vaccines and autism

Vaccines and autism – science says they are unrelated

Vaccines and autism is in the news again. Probably as a result of reports that more and more children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. So let’s take a look at the science.

On 28 March 2014, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that new data show that the estimated number of children identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a disorder of neural development, usually appearing before the age of 3 years, characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted, repetitive or stereotyped behavior, continues to rise.  The picture of ASD in US communities is changing.

CDC study– autism spectrum disorder rates


According to the study:

  1. About 1 in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 8 year olds) were identified with ASD. This data was culled from studies on 8-year-old children living in 11 communities across the country. The data was gathered in this manner to get a detailed analysis of representative subsection of the USA, but it does not statistically represent the entire population of children in the United States.
  2. This new estimate is roughly 30% higher than the estimate for 2008 (1 in 88), roughly 60% higher than the estimate for 2006 (1 in 110), and roughly 120% higher than the estimates for 2002 and 2000 (1 in 150). We don’t know what is causing this increase.

In fact, the researchers carefully clarified the limitations of this study (probably to reduce panic):

Consistent with previous reports from the ADDM Network, findings from the 2010 surveillance year were marked by significant variations in ASD prevalence by geographic area, sex, race/ethnicity, and level of intellectual ability.

The extent to which this variation might be attributable to diagnostic practices, underrecognition of ASD symptoms in some racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomic disparities in access to services, and regional differences in clinical or school-based practices that might influence the findings in this report is unclear.

In other words, some of it may be due to the way children are identified, diagnosed, and served in their local communities, but exactly how much is unknown. There is so much variance in the data, it is almost impossible to determine a strong correlation between the increased diagnosis and some causal, environmental factor.

Myths about vaccines and autism


Of course, there is a ridiculous belief that increased vaccinations and poorly designed vaccines, with thiomersal made out to be the lead villain, has led to the increased rates of ASD. This legend is based upon a retracted and fraudulent paper authored by MrAndy Wakefield who alleged a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. If you want to read all about Wakefield’s despicable deceit, you can read it herehere, and here, a series of articles published in the British Medical Journal, a respected peer-reviewed publication.

Despite the fact that the CDC is unsure of why there is an increase (speculating on how we gather data rather than an environmental cause), despite the fact that Andy Wakefield lied, the antivaccination cult cannot help themselves in creating conspiracies or outlandish claims that vaccines cause autism.

One antivaccination lunatic, Ginger Taylor in her antiscientific website, “Adventures in Autism”, who appears to lack any formal education in science and has no critical thinking skills, cherry-picked 80 (give or take) studies that seem to support the hypothesis that vaccines cause autism. Except, of the 80, at least 20-25 do not make the conclusion that the author wants us to believe. Either the researchers are talking about a whole different topic, or the data was so weak that there’s barely a statistical difference in the autism and non-autism groups.

Ginger is pandering to her uneducated acolytes who don’t actually know how to read scientific articles. Lucky for humanity and the health of children who won’t have to suffer from vaccine preventable diseases, some of us know how to read and refute Ginger’s list of bogus studies.

What’s particularly laughable is that she uses numerous citations from Lucija Tomljenovic and Christopher Shaw, both of whom could be generously described as real shills for the antivaccination movement. Very well paid shills in fact. There articles are based on ludicrous science, published in terrible open access, and some cases, cursory (or even non-existent) peer-reviewed journals. If these two antivaccine shills actually had real data, why isn’t it published in top notch journals that relish the publicity of cutting-edge science. Like Lancet. Or New England Journal of Medicine. I guess if you have bogus data published in bad journals, you get what you get. Right Ginger Taylor?

The real science


By cherry picking a handful of poorly designed articles in poor journals, the antivaccine cult tends to find anything that supports their a priori conclusion that vaccines are horrific and they cause autism.

Proper scientifically skeptical thinking says that you review all evidence,  giving weight to the quality and quantity of evidence that supports one conclusion or another. These vaccine deniers ignore the vast weight of evidence of real science published in real journals.

Real science shows that not only do we lack evidence that vaccines cause autism, we have affirmative evidence that vaccines do not cause autism.

For just one example, published in the journal Vaccine, is a meta-analysis of five cohort studies involving 1,256,407 children, and five case-control studies involving 9920 children. As I’ve written before, meta-analyses form the basis, the deep foundation, of the scientific consensus, and they are the highest quality scientific evidence available. This study is like a gigantic clinical trial because it rolls up the highest quality data from those millions of subjects to develop solid conclusions.

The authors concluded that,

Findings of this meta-analysis suggest that vaccinations are not associated with the development of autism or autism spectrum disorder. Furthermore, the components of the vaccines (thimerosal or mercury) or multiple vaccines (MMR) are not associated with the development of autism or autism spectrum disorder.

This was a powerful, large, and well analyzed meta-review. This study takes all of the evidence and data that had been developed previously, and rolled it up into one huge cohort and clinical trial. And once again, we find that vaccines don’t cause autism.

