Friday, March 7, 2014

75 studies that show no link between vaccines and autism UPDATED to 107

Edited to fix links and to add more studies for a new total of 107 on 11 March 2014

Guest blog, compiled by Allison Hagood, Luci Baldwin, Kathy McGrath and Nathan Boonstra and originally published on the "Your Baby's Best Shot" Facebook page. I am grateful for the permission to repost!

If anyone still tries to pull the "vaccines cause autism" card on you, provide them with a link to this note!

Albizzati, A., Moré, L., Di Candia, D., Saccani, M., Lenti, C.  Normal concentrations of heavy metals in autistic spectrum disorders.  Minerva Pediatrica.  2012. Feb;64(1):27-31

Afzal, MA., Ozoemena, LC., O’Hare, A., Kidger, KA., Bentley, ML., Minor, PD. Absence of detectable measles virus genome sequence in blood of autistic children who have had their MMR vaccination during the routine childhood immunization schedule of UK.   Journal Medical Virology.  2006 May;78(5):623-30.

Ahearn WH. What Every Behavior Analyst Should Know About the "MMR Causes Autism" HypothesisArchive of Behavior Analysis in Practice.  2010.   Spring;3(1):46-50.

Allan, GM., Ivers, N.  The autism-vaccine story: fiction and deception?  Canadian Family Physician.  Oct 2010; 56(10): 1013.

Andrews, N., Miller, E., Grant, A., Stowe, J., Osborn, V., & Taylor, B. (2004).  Thimerosal exposure in infants and developmental disorders: a retrospective cohort study in the United Kingdom does not support a causal association.  Pediatrics, 114, 584-591. 

Andrews, N., Miller, E., Taylor, B., Lingam, R., Simmons, A., Stowe, J., Waight, P.  Recall bias, MMR and autism.  Archives of Disease in Childhood.  Dec 2002; 87(6): 493–494.

Baird, G., Pickles, A., Simonoff, E., Charman, T., Sullivan, P., Chandler, S., Loucas, T., Meldrum, D., Afzal, M., Thomas, B., Jin, L., Brown, D.  Measles vaccination and antibody response in autism spectrum disorders.  Archives of Disease in Childhood.  2008 Oct;93(10):832-7. doi: 10.1136/adc.2007.122937. Epub 2008 Feb 5.

Berger, BE., Navar-Boggan, AM., Omer, SB.  Congenital rubella syndrome and autism spectrum disorder prevented by rubella vaccination--United States, 2001-2010.   BMC Public Health.  2011 May 19;11:340. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-340.

Black, C., Kaye, JA.  Relation of childhood gastrointestinal disorders to autism:  nested case-control study using data from the UK General Practice Research Database.  British Medical Journal.  2002; 325(7361):419-21.

Bower, H.  New research demolishes link between MMR vaccine and autism.  British Medical Journal.  1999.  Jun 19;318(7199):1643.

Chen, W., Landau, S., Sham, P., & Fombonne, E. (2004).  No evidence for links between autism, MMR and measles virus.  Psychological Medicine, 34(3), 543-553.

Christie, B.  Scottish expert group finds no link between MMR and autism.  British Medical Journal,  2002. May 11;324(7346):1118.

Clements, CJ., McIntyre, PB.  When science is not enough – a risk/benefit profile of thiomersal-containing vaccines.   Expert Drug Opinion Safety.  2006. Jan;5(1):17-29.    

Dales, L., Hammer, S. J., & Smith, N. J. (2001). Time trends in autism and in MMR immunization coverage in California.   JAMA, 285(9), 1183-1185.

De Los Reyes, EC.  Autism and immunizations: separating fact from fiction.  JAMA Neurology.   2010;67(4):490-492. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2010.57.

DeWilde, S., Carey, IM., Richards, N., Hilton, SR., Cook, DG.  Do children who become autistic consult more often after MMR vaccination?  British Journal of General Practice.  2001 Mar;51(464):226-7.

Demicheli, V., Jefferson, T., Rivetti, A., & Price, D. (2005).  Vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 4. (a review of 31 studies)

DeStefano, F.  MMR vaccine and autism: a review of the evidence for a causal association.   Molecular Psychiatry.  2002;7 Suppl 2:S51-2.

DeStefano, F., Chen, RT.  Autism and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine: No epidemiological evidence for a causal association.  The Journal of Pediatrics.  2000 Jan;136(1):125.    

DeStefano, F., Bhasin, T. K., Thompson, W. W., Yeargin-Allsopp, M., & Boyle, C. (2004).  Age at first measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in children with autism and school-matched control subjects: a population-based study in metropolitan AtlantaPediatrics, 113(2), 259-266.

DeStefano F., Price CS., Weintraub, ES.  Increasing exposure to antibody-stimulating proteins and polysaccharides in vaccines is not associated with risk of autism.   Journal of Pediatrics.  2013 Aug;163(2):561-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.02.001. Epub 2013 Mar 30.

DeStefano F., Thompson, WW.  MMR vaccine and autism: an update of the scientific evidence. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2004 Feb;3(1):19-22.

DeStefano F., Thompson, WW.  MMR vaccination and autism: is there a link?  Expert Opinion on Drug Safety.  2002 Jul;1(2):115-20.

DeStefano, F.  Chen, RT.  Negative association between MMR and autism.  Lancet. 1999 Jun 12;353(9169):1987-8.

DeStefano, F., Chen, RT.  Autism and measles-mumps-rubella vaccination:  controversy laid to rest?  CNS Drugs.  2001. 2001;15(11):831-7.

D’Souza J., Todd T.  Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and the development of autism or inflammatory bowel disease: the controversy should end.  Journal of Pedatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics.   2003 Jul;8(3):187-99. doi: 10.5863/1551-6776-8.3.187.

D’Souza, Y., Fombonne, E., Ward, BJ.  No evidence of persisting measles virus in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from children with autism spectrum disorder.  Pediatrics.  2006 Oct;118(4):1664-75.

Doja, A., & Roberts, W. (2006).  Immunizations and autism: A review of the literature.  The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 33(4), 341-346.

Elliman, D., Bedford, H.   MMR: where are we now?  Archives of Disease in Childhood.   2007 Dec;92(12):1055-7. Epub 2007 Jul 11. 

Farrington, C., Miller, E., & Taylor, B. (2001).  MMR and autism: further evidence against a causal association.  Vaccine, 19(27), 3632-3635.

Fitzpatrick, M.  The end of the road for the campaign against MMR.  British Journal of General Practice.  2007 Aug;57(541):679.

Fombonne, E., & Chakrabarti, S. (2001).  No evidence for a new variant of measles-mumps-rubella–induced autism.  Pediatrics, 108(4), e58-e58.

Fombonne, E., Zakarian, R., Bennett, A., Meng, L., & McLean-Heywood, D. (2006).  Pervasive developmental disorders in Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Prevalence and links with immunizations.  Pediatrics 118(1) e139-e150; doi:10.1542/peds.2005-2993.

