess the potential to affect human neuro-development.

Neurodevelopmental disorders following thimerosal-containing childhood immunizations: a follow-up analysis.

“The present study provides additional epidemiological evidence supporting previous epidemiological, clinical and experimental evidence that administration of thimerosal-containing vaccines in the United States resulted in a significant number of children developing NDs.”

Neonatal administration of thimerosal causes persistent changes in mu opioid receptors in the rat brain

“These data document that exposure to thimerosal during early postnatal life produces lasting alterations in the densities of brain opioid receptors along with other neuropathological changes, which may disturb brain development.”

Persistent behavioral impairments and alterations of brain dopamine system after early postnatal administration of thimerosal in rats.

“These data document that early postnatal THIM administration causes lasting neurobehavioral impairments and neurochemical alterations in the brain, dependent on dose and sex. If similar changes occur in THIM/mercurial-exposed children, they could contribute do neurodevelopmental disorders.”

Maternal Thimerosal Exposure Results in Aberrant Cerebellar Oxidative Stress, Thyroid Hormone Metabolism, and Motor Behavior
in Rat Pups; Sex- and Strain-Dependent Effects.

Thimerosal exposure also resulted in a significant increase in cerebellar levels of the oxidative stress marker 3-nitrotyrosine…. This coincided with an increased (47.0%) expression of a gene negatively regulated by T3,… Our data thus demonstrate a negative neurodevelopmental impact of perinatal thimerosal exposure.

Administration of thimerosal to infant rats increases overflow of glutamate and aspartate in the prefrontal cortex: protective role of
dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate.

Thimerosal, a mercury-containing vaccine preservative, is a suspected factor in the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders. We previously showed that its administration to infant rats causes behavioral, neurochemical and neuropathological abnormalities similar to those present in autism.



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  1. sky

    I think those links were removed, or changed, because they don’t work. If I knew the court case names, Campbell-Smith, ect. then I’ll continue researching the info. What are the other two cases named?

  2. Peter, father of an Autistic child

    Angry scientist finds an uneducated internet comment and delivers an epic response…

  3. @Joe Martino,


    Why are most of the links that you provide in this article dead? The ones that do work aren’t scientific studies at all, but are people’s blogs, therefore just their opinion.

    There was one link you provided that DID work. I find it interesting since you are so obviously anti-vaccine.

    Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link
    Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children

    • jason

      Also the poor grammar hurts the credibility of the author. Some sentences are entirely a mess, leaving interpretation to the audience. But I’m also anti-vaccine. I’ve had the minimum, skipped a booster shot and refused a tetanus shot, never went for a flu shot. And I rarely get sick. Same goes for my seven brothers and sisters. But with a friend’s family they all got the recommended treatments and they’re all unhealthy. Three of them have autism and a four have “attention disorders”. Recently I’ve been noticing this more and more. Science is observations and conclusion – make your conclusion by what you observe.

      • Lauren

        Jason…observation tells me that MILLIONS of children (and adults) have been vaccinated WITHOUT getting autism or brain damage (nothing more serious than a high fever). Conclusions should NOT be made by observation. They should be made by FACT…and the fact is that there must be some other mitigating circumstance that combines with the vaccine to cause illnesses. That’s what should be researched…because too many vaccines are given without complications.

  4. I believe most of the people commenting here ‘simply want to investigate vaccines further’ and thats fine. But it has been investigated and continues to be. Thimerisol has been removed from most childhood vaccines already and no drop in autism rates have occurred. Want to do due diligence? Create an informatic comparison of those legitimately harmed by vaccines and those legitimately protected. You’ll see that the advantages of vaccines have far outweighed the negatives. In fact they have been so successful most of us are not aware of how dangerous measles, mumps, polio, small pox, etc are/were. By continuing these articles you feed ignorance and help spread disinformation. I have many friends who feel their opinion has equal weight to the thousands of experts in the field of epidemiology/virology/medicine. The absence of solid evidence against vaccines is so large tat articles such as these need to be written about court cases. What a spurious and misleading argument. Don’t cherry pick your studies either! Show they all!!!!

