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Below, Anne Dachel interviews Dr. Andrew Wakefield on the inevitable and growing fallout of vaccine injury... children who need special education. And who will become adults who need far more than what is available in an average career.
By Anne Dachel
More from my talk with Dr. Wakefield
Andy, do you see this expansion of special education as directly related to the ever-increasing vaccine schedule? >
“…Given our experience of the last 25 years of development disorders of a much broader range, until proven otherwise, absolutely. …I believe that not only from a practical standpoint: what can we do about it, how can we investigate it, rule in or rule out that vaccines are causing this, but also based on my sincere belief, based upon my experience with autism, that vaccines can most certainly can do this kind of damage to a developing brain leading to the massive problem that we have now.”
How long can we sustain our current levels of prosperity and growth with more and more of our children disabled? (Wakefield 3)
Andy explained that providing more money and services for disabled students doesn’t address the root cause of the problem. He mentioned that he observed at this son’s graduation from the University of Colorado in Boulder because the valedictorians were all three, girls.
“That did not reflect the number of students coming in, the ratio of boys to girls coming into the college. What you see in education is that there is a sex-specific effect: boys are failing at much higher rates than girls. …When you see that sex bias, this is organic, a problem, a medical problem. This has its roots, not in the educational system, which would produce pervasive failure across the board. But this is a biological phenomenon, and it’s because boys, I believe, are more susceptible to neurological injury from vaccines and other environmental toxins in their early years than girls. Girls are not failing to anything like the degree [boys are].
“So it’s not a problem with the educational system per se. It’s a problem with the raw materials the educational system [is] dealing with. That’s the students. So our emphasis has been entirely in the wrong place.
“Stop overhauling education and look for the root cause of why boys should be failing at a much greater rate and at [much greater numbers], compared with girls.
“How long can this be sustained? It’s not being sustained, and as you know, if you look at schools now, you have this immediate effect. So the children who are damaged…and they are requiring special educational input, which is hugely expensive. …
“But not only that, they are taking—or that system, that special educational system, is taking funding away from honors programs, sports programs and other things because there’s only so much money to go around, so the excellence in schools is being reduced. Also the other students in the classrooms are being compromised by having to be in a class with disruptive children.
“So the effects go way beyond the immediate injury to children affected by special education needs—way beyond. …”
Andy continued, “They know there is a problem, there is a pervasive problem with the developing brains of children throughout the developed world. And the burden falls largely upon the educational system. And it may well be that the educational system turns round and says, ‘Enough is enough. There is something happening to these children that needs to be sorted out. And until proven otherwise, it is the childhood vaccination program.’...”
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.