García-Fernández, L., Hernández, AV., Suárez Moreno, V., Fiestas, F.  Addressing the controversy regarding the association between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism.  Revista Peruana de Medicine Experimental Salud Publica. 2013 Apr;30(2):268-74.

Gentile, I., Bravaccio, C., Bonavolta, R., Zappulo, E., Scarica, S., Riccio, MP., Settimi, A., Portella, G., Pascotta, A., Borgia, G.  Response to measles-mumps-rubella vaccine in children with autism spectrum disordersIn Vivo 2013 May-Jun;27(3):377-82.

Glasper, EA.  New evidence reaffirms the safety of the MMR vaccine.  British Journal of Nursing. 2002 Jun 27-Jul 10;11(12):794.;article=BJN_11_12_794_0

Halsey, NA., Hyman, SL.  Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autistic spectrum disorder: report from the New Challenges in Childhood Immunizations Conference convened in Oak Brook, Illinois.   June 12-13, 2000.   Pediatrics.  2001 May;107(5):E84.

Hayney MS.  Vaccine Safety:  no link between thimerosal and autismJournal of American Pharmacists Association.  2003. 2004 Nov-Dec;44(6):725-6.   

Hertz-Picciotto, I., Green, P., Delwiche, L., Hansen, R., Walker, C., & Pessah, I. (2010).  Blood mercury concentrations in CHARGE Study children with and without autism. Environmental Health Perspectives, 118(1), 161-166. doi:10.1289/ehp.0900736

Hensley, E. Briars, L.  Closer look at autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccineJournal of American Pharmacist’s Association.  2003.  2010 Nov-Dec;50(6):736-41. doi: 10.1331/JAPhA.2010.10004. 

Heron, J., Golding, J., ALSPAC Study Team.  Thimerosal exposure in infants and developmental disorders: a prospective cohort study in the United Kingdom does not support a causal association.  Pediatrics.  2004 Sep;114(3):577-83.

Hessel, L.  Mercury in vaccines.  Bulletin of the National Academy of Medicine. 2003;187(8):1501-10.

Hiroshi, T., Suzumura, S., Shirakizawa, F., Wada, N., Tanaka-Taya, K., Arai, S., Okabe, N., Ichikawa, H., Sato, T.  An epidemiological study on Japanese Autism concerning Routine Childhood Immunization History.  Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases.  56, 114-117, 2003.

Honda, H., Shimizu, Y., & Rutter, M. (2005).  No effect of MMR withdrawal on the incidence of autism: a total population study.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.  46(6), doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2005.01425.x.

Hornig, M., Briese, T., Bule, T., Bauman, M.L., Lauwers, G., Siemetzki, U., Hummel, K., Rota, PA., Bellini, WJ., O’Leary, JJ., Sheils, O., Alden, E., Pickering, L., Lipkin, W.I.  Lack of association between measles virus vaccine and autism with enteropathy: a case-control study.  2008.  PLoS One, 3(9), e3140. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003140.  

Hurley, A., Tadrous, M., Miller, ES.  Thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism: a review of recent epidemiological studies.  Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  2010 Jul-Sep; 15(3): 173-181.

Hviid A., Stellfeld, M., Wohlfahrt, J., Melbye, M.   Association between thimerosal-containing vaccine and autism - No causal relationship found.  JAMA. 2003 Oct 1;290(13):1763-6.

Insitute  of Medicine (US) Immunization Safety Review Committee.  Immunization Safety Review:  Vaccines and Autisms.  Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2004.

Iqbal, S., Barile, JP., Thompson, WW., DeStefano, F.  Number of antigens in early childhood vaccines and neuropsychological outcomes at age 7–10years.  Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.  2013 Dec;22(12):1263-70. doi: 10.1002/pds.3482.  Epub 2013 Jul 12.

Jefferson, T., Price, D., Demicheli, V., Bianco, E., European Research Program for Improved Safety Surveillance (EUSAFEVAC) Project.  Unintended events following immunization with MMR: a systematic review.  Vaccine.  2003 Sep 8;21(25-26):3954-60.

Jick, H., Kaye, JA.  Epidemiology and possible causes of autism.  Pharmacotherapy. 2003 Dec;23(12):1524-30.

Kaye, J. A., del Mar Melero-Montes, M., & Jick, H.  Mumps, measles, and rubella vaccine and the incidence of autism recorded by general practitioners: a time trend analysis.  2001.  British Medical Journal, 322(7284), 460-463.

Klein, K. C., & Diehl, E. B.  Relationship between MMR vaccine and autism.   2004.  Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 38(7-8), 1297-1300.

Kuwaik, GA., Roberts, W., Zwaigenbaum, L., Bryson, S., Smith, IM., Szatmari, P., Modi, BM., Tanel, N., Brian, J.  Immunization uptake in younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder.  Autism.  2014 Feb;18(2):148-55. doi: 10.1177/1362361312459111. Epub 2012 Oct 8.

Lazoff, T., Zhong, L., Piperni, T., Fombonne, E.  Prevalence of pervasive developmental disorders among children at the English Montreal School Board.  Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.  2010 Nov;55(11):715-20.

Lingam, R., Simmons, A., Andrews, N., Miller, E., Stowe, J., & Taylor, B. (2003).  Prevalence of autism and parentally reported triggers in a North-east London population.  Archives of Disease in Childhood, 88(8), 666-670.

Madsen, K.K., Hviid, A., Vestergaard, M., Schendel, D., Wohlfahrt, J., Thorsen, P., Olsen, J., Melbye, M.  A population-based study of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and autism.  2002.  The New England Journal of Medicine, 347(19), 1477-82.

Madsen KM., Hviid, A., Vestergaard, M., Schendel, D., Wohlfahrt, J., Thorsen, P., Olsen, J. Melbye, M.  MMR vaccination and autism--a population-based follow-up study.  Ugeskr Laeger.  2002.  Dec 2;164(49):5741-4.

Madsen, K.M., Lauritsen, M.B., Pedersen, C.B., Thorsen, P., Plesner, A.M., Andersen, P.H. & Mortensen, P.B.  Thimerosal and the occurrence of autism:  negative ecological evidence from Danish population-based data.  2003.  Pediatrics, 112, 604-606. doi: 10.1542/peds.112.3.204

Madsen, KM.  Vestergaard, M.   MMR and Autism:  what is the evidence for a causal association?  Drug Safety.  2004;27(12):831-40.

Makela, A., Nuorti, J., & Peltola, H. (2002).  Neurologic disorders after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination.  Pediatrics, 110(5), 957-963.

Marin, M., Broder, KR., Temte, JL., Snider, DE., Seward, JF., (CDC).  Use of combination measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  MMWR Recommendations and Reports.  2010 May 7;59(RR-3):1-12.

Marwick, C.  US Report finds no link between MMR and autism.  British Medical Journal.   May 5, 2001; 322(7294): 1083.