    • My challenge is if one does take the time to really research into vaccines, you would even find that something like Polio was in no way stopped by a vaccine. Historical data of Polio clearly illustrates a natural decline in Polio cases prior to the vaccine. It was on its way to eradication until they came out with the vaccine and polio cases shot up like crazy. Even in areas where Polio didn’t exist ever but now had the vaccine, Polio cases were showing up. In recent times when things like measles began showing up in certain areas again, people started to blame the people who didn’t get vaccinated, yet over 60% of people to got these illnesses were vaccinated and likely were the ones who spread it. Vaccines are unfortunately a scared cow of this world that when touched its like offending someones religion. While the truth about vaccines continue to come to the forefront by brave doctors who reveal certain studies, truths and bits of information that show what is really happening, getting the masses to see this is a tough task.

      • Arch

        A little food for thought for those still stuck in Plato’s Cave:

        “A respect for authority is the basis for most medical education. Students may become so used to memorising that they become prey to the illusion that the reason for learning to parrot lectures and textbooks is that they are the ‘truth’.” —Skrabanek

        “The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know.”
        Noam Chomsky

        I also strongly recommend watching this video where Dr Christopher Exley (the world’s leading expert on alumunium) lays out what aluminium does to the body and why it shouldn’t be in your body:

        Watch it as many times as it takes to sink into your fluoridated brains.

        Lastly, Bertrand Russell, Arthur Koestler and Charles Galton Darwin all published that they’ll target the public with the food, the water and injections. Read it and weep, they hate the general public. They especially hate the fools that fall for all the propaganda. Edward Bernays actually despised the public because they were so easy to fool. Now we have death panels built into Obamacare and you think the government likes you. They despise you just as much as Bernays did. Good luck, hell is coming, just you wait and see.

      • Ah the old “Vaccines didn’t save us gambit”! This is an excellent article written by David Gorski M.D. that shows beyond a shadow of a doubt the dishonesty by the anti-vax movement and this claim.
        Here’s a portion of the article minus the grafts, which you will have to go to the article to see.

        “Another rebuttal to the idea that vaccines didn’t reduce the incidence of the diseases against which they were designed comes from the simple observation that, as vaccine uptake falls, the disease vaccinated against returns. Always. This is described by the CDC quite well:

        Finally, we can look at the experiences of several developed countries after they let their immunization levels drop. Three countries – Great Britain, Sweden, and Japan – cut back the use of pertussis vaccine because of fear about the vaccine. The effect was dramatic and immediate. In Great Britain, a drop in pertussis vaccination in 1974 was followed by an epidemic of more than 100,000 cases of pertussis and 36 deaths by 1978. In Japan, around the same time, a drop in vaccination rates from 70% to 20%-40% led to a jump in pertussis from 393 cases and no deaths in 1974 to 13,000 cases and 41 deaths in 1979. In Sweden, the annual incidence rate of pertussis per 100,000 children 0-6 years of age increased from 700 cases in 1981 to 3,200 in 1985. It seems clear from these experiences that not only would diseases not be disappearing without vaccines, but if we were to stop vaccinating, they would come back.

        “The “vaccines didn’t save us” strategy is a distortion, as I will show. The best way to demonstrate this is to go on to the very first website that currently shows up on a Google search for “vaccines didn’t save us.” Although the post is from November, it’s the main post that’s been spreading this lie since then. Entitled Proof That Vaccines Didn’t Save Us, it’s one of the most breathtakingly spectacularly intellectually dishonest bits of anti-vaccine propaganda that I’ve ever seen. I say that not because it uses a common anti-vaccine distortion, but rather because it ups the ante by adding a new one clearly designed to address the criticism of the old one. That new distortion hides it in plain sight, too, which is why I have to give the blogger props for sheer chutzpah. Actually, I have to give some backhanded kudos to the person who devised the graphs used in this post, Raymond Obomsawin, PhD. They represent the classic anti-vaccine lie, combined with some very clever cherry picking. I won’t take them all on in this post. Maybe I’ll take some of them on in a future post. In the meantime, what I will do is to take on the first several, because they represent a common anti-vaccine theme that is very similar to the one sounded by the this disingenuous post.

