By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
I noticed three different articles in the news in the past three days associated with the issue of autism and/or the MMR triple dose vaccine.
On Friday, August 23rd, Reuters in the UK reported that US researchers have found “further scientific evidence” that the triple MMR vaccine does not cause autism. On Sunday, August 25th, UK news reported that parents are concerned about the personal and financial ties some “experts” have to the vaccine manufacturer. Also on Sunday, the Sunday Herald reported that a DNA test has linked autism to the measles virus.
Let’s look at the Reuters article first. According to the article, “government has insisted that the vaccine is safe and has presented repeated studies that it says prove there is no link between the vaccine and bowel disease or autism.”
The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal, is a retrospective study that relied on patient records for data. There were no actual test subjects. Several similar studies have been done all with similar results.
Now to the Sunday Herald. According to the article, the measles virus has been found in the blood of autistic children via a new DNA test suggesting that the condition was caused by the MMR vaccine. The DNA test is called a TaqMan PCR. The molecular pathologist who performed the test published a paper earlier in the year suggesting a link between the measles virus, autism and a related bowel disorder.
From the UK news article, parents are concerned with the many ties MMR safety “experts” have to drug manufacturers.
According to the article, significant numbers of members from both the Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM) and the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation have links with manufacturers of the MMR jab. You can’t blame parents for being suspect.
Fifteen of the thirty-six members of the CSM have either personal or non-personal links with companies cited in a class action being brought by parents who believe that the measles, mumps and rubella triple vaccine has harmed their children.
Some have personal share holdings in the companies, while others have received research funding. It was also found that, “a professor in charge of a department promised a government grant to conduct a study crucial to the MMR debate, is being paid to advise legal firms acting for GlaxoSmithKline on the safety of vaccines.”
One parent summed up his concerns by stating the following…
We have included links below as well as several related links.
Reuters: No Gastrointestinal Disorder Link to Autism: Study Says
Sunday Herald: DNA test links autism to MMR
Telegraph.co.uk: Parents unhappy with MMR safety experts’ links to drug firms
Scotsman.com: Exposed: MMR experts’ cash link to vaccine firms
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