Study after study has failed to show any link between vaccines and autism, but many parents of autistic children remain unconvinced. For the skeptics, the case of 9-year-old Hannah Poling shows that they have been right along.
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The government has conceded that vaccines may have hurt Hannah, and it has agreed to pay her family for her care. Advocates say the settlement — reached last fall in a federal compensation court for people injured by vaccines, but disclosed only in recent days — is a long-overdue government recognition that vaccinations can cause autism.
I have been arguing this same point about my 12-year-old son, Ian, ever since he was diagnosed as autistic ten years ago. He started showing signs of autism within a couple of months after his first MMR (Mumps, Measles and Rubella) vaccine at the age of fourteen months,
The Arkansas Department of Health requires every child to have two MMR vaccinations before the age of six. It is required to have those two plus a mess of others in order to attend a public school in Arkansas. Thank goodness, it is easy to get an exemption, as long as you don’t mind filling out the paperwork every year. I get exemptions for all three of my kids.
The problem, as I understand it, is not the vaccine itself, but the heavy metals they use to keep the actual vaccine fresh. So, in order to keep our kids from getting three childhood diseases, we poison them so their brains and other organs are damaged. Thank you, pharmaceutical companies and the FDA.
Maybe if enough cases like this cut into the federal budget enough to make Bush’s war in Iraw economically impossible, we’ll see some positive changes – our sons and daughters in Iraq will come home and the government will stop kissing the butts of the biggest and most dangerous drug dealiers in the world – the pharmaceutical companies. And that will protect our future children and grandchildren a hell of a lot more than sending them to the Middle East for the next hundred years.