Independent Safety Study Illustrates Vaccine Risk
Safety studies of medicines are typically conducted in monkeys prior to use in humans. Yet such basic research on the current childhood vaccination regimen has never been done – until now. Autism rates have skyrocketed in the last fifty years; in the USA it’s now about one in fifty.
In spite of the recent scandal about the CDC cover-up of a vaccine-autism link, CDC Director Dr. Gerberding states, “We can’t yet tell if there is a true increase in (autism) or if the changes are the result of our better studies.” Oh my.
Recent medical studies indicates that a state of inflammation of the brain exists in autistic children, and this is the most likely cause of the condition, in my opinion – not just a result, as they want to believe.
Infant Monkeys Given Standard Doses of Vaccines Develop Autism Symptoms
Infant Vaccines produced autistic symptoms in primates, in a Study by University Of Pittsburgh Scientists. This should have been a routine safety study (which is done for all medicines). But the government scientists refused to do it. And pharma won’t do the studies.
Findings of the Primate Study
Atlanta, GA: Findings showed that infant monkeys given childhood vaccines began to exhibit autism-like symptoms. Lead investigator Laura Hewitson of the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues presented study results at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in London.
The abstracts presented at IMFAR, the world’s top autism science conference, describe biological changes and altered behavior in vaccinated macaques that are similar to those observed in children with autism. Unvaccinated animals showed no such adverse outcomes. The vaccines given were those recommended for U.S. infants in the 1990s, including several with the mercury preservative thimerosal and the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine. Rates of autism spectrum disorder among children born in the 1990s surged dramatically, from about 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 150 children.
Public Health Officials Quick to Dismiss Autism-vaccine Link
Lyn Redwood, director of SafeMinds, says, “SafeMinds calls for large scale, unbiased studies that look at autism medical conditions and the effects of vaccines given as a regimen.”
The group’s request for research echoes that of Dr. Bernadine Healy, Former NIH Director. She asserted that public health officials have been too quick to dismiss an autism-vaccine connection when the research has been insufficient. The government recently conceded a federal vaccine court case which agreed that a child regressed into autism as a result of 9 vaccines given on one day.
Theresa Wrangham, president of SafeMinds: “This demonstrates how the CDC evaded their responsibility to investigate vaccine safety questions. Vaccine safety oversight should be removed from the CDC and given to an independent agency.”