Biotechnologist Brian Hooker, Ph.D., has an autistic child. Unlike the national media who have been swallowing the drug companies’ line about vaccines being safe, Dr. Hooker wondered whether vaccines might have contributed to his son’s autism, and he mounted an investigation.
Under the Freedom of Information Act, he requested evidence and emails concerning the Denmark study that supposedly shows vaccines have no effect on autism rates. He discovered a pattern of deception at the CDC, which he details in an article in the online newspaper Age of Autism, see below. When mercury was removed from vaccines, the data showed a reduction in the rate of autism. This data that was excluded from the final study report.
And there’s Brian Jepson, M.D., also a parent of an autistic child. He’s also investigated the research put forth by those who say vaccines are safe, with similar results. He also says vaccines as currently mandated are not proven safe. There are many other well-educated voices out there as well, pointing out major faults in the research being trumpeted by many in the media as showing vaccines are safe.
Of course the problem is that vaccine proponents are spearheaded by multi-billion-dollar companies that spread their money around the government. These drug companies make a lot of money from vaccines, the more vaccines, the more money. They are shielded from risk by friendly laws our government enacted for them. You can’t even sue them if your child has a provable vaccine injury. If you can prove cause and effect, you might get a payment from an injury fund. But it’s a small payment.
What about the logic problem in this debate? If you take the pro-vaccine studies as published, you would conclude that mercury in vaccines is safe, that the measles virus in the MMR vaccine is safe, and that’s all. There have been no other studies proving anything about vaccine safety. What about aluminum, another toxic ingredient? A study (paid for by a parent group) shows a correlation with aluminum exposure from vaccines and autism. What about the effect of multiple viruses injected all at once into an immature immune system? No one knows. The vaccine schedule now requires many multiple exposures like this. There is NO study showing that multiple exposures are safe for young children. The new vaccines are all tested one by one.
Are you concerned that the study showing a correlation between autism and aluminum in vaccines was paid for by parents of autistic kids and is therefore biased? Did you know that ALL drug and vaccine studies are paid for by the manufacturer of the drug or vaccine, under our broken system? There are NO independent studies.
I believe the autism-vaccine link needs a lot more study, and that the media need to stop being shills for the drug companies. What needs changing most of all is the system for approving drugs and vaccines, to protect public safety. I created a petition at Change.org: “Vaccines and Autism: Investivate!” Please sign it, and tell your friends. Did you know that Trayvon Martin’s case came to prominence through a Change.org petition?
Changing the Course of Autism by Brian Jepson, M.D., published 2007 by Sentient Publications, 358 pages