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This article is extremely poor investigative journalism and a blatant propaganda piece at best. The article makes the claim that Wakefield´s initial study showing a connection between the same live measles virus strain in the MMR vaccine present in the gut of autistic children leading to leaky gut syndrome has never been replicated. Not true! Dr. Vijendra K. Singh of Utah State University published the following study in New Foundation of Biology, Elsevier Science BV 2001: 447-58 “Neuropathologies in autism provide brain autoantibody and virus serology evidence that links autism to MMR and postulates autism as a neuroautoimmune response that occurs at the neuroimmune biological interface.” Singh found that auto-antibodies to myelin basic proteins were present in 80% of autistic children but that none were found in the normal children control group and only rarely in all other controls. These auto-antibodies attack the basic proteins that constitute myelin, which surrounds the sheaths of nerve fibers. Regarding the virus serology, autistic children had a significantly higher level of measles virus antibodies as compared to controls, which suggests a temporal link of measles virus with autoimmunity in autism. Furthermore, Singh found a very important serological association between measles antibody level and anti-MBP, which showed that the higher the measles antibody titer the greater the chance of auto-antibodies to myelin basic protein. The shocking fact is that none of the children had a wild-type measles infection, but they all had the measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine. There are other scientific studies that clearly indict the insane number of vaccines recommended for young infants today, and administered while their body organs and immune system are still developing, it appears that Wakefield is the whipping boy for Big Pharma and their media accomplices to emphatically deny any association between vaccines and autism.There are 14 studies continually cited as proving no link between vaccines and the subsequent development of autism. Not one of these studies compares vaccinated children to totally unvaccinated children. Even more shocking is the fact that no studies have been performed using the ever increasing ACIP recommended vaccine schedule. These 14 studies are rife with conflicts of interest with the majority indirectly funded by the manufacturers themselves. Many of these studies reach false conclusions or conclusions that have nothing to do with the simple question: Do vaccines contribute to the development of autism? See http://www.fourteenstudies.com/studies.html“Bad Connections” claims that Dr. Steven Luber has seen children who are sick because their parents won´t vaccinate them. No other factors in the children becoming sick are mentioned, as though vaccines protect children from all manner of diseases. With this kind of tunnel vision, why would parents take their children to a pediatrician at all? A pediatrician´s primary function is to make sure all children in their practice are vaccinated according to the ACIP recommended schedule. Shouldn´t parents choose a health care practitioner that can see beyond the drug for every bug approach to “disease-scare”? Or maybe they should approach their doctor with a different contract in mind. Such as paying them their monthly health insurance premium as long as their entire family is experiencing optimal health. If that is too much to ask, how about forcing their doctor to accept medical liability for the “rare” event of an adverse reaction to the battery of vaccines being recommended. After the February 22, 2011 Supreme Court decision (Bruesewitz v. Wyeth), parents have no legal recourse if their child is injured by a vaccine that was improperly designed or tested; that is, unless their pediatrician or attending physician recommending vaccines accepts medical liability.
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