MacDonald, NE., Pickering, L. Canadian Paediatric Society, Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee.  Autism Spectrum Disorder:  No causal relationship with vaccines.  Paediatric Child Health 2007;12(5):393-5.

Meadows, M.  IOM Report:  no link between vaccines and autism.  FDA Consumer. 2004 Sep-Oct;38(5):18-9.

Meilleur, AA., Fombonne, E.  Regression of language and non-language skills in pervasive development disorders.  Journal of Intellectual Disability Research.  2009 Feb;53(2):115-24. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01134.x. Epub 2008 Nov 27.

Miller, E.  Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and the development of autism - epidemiologic evidence against such an association is compelling.  Seminars in Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  2003 Jul;14(3):199-206.

Miller, E., Andrews, N., Grant, A., Stowe, J., Taylor, B.  No evidence of an association between MMR vaccine and gait disturbance.  Archives of Disease in Childhood.  2005.  Mar;90(3):292-6.

Miller, L., Reynolds J.  Autism and vaccination – the current evidenceJournals for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing.  2009 Jul;14(3):166-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2009.00194.x.

Mrozek-Budzyn, D., Kiełtyka, A.  The relationship between MMR vaccination and the number of new cases of autism in children.  Przeglad epidemiologiczny.  2008;62(3):597-604.

Mrozek-Budzyn, D., Kiełtyka, A.,  Majewska, R.  Lack of association between measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and autism in children:  a case-control study.  Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.  2010 May;29(5):397-400. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181c40a8a.

Mrozek-Budzyn, D., Majewska, R. Kiełtyka, A. & Augustyniak, M.  Lack of association between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism.  Przeglad epidemiologiczny.  2011, 65(3), 491-495.

Muhle, R., Trentacoste, SV., Rapin, I.  The genetics of autismPediatrics. 2004 May;113(5):e472-86.

Nelson, KB., Bauman, ML.  Thimerosal and autism?  Pediatrics.  2003.  Mar;111(3):674-9.

Offit, PA., Coffin, SE.  Communicating science to the public:  MMR vaccine and autism.  Vaccine.  2003.  Dec 8;22(1):1-6.

Stratton, K., Ford, A., Rusch, E., Wright Clayton, E.  Committee to Review Adverse Effects of Vaccines; Institute of Medicine.  Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality.  Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2012. (a review of more than ONE THOUSAND studies).

Patja, A., Davidkin, I., Kurki, T.,  Marku, J., Kallio, T., Valle, M., Peltola, H.  Serious adverse events after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination during a fourteen-year prospective follow-up.  2000.  Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal.  2000;19:1127-34.

Parker, S.K., Schwartz, B., Todd, J., Pickering, L.K.  Thimerosal-containing vaccines and autistic spectrum disorder: A critical review of published original data.  2004.  Pediatrics, 114, 793-804.

Parker, S. Todd, J., Schwartz., B., Pickering, L.K.  Thimerosal-containing vaccines and autistic spectrum disorder: A critical review of published original data.  2005.  Pediatrics. Jan;115(1):200.

Pichichero, ME., Cernichiari, E., Lopreiato, J., Treanor, J.  Mercury concentrations and metabolism in infants receiving vaccines containing thiomersal: a descriptive study.  Lancet. 2002 Nov 30;360(9347):1737-41.

Peltola, H., Patja, A., Leinikki, P., Valle, M., Davidkin, I., & Paunio, M.  No evidence for measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine-associated inflammatory bowel disease or autism in a 14-year prospective study.  1998.  Lancet, 351(9112), 1327.

Plotkin, S., Gerber, J. S., & Offit, P. A. (2009).  Vaccines and autism: a tale of shifting hypotheses.  Clinical Infectious Diseases, 48(4), 456-461.

Price, C. S., Thompson, W. W., Goodson, B., Weintraub, E. S., Croen, L. A., Hinrichsen, V. L., DeStefano, F.  Prenatal and infant exposure to thimerosal from vaccines and immunoglobulins and risk of autism.  2010.  Pediatrics, 126(4), 656-664.

Roehr B.  Study finds no association between vaccines and autism.  2013.  British Medical Journal.  Apr 3;346:f2095. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f2095.

Richler, J., Luyster, R., Risi, S., Hsu, W. L., Dawson, G., Bernier, R., ... & Lord, C. (2006). Is there a ‘regressive phenotype’ of Autism Spectrum Disorder associated with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine?  A CPEA Study.  Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36(3), 299-316.

Rumke, HC., Visser, HK.  Childhood vaccinations anno 2004. II. The real and presumed side effects of vaccination.  Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde.  2004 Feb 21;148(8):364-71.  

Schechter, R., Grether, JK.  Continuing increases in autism reported to California's developmental services system: mercury in retrograde.  Archives of General Psychiatry.  2008 Jan;65(1):19-24. doi: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2007.1.

Schultz, ST.  Does thimerosal or other mercury exposure increase the risk for autism?  A review of the current literature.  Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis. 2010;70(2):187-95.

Shevell, M.,Fombonne, E. Autism and MMR vaccination or thimerosal exposure: an urban legend?  Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences.  2006 Nov;33(4):339-40.

Smeeth, L., Cook, C., Fombonne, E., Heavey, L., Rodrigues, L. C., Smith, P. G., & Hall, A. J. (2004). MMR vaccination and pervasive developmental disorders: a case-control study.  The Lancet, 364(9438), 963-969.

Smith, M. J., & Woods, C. R.  On-time vaccine receipt in the first year does not adversely affect neuropsychological outcomes.  Pediatrics.  2010. 125(6), 1134-1141.

Solt, I., Bornstein, J.  Childhood vaccines and autism – much ado about nothing?  Harefuah. 2010 Apr;149(4):251-5, 260.

Singh, VK. Rivas, WH.  Detection of antinuclear and antilaminin antibodies in autistic children who received thimerosal-containing vaccines  - mercury as in thimerosal-containing vaccines is likely not related to autoimmune phenomenon in autism.   Journal of Biomedical Science.  2004 Sep-Oct;11(5):607-10.   

Steffenburg, S., Steffenburg, U., Gillberg, C.  Autism spectrum disorders in children with active epilepsy and learning disability:  comorbidity, pre and perinatal backgound, and seizure characteristics.   Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.  2003 Nov;45(11):724-30.   

Stehr-Green, P., Tull, P., Stellfeld, M., Mortenson, PB., Simpson, D.  Autism and thimerosal-containing vaccines: lack of consistent evidence for an association.   American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  2003 Aug;25(2):101-6.

Taylor, B.  Vaccines and the changing epidemiology of autism.  Child: Care, Health and Development Journal.  2006 Sep;32(5):511-9.

Taylor, B., Miller, E., Farrington, C., Petropoulos, M., Favot-Mayaud, I., Li, J., & Waight, P. A. (1999).  Autism and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine: no epidemiological evidence for a causal association.  Lancet, 353(9169), 2026-20.

