Feb 28, 2014, The Weather Channel: The Dangerous History of Anti-Vaccine Conspiracies
Feb 27, 2014, Seattle Q13 Fox News: Mom of autistic student pulls him out of school after bus incident ‘freaked me out’
Feb 27, 2014, Cleveland Plain Dealer: Can you identify signs of autism in a one-year-old? (video)
The obvious question — why? — does not have a clear answer. Many people will point to the anti-vaccine movement, consistently linked to outspoken celebrity activist Jenny McCarthy.
This is garbage. I'm sure the pro-vax people think that since the Weather Channel is a recognized credible source of weather science, people will believe them when they talk about vaccine safety.
The only way this works of course is if you don't consider that sicknesses that afflict our children that no can responsibly explain.
Trish Fuerte’s son Aiden was diagnosed with autism when he was 3 years-old. He’s now in the fourth grade at Kellogg Marsh Elementary in Marysville, but has been out of school since mid-December.
“I have not heard him that upset, that fearful ever,” said Fuerte in describing the phone call she got on Dec. 18.
The secretary told Fuerte she needed to come pick her son after they say he was kicked off the school bus.
“When we got home, I noticed his underwear sticking out of his sweatpants. When I noticed it sticking out, I pulled it up and the way it was ripped freaked me out. The back is completely torn and ripped all the way down,” said Fuerte.
This story talks about two different incidents of abuse of an autistic student. Are other disabled children treated like this as well? What happens to blind students? Ones with Down Syndrome? If it's just autistic students, what's wrong?
While most children with autism are diagnosed by age 4, many researchers feel the earliest signs of the developmental disorder show up in babies as young as six to 18 months. Identifying the signs early can lead to early intervention and better outcomes, researchers say.
Yet it can be very difficult to identify the earliest signs of autism in kids, especially for parents. That’s why the Kennedy Krieger Institute and other research groups have created simple videos available online comparing the behaviors of typically developing infants and toddlers with those of children with suspected autism.
The prevalence of autism spectrum disorders has been increasing dramatically in the United States over the past decade and now affects one in 88 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
So the message here is that children are born with autism, we just need to find it earlier. We're told that autism has been "increasing dramatically," but there's no explanation given in this piece. The truth is, a once rare disorder is now so common that everyone everyone knows someone with an affected child. Mainstream medicine can't explain this. Officially, autism has no known cause or cure. There's nothing a parent can do to stop a normally developing toddler who was born healthy from suddenly losing learned skills, including speech and regressing into autism by age two.
Why aren't experts interested in the countless thousands of cases of regressive autism? Why do so many parents report that their child was perfectly normal, meeting all the developmental markers, including eye contact, speech, and social interaction until the lost it all? They suddenly stopped talking and making eye contact, they started spinning, hand flapping, and rocking. Doctors can't explain this when it happens. They only thing they're sure of is that it had nothing to do with the vaccinations the child recently received.
This link shows the dramatic increase in the number of vaccines our children received between 1983 and 2012.
Where is even one study on the cumulative effect of the increasing number of vaccines in the childhood schedule? THERE