Does everyone have nine minutes to spare to stop the autism epidemic? I am counting on it.
Last weekend, we debuted a nine minute (ok, nine minute and eight second) video at Autism One. We also ran it at the top of our site, in a banner above our logo (where it still resides), and in a note From the Editor.
Well, here we go again. Nothing we've accomplished takes precedence over the evidence we've dug up about the 11 cases of autism reported by Leo Kanner in 1943. I see sharing this evidence as an urgent moral imperative, and I'll risk being redundant or looking naive in order to do it.
So if I can call in one favor after 10 years of chasing the autism story, this is it -- help us spread this video!
In my last Age of Autism column before being laid off at UPI in 2007, titled The Last Word, I singled out four areas I had reported on, including the fact that the mainstream press coverage of autism stunk bigtime, that the MMRV looked even more dangerous than the MMR, and that some less vaccinated folks like the Amish appeared to have less autism and hence a vax-unvax study would be worth doing.
"The Age of Autism columns that may mean the most over time (IMHO, of course) are about the first cases of autism," I wrote then, noting that Mark Blaxill and I had uncovered several to that point.
Now, in partnership with Teresa Conrick, we're up to eight out of 11 and still on the case every day, because each one we find strengthens the case that ethylmercury -- first used in seed and lumber treatments and, yes, vaccines -- triggered the Age of Autism.
Public health officials and pediatricians, as you know, say no. It's safe as mother's milk. It's the nice mercury, mercury lite, E-Z Xcrete mercury, the "gentle bacteriostat," as Paul Offit calls it. They go right on injecting thimerosal into 84 million children worldwide every year -- their proud figure, not mine -- even as they claim it was "taken out" of childhood vaccines in the U.S. but the autism rate keeps rising.
This is Orwellian. First, the latest apples-to-apples CDC figures on autism are for children born in 2000. Second, it's not out, not by a long shot. Here's how Reuters drinks the Kool-aid: "With the exception of some types of flu shots, the compound is not used in vaccines in the United States, which are distributed in single-dose vials."
In other words, with the exception of flu shots now recommended for every pregnant woman and all four million babies born in the United States every year, the compound is not used in vaccines in the United States.
And that's just for starters. Autism was new. It had a cause. Ethylmercury was new. It was the cause.
I really do not understand how anyone watching this nine minute (and eight second) video can escape that conclusion. It is not an epidemiological study subject to manipulation or refutation. It is both simpler and more compelling than that -- it is the stark truth about how those first cases intersect with the first uses of ethylmercury, the kind of mercury still used in vaccines worldwide even as the autism rate soars, along with attendant disorders like asthma, ADD, juvenile diabetes, etcetera.
As we say in the video, the evidence we show in nine minutes (and eight seconds) is "enough to say Enough!" Invoke the precautionary principle and get mercury out of vaccines today. Not tomorrow, today. And look at what else about vaccines and other toxins may now be contributing to this destruction of our future.
That's why we so strongly urge you to see it, show it, tell it. We made it long enough to lay out the evidence, but short enough that no one can say they're too busy to watch it -- on the spot. Get your doctor to watch it with you in the exam room if he or she wants to continue immunizing your baby or anyone else's. Show it to friends and relatives and anyone in government, medicine and the media in a position to do something. If they want to talk to you about autism, tell them to watch this first.
Let us know what you think, where you've sent it, what others say. Give us any ideas for how to make it go viral as a cat in a teacup. We want this in the faces of those who want to continue injecting babies with the ethylmercury vaccine preservative, thimerosal. Because we want them to stop.
Dan Olmsted is Editor of Age of Autism.