Taylor, B., Miller, E., Lingam, R., Andrews, N., Simmons, A., & Stowe, J.  Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and bowel problems or developmental regression in children with autism: population study.  2002.  British Medical Journal, 324(7334), 393-396.

Taylor, B., Lingam, R., Simmons, A., Stowe, J., Miller, E., Andrews, N.  Autism and MMR vaccination in North London: no causal relationship.   2002.  Molecular Psychiatry.                   7 Suppl2:S7-8.

Thjodleifsson, B., Davidsdóttir, K., Agnarsson, U., Sigthórsson, G., Kjeld, M., Bjarnason, I.  Effect of Pentavac and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination on the intestine.  Gut.  2002 Dec;51(6):816-7.

Thompson, WW., Price, C., Goodson, B., Shay, DK., Benson, P., Hinrichsen, BL., Lewis, E., Eriksen, E., Ray, P., Marcy, SM., Dunn, J., Jackson, LA., Lieu, TA., Black, S., Stewart, G., Weintraub, ES., Davis, RL., DeStefano, F.,  Vaccine Data Link Safety Team.  Early thimerosal exposure and neuropsychological outcomes at 7 to 10 years.  New England Journal of Medicine.  2007 Sep 27;357(13):1281-92.

Uchiyama, T., Kurosawa, M., & Inaba, Y.  MMR-vaccine and regression in autism spectrum              disorders: negative results presented from Japan.  2007.  Journal of Autism and Developmental       Disorders, 37(2), 210-217.

Uno, Y., Uchiyama, T., Kurosawa, M., Aleksic, B., & Ozaki, N.  The combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines and the total number of vaccines are not associated with development of autism spectrum disorder:  first case–control study in Asia.  2012.  Vaccine, 30(28), 4292-4298.

Verstraeten T., Davis, RL., DeStefano, F., Lieu, TA., Rhodes, PH., Black, SB., Shinefield, H., Chen RT. Safety of thimerosal-containing vaccines: a two-phased study of computerized health maintenance organization databases.   Pediatrics.   2003 Nov;112(5):1039-48.

Whitehouse, AJ., Maybery, M., Wray, JA., Hickey, M.  No association between early gastrointestinal problems and autistic-like traits in the general population.  Developmental Medicine and Childhood Neurology.  2011.  May;53(5):457-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.03915.x. Epub 2011 Mar 21.

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  1. That studies are totally financed by pharmaceutical industries ? And you beleave more to this informations ? you know what is the autism - patology ? Don't vaccinate your childrens and remeamber everyday who is Poul Thorsen, today most wanted for criminal pharmaceutical information ! Liberi Dai Vaccini....

    1. That is not how it works, Anon - if you think those studies are financed by industry, do the work and tell us which and by whom.
      Autism is not pathology, it is neurodiversity.
      We have 75 studies on this page - Thorsen (not wanted for information, but for misappropriation of money) is a co-author on 3.
      Vaccination does not cause autism.

    2. Thorsen, is not wanted for information? if he didn't pay the labs for their work with the money, how did he get the results, I got it he fabricated them.

    3. Dear Anonymous, please tell us which of the other seventy two are paid by "Big Pharma." Give us the paper title, and then a direct quote showing us how it was funded. Then explain why the funding is suspicious with references.

      You blatant accusations are useless without evidence.

    4. Anon - Thorsen didn't lead any of these studies and therefore he was not responsible to pay anyone. Here we have 75 studies (the list is longer now, but I have not had the time to update it yet) that show no connection between autism and vaccines.

    5. Dear Chris: please disclose the funding for each of the listed studies and demonstrate that the researchers do not directly or indirectly have a conflict of interest. Please then demonstrate which studies have been replicated and independently verified that the original findings were reproducible. That is REAL science...not Pharma checkbook science.

    6. I am sorry, but if your are questioning the results and funding it is up to you to show they are questionable.

      For instance the first study is the author is from: "Operative Unit Child Neuropsychiatry A.O. San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy."

      The second is from "Division of Virology, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, South Mimms, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom" Obviously neither are Big Pharma.

      If you have a question about the funding, then you must find out what pharmaceutical company paid for it.

      Note, my question was the list in Vaccine Safety: Examine the Evidence. If you had bothered to look you would find that the major funding agencies were entities like the CDC and things like "America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) under contract 200-2002-00732 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."

      If you have an issue with the above papers, you need to provide the direct quotes of the who is funding it and why that is a problem.

    7. By the way, Ms. Brenton, you never really answered the question I asked you eighteen months ago.

      I personally would be very cautious about getting financial/credit advice from someone who cannot figure out who paid for a study, does not know how to read a tabulation of financial data, and does not seem to understand the simple notion that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

      Do you really want that kind of information to stand out when you are Googled? Especially when on the same linked page where you refused to even prove you can read a table you explained "People that get vaccinated are stupid."

      [sarcasm]Absolutely brilliant![/sarcasm]

    8. I'm curious as to why Ms. Brenton needs others to do her work for her. Isn't she one of the "well-researched" anti-vaxxers? It's easy to make vapid statements Ms. Brenton, quite another to qualify those statements with actual evidence.


    10. Um, no. Vaccines.Do.Not.Cause.Autism.Period:

    11. Good grief Argumentum ad YooTubum. Anonymous, YouTube isn't a source any more than a cartoon on the telly.

  2. What about the over 160 non-pharma studies that show a link to autism, you choose to ignore those, doesn't surprise me, this is a shill site.

    1. you bore me Anon. Do you have anything to say?

    2. Anon, be a dear then and provide citations to these "160 non-pharma studies". And while you're at it, some evidence of all of the studies Catherina listed are "pharma-funded".

    3. I'd love to see the sources on those 160 "non-pharma" studies. Better yet, what journals are they published in? Were they actually peer-reviewed? Are they available in pubmed? Does a single one of them include a statement that supports a direct link between vaccines and autism? Doubtful.

      The truth is, the one published 'study' in any type of legitimate journal that did purport to link vaccines and autism was that of Andy Wakefield, and of course we all know in the end not only was his 'study' retracted, but he was stripped of his medical license due to his blatant fraud, ethics violations, manipulation of data and misrepresentation of his results. Of course, even in that sad excuse for a 'study', Wakefield stopped short of blaming vaccines for autism.

      So you have that I suppose.

      Come on Anon - surely you can do better can't you?


    5. That document is a mess Questioning Dad. Did you post a link for a specific reason or just shilling? All of those "studies" are either junk and have been refuted, pathetic and performed by those outside their areas of expertise, don't say what you think they say and not relevant. Pick one, any one or three and I'll be happy to explain.

  3. One request:

    Could edit the links to the studies to go directly to the PubMed citation. Right now they go to Facebook, and it is quite annoying. Thank you.