        In fact, let’s look at the Vaccination Library claims first. Notice that there are six graphs, four of which are for vaccine-preventable diseases for which widespread vaccination was undertaken, two for which it was not. All of them show decreasing death rates from various diseases. Wow! It seems like slam dunk evidence, doesn’t it? Vaccines didn’t save us! After all, death rates were declining years before the vaccine, and they were declining for the diseases that didn’t even need a vaccine!

        Death rates.

        Here’s the problem. It’s not surprising that death rates were declining before introduction of the vaccines. Medicine was improving. More importantly, supportive care was improving. For example, take the case of polio. Before the introduction of the iron lung and its widespread use, for example, if a polio patient developed paralysis of the respiratory muscles, he would almost certainly die. The iron lung allowed such patients to live. Some even survived in an iron lung for decades. No doubt improved nutrition also played a role as well. However, if you want to get an idea of the impact of vaccines on infectious disease, take a look at this graph from the CDC of measles incidence, not death rates:

        Similar results were seen most recently from several other vaccines, including the Haemophilus influenza type B vaccine, as the CDC points out:

        Hib vaccine is another good example, because Hib disease was prevalent until just a few years ago, when conjugate vaccines that can be used for infants were finally developed. (The polysaccharide vaccine previously available could not be used for infants, in whom most cases of the disease were occurring.) Since sanitation is not better now than it was in 1990, it is hard to attribute the virtual disappearance of Haemophilus influenzae disease in children in recent years (from an estimated 20,000 cases a year to 1,419 cases in 1993, and dropping) to anything other than the vaccine.

        In the post to which I referred, the most intellectually dishonest graph is this one:

        (Click to see full size figure.)
        Note how this graph, unlike all the other graphs used to make the claim that “vaccines didn’t save us” actually uses incidence data, in this case from Canada from 1935 to 1983. I was immediately suspicious of this graph, though. The reason should be obvious; the decline in measles incidence is far too smooth. Measles incidence typically varies greatly from year to year. Fortunately, in his chutzpah, Obomsawin included a link to the actual source of the graph. Naturally, I couldn’t resist checking it out, and I found that the link leads to the Canadian Immunization Guide section on the measles vaccine. And this is the actual graph from which Obomsawin allegedly extracted his data:

        (Click for full-sized version.)
        Note how Obomsawin left out a section of ten years when measles was not nationally reportable. Also note how he has, to be charitable, cherry picked the years to produce the impression of a smoothly declining measles incidence from 1935 to 1959. As I said, it doesn’t get much more intellectually dishonest than that. But it’s even worse than that. The graph above still gives the impression that measles incidence was falling before the ten years for which there is no data. Steve Novella points out that there is a better version of the graph in this reference, and he was kind enough to send it to me, given that, for whatever reason, my university doesn’t have a subscription to the relevant journal:

        (Click for full-sized version.)
        Note how this graph looks at raw case numbers and shows 40,000 cases of measles in Canada the year before the ten year interruption in the data. All in all, it’s a much clearer representation of the data than the first graph, showing a clear drop that occurred during the ten year period, in the middle of which the measles vaccine was introduced. It also shows another obvious drop in measles incidence later on in the 1990s, when the two-dose measles vaccine program was started. As for why it appears that there is a steep dip in the first graph before the ten year gap, that actually appears to be an artifact. There is no data for 1959, the first year that measles was not nationally reportable in Canada, but the line appears to go to a datapoint at 1959 or 1960. My guess is that whoever made the graph decided to set the value for the beginning of the ten year gap to equal the first datapoint at the end of the ten year gap. In other words, the graph a rather poor representation of the data, and the Canadian government would do well to replace it on its website with something more like the second graph, which makes the point much more clearly.

        As intellectually dishonest as Obomsawin’s graph is, this description of Obomsawin matches it:

        He has produced academically and/or professionally over eighty-five (85) articles, reports, policy documents, presentations, and publications.

