The Big Autism Vaccine Hoax

The doctor who spearheaded the “link” between the MMR vaccine and autism fabricated his results.

This isn’t some guy in Korea fabricating cloning. The fear fest that followed these results may have caused several cases of mumps, measels and rubella that could have otherwise been prevented.

Now, most of us have been immunized against the diseases, but in case you don’t know what these three can do, here’s some info from the CDC.

Mumps. Severe complcations can result in encephalitis, sterilzation, deafness. Mumps is also highly contagious.

Measles. Right at the top of the complications box of measles is a warning for ear infections, encephalitis, pneumonia, seizures, and death. Measles is highly contagious and dangerous.

Rubella. Not as serious as the others, but it’s dangerous to pregnant women and causes serious complications to the pregnancy.

This type of scientific dishonesty infuriates me. The silver lining to this whole thing is that the MMR vaccine can be administrated at any age. I hope the parents who refused to give their kids the MMR vaccine will rush them to their pediatrician and get the MMR vaccine.

I’m wondering if Oprah will run a show on autism hoaxes. Jenny McCarthy has been on, blaming her son’s autism on his vaccines.

BTW, the only vaccine now coming with the thimerosal (mercury-based) preservative are the flu vaccines. EDIT: My information comes from the CDC. Currently, 1 of 3 DTaP vaccines has trace thimerosal preservative (DTaP is diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis (aka whooping cough)). Of course, this is from the US listings. What you get in India and Pakistan may contain a different preservative.


25 Responses to “The Big Autism Vaccine Hoax”

  1. 1 ahrcanum
    February 8, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    BTW- I see Tetanus, DT, and the meningitis vaccine are still produced with thimerosal, in addition to the flu ones. http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/thi-table.htm

    Dishonesty from a scientific study is an abomination, but I am sure it happens all the time for a variety of reasons. Sadly, something is causing the case numbers of autism spectrum disorders to rise.

  2. 2 docattheautopsy
    February 8, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    It certainly is. I’ve seen parents thinking that hyper-immune reaction is the cause (which is odd as many express that this only occurs with the MMR vaccine). If it was an anti-viral reaction, then it would stand to reason other virus vaccines would prompt a similar reaction.

    Measles and mumps both have been known to cause encephalitis, so there still could be a connection there (as both attack the brain and nervous tissue). It seems very rare, so I would think there’s a genetic predisposition to this kind of behavior. However, all of this is conjecture. The latest revelation that previous data was complete BS doesn’t help advance any cure.

  3. 3 ahrcanum
    February 8, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    When all else fails- blame the flouride.

  4. 4 docattheautopsy
    February 8, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Can’t have contamination of our precious bodily fluids!

  5. February 8, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I’ve done another round-up post — who is saying what about the Deer articles on Wakefield in the London Times. I’ve included this post.

    11 years on, Wakefield Manufactured Data showing MMR-Autism Link?

  6. February 15, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Autism, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder are all potential pitfalls when a child doesn’t have proper child development. I think all families should be wary of this.

  7. 7 childhealthsafety
    February 20, 2009 at 3:30 am

    It turns out journalist Brian Deer made it up:-
    “Sunday Times Journalist Made Up Wakefield MMR Data Fixing Allegation”:

    And he was helping the US Justice Dept sink 4500 US kids claims for vaccine damage compensation – what kind of normal journalist does that? Ans: none.
    “US Federal Court, US Justice Dept & The Sunday Times – More Questions Than Answers”

  8. February 20, 2009 at 9:58 am

    The Vaccine Court’s release of its opinion on Darwin’s 200th birthday was fortuitous, seeing as the vaccine-autism faithful have a good deal in common with religious fundamentalists. They are so invested in their ideas that they ignore or attack any evidence to the contrary, and treat gaps in the opposing evidence as further proof in their favor.

    The obscenity of the “anti-vax” movement is stupefying– a campaign to reinstitute open sewers or ban refrigeration could scarcely threaten greater violence to the public health.

    I have much more to say on this topic here.

  9. 9 skulb
    July 2, 2009 at 4:11 pm


    As you can see from this link it has nothing to do with religion, as you arrogantly claim.
    In any debate, as soon as one side stops talking about science and starts trying to discredit their opponent instead of making arguments they have lost.

    Or at least they should lose, but in our wonderful world of corporate profits this isn`t the case. Disinformation about everything is the rule, if anything is threatening to hurt profits.
    I suggest you read a little and then make up your mind, not the other way round. Calling people you disagree with “obscene” without posting even a single fact to back up your own ill-founded views make you look like a moron.

    As for the vaccine-pushers, the burden of evidence should be on them to demonstrate that their products aren`t the cause of diseases such as autism, ADHD and others. Not on lay people being coreced to take them. Including by people such as the author of this totally uninformative piece. If outbreaks of Mumps, Rubella, Measles or any other disease occurs anyone interested in facts will try to work out why, corporate hacks and bought-off “writers” will try to use the chance to hawk some of their products.