    Also, I would like Anonymous to post the best non-pharma study he/she has linking vaccines to autism. Just please make use it is by a reputable qualified researcher, published in a good journal.

    "Reputable" means not having one's legal right to practice medicine revoked.

    "Qualified" means have an appropriate background. So no lawyers, computer scientists, geologists, business professors, etc.

    1. So that will be a while. No problems.

    2. Done - updated to 107 studies and links fixed - let me know should you find anything that is not working

    3. Awesome! This is fantastic, and the links work.

      Thanks a million.

    4. For your information, Pasteur was not even a doctor or a biologist... and if you make your research about him, you'll discover he stole all this work from other scientists, including Antoine Bechamp who should be the one have his statue everywhere in France... According to Bechamp's cellular theory (as opposed to Pasteur's germ theory), to prevent disease we have to create health and build a strong immune system, disease arises from micro-organisms within the cells of the body. This is only to say a few words about the story of vaccines. As for the studies, there are as much studies and more showing a link between mercury and Autism. How can we give credit to studies conducted directly or indirectly by vaccine makers?

    5. How about staying on topic/

      Are any of the studies listed above, authored by Louis Pasteur?

      "As for the studies, there are as much studies and
      more showing a link between mercury and Autism. How can we give credit to studies conducted directly or indirectly by vaccine makers?"


      Where are your links to studies showing a link between "mercury" (Thimerosal) and autism?

    6. rosylavie: "For your information, Pasteur was not even a doctor or a biologist... and if you make your research about him, you'll discover he stole all this work from other scientists,"

      Huh? He was a chemist, and hired very highly qualified folks. I just recently read the classic 1926 book The Microbe Hunters, plus the more recent Rabid, which go extensively into Pasteur's research. You might try reading those instead of the bastardization of history in "Natural News" and other germ theory denialists.

    7. @Chris

      She said "Pasteur was not even a doctor or a biologist." She is correct. What's your issue?

      Reading comprehension much?

    8. Maybe that's she's a germ theory denier?

    9. I know exactly what was stated.

      Perhaps "rosylavie" and "jv" should check out Louis Pasteur's entry in the Encyclopedia Britanica, where he is described thusly:

      "Louis Pasteur, (born December 27, 1822, Dole, France—died September 28, 1895, Saint-Cloud), French chemist and microbiologist who was one of the most important founders of medical microbiology...."

    10. Microbiologist ≠ Biologist
      Microbiologist ≠ Doctor

    11. Perhaps jv should work on his reading comprehension, because I said "He was a chemist, and hired very highly qualified folks."

      In the book Rabid there is a photo of Pasteur looking on as a medical doctor gave a child a rabies vaccine, obviously because he was not a doctor. He did not work alone, but had colleagues like Roux, Chamberland and Joubert, who were physicians, as noted in The Microbe Hunters.

      Pasteur became one of the first microbiologists by solving the riddle of fermentation, and spoilage. This is where yeasts were found to be why sugars are turned into alcohol, and later some bacteria contribute do spoilage. Again, this is all laid out in the ninety year old book The Microbe Hunters.

      Good grief, people! Stop reading silly websites and learn how to use your local library.

    12. Let's go back to "rosylavie's" statement...which "jv" supported and refuses to back down on (emphasis mine):

      "Pasteur was not even a doctor OR a biologist."

      "the branch of biology dealing with the structure, function, uses, and modes of existence of microscopic organisms."

      Shouldn't you go back to elementary school...say first or second learn how to read basic English and to acquaint yourself with an English language D.I.C.T.I.O.N.A.R.Y. for word origins and word usages?

      Science Mom and Catherina, we need some new trolls here, who do not have reading comprehension difficulties.

    13. It is a sign that the trolls are skating on thin ice when they bring up stuff that happened a hundred and fifty years ago as reasons why vaccines are bad, and diseases are good.

      And of course these same guys who claim Pasteur's work was worthless because he was not a doctor, but are quite willing to think that Gary Goldman (PhD in computer science) and Brian Hooker (PhD in plant biochemistry) are worthwhile "medical" researchers.

    14. I suppose if a microbiologist and a biologist are EXACTLY the same thing, I stand corrected. I can't find anything that suggests they are EXACTLY the same thing, but I see no reason why I can't take you fine folks at your word.

      So my bad ... according to you peeps a microbiologist and a biologist are EXACTLY the same thing.

    15. Yep, I stand corrected:

      You guys must be right about everything then!

    16. @JV - your's was, from the beginning, a very silly argument (on top of supporting someone who is a germ denialist) - making the claim that a "microbiologist" wasn't a biologist....that's just a stupid semantic argument & certainly not becoming based on your original line of reasoning that at least had some basis in reality.

    17. Appreciate it, Lawrence. My actual point was to try to troll Chris for nit-picking another poster. I notice he does it quite a bit. I've seen a number of times where someone posts a very sound point (or evidence) in counter to what he is saying, and his response is to nitpick a word or two and then ask them for a PubMed citation as proof of the unprovable. It's tiring and ridiculous. Not that actually providing a PubMed citation actually means anything to him ... he either ignores it or says that particular study has no merit (presumably because it's counter to his argument).

      To be honest, I didn't even read what was said ... just saw Chris' post where he jumped all over someone about something stupid. The dude is a scutch, and I let it get the best of me.

      But now that I have read it, I don't think the OP is saying she agrees with Bechamp's theory ... she's only pointing out what it as historical perspective ... I think that why she says, "This is only to say a few words about the story of vaccines."

      Anyway, as things stand today, vaccines for individuals in the U.S. are still way, way riskier than the alternative. That fact hasn't changed.

    18. Ha ... what's especially funny is that you probably think there actually was a study.

      Anyway, I'm not antivax. Vaccines definitely work. The science is sound. And they are definitely useful in many parts of the world, including here to one degree or another.

      My issue (as you know) is that vaccines (here in the U.S., at least) are far, far riskier for individuals than the disease. It's precisely reason, logic and math that has led me to this fact. And we will make our health decisions accordingly.

      That you deny this fact is what casts serious doubt on your ability to reason and apply logic.

      As Lawrence has previously pointed out ... this isn't a question about reason or logic (except for you) ... it's a question of ethics. And for me, the ethical imperative is to do what's right for my child.

    19. And we look at the risks in two entirely different ways....and we'll just have to agree to disagree.

    20. @Lawrence

      Fair enough. And I appreciate your honest and intellectual approach to this conversation. It highlights well the immaturity and detachment from reality of some of your cohorts.

  4. I googled the study you listed "Roehr B. Study finds no association between vaccines and autism. ", I can't find any summary, any citation, any comments on it?

    1. Why didn't you click on the link under the citation?

      It gives the BMJ citation. Then take that to your local library to find the paper, since not every medical citation is at the University of Google.

    2. By the way, it is a BMJ news article about this paper: Increasing Exposure to Antibody-Stimulating Proteins and Polysaccharides in Vaccines Is Not Associated with Risk of Autism. It answers the claim about "too many, too soon."

