I hate to beat a dead horse, but when the supposedly dead horse is the fact that – contrary to the American Academy of Pediatricians-- mercury in vaccines causes autism, I'm afraid I'm going to have to go on beating it.
In a sick way, the new AAP statement condoning the use of mercury in infant vaccinations worldwide has handed us a dream of an issue. The idea that mercury vaccines have no relationship to autism, and therefore nearly 100,000,000 children should be vaccinated with them every year into infinity, certainly concentrates the mind and reminds us of what we are fighting for, or rather against.
The AAP statement is an affirmation of one by a WHO advisory group with the telltale moniker of SAGE, which reported earlier this year it was "gravely concerned that global vaccine discussions may threaten access to thiomersal-containing vaccines without justification. SAGE reaffirmed thiomersal-containing vaccines were safe, essential and irreplaceable components of vaccine programs, especially in developing countries."
Well, they are not safe, not essential and not irreplaceable. They are dangerous; they cause autism; we can improve world health outcomes without them. In fact we can ONLY improve health outcomes without them.
Thanks, SAGE and AAP, for reminding us what the stakes are here and WHO we are fighting for the future of the human race. In case we needed a New Year's resolution worthy of our time and effort, we in the rebel alliance don't have to look very far.