Posted by: firstfruitsfarmne | March 7, 2009

I’ve been wondering this myself….

Novel idea, this one.  If you have just a minute, read it yourself.

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  1. It is really ridiculous that this type of study hasn’t been done “officially” and on a large scale. If vaccines really don’t cause autism, it could put a lot of people’s fears to rest and allow science to progress on other suspected autism causes. But I suppose the government’s fear is that there may actually be a link between vaccines and autism. What a mess that would cause for the public to know the truth then!

  2. I’ve been wondering myself! Just because there has not been a federal tax payer or vaccine manufacturer funded, peer reviewed study linking autism and vaccines, published in a glossy medical journal sandwiched in between pharmaceutical sales ads does not mean that there is absolutely no link between autism and vaccinations. Perhaps we cannot see the forest for the trees. Citing the article you linked to, here are two macro “study groups” in autism and vaccines:

    Study Group #1 – The Amish in Lancaster County, PA:

    “For example, most Amish people do not vaccinate their children. Doctors who service these families, such as Dr. Frank Noonan of Lancaster, Pa., who has treated thousands of Amish for some 25 years, have indicated that autism just doesn’t occur among them. “You’ll find all the other stuff, but we don’t find the autism. We’re right in the heart of Amish country and seeing none, and that’s just the way it is,” he says.”

    Study Group #2 – 30-35,000 Mostly Unvaccinated Children in Chicago:

    “Dr. Mayer Eisenstein of Chicago runs a number of pediatric offices, the majority of whose patients are not given vaccinations. (Many are from Christian families that homeschool their children.) He says: “We have a fairly large practice [4 separate offices employing 5 doctors]. We have about 30,000 or 35,000 children that we’ve taken care of over the years, and I don’t think we have a single case of autism in children delivered by us who never received vaccines.” He goes on to say: “We do have enough of a sample. The numbers are too large to not see it. … It’s not something that anyone would miss.” ”

    Coincidence?

    I urge us parents to diligently take the time to independently research vaccines before we allow them to be administered to our children. We spend hours researching cars, homes, computers and other products so that we can make wise and prudent decisions regarding how our money is spent – how much more should we research what is being injected into our heritage, our children?

    An excellent place to start is with Neil Z. Miller’s book, “Vaccine Safety Manual”:

    http://www.amazon.com/Vaccine-Safety-Concerned-Families-Practitioners/dp/1881217353/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1236603352&sr=1-1

    I am not encouraging a blind approach to eliminating all vaccines for our children – specifically, I am encouraging us to carefully consider the possible short and long term effects that may result from following the CDC’s recommended vaccination schedule. Generally and more importantly, I am encouraging us to be good stewards of the blessings the Lord has given us in our children! We have been appointed as their protectors and gatekeepers until they grow up!

    Then again, maybe we should just trust the government?

    The choice is (at least for right now) still ours…

    Love,
    Hank

  3. I had typed up a huge comment and then my computer acted up and I lost it. So this is my last try.

    I am a mom who fully believes in getting vaccinated. I did a ton of research and in the end knew beyond a doubt that that was what was best for my family. I have never regretted it and I will continue to use vaccines. Now with that being said I will add that I am appauled that a serious study has not been conducted on this.

    Even if it was proven that it did not cause autism it would still help with a better insight into other possible causes. No matter which choice you make for your family we can still agree that more studies need to be done.
    Thanks for the link. I really enjoy your blog.:)


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