        A search of Pubmed reveals only one peer-reviewed publication from 1978, and it’s only a commentary. In any case, apparently served as Director National Office of Health Development of the National Indian Brotherhood (AFN); Founding Chairman of NIB’s National Commission Inquiry on Indian Health; Executive Director in the California Rural Indian Health Board; Supervisor of Native Curriculum, Government of the Yukon Territory; and Evaluation Manager – Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. None of these are scientific positions. More tellingly, he is “currently engaged with government funding as Senior Researcher relative to establishing a Public Sector Policy on Traditional Medicine in Canada.” My translation? He’s somehow managed to get a government grant to try to promote “traditional medicine” in Canada. Apparently, the Canadian government has its own problems with government money going to promote unscientific and pseudoscientific nonsense of the type that NCCAM promotes. In any case, besides Obomsawin’s disingenuous and intellectually bankrupt distortions of incidence data used to serve his apparently anti-vaccine agenda, he has no qualifications to speak of with regard to science or epidemiology that I can find.”

        • Roger

          Nobody believes the CDC It’s a government website for Pete’s sake! This is just another way to achieve depopulation control.

      • Peter, father of an Autistic child

        People reading this. Joe Martino dropped out of higher education by his own account. Thus, he has no formal education or training into discerning fact from fabrication. He has to write about these “fantastic” accounts or no one would read what he writes. I apologize to all those who are led astray with his need to have his moment in the spotlight.
        Sorry, but I am a lizzard illuminati big-pharma shill for writing this but it needed to be said

      • Please take a look at this “As Polio Spreads In Syria, Politics Thwarts Vaccination Efforts”.

        • Thank you for that post. Don’t expect any kind of reasonable response from Joe Martino. The proof that vacciness work and save live is as plain as the nose on ones face.

          Virtually everywhere vaccination rates drop off the diseases make a re-emergence.

  5. Please provide me with even one single reputable study that shows that the benefits of vaccinating so outweigh the small chance of negative effect as to be not an issue. Nothing is ever 100% safe. The chances of contracting a potentially deadly disease and then dying from it are much greater than the chance of a harmful reaction to a vaccine. I’ve posted links above to vaccine safety sites. Why do you discount research that comes from the government? Do you think the government is intentionally trying to harm children? You do know that vaccines are not big monetary earners for the pharms. There are only a few that are even in the vaccine business anymore.

  6. Michelle

    Proof is in the ingredients list! These Toshiba don’t just leave our bodies, they accumulate and turn into disease

  7. Minone

    The court successful court cases listed above have been removed from the U.S. Court of Federal Claims website :( while other older cases have remained. Where can I find these cases?

    • Robert Thomas

      That should tell you something! A court decision does not overturn scientific evidence! There is ongoing investigation into Vaccines and Thimerisol has been removed from most childhood vaccines already and no drop in autism rates have occurred. This is a false comparison and the ‘jury’ if there were any, were unqualified lay people. This is nothing but scare-mongering as I have said before. I will comment on this subject no further.

  8. ….there is a lot of misinformation on both sides of this question. The pharma giants have payrolled a small army of spinners to patrol the internet looking for debates where pharmaceuticals are involved. Citizens groups and religious groups are guilty of the same behavior on the other side. There has been enough evidence to indicate that there are chemicals in vaccines that may be harmful to users. More and more children are becoming autistic. The spinners claim it’s because the medical assessment criteria for autism has been changed and it is easier to be diagnosed as autistic. There is an argument and a refutation for all the information made available, none of which changes any of the facts. From here it looks like the pharmaceutical corporations are producing vaccines that aren’t completely safe…for whatever reason. It also looks like there are more and more children getting diagnosed with autism….for whatever reason. If history has taught us anything, it has taught us that…if it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck…it’s a duck! Something is causing autism in children at an increased rate. Responsibility isn’t the major issue here. The major issue is…or needs to be *let’s find what is causing the increase in cases of autism and do something to stop it.

    • “There has been enough evidence to indicate that there are chemicals in vaccines that may be harmful to users.”