      At the bottom of that page it says: Funded by a contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), and by subcontracts from AHIP to Abt Associates, Inc. The findings and conclusions in this study are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

      Do tell us how it is paid for by "Big Pharma", especially in regards to the health insurance companies. In our experience they try to not spend money on pharmaceuticals.

    3. I see. Thanks. But I was hoping for something more convincing. When comparing the hypothetical vaccination-autism link with the smoking-lung cancer relation, this study would just show that people smoking two packs of cigarettes are having same chance of getting lung cancer as those who smoke just one pack of cigarettes. What about comparing smokers to people who don’t smoke at all; Maybe some of the studies you listed do such comparison in some way?

    4. That makes absolutely no sense. If you don't like that study, then go design one that satisfies your criteria. Then get it approved by an independent review board so that it complies to the Belmont Report. Write a grant to get funding, and then submit to an organization like Autism Speaks, SafeMinds, Generation Rescue. And finally, go do it.

    5. I looks like Anon is asking for one of those magical "vax vs. unvax" studies. Of course there are ethical concerns with performing such a widescale study - but the other issue is that even if someone ignored ethics and withheld all vaccinations from 20,000 or so children from birth to age 12 or so, would the anti-vaxxers even accept the results as evidence or would they just move on to other excuses to invalidate the data?

      Truth is we do have a few of these types of studies, and we have evidence from when Japan and the UK pulled back from some of the vaccines due to a knee-jerk reaction (from a certain unethical 'doctor' who has since lost his license no doubt). The probelm is, there is so many cofounders to account for in a true "vax. vs. unvax" that it is doubtful any real evidence would come from it.

      If Anon is honestly interested, I'd recommend starting here:

    6. How about we simply take those of us with a brain who think independently and refuse jt vaccinate our kids. No ethical consideration regarding "withholding of vaccines" because these children are already completely vaccine free.

    7. "How about we simply take those of us with a brain who think independently and refuse jt vaccinate our kids."

      Then it is not double blind random. The point is that you are not supposed to know if your kid got a real vaccine or a placebo.

      What you proposed has already been done with lots of retrospective epidemiological studies, many that are listed above. And every single one has shown no real correlation between vaccines and autism. Check out this recent graphic that explains those studies. I am afraid it disproves your statement that you are one "with a brain who think independently."

  5. I am going to be "ANON" to protect my children, I can say from PERSONAL experience that VACCINES can cause AUTISM, I watched it happen to my son. Also, some of the vaccine INSERTS actually have AUTISM listed as "A POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECT" along with DEATH and many other "wonderful" things! You obviously don't ACTUALLY know what you are speaking about, but keep spewing your lies, some idiot will BELIEVE you until, it HAPPENS to their child!

    1. Actually, dear brave Anon, my son was injured by an actual disease before there was a vaccine for it. He is permanently disabled.

      We would take you more seriously if you just provide the PubMed indexed studies from reputable qualified researchers that show a vaccine on the American pediatric schedule causes more injury than the diseases.

    2. take your pick, media reports, citations, articles, testimonies, should take 6 months to read, so get on it

      as to kids being disabled, they have had the Vitamin C cure for infections for 70 years


    3. you are anon, so less of the sarcasm

    4. First of all, "Anon", autistic people have existed long before the creation of vaccines. Secondly, autistic people are born that way. Being autistic is having a different neurotype and thinking differently; it's not "bad" or "wrong", just different.

      People like you who use fear tactics about autism to fulfill their own agendas are spreading more stigmas about autistic people, which is harmful to the autism community (and, therefore, your son). It's also exploiting autistic people. Please STOP exploiting autistic people!

      As an autistic person, I find what you are doing is very offensive to myself and my fellow autistics. We need acceptance, NOT fear.

      Autism is NOT separate from the person, so if you hate autism you hate autistic people.

    5. Another mother thinking she knows better than the trained professionals and instead would rather listen to a celebrity, you know, because logic. You people keep relying on herd immunity to keep safe, but that only works if everyone else is vaccinated, so if you were smart, you'd encourage people to vaccinate so that your kid is protected. However, if you ever travel outside of this country, you'd better hope your kid doesn't come into contact with one of these illnesses because obviously you haven't realized the reason we vaccinate for these (Hint: they are not pretty)

  6. I don't believe that there is a link between vaccines and autism. These vaccines have been tested multiple times and they wouldn't release a vaccine with such a horrible side effect. I'm glad they're posting articles about there not being any links between autism and vaccines. Hopefully, now more parents will vaccinate their kids because of these findings.
    Kat Brennan |

    1. Yeah, well it's been well know and proven for years, and they keep it suppressed as it would destroy the trillion $ drug industry

      as to vaccines being well tested, they never use proper placebos

      Never tested unvaxed against vaxed

      and a load of other ploys

      and it's a racket, been that way for 200 years

    2. Again, wow......what a load of crap.

  7. Gov studies shown to be fraudulent or designed to deceive
    600 studies showing vax autism link, and vaccines unsafe

    1,200 studies showing Vitamin C cures infections

    Overwhelming proof, statistical (and disease theory, and vaccine damage like autism) that vaccines are a racket for 200 years

    1. Scopie's Law: "In any discussion involving science or medicine, citing as a credible source loses you the argument immediately... and gets you laughed out of the room."

    2. Do try harder, logical fallacy, all you vax quacks have

  8. wow, fraud study list, thanks
    get the truth

  9. how do those telepathic dolphins, reptilian overlords, hollow earth theories, and FEMA camps work out for you as well?

  10. Vaccines are very important. But vaccines have major safety problems. Vaccine vs. no vaccines is the wrong debate. The debate must be about current vaccines and safer new vaccines.

    For example, a lot of vaccines contain Polysorbate 80. Polysorbate 80 contains oleic acid from plant sources (could be any nut oil, peanut oil etc.). So oleic acid contaminated by food proteins being injected into people will result in people developing food allergies. Oleic acid itself is an adjuvant, other adjuvants like alum are also used. When a child receives several vaccines simultaneously, you have several food protein contaminants and several adjuvants presented to the immune system which results in a high probability of developing food allergies.

    Oleic acid is intravenously administered to cause lung injury in animals for research. So Polysorbate 80 could be the reason for the food allergy and asthma epidemic.

    No research has been done to establish safe levels of food proteins in a vaccine.

    Please see below for more reference to scientific literature:

    1. Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier and DOES NOT contain any peanut oil. It is used in (the dreaded) ice cream, in cosmetics and in injections.

      Peanut oil is not present and was never present, in any vaccine licensed vaccine for use in humans in the United States.

    2. Oh, yeah, I get all my medical advice from an art historian turned quack. No thank you.

    3. Note to anon about house rules: no name calling in comments. Carry on...

  11. I wonder what we would find if we "followed the money"? Perhaps criminal intent paid for by big Pharma? How about the tens of thousands who have been vaccine injured and their families who have to handle the aftermath?
    How about THEIR VOICES?

