Autism’s causes still a mystery, but NOT vaccines

In continuing coverage, USA Today reports, “For many families, the quest for the causes of autism has grown more urgent with the news that the estimated prevalence of the condition grew by 23% from 2006 to 2008, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said last week.”

In the majority of cases, researchers “can’t tell parents what caused their child’s autism, says Thomas Insel, director of the National Institutes of Mental Health.

In large part, the causes of autism – which is likely not one disease, but a group of conditions with related symptoms – remain a mystery.”

However, autism is not caused by vaccines, researchers point out.

Some two dozen studies have found no association between vaccines and autism.

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2 Responses to Autism’s causes still a mystery, but NOT vaccines

  1. EdR77203 says:

    If autism and vaccines are related it has to be through the vaccine base. The viruses have been around for centuries. The autism rate has not. Knowing that, what study compares the autism rate of the vaccinated against the unvaccinated since that is the only way to provide a control group for the vaccine base?

  2. Dr. Walt says:

    Ed, autism or ASD have NOTHING nothing to do with vaccines, vaccine bases, or any additive to vaccines.

    We now know that brain scans spot autism as early as 6 months of age, and that an early screening test detects autism in children as young as one year, which, as I wrote when I posted these stories, “finally and completely debunks the delusion that vaccines at 12-18 months of age cause autism.”

    Furthermore, the Institute of Medicine has found that “vaccines safe and unrelated to autism.”

    Even worse, the vaccines-cause-autism theory is now suspected to be based upon a fraud and the now defrocked investigator who falsely started this whole thing planned to make vast profit from the Autism/MMR Vaccine Scare he started. As a result of this apparently fraudulent activity, the U.K. has now banned the doctor who linked autism to vaccines.

    Now we also have three separate US Federal Court rulings in which the judge once again rejects theory that vaccines cause autism.

    These are some of the reasons that led me in 2010 to write Autism and Childhood Vaccinations: The Myth is Finally Debunked.

    Because of this fraud, research monies were diverted to disprove a hypothesis that was never proven in the first place, rather than invested in exploring issues that would be of benefit to the public and to children with the condition. Or, as I have previously written, “Although (these court rulings don’t) necessarily mean an end to the dispute … with appeals to other courts available, hopefully this will allow physicians, researchers, parents, and child activists to work together to find the real cause(s) of autism, and quit chasing our tails over a theory that no longer holds water or credibility.”

    This is a truly sad finale to a truly sad story. But, I’ll let you know about any future developments.

    Dr. Walt

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