November 11th, 2013
Another effort to discount vaccinations as a source of autism has gone into research to prove defective genes as the major culprit. Some epidemiological studies based on twins with autism spectrum disorders was done as early as the mid-1970s. Since then, autism has increased 40-fold. All this from a sudden case of bad genes? This rapid autism rise has coincided with a dramatic increase of early childhood vaccination schedules over the same period, which has been an almost four-fold increase.
The gene theory does not explain how healthy babies suddenly became autistic after undergoing part of an intense series of vaccinations, some shots with multiple-vaccines, at newly born or toddler age.
As a matter of fact, there is very little effort to objectively pursue the autism-vaccination connection. Gene research opposition to the gene theories of autism, or gene theories of many diseases, comes from those who consider environmental causes as primary causal factors, not vaccinations.
Even that opposition is out-funded by the genetic research into autism mindset: $1 billion to $40 million or 25 to 1 over the past ten years. Of course, there is little or no funded research for vaccinations as a major cause for autism. And very little gets out into mainstream media circles about actual adverse effects from vaccinations.
The Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting System (VAERS) was set up by the CDC for medical professionals to voluntarily report vaccination adverse effects. How many are actually reported is estimated at around 5%.
Then there is the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, informally known as the “vaccine court”, set up by Congress in 1986-88 to award vaccination injury victims. A large portion of the funds for compensation come from a vaccine industry tax of 75 cents per dose.
Families granted awards by this court are under gag orders to not discuss their case with the potential threat of losing their annual medical care funding. This court has since become more difficult and stingy while earning interest revenue off the 2 billion dollars accrued in the fund’s financial pool.
A Flawed study
One semi-ecent study used MIR brain scans of three-year-olds with autism spectrum disorders compared to three-year-olds developing normally. They found that the children with autism had slightly larger brains than normal children. Then they concluded that this “proved” there was no case for vaccines as causal.
Huh? Heidi Stevenson of Gaia Health easily debunked this flaw-filled study and concluded that it implicated the vaccine-autism link even more. The brains progressive enlarging synchronized with the CDC’s recommended vaccine schedule.
The study subjects’ vaccine records were conveniently excluded. Heidi asserted the enlarged brains were swollen from inflammation, which is what vaccines can and do cause. Therefore, this study inadvertently supports the vaccine-autism connection.
Naturally, the mainstream press dutifully passed on the study’s press releases that deflect vaccines as having anything to do with autism.
Where Research Grants Should Go
The complexity of genetic research for disease creates a great deal of work for a lot of researchers. More work, more money, and keeping busy with what one enjoys. But according to a GreenMedInfo article by Sayer Ji, only 1% of disease is caused by defective genes.
The study doesn’t eliminate the gene factor completely, though. What is focused on is how genes react to different environmental toxins, which include toxic vaccines of course. All this money for proving genetics to be the root cause of autism is going into rabbit holes to deflect attention from vaccine-autism connections.
Instead, there should be more focus on what can be done to remedy the autism pandemic. Backing off vaccine schedules and not demonizing vaccine refusal parents would be a good start, as well as not making compliance to those vaccine schedules a prerequisite for pediatric care and school enrollment. Or, at the very least, how about some real research into the issue.
Funding that leads to genetic rabbit holes should be for exploring actual potential treatments that already exist for autism, such as: Homeopathy therapy from a highly experienced practitioner, and Gut And Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) therapy developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. She created the GAPS protocol by successfully tackling her son’s autism.
Dr. Campbell-Mcbride’s dietary guide is in her book Gut and Psychology Syndrome. Natural treatment for autism, ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression and schizophrenia.