That's what my newspaper said yesterday. This is of course misdirection and a lie by omission.
The article reports on a court ruling that occurred in "vaccine court". For those of you who don't know, back in the 1980's the vaccine court was started thanks in part to George Walker Bush.(An interesting fact is that Bush sat on the Eli Lily board of directors at one time) You see, a vaccine manufacturer can't just be sued, the case must go through the vaccine court first. If you win you can take a tax payer funded 250k award, or decline the money and you can take the case to the regular courts. The bottom line is, to sue a manufacturer of a vaccine you must be wealthy and you must have about twenty years to spare. If you don't think that's fair, you are not alone.
The article goes on to talk about how cases of measles are on the rise and how last year a child died because it didn't receive his round of shots. It leads the reader to make a conclusion that the parents of children with autism are emotional, well meaning people who are harming the country.
The ruling found that the MMR vaccine did not cause autism in any of the children. Eh? The headline read "Vaccines Don't Cause Autism, Court Says." It should have read "The MMR Vaccine Doesn't Cause Autism, Court Says." What is the difference?
The MMR vaccine is a live vaccine. This means it contains live Measles, mumps, and Rubella strains. It never has contained the preservative thimerosal, because thimerosal is 50% Mercury, and mercury would kill the live vaccine. It's the mercury that causes autism, not the vaccine itself. It has already been proven in vaccine court.
Yes, this misleading piece of tabloid trash to which I am referring to failed to mention this fact. Doing so might have scared the herd away from taking vaccinations. In the case of Hannah Poling, it was found she had a mitochondrial disorder that was aggravated by the thimerosal, and led to autism. How many kids with autism have this mitochondrial disorder? One in 166 perhaps?
Ive heard people call the science showing the thimerosal autism link to be junk science. I challenged one such person online to find a scientific, not statistical, study that shows there is no link. He couldn't find any because none exist. It can't exist because thimerosal causes autism in certain kids.
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