Vaccines can cause autism after all...

Sharyl AttkissonToday we investigate one of the biggest medical controversies of our time: vaccines. There’s little dispute about this much– vaccines save many lives, and rarely, they injure or kill. A special federal vaccine court has paid out billions for injuries from brain damage to death. But not for the form of brain injury we call autism. Now—we have remarkable new information: a respected pro-vaccine medical expert used by the federal government to debunk the vaccine-autism link, says vaccines can cause autism after all. He claims he told that to government officials long ago, but they kept it secret.

This pretty much confirms my not-very-interested-bystander perspective: vaccines have definite benefits, but also have definite risks. In most cases the benefits outweigh the risks, but it really sucks to be the one-in-a-thousand (or whatever the number is) who gets hit by the risk. And it sucks worse to have the government lying to you and claiming there's no risk at all.

Worse, denying that the risks exist means denying the possibility of research to reduce or eliminate the risks. It's possible those risks could be reduced by making changes to the vaccination methods or schedule, but if the government suppresses all knowledge of the risks, we will never know.

More details here. And it's not like government cares about protecting babies.

This entry was published Mon Jan 07 08:47:30 CST 2019 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2019-01-06 11:21:13.0. [Tweet]

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