Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Government Concedes Vaccine-Autism Case

Here is the article in full. I only wish this was published in all of the major papers. Parents deserve to know this! (I shared a few passages here, but do yourself a favor-click on over and read the article in full. It's worth knowing!)

After years of insisting there is no evidence to link vaccines with the onset of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the US government has quietly conceded a vaccine-autism case in the Court of Federal Claims.

The doctors conceded that the child was healthy and developing normally until her 18-month well-baby visit, when she received vaccinations against nine different diseases all at once (two contained thimerosal).

When a kid with peanut allergy eats a peanut and dies, we don't say "his underlying metabolic condition was significantly aggravated to the extent of manifesting as an anaphylactic shock with features of death."

No, we say the peanut killed the poor boy. Remove the peanut from the equation, and he would still be with us today.

Many people look forward to hearing more from HHS officials about why they are settling this claim. But whatever their explanation, they cannot change the fundamental facts of this extraordinary case:

The United State government is compensating at least one child for vaccine injuries that resulted in a diagnosis of autism.

And that is big news, no matter how you want to say it.

Thank you, David Kirby, for such an educational post.


Diva Mom Vicki said...

Thanks for the link. I think it's just the tip of the iceberg, sadly.

Crystal said...

Thank you for sharing this. I am going to read the article in full, but having a child on the Autism Spectrum, I feel compelled to share on my blog if thats ok with you?

Ashley said...

Thanks for posting this. I might link to it at some point if that's okay. We haven't vaccinated and don't plan on it any time soon. What mess something up when it's not broken?

~cactus mouse~ said...

Wow, thanks for sharing this!

Greg said...

I must admit that this is a topic that I don't really follow--probably because I don't have any kids.

But, the fact that the government settled in a case that claims some vaccines can cause autism says A LOT to me. Can they truly concede this one case and still continue to claim that there are no links between vaccinations and autism?!?!

I hope this story finds its way to the mainstream media, but you know how that goes...

Sharon said...

To everyone who said thanks for the link- you're welcome. :)

I do hope this information was enlightening and valuable to you all.
I agree it DOES say a lot. Only so much can be covered up, and then lies beget lies...

Anyone who wants to link to this or snatch the link for their own post-feel free. (heck, I didn't write the article, right?)

In fact, the more that post it, the better, in my opinion. Better chance of more people reading it. ;)

Kate said...

Thaks for the link, Sharon. I forwaded it to all my friends in Australia, so now at least they cannot say they were not informed. Been trying to get the word out over here and and a few friends share my views so that is always comforting. My one friend over here in Australia is going to post it on her blog too--if you get a chance to read hers ever it's www.motherhoodnme.blogspot.com

Cheers, Kate

Sharon said...

Thanks for the link, Kate.
By the way-do you have your own blog? I tried to check it out, but the message came up about me needing a different account or something. Not sure! Just wondering. If you do, I'd love to read it, too. :)