By J.B. Handley
Perhaps one of the most effective mantras of our community's attempts to educate the general population about what has been done to our vaccine program is the simple comparison of 36 vs. 10.
As many of you know, 36 is the total number of separate vaccines recommended in 2008 by the Centers for Disease Control by the time a child is 6. You can see the actual schedule from the CDC and count the vaccines for yourself HERE.
In 1983, looking at the exact same schedule, the total number of recommended vaccines was 10. And, once again, here is an actual copy of the CDC's schedule from 1983, where you can once again count the vaccines for yourself HERE.
Did you pull up these links for yourself? Did you count the number of vaccines for children under 6? If you did, you arrived at a really simple, really clear answer: Today 36 vaccines are recommended, in 1983 they recommended 10. Said differently, that's 26 more vaccines today. Or, it's an increase of 260%. Or, it's a near-tripling. Simple enough. And, if you didn't pull them up, here's a sheet of paper comparing the schedules where you can see it for yourself HERE.
So here's what Nancy Snyderman said in her miserable piece on the Today Show:
"And the concern is here that children get their baby shots. And there are only 14 of them. It hasn't been escalated into this huge number that people have heard."
Gulp. Um. Hmmmm…
There have been a lot of stupid "talking points" that the other side has tried to use to ward off the overwhelming logic of hundreds of thousands of parents who saw their children decline into autism after vaccination. But, this has to be one of the boldest. I heard Amanda Peet say something very similar to this a few weeks back. What are they thinking? Let's just lie and pretend the number of shots hasn't really gone up?
The schedule has grown by 26 vaccines since 1983. These 26 new vaccines all hit the market AFTER Congress chose to pass a law to indemnify vaccine makers from future liability. These are facts. They are immutable. They are not subject to interpretation.
How can Nancy Snyderman get on national television and make this kind of a statement?
J.B. Handley is co-founder of Generation Rescue and a contributor to Age of Autism.