By Anne Dachel
CBS EVENING NEWS reporter Sharyl Attkisson again uncovers evidence of just how much the government has known about the damaging side effects of vaccines. This story clearly documents what countless parents have said, namely, their normally progressing children were profoundly affected by vaccinations. Here the government refused to concede that autism resulted from the DPT shot, agreeing only to a causal link to the seizure disorder. It enables them to say that they've never paid out for autism before Hannah Poling.
From the CBS site (read the full piece HERE.)
Now, CBS News has obtained details of a third case of vaccine injury in a child born in 1974. It may be one of the first cases in which the government compensated a child who became mentally retarded and developed autistic behavior after a vaccine injury. In this case, unlike the two others we've looked at, the child did not have a known pre-existing condition. What does this tell us that's relevant to the current debate over vaccines and autism/ADD? Medical experts are likely to differ on that front. Another "anomoly"? Early evidence of a possible vaccine/autism link that the government hasn't publicly discussed? Did the child have a pre-existing susceptibility to vaccines that simply went undiscovered? No matter the interpretation, the case proves the vaccine/autism debate has been going for at least two decades.
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.