I’ve long thought about the coincidences of autism. In fact, my very first editorial to my local newspaper back in 2005 was entitled just that, “An Unfortunate Coincidence”.
I called it that because that is how Harvey Fineberg, then president of the IOM, referred to it when he met with David Kirby on Meet the Press that year. Per his perspective, vaccines were nothing more than “unfortunate coincidence” when it came to autism.
I went through all of those coincidences in detail.
It was an “unfortunate coincidence” that autism settled in shortly after vaccination.
It was an “unfortunate coincidence” that parents noticed it at that time and not earlier.
It was an “unfortunate coincidence” that the symptoms of mercury poisoning and autism were identical.
It was an “unfortunate coincidence” that autism affects four times as many boys as girls knowing that mercury and testosterone are synergistic.
The rise in numbers. Simpsonwood. The IOM report. The Lily Rider. The improvement of symptoms when treated medically. The eyewitness testimony of parents. Leo Kanner. Donald Triplett. The list went on.
All of it.
Absolutely all of it was an “unfortunate coincidence”.
But there’s one thing I didn’t mention at that time that has stuck with me since as perhaps the greatest coincidence of them all.
That nothing happened.
If all of the above “unfortunate coincidences” are true, then so must be the following.
That scientists at the University of Chicago synthesized mercury, the second most lethal element known to man, into a new form of mercury to which mankind had never been exposed, and then put that mercury, having never tested it for safety, into a vial and injected it into human beings, mostly infants and children.
They then continued to do so for the next sixty years, until twenty years ago when the amount tripled and the timing of exposure moved up to within hours of birth, an even more vulnerable time of development for humans than before, still never having been tested for safety…
And nothing happened.
And nothing has happened.
The most lethal toxin most humans will ever come in contact with, synthesized, combined with viruses, bacteria, and other metals, and injected into babies throughout the world without ever being tested for safety.
And nothing happened.
The greatest, most unbelievable coincidence I think I have ever heard.
Julie Obradovic is a Contributing Editor to Age of Autism.