Below is a list of over 120 peer reviewed articles, published in the best This isn’t a list of every article published over the past 20 years that rejects the hypothesis that vaccines or its ingredients are linked to autism. There are probably 1000 more than reject the belief that vaccines cause autism.

The myth that vaccines cause autism is dead dead dead.

However, I’m not a fool. The zombie vaccine myths continue to rise from the dead.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in April 2014. It has been completely revised and updated to include more comprehensive information, to improve readability and to add current research.

Key citations


Here’s a list of over 110 peer-reviewed articles, published in high impact factor journals, that document the lack of correlation (and therefore causation) between vaccines and autism.

  1. Abu Kuwaik G, Roberts W, Zwaigenbaum L, Bryson S, Smith IM, Szatmari P, Modi BM, Tanel N, Brian J. Immunization uptake in younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism. 2014 Feb;18(2):148-55. doi: 10.1177/1362361312459111. Epub 2012 Oct 8. PubMed PMID: 23045216.
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  3. Afzal MA, Ozoemena LC, O’Hare A, Kidger KA, Bentley ML, Minor PD. Absence of detectable measles virus genome sequence in blood of autistic children who have had their MMR vaccination during the routine childhood immunization schedule of UK. J Med Virol. 2006 May;78(5):623-30. PubMed PMID: 16555271.
  4. Ahearn WH. What Every Behavior Analyst Should Know About the “MMR Causes Autism” Hypothesis. Behav Anal Pract. 2010 Spring;3(1):46-50. PubMed PMID: 22479671; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3004684.
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  95. Richler J, Luyster R, Risi S, Hsu WL, Dawson G, Bernier R, Dunn M, Hepburn S, Hyman SL, McMahon WM, Goudie-Nice J, Minshew N, Rogers S, Sigman M, Spence MA, Goldberg WA, Tager-Flusberg H, Volkmar FR, Lord C. Is there a ‘regressive phenotype’ of Autism Spectrum Disorder associated with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine? A CPEA Study. J Autism Dev Disord. 2006 Apr;36(3):299-316. PubMed PMID: 16729252.
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  97. Saemundsen E, Magnússon P, Georgsdóttir I, Egilsson E, Rafnsson V. Prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in an Icelandic birth cohort. BMJ Open. 2013 Jun 20;3(6). pii: e002748. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002748. PubMed PMID: 23788511; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3693420.
  98. Schechter R, Grether JK. Continuing increases in autism reported to California’s developmental services system: mercury in retrograde.Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2008 Jan;65(1):19-24. doi: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2007.1. PubMed PMID: 18180424.
  99. Schultz ST. Does thimerosal or other mercury exposure increase the risk for autism? A review of current literature. Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars). 2010;70(2):187-95. Review. PubMed PMID: 20628442.
  100. Sealey LA, Hughes BW, Sriskanda AN, Guest JR, Gibson AD, Johnson-Williams L, Pace DG, Bagasra O. Environmental factors in the development of autism spectrum disorders. Environ Int. 2016 Mar;88:288-98. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2015.12.021. Epub 2016 Jan 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 26826339.
  101. Shevell M, Fombonne E. Autism and MMR vaccination or thimerosal exposure: an urban legend? Can J Neurol Sci. 2006 Nov;33(4):339-40. PubMed PMID: 17168157.
  102. Smeeth L, Cook C, Fombonne E, Heavey L, Rodrigues LC, Smith PG, Hall AJ. MMR vaccination and pervasive developmental disorders: a case-control study. Lancet. 2004 Sep 11-17;364(9438):963-9. PubMed PMID: 15364187.
  103. Smith MJ, Woods CR. On-time vaccine receipt in the first year does not adversely affect neuropsychological outcomes. Pediatrics. 2010 Jun;125(6):1134-41. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-2489. Epub 2010 May 24. PubMed PMID: 20498176.
  104. Solt I, Bornstein J. [Childhood vaccines and autism–much ado about nothing?]. Harefuah. 2010 Apr;149(4):251-5, 260. Review. Hebrew. PubMed PMID: 20812501.
  105. Singh VK, Rivas WH. Detection of antinuclear and antilaminin antibodies in autistic children who received thimerosal-containing vaccines. J Biomed Sci. 2004 Sep-Oct;11(5):607-10. PubMed PMID: 15316135.
  106. Steffenburg S, Steffenburg U, Gillberg C. Autism spectrum disorders in children with active epilepsy and learning disability: comorbidity, pre- and perinatal background, and seizure characteristics. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2003 Nov;45(11):724-30. PubMed PMID: 14580127.
  107. Stehr-Green P, Tull P, Stellfeld M, Mortenson PB, Simpson D. Autism and thimerosal-containing vaccines: lack of consistent evidence for an association. Am J Prev Med. 2003 Aug;25(2):101-6. PubMed PMID: 12880876.
  108. Takahashi H, Suzumura S, Shirakizawa F, Wada N, Tanaka-Taya