    1. Well Mike, first I would say - where are those "tens of thousands" because the numbers don't add up.....just looking at the claims filed in the Vaccine Court, we are talking about a number of people compared to the total number of vaccines given that is a percent of a percent of a fraction of a percent over the past 30-odd years.....somehow, when large-scale population studies are done, all of those people you talk about just suddenly disappear.

    2. Mr. Lashewitz, please go through each study listed in Vaccine Safety: Examine the Evidence, and tell us exactly which pharmaceutical company paid for them. Please include for each study direct quotes that reveal the funding is inappropriate and nefarious.

      Thank you, we anxiously await your detailed analysis of that data.

    3. Mr. Lashewitz doesn't have to. It is up to the manufacturer to prove that their product is safe. Not only have the manufacturers NOT proved vaccines are safe, they do in fact admit that they cause profound harm. Page 11 of the Tripedia insert discloses that it causes autism. Tripedia is a vaccine. Vaccines cause autism.

    4. Anyone who makes a claim needs to prove a claim. Also Tripedia is no longer used.

    5. The old "vaccines haven't been proven safe" gambit - despite each and every vaccine currently in use having gone through the standard and rigorous FDA approval process - including clinical trials, and have large-scale post-release surveillance done to track for other adverse events....not just here, but by regulatory and health agencies all over the planet.....yeah, could you sound any less educated?

    6. Dear Lawrence,

      Below, please find listed just a few of the more well known pharmaceutical products that were approved by the FDA, following its "rigorous approval process," as well as long term post-marketing monitoring, only to be later withdrawn after reports of severe adverse reactions and death:


      Many times this list have been banned in EU and other countries that practice the "Precautionary Principle" which correctly places the burden upon a manufacturer of a new drug (chemical or agricultural product), to prove that it is safe before it can be marketed, and which creates a presumption of lack of safety upon anecdotal evidence that it is not safe.

      Compare this to the U.S. where public policy places the interest of profit above the interest of public health, safety and welfare.

      Finally, I will submit that putative science, in which any researcher has a financial interest in the outcome is inherently unreliable. This is the corporate science model which isn't science at all, but rather, propaganda.

      I further invite you to do your own investigation regarding the statistically significant difference in the approval rate of FDA drug applications reviewed by advisory committees consisting of reviewers who are on pharmaceutical company payrolls and advisory committees consisting of reviewers who are not.

    7. Sounds like some really awesome testing they got there ...

    8. That is hilarious. You cited Scudamore's wacky website. Scopie's Law says: "In any discussion involving science or medicine, citing as a credible source loses you the argument immediately... and gets you laughed out of the room."

      Now I am visibly laughing at you.

  12. Thank you for sharing this. I personally don't believe that there is a link between autism and vaccines. I will make sure to talk to my doctor about every single risk when it comes to the immunization of my child.

    Seth Ashford |

    1. Also be sure to ask about the risks posed by the diseases being vaccinated against. For instance, ask him/her about the odds of dying from measles (you might be surprised to find out the odds are on the order of 1 in 100+ million).

    2. "order of 1 in 100+ million"

      Only in a highly vaccinated population. That doesn't work when there are large groups that don't vaccinate. Sometimes depending on community immunity breaks down, like the several deaths from measles a couple of years ago in France.

    3. The 2011 outbreak of measles in France resulted in six deaths. The population of France is 66,259,012 (from the CIA World Factbook), and most are vaccinated. The outbreak was in areas of low vaccination uptake.

      So that was a chance of one in ten million, so your number is off by at least ten. Not to mention, if we stopped vaccinating that it would be something like one death in about one to five thousand cases.

      Except death is not the only side effect from measles. There is also the one in five chance of pneumonia and one a thousand chance of encephalitis. But, hey! Who cares if a bunch of kids end up in the hospital hooked up to a bunch of machines to make sure they get enough oxygen to their brains!

      So your next response should contain the PubMed indexed studies by reputable qualified researchers showing the MMR vaccine causes more harm than measles.

    4. Also be sure to ask about the risks posed by the diseases being vaccinated against. For instance, ask him/her about the odds of dying from measles (you might be surprised to find out the odds are on the order of 1 in 100+ million).

      Citation again please. That is not true in most countries so show your work.


    1. yawn - the statement of said whistleblower was quite a blow to the conspiracy nuts:

      I want to be absolutely clear that I believe vaccines have saved and continue to save countless lives. I would never suggest that any parent avoid vaccinating children of any race. Vaccines prevent serious diseases, and the risks associated with their administration are vastly outweighed by their individual and societal benefits.

      I was not, however, aware that he was recording any of our conversations, nor was I given any choice regarding whether my name would be made public or my voice would be put on the Internet.

    2. fair enough - he believes in the validity of vaccines. But the main point I think anoynmous is getting at is that Thompson admitted to emission of significant data: fraud.

      This is why a lot of people dont trust information you get from the CDC or government sources. If you want to truly convince people that vaccines are fine then damaging instances such as this against science's integrity must stop occurring to restore trust.

    3. If people don't trust scientists then you could give 500 papers and people would discard them.

    4. how you pro baby poisoners love to cut and paste...and omit things like:
      "My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and

      Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.

      I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.

      Yeah, he admits that they falsified data and changed protocol to obscure the fact that babies were being harmed by vaccines.

      I see why you would want to skip his little admission in favor of later paragraphs where he tries to save his own butt.

      But that's OK, you go ahead and poison your progeny. I'll keep protecting my little ones from sociopaths like you.

      for those who actually like to read the whole thing, not just cut and paste

  14. "Thompson admitted to emission of significant data: fraud. "

    Which has not been shown. There are significant problems with Hooker's paper.

    1. Mr. Thomas directly admitted to participating in scientific fraud against American children. It is extremely significant, because you know his attorney vetted or wrote his letter - his attorney allowed him to flat out own up to the fraud.

      Of course, as expected, there was the damage control - keep vaccinating, I believe in them, etc...that one would anticipate from someone who is trying to minimize the backlash of his actions and keep his job.

      The recordings reveal that he regretted his actions and felt guilt for them.

      Finally, perhaps people will realize that scientists are just people, fallible, NOT some sort of group of high priests in some perfect religion. They can be bribed, are subject to confirmation bias, can be paid to end up with the results that are desired by their employer/grant giver, etc...

    2. Uh, huh. You might try actually working on everything he said, plus keep in mind he is a psychologist not an epidemiologist.

    3. Emission? In quotes, no less.

  15. @curious - Dr. Thompson made a statement that is merely his opinion, an opinion that has not been supported by subsequent evidence (larger studies done since 2004 have not shown the same correlation) - and Hooker's study is just a mess, since his methods are completely incorrect & merely window-dressing to try to show when Dr. Thompson told him he might find....interesting that Hooker had to slice and dice the data in a completely different (and illogical way) to tease out the information he "supposedly" found....