      Ah, no there hasn’t! In fact there is NO evidence that vaccines contain chemicals that are harmful. Don’t forget the preservatives are in minute amounts as to not be a problem. Vaccines are safe and effective. They save millions of lives around the world. Please provide your PROOF that vaccines contain chemicals that are harmful to patients.


        Provide your PROOF that vaccines are safe and effective.

        “There has been enough evidence to indicate that there are chemicals in vaccines that -may- be harmful to users.”

        “May” be. That is enough to question the validity of ‘safe and effective’. Please, provide YOUR proof vaccines are beyond any doubt safe and effective.

        • Millions and millions are vaccinated around the world every year. Here is just a start. There is copious information out there showing the efficacy and safety of vaccines. Stay away from the anti-vax and conspiracy sites. Listen to the experts in the field, not the University of Google researchers.

          • There are hundreds of studies outlining the potential dangers of vaccines. We are not anti-vax conspiracy theorists, we are just letting people know that there is information on both sides of the coin! Every now and again, it’s good to look away from the pharma manufactured studies and looked at the publicly funded research done by experts, for experts.

        • Lauren

          Proof vaccines are effective??? How many people do you know that are suffering from polio, measles, mumps, rubella and whooping cough that have had the vaccines? I’d say the millions and millions who have been vaccinated without consequences is proof enough. If the vaccines CAUSE autism, then EVERYONE who’s been vaccinated should be autistic…and they are not. There has to be something else in them that’s causing the autism…and maybe the vaccine is what triggers the other cause. But there is NO proof that the vaccines are causing autism just because the autism appears after the vaccine.

          • @ Lauren

            Excellent reply.

            @Arjun Walia,

            That is where you get confused. You are giving the Anti-vaxers equal footing in this debate. They are NOT equal. They don’t have an equal number of studies or evidence that shows they are in any way equivalent to mainstream science’s findings.

      • Jill

        The Supreme Court ruled that vaccinations are not “safe”.

      • Are you serious? I would challenge you to simply look at the ingredient list on a vaccine packet. You will see things like Mercury, Aluminum, Formaldehyde, dead/live viruses, chicken embryos, sorbitol, bovine cow serum, sodium chloride. And these are being INJECTED directly into the bloodstream (as opposed to injested!…. then multiply these “small amounts” of chemicals x the 36 vaccines children in the USA get before their 5th birthday…. and you have more than enough toxicity in a developing body to cause all kinds of vaccine induced damage. After you finished actually READING an ingredient list… check out the SIDE EFFECT list printed on every vial of vaccine. Each and every vaccine will list a multitude of potential diseases/syndroms from fever/sweling, to lupus, hyperactivity, guillain barre syndrome (swine flu!), auto immune disease, autism spectrum disorder, paralytis polio…the list goes on and on.

        Then you have the Vaccine INJURY COMEPENSATION PROGRAM which has paid out over 5 BILLION in reparations to families who have been harmed by vaccines.

        even the staunchest supporter of vaccines can’t try and say they are “Safe and effective” with a straight face. Only the IGNORANT and those looking to PROFIT from the industry would dare make such a dishonest claim.

        • Peter

          It is obvious that you are totally ignorant of vaccines and have probably never looked at a vaccine insert yourself. My evidence of this? ” these are being INJECTED directly into the bloodstream” this statement is my proof. Vaccines are NOT injected into the blood stream. They are injected into your muscle. You must have got your information from an anti-vaxx site. Mercury? It is only used in multiple dose viles to kill any bacteria contamination. The amount of mercury is so small that you would get more mercury from eating a can of Tuna! Yes, those side effects are possible. But for one person experiencing a side effect, there are like a million others who done but almost all of those million are then protected from the effects of the disease they prevent. Why don’t you look up the “side effects” of contracting the diseases? Death is one of them and at a much higher rate than from the vaccines.

    • There are NO reputable studies showing and proving that there is any link between vaccinations and autism. Nada, zero, none.

