Those who promote the idea that today’s kids with autism are nothing new, are now making the claim again. We’re to believe that there have always been lots of people on the spectrum, we just called them something else.
As I’ve said for years, show us the adults with autism. Of course they can’t. They’ve pretended to. In 2009 a British study claimed to have found the same rate among adults by means of a phone survey.
The results were immediately used to support the denial of a link between vaccines and autism: Sept 22, 2009, UK Guardian: Autism just as common in adults, so MMR jab is off the hook
Autism is as common among adults as it is in children, according to the world's first big study of its prevalence, undermining the theories of those who claim the MMR jab is responsible for the rising toll in recent years.
The survey, carried out by the National Centre for Social Research in collaboration with the University of Leicester, shows that one in 100 adults in England have an autism spectrum disorder, which can range from a serious disability to difficulties in socialising, and includes some people with extraordinary artistic talents.
It is important to establish the NO REAL INCREASE claim right now, just like it was used in 2009.
If autism has always been here, then the dramatic increase in the vaccine schedule isn’t related to the explosion in the autism rate. It’s all just better diagnosing.
IF we’re headed to a massive push for COVID 19 vaccine for everyone, the whole vaccine debate is likely to surface. It’s time to once again guarantee that there is no evidence of serious side effects especially in children.
So if anyone wonders why there’s suddenly a new autism/adults study in the midst of the pandemic, that’s why.
CNN put out the original story on May 11, 2020, https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/11/health/autism-adults-cdc-health/index.html and local TV news outlets around the country republished it.
The first US study of autism in adults estimates that 2.2% of Americans adults have an autism spectrum condition.
That adds up to 5.4 million people age 18 and older, or about 1 in 45 people, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.
"This is the first CDC study to provide estimates of the number of U.S. adults with autism and fills a gap in data on adults living with autism spectrum disorder in the United States because there is no existing surveillance system to collect this information," the CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities said in a statement. …
Because it's an estimate, true numbers may be above or below 2.2%, the team said.
"The findings from this study can help states determine the need for diagnosing and providing services to adults in the United States who remain unidentified with ASD," the CDC said.Stations like CBS Pittsburgh, ABC/CBS Idaho Falls, ID, CBS Baltimore and others put out the same piece giving the public no details on how the findings were reached.
Disability Scoop however gave readers details and the whole thing is just projection. The CDC looked at the statistics for children with autism in the various states used to come up with the rate for autism among eight year olds and then extrapolated the rate to include adults, coming up with total number in the millions.
May 13, 2020, Disability Scoop: CDC Researchers: Over 5 Million US Adults Have Autism
CDC researchers looked at autism prevalence rates for kids reported through the National Survey of Children’s Health — an annual government survey that asks parents across the nation if they’ve ever been told by a health care provider that their child has autism — between 2016 and 2018. Then, they estimated adult prevalence by adjusting the children’s numbers to account for mortality as people age and cross-referenced the figures with Census data on the population of each state.
How is this science?
So we are to believe that children and adults are equally affected by autism because the CDC says they are. If one in 45 children have autism, then one in 45 adults must too. Applying a little math to the total adult population, they come up with 5 million. There you have it.
This is the dictatorial power of public health officials who are answerable to no one, and of course no one among their faithful puppets in the media would ever challenge anything.
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.