Andrew Wakefield’s MMR and vaccination claim resurfaces

vaccinationsThere seems to be some new research published weekly that refutes to make a claim that discredited Doctor Andrew Wakefield’s claims to a link between the MMR vaccination and Autism development.

Autism Daily Newscast would like to point out that NO medical evidence has yet been determined for the causes or development of Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorders, but this debate continues to rage on.

As reported in the Health Impact News Daily, Italian and US courts have ruled for parents who have sued for ‘brain damage’ on behalf of their vaccinated children. Court judges, are not however trained in biological medicine. The report states:

And today, scientists and physicians from Wake Forest University, New York, and Venezuela, reported findings that not only confirm the presence of intestinal disease in children with autism and intestinal symptoms, but also indicate that this disease may be novel. [viii] Using sophisticated laboratory methods Dr. Steve Walker and his colleagues endorsed Wakefield’s original findings by showing molecular changes in the children’s intestinal tissues that were highly distinctive and clearly abnormal.

From 1998 Dr. Wakefield discovered and reported intestinal disease in children with autism. [ix] Based upon the medical histories of the children he linked their disease and their autistic regression to the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR vaccine). He has since been subjected to relentless personal and professional attacks in the media, and from governments, doctors and the pharmaceutical industry. In the wake of demonstrably false and highly damaging allegations of scientific fraud by British journalist Brian Deer and the British Medical Journal, Dr. Wakefield is pursuing defamation proceedings against them in Texas.

The frivolous report, raised concerns with me, as a mother of an autistic son as well as a reporter, because of the flippancy. Where is this documented evidence the report states about? Aren’t we as parents intelligent enough to sit down, read, and digest information written about conditions we live with and see in our children? I could find no evidence of new studies in the citation, and therefore determine any of the ‘fact’ the article claims to display.

More disconcerting are rumours, that could be read by worried parents who are genuinely debating against vaccination. Until anything is medically proven, this mummy finds rumour mongering, and genuinely poor journalism quite scary because of the impact it cuses.

It is scaremongering technique. I later, stumbled upon this article, which I’m happy to share with readers.

We would love to hear your opinions on this ongoing debate. Why is the vaccination debate still running so hot?


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