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28th-May-2009 11:05 pm
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29th-May-2009 06:40 am (UTC)
That Wondermark is brilliant :)
29th-May-2009 02:29 pm (UTC)
*reads the article about the vaccine war*



I'm not sure how good about it doctors are now, but I can pinpoint at least one major thing that contributed to my mother's lack of trust in most doctors regarding autism, and why she stopped vaccinating after my first brother.

Right about the time he received his second set of vaccinations, my brother started developing severe autistic symptoms and behaviors.

And multiple doctors told her that he was literally crazy, messed up in the head, untreatable, and to lock him up in an institution, throw away the key, and forget about him.

This was back in 1994/5.

Autism Spectrum disorders are a very fickle thing, and it's sad that it's taking so very long for the scientific community to research it and want to deal with it. And discounting what happens just because the parents are upset and looking for something to blame isn't a good strategy, either.

Obviously, something is wrong with these kids. With my siblings. And given the pretty upheld (across the board) observations of how certain chemicals affect them (Red No. 40), it makes so much sense to try and figure out WHY the sudden change in behavior.

It could be coincidence that these behaviors start to express themselves at the same ages that vaccines need to be given, but hasn't ANYBODY thought of doing a scientific study in a controlled group of expecting parents who have genetic tags for ASD (autism spectrum, not aspberger's) and watching very carefully for symptoms while delaying the vaccination schedule? Seems like an obvious way to check, doesn't it? Isn't that how trying to generally disprove causes works? You see if the problem exists at about the same strength, or at all, without the supposed cause?

I'd participate in such a study. I've got all the tags, Jake's family has some of the tags, I believe, having met and knowing some of his brothers.

Reading that article was a surprise to me, since I had listened to and watched my mom's troubles and fight and believed the thing about vaccines. It's hard to not want to, when you can see the what they put in them. Mercury, aluminum... And medical professionals are so willing to lie. Kat constantly has problems with vaccinations because she is allergic to mercury, but, "Oh sure, this one doesn't have mercury, nope, this is single-dose, no mercury at all!"

So.... I'm gonna have to keep up on this, since, y'know. Directly relevant to me.
29th-May-2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, right, I was also going to say something more but forgot while I was writing that:

I don't know about the rest of the parent community, but among my mother's circle, and what seems to be a large portion of the parents who have educated themselves and are trying very hard to live with the problems that their kids have, it's generally accepted fact that the BASE cause of autism is genetic. When you have a family like mine, with all five kids varying across the spectrum, and I have cousins who fit in the spectrum, my grandmother displays symptoms herself... How can you say it's NOT genetic.

But also it's common belief and observation that autism is genetic caused, and environmentally affected. My mom doesn't think that the chemicals in vaccinations caused the problems in my brother, we always knew they were there. She says they made them worse.

And.... I THINK that's the last bit I have to say, for now. *thinks hard*....yeah. That's it.
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