    If you wanna do that you need to tell people what they contain, then you have to ascertain and document that this vaccine actually works, which is most often never done. The magic word `vaccine` is somehow supposed to make all doubts go away, and anyone still asking questions after it`s been uttered must be a nut, kook or religious fundamentalist.

    You wanna act tough and discredit people but you don`t wanna discuss facts, and I say that makes you a coward. Fascist too maybe?

  10. 10 Matt R.
    July 2, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Most of the anti-vaccine kooks I meet are super-organic, conspiracy, x-file fan, atheists, liberal types.

  11. 11 docattheautopsy
    July 4, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Well, when the lay people are not “coerced” to take the vaccination, we have widespread outbreaks of mumps and measles, and lots of people die. So we should stop vaccinating because some people may be getting autism from vaccines? As for the evidence that vaccines cause autism, the reports are there. The CDC doesn’t support a link between autism and vaccines:


    • 12 John
      August 13, 2009 at 9:33 am





      Then please explain why 1 in 80 children in the UK, 1 in 150 in the US are now diagnosed as autistic despite the criteria being made more stringent. Why the American government has defined it as an epidemic and why before the introduction of all these childhood vaccines Autism was barely heard of.

      In short do some dammed research before posting such mindless garbage.

      • 13 docattheautopsy
        August 13, 2009 at 12:26 pm

        Well, here’s the problem, John. All of the information you’ve provided (and these are all old or non-Western sources, btw) show that vaccinations have a higher incidence of secondary symptoms of the disease they’re vaccinating against. Arthritis is associated with the MMR viruses in general. As are the cases of “mild measles”. Some kids even have mild symptoms of chicken pox after vaccination. It’s what happens when you inject weakened virus into people– sometimes they show symptoms of the virus.

        However, none of the viruses have ever expressed autism as a symptom. You’re comparing apples and oranges.

        In addition, your argument seems to indicate we should stop vaccination as it makes more people sick that people in the country who actually contract the disease. Know that Measles and Mumps and horrible, horrible illnesses that kill frequently, and they also leave their survivors with complications that are felt throughout their lives.

        By arguing against vaccination, you’re putting a population of 6 billion at risk to global pandemic– a pandemic that the medical infrastructure is ill-equipped to fight. Just image millions of people dying, without people to bury them. Other diseases will spring up, and cause more death. Modern plague is nothing to sniff at.

      • 14 John
        August 14, 2009 at 9:52 am

        Did you even look at the links? Non western sources? The doctor in the bottom link has a practice in London not to mention appearing on US and UK news programmes. Look him up on Youtube

        And it’s not vaccinations as a method that is being questioned it is multiple shots in one dose given to children whose immune systems aren’t fully developed using a method that bypasses a number of the bodies defence systems.
        By the way, Mumps does not kill and in first world countries measles doesn’t either except on rare occasions, usually due to underlying symptoms of another complaint. Look up the infection/mortality rates.


        Its two years out but you get the jist.

        And no, the attenuated viruses may not cause autism, but the components in these vaccines might and all three together may cause problems as well.



        A bunch of nutters but in the main very well informed.

  12. 15 Matt R.
    July 4, 2009 at 8:39 am

    It’s easier to believe there is a worldwide conspiracy re: vaccines rather than it was just bad luck/bad nutrition. Blaming others for misfortune is part of the human condition.
    In the old days, we’d blame Apollo.

  13. 16 Thor
    September 2, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I think that the lack of evidence concerning immunization causing anything is stupefying.

    I also think we need to be honest concerning the sheer volume of non interactive media that we are all exposed to. This is definately having an effect on child developement.

    Also, you as a parent are the primary input to your childs world, next are teachers.

    These autistic kids (mine included) were called shy or odd when I was growing up (I was one of them). Believe it not, by and large we are far smarter than you insectoid neurotypicals (some of you are very bright…. for monkeys). It’s just a lot of behavior stuff is software for us, while firmware for y’all.

    We ponder these things and don’t look because we are pondering other things, many of which you wouldn’t understand or think important.

    Do not ostrasize us, we need to be among you earthling to learn your silly social meanderings. Do not treat us like we are damaged or challanged. You morons are the old model, and you don’t know how to raise someone evolutionarily up the ladder from yourself.

    We develop asynchronously from what you would consider normal because you are not smart enough to consider that what you have as a baseline is not applicable to a visually driven, truly highly creative mind ( we don’t play your social games, so you label us as not creative early on, we are creating universes that you can’t imagine, and we don’t tell you because how could we imagine that you don’t).

    If you put us in an enviroment that does not model the behavior that you want ( ie nerotypical kids) We could never guess that is what you expect. If you ape the behaviors and dumb it down, we will think that is what you want and we’ll give it to you, because our imaginations are so far beyond yours that it is enough.

    So quit making your kids sick by treating them like they are. Be scrict, be loving, read us things that you would think are beyond our comprehension ( we arelistening when doing other thingsm or sometimes look away to better imagine while listening) – remember, native americans typically didn’t look at eachother (back in the day), but sat beside eachother while talking. Your kind is dying and has been for quite a while now, help us to move the species forward by having faith that we are not broken.

    For the love of your child let them be well.

    The Thunder God

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