    And even more interesting that the paper has been taken down - with concerns about the validity of the results & concerns about the peer-review process.

  16. hello Chris and Lawrence, thank you for your polite replies. First, I wasn't referring to the content of Hooker's paper per say, as you say it has been taken down.

    I just meant Thompson's statement through the legal firm where he claims back in 2004 - before Hooker - significant data was omitted from that particular study. Its not the data that many people are worried about, its the alleged fraud.

    But yes, it could be argued that perhaps he has developed a vendetta against his colleagues for whatever reason - I accept that is a possibility. Or been bribed by someone like Mike Adams etc, and so on.

  17. @Curious - because we lack context as to what exactly his issues were - what information specifically was omitted, we can't know whether or not his opinion on it was valid. The CDC is standing by the study results & the data has been available (though no one else but Hooker ever asked for it) for researchers to double check for over a decade.

    And since the 2004 study, we've had numerous other studies published (not just by the CDC, but multiple, upon multiple organizations worldwide) that don't show the same results that Hooker claims to have found - or in any way validate Thompson's concerns.

  18. I won't comment on vaccines themselves but I will point out that all but 12 of the studies here came from the same source The NCBI. With is a goverment funded co.

    1. Prove it. Then explain why it is a problem and how it can be solved.

  19. #CDCWhistleblower I see that you still link to the Destafano and Thompson paper that Thompson admitted was a fraud. Typical that you would keep this up as "proof" that we should vaccinate our kids. Yeah, a puncture wound filled with toxic ingredients is exactly how you make a body healthy. Put some formaldehyde, DNA from aborted babies, bovine serum and monkey kidney cells in there, too...cause those yummy vaccine ingredients directly injected into a tiny baby's capillary bed will be taken up into the bloodstream. That aluminum in the shot will cross the blood brain barrier and cause all kinds of lifetime brain damage. Wow, but maybe we can prevent those kids from getting the dreaded 90 day cough, or the measles spots, or the chicken pox. Let's trade a few days or weeks of inconvenient infection for a lifetime of profound disability....said no mom ever.

    1. I see that you still link to the Destafano and Thompson paper that Thompson admitted was a fraud.
      Of course we still link to it. Thompson neither admitted it was fraudulent nor is he in any position to question the results. He could retract his authorship from the study but hasn't so it obviously can't be much of a fraud at all.

      Yeah, a puncture wound filled with toxic ingredients is exactly how you make a body healthy. Put some formaldehyde, DNA from aborted babies, bovine serum and monkey kidney cells in there, too...cause those yummy vaccine ingredients directly injected into a tiny baby's capillary bed will be taken up into the bloodstream. That aluminum in the shot will cross the blood brain barrier and cause all kinds of lifetime brain damage.

      This just goes to show how ignorant you are and have to rely upon inflammatory rhetoric. None of those things even cause any harms and I notice you can't even state what they do do. Aluminium doesn't just zoom to the brain, in fact the brain is the last place it goes and has to be complexed in order to even make it across the BBB.

      Wow, but maybe we can prevent those kids from getting the dreaded 90 day cough, or the measles spots, or the chicken pox. Let's trade a few days or weeks of inconvenient infection for a lifetime of profound disability....said no mom ever.

      Good grief I can only hope you aren't a parent.

  20. Let's see what some other professionals have to say on the matter:

    "Like many people reading this post, Dr. Healy at first considered the vaccine-autism link to be 'silly.' But, she said, 'the more you delve into it, if you look at the basic science, if you look at the research that has been done in animals, if you look at some of the individual cases, and if you look at the evidence that there is no link, what I come away with is, the question has not been answered.'"

  21. I'm just going to start by saying I'm not an anti-vaccine person and am not of the opinion that vaccines definitely cause mental disorders. However, that being said, almost all the studies you posted to "prove" there is no link between autism and vaccination (MMR in most cases) are BS. Not to say the studies are making stuff up, it's just that their conclusions are invalid. They all use subjects which have been vaccinated. The common trend is, they look at a bunch of vaccinated children and the ages at which they are vaccinated and then conclude there is no link. That conclusion does not follow since their entire sample consists of a vaccinated population. There is one study I saw that did actually have unvaccinated participants but the entire sample size was just under 500 individuals and they stated their unvaccinated sample was the same percentage as the normal rate in the population. This would put their unvaccinated sample probably somewhere in the range of 10-15 individuals. The statistical errors on that unvaccinated sample will be huge and no valid conclusion can be drawn from it. Why has no one taken a population of say, 10,000 unvaccinated children and 10,000 vaccinated children and looked at autism rates. That right there would be an easy way to show no correlation, and yet, it has never been done. All those "studies" above only consist of one type of population and therefore they do not have a real control sample. Their results are complete nonsense.
    Additionally, there is new scientific evidence to suggest that a vaccine-neurological disorder connection may actually be present, although indirectly, and it is still early and more studies need to be done. It has been shown that vaccines can affect the gut bacteria in monkeys and it has been shown that there is a link between gut bacteria and neurological development in mice. Neither of these have been looked at in humans yet, but given the fact that the "proof" of vaccination safety is anything but and the presence of a vaccine-gut-brain connection, it is not unreasonable that vaccines may cause neurological side effects in a small percentage of the population.

    1. Are you suggesting a randomized double blind study? Such a study would be unethical because neither the researcher or the patient/parent would know which study subject received the vaccine and which study subject received the placebo.

      You claim you are not anti-vaccine, but that's a favorite meme straight out of the anti-vaccine playbook.

    2. However, that being said, almost all the studies you posted to "prove" there is no link between autism and vaccination (MMR in most cases) are BS. Not to say the studies are making stuff up, it's just that their conclusions are invalid. They all use subjects which have been vaccinated.

      That demonstrates that you didn't read many or any of the studies; there are several which have unvaccinated cohorts. There are also several which examine mercury and no differences in excretion or loads are found between groups just for example. They are only invalid to you because you want them to be. Please post studies which you believe show any link between vaccination and autism.

      Why has no one taken a population of say, 10,000 unvaccinated children and 10,000 vaccinated children and looked at autism rates. That right there would be an easy way to show no correlation, and yet, it has never been done.

      You really don't grasp study design do you. That's not how it works because you have to match. What significance does 10 K have, why don't you explain?

      Additionally, there is new scientific evidence to suggest that a vaccine-neurological disorder connection may actually be present, although indirectly, and it is still early and more studies need to be done. It has been shown that vaccines can affect the gut bacteria in monkeys and it has been shown that there is a link between gut bacteria and neurological development in mice. Neither of these have been looked at in humans yet, but given the fact that the "proof" of vaccination safety is anything but and the presence of a vaccine-gut-brain connection, it is not unreasonable that vaccines may cause neurological side effects in a small percentage of the population.

      Too bad that's not what your citations indicate; you have it pretty much backwards. Why don't you give the nature paper another read.