      • SweetClaireNeedsABrain

        sweetclaire06, do you not know how to read? Or click on scientific articles? Ironic how courts all over the globe have been financially compensating autistic children for decades due to their side effects resulting from vaccines. Use your brain, open you eyes

        • I’ll answer you comment in spite of your rudeness, ignorance, and probable inability to understand what I write. It is clear that you and the author of this article know nothing about vaccine court or how compensation is awarded without proof that vaccines cause damage. And there is nothing being done “quietly”. All the needed information is available on their web site.

          Before 1986 and the establishment of the vaccine court people could sue vaccine makers directly. Any jury trial can be unpredictable. In civil court you only win by a preponderance of the evidence. Often the jury would feel sorry for the person and award huge settlements with very little proof that vaccines were the cause. The government had to step in and create a no fault system. Otherwise the drug companies would have stopped making vaccines. As of today there are only 2 companies that make vaccines. Since vaccines save millions of lives they couldn’t let that happen.

          One of the whole points of the vaccine damage act was to
          give people money who had not proved that vaccines were at fault. They
          only had to show that an encephalopathy (which can be caused by any
          number of things, many of which have yet to be identified) occurred
          within 15 days of vaccination. Hence, even random cases of
          encephalopathy (of which there are countless numbers) who by chance fall
          into that window will get compensated if there is no other cause shown.

          Therefore a handful of cases that go through the system, where people receive
          money on the basis of what may be – and certainly very often is – no
          connections with vaccines. And where encephalopathies occur in
          connection with vaccines, it is because many vaccines cause fever, fever
          causes seizures (usually benign), and seizures sometimes can reveal
          nascant brain problems that may have been evolving since birth. And of
          one thing we can be certain, those fevers would be incalculably greater
          in number and severity as a result of an infection that a vaccine can

          So basically the court pays out on the slim margin that something does go wrong. A child is allergic to eggs and it is not known or the child is the 1 in 1 million that has a reaction. In the 1990s they expanded what the label autism covers and with that expansion we now have under a 1% rate of all forms of autism (there are even talks to move ADD and ADHD it to Autistic Spectrum Disorder).

          Statistics is what is important in science. What percent of people have been killed by vaccines? 150,000 died around the world last year just from pertussis.The odds of dying from pertussis alone is 5 in 1000.

          I will take the small risk of a bad side effect from the vaccine over the infant mortality rate of pre vaccination era USA. Small pox? Measles, Mumps, Rubella? A woman that is pregnant and ends up with rubella has a greater than 20% chance of having a miscarriage. I think that the over 600 studies showing that there is 0 link of autism and vaccines. I’ll take my chances with the type of science you WON’T find on a website like this. Look around and see what else rears it’s head and ask yourself if this website is credible.

          You anti-vaxxers are the stupidest people on the planet, At this point I am perfectly fine with letting Darwin work his magic on you and yours. I kind of look forward to it actually.

          P.S. Where are those reputable studies that show a link between autism and vaccines? Because I have over 600 peer reviewed published studies showing there is NO link.
          This is for all you science deniers.

      • Jill

        And there are NO reputable studies showing and proving that vaccinations are safe and effective. The CDC even says that no vaccine is 100% effective.

      • Here’s a list of 22 studies that show a link between vaccines and autism… studies that were “reputable” enough to be published in things like :”Journal of toxicology and environmental health”. “journal of biomedical sciences” “American Journal of clinical nutrition”. “Department of pharmaceutical sciences, University of Boston”. “Journal of child nerology”, “International Journal of Toxicology”. etc etc etc!

        So in reality there are PLENTY of INDEPENDENT (non government, non pharma funded) studies that prove a link between autism and vaccines. There’s also dozens of other diseases/syndromes/brain damage caused by vaccines… just look at the “side effect” list printed on EVERY vaccine. Don’t forget to see where the last side effect printed on every vaccine is “death”… but they are “safe and effective”. it just might kill you (or cause all kinds of other damage! ;D)

        http://w w w .activistpost.c o m/2013/09/22-medical-studies-that-show-vaccines.html

  9. Heidi

    :( all three links are broken – or have since been removed…I really love reading court cases, etc – what’s the deal there? GASP

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