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    Vaccine case draws new attention to autism debate

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/condi...ccines.autism/

    ~SNIP~ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- The parents of a 9-year-old girl with autism said Thursday that their assertion that her illness was caused by childhood vaccines has been vindicated by the federal government's decision to compensate them.~

    Well even though this is a very heated topic what does everyone think? Please respect each other. I think even though vaccines have saved a number of lives more research needs to be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spazkat9696 View Post
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/condi...ccines.autism/

    ~SNIP~ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- The parents of a 9-year-old girl with autism said Thursday that their assertion that her illness was caused by childhood vaccines has been vindicated by the federal government's decision to compensate them.~

    Well even though this is a very heated topic what does everyone think? Please respect each other. I think even though vaccines have saved a number of lives more research needs to be done.
    Oh I don't think anyone around here has an opinion on this topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBean View Post
    Oh I don't think anyone around here has an opinion on this topic.

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    I have one..My son has Autism. I have the same thoughts. The MMR was the one that made him disappear. It was like magic one day he was here and the next he just went away. He did get sick when he got that shot. It is the tripple shots that are suspect not all vaccines. The MMR and the Pertusis I believe are the tripple shots it is what they use to preserve the vaccine that is the problem because it is 49% mercury. I know they stopped using that preservative.
    and probably won't see a decline for awhile because The enviroment is also playing a part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysticj View Post
    I have one..My son has Autism. I have the same thoughts. The MMR was the one that made him disappear. It was like magic one day he was here and the next he just went away. He did get sick when he got that shot. It is the tripple shots that are suspect not all vaccines. The MMR and the Pertusis I believe are the tripple shots it is what they use to preserve the vaccine that is the problem because it is 49% mercury. I know they stopped using that preservative.
    and probably won't see a decline for awhile because The enviroment is also playing a part.
    Welcome, Mysticj. I've heard other parents of autistic children say what you have posted. We have had some interesting threads on the subject here at WS.

    This is the first time I have heard of anyone in the medical community conceding to liability surrounding this issue and causation, so this is very interesting.

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    My son has Asperger Syndrome, so I am familiar with the different opinions. I feel like he was born with it, but that doesn't mean I think every child with Autism is. I am just glad it is getting the attention it deserves so a cure or prevention can be found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysticj View Post
    I have one..My son has Autism. I have the same thoughts. The MMR was the one that made him disappear. It was like magic one day he was here and the next he just went away. He did get sick when he got that shot. It is the tripple shots that are suspect not all vaccines. The MMR and the Pertusis I believe are the tripple shots it is what they use to preserve the vaccine that is the problem because it is 49% mercury. I know they stopped using that preservative.
    and probably won't see a decline for awhile because The enviroment is also playing a part.
    The dreaded Mercury again.....


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    My mom's next door neighbor had a baby that went from being a baby progressing at a normal rate on motor and cognitive skills, to being trapped in the haze of severe autism. Was it a vaccination? no one knows... but his escape into the world of autism did happen right after he had had a pediatric checkup for his shots. I remember when Holly Robinson Peete talked about how after her son was given a vax, he too slipped into the world of autism. Maybe there is something there... I don't know, but it is suspicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysticj View Post
    I have one..My son has Autism. I have the same thoughts. The MMR was the one that made him disappear. It was like magic one day he was here and the next he just went away. He did get sick when he got that shot. It is the triple shots that are suspect not all vaccines. The MMR and the Pertusis I believe are the tripple shots it is what they use to preserve the vaccine that is the problem because it is 49% mercury. I know they stopped using that preservative.
    and probably won't see a decline for awhile because The enviroment is also playing a part.
    I too agree the shots may have something to do with it, but I'm unsure if it's the mercury. I feel it has something to do with the fact these children are the second generation to receive these shots, so not only is their immune system being altered, but they are the product of their mothers altered immune system. I also think that the large amount of shots children receive especially the combo shots is causing them damage, in some form. I was thinking last night and wonder if the rate of autism is as high in countries where vaccinations are unavailable as it is here. I also wish some one would look at the fact that the number of persons with autism who are left handed is higher than in the general population, but that's another topic.

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    I am not sure what to think of it. So many moms say the child was great and then came the vaccine and it was a big difference. As a mother, I am leaning more towards trusting a mother's instict. A mother always knows their child right?
    I know I felt it best to vaccinate my kids, no matter the risk. i couldn't in good conscience risk them getting a horrible disease, no matter how small the chances are now, in time with more and more choosing not to vaccinate the risk of these diseases goes up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sherryggg View Post
    My son has Asperger Syndrome, so I am familiar with the different opinions. I feel like he was born with it, but that doesn't mean I think every child with Autism is. I am just glad it is getting the attention it deserves so a cure or prevention can be found.
    My cousin as well, she was never the same as other kids from the start. It was clear something was wrong even before the vaccines.
    We had a cousin the same age as her, only younger by a few months and it was very obvious watching the 2 babies so close in age.

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    Still no autism-vaccine link, say health officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal health officials said on Thursday the government has not conceded that vaccines cause autism even after a Georgia girl won federal compensation in a case arguing a vaccine led to her brain damage.
    Hannah Poling, 9, had a rare mitochondrial disorder and a federal court ruling said regular childhood vaccinations may have contributed to some of her autism-like symptoms. She was awarded compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in a case that became public this week.
    http://in.reuters.com/article/health...33320520080306

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    I have a friend with identical twin boys. BOTH were vibrant, alert and talking up a storm. Until they were vaccinated. Like so many others their lives were forever changed literally overnight.

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    more rebuttal

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/...s-autism_N.htm

    U.S. health agencies stand behind safety of vaccines
    Federal health officials restated their belief in the safety of childhood vaccines Thursday, reacting to questions raised by a government settlement with the family of a 9-year-old Georgia girl, who developed neurological problems shortly after receiving childhood shots.
    The government agreed to pay the family from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in November. The issue has rekindled the autism and vaccine debate on the Internet and in the media in the past few days. The Associated Press obtained documents about the case from the Department of Health and Human Services, where the vaccine-compensation program is located. The amount of the settlement hasn't been set yet.

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    GASP I'm shocked...defending pharmaceutical companies??? never that!

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