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    Filed at 8:27 pm under by dcobranchi

    Still more evidence that it’s not Hg. Will that make a difference to the true believers? Probably not.

    4 Responses to “VACCINE UPDATE”

    Comment by
    Cardinal Fang
    January 8th, 2008
    at 12:41 pm

    From the article, “0.3 per 1,000 children born in 1993 had autism at age 3 compared with 1.3 per 1,000 children born in 2003” in California.

    The mercury story is, as you point out, bogus, but the article doesn’t talk about a more interesting question. People don’t suddenly get autism at age 10– if a child has autism, they had autism at age three. So an interesting comparison would be, what percent of the 1993 cohort are now diagnosed with autism, and what percentage of the 2003 cohort are now diagnosed with autism? I know an autistic kid who was born in California in the early 90s, and autism diagnosis wasn’t done as aggressively then as it is now.

    Comment by
    DR Shoe
    January 12th, 2008
    at 3:44 pm

    In the early 1990’s, new vaccines were developed based on the fact that AIDS patients were dieing of pneumonoccal bacteria (bacteria which normally reside in the healthy body). So they pushed to stimulate anti-pneumonoccal vaccines. There is discussion whether the new vaccines are combining with genetic factors to target normal flora of the throat to create a pathology against the vocal chords, and possibly an autistic child.

    The proposed mechanism works much like an antibiotic that wipes out the e.coli in the gut (e.coli are normal gut flora and help digestion). Such a wipeout allows Clostridium difficile to grow. (These are pathogenic bacteria that are otherwise kept in check by the normal gut flora.) The patient gets very sick, but yet this doesn’t happen to every patient.

    It is likely that such occurs with autism in the normal throat flora.

    NIH investigated mercury in vaccines but they haven’t funded the grant proposals of researchers who question the new vaccines reduction of normal flora. This is because NIH is going through budget reductions, so it is just a matter of time before these types of studies are funded.

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    January 12th, 2008
    at 3:54 pm

    “Likely” seems like a bit of a stretch. I’d give it at most a “possibly.”

    Comment by
    Jennifer Comer
    January 26th, 2008
    at 1:21 pm

    I wanted to give my views on this topic because my oldest son is autistic. I do not believe the vaccines were the problem either. My son was diagnosed at age 3. Over the years, there has been pure hype about certain so called “Cures”. I don’t believe you can cure autism. You can make progress with certain therapies. Another thing they are doing is breaking down autism into all the categories. Imo there are varying levels of autism, why do we need all the sub-categories. It is true that autism is being diagnosed at a higher rate than when my son was diagnosed. There are many good researchers hard at work to find the cause of autism. Personally,
    I think it is genetic. My son is eighteen so we started out in the early days. When a doctor hands you the diagnosis, you are so deeply hurt that you want to find a reason this happened. After fifteen years I have concluded that I should leave the research to the professionals. I have read every book that I could get my hands on and looked around on the internet. Mainly to keep up with what they are saying.

    One of my reasons for saying it is genetic is this- a very well respected pediatric neurologist told me ” The boys are from my first marriage, Autism and B my fifteen year old is bipolar/ADHD. My daughter by my husband now is “normal” Sorry this is so long.

    There is a history of schizophrenia and other mental disorders in my husbands family. None in mine. Which may mean nothing at all. However, they did tell me when C was diagnosed that B had a fifty percent chance of being autistic also. I am not a genetic expert. This is all just my opinion as the mother of these two boys. I would love to find a cure but I don’t see that happening in my lifetime. Blaming it an mercury is a desperate quest for answers which we do not know at this time.