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I KNOW YOU CAN’T

Filed at 9:03 pm under by dcobranchi

A doctor specializing in autism is convinced that it’s causally tied to vaccinations and that HEKs hold the evidence. He wants to “study” us and our kids:

Bradstreet said he has tried to persuade epidemiologists to study that subset of the homeschooled population, but they expressed doubts the results would apply to broader groups.

“I said I know I can tap into this community and find you large numbers of unvaccinated homeschooled, and we can do simple prevalence and incidence studies in them, and my gut reaction is that you’re going to see no autism in this group.”

Anyone want to volunteer their kids to be lab rats? Didn’t think so.

9 Responses to “I KNOW YOU CAN’T”


Comment by
concierge
June 29th, 2005
at 3:11 am

Speaking of MDs, you might want to follow this one that’s back in the rumor mill/hs news:

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Comment by
Daryl
June 29th, 2005
at 5:49 am

The HEM-Networking list-serv has been buzzing about it, too. I still don’t buy it. There’s just no way that the federal government could institute mandatory screenings on pregnant women and all kids without the sheep rising up and throwing them ALL out.


Comment by
Mike
June 29th, 2005
at 9:59 am

Daryl, you haven’t been to Illinois lately.
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When the Govenor’s Task Force held meetings around the state the sheeple lined up at the door to get their next benefit. The only group in the state that seem to be opposed are some fringe conservatives. Even a significant portion of Republican in the State House & Senate lined up and voted for this proposal.

ND


Comment by
Anonymous
June 29th, 2005
at 10:34 pm

I think their premise that autism is caused by vaccinations is wrong. I have a friend who was concerned about vacs and refused them for her third child. He was the one who developed autism. The good thing is: he is recovering from autism. The boy was retaining metals and not excreting them. A sample of his hair was taken and it came back extremely low for metals. Normal people’s hair is higher in metals because the metals are excreted thru the hair and body. His problem was caught early.
autism...ex.htm
Annette


Comment by
Anonymous
June 29th, 2005
at 10:48 pm

Went in and checked on my friend’s link that she recommends for autism. The people over there do see a link between vaccines and autism; mercury poisoning.
This link is connected to the previous link. My friend is thrilled with the help she has found through the two links.
dancon...e.com/
Annette


Comment by
nanmcv
June 30th, 2005
at 10:32 pm

DAN and other “cure-austism” organizations are controversial and do not set the standard for any autist world-view.

The supposed link between vaccines and autism has been tested and found lacking in evidence. Moreover, there are currently several unrelated disorders and neurological conditions lumped together under the general heading of “autism” based on superficial resemblances of certain symptoms. Metabolic disorders and childhood disintigraive disorder will most likely be calved off into other categories.

Since high-functioning autists don’t like being made in to lab rats, it’s unlikely that this guy’s “study” will be of any consequence, even if some parents of compliant/testable autistic homeschooled kids are found. There’s just no cross-section there.


Comment by
Anonymous
July 1st, 2005
at 7:46 am

Still, it is amazing to watch this child and know that this is turning around for him. I do agree that the vaccine connection is lacking since this child never had a vaccination. He was found to be retaining metals which sounds physiological to me.
Annette


Comment by
Anonymous
July 1st, 2005
at 4:09 pm

I think that it’s also important to point that all homeschoolers are not necessarily non-vaxers. I and many others I know intentionally vaccinate because we know we “run with” a few folks who intentionally don’t. I’ve moved a lot in recent years, and every time we go into a “new population,” I always make sure my kids are up to date. Yep, I’ve read all the stuff. It’s a conscious decision. Do I think the issue needs to continue to be critically examined? Yes. I’ll keep reading. I am still trying to get my 7 yo to get chicken pox the old fashioned way.


Comment by
Anonymous
July 1st, 2005
at 8:40 pm

I have chosen to pick the immunizations (I don’t think they are all necessary especially as babies), delay them and to do them one at a time. I’m not comfortable with the metals given to my babies. I did have my daughter get the chicken pox vaccine at 13 when she didn’t catch it–it isn’t easy finding kids who have it nowadays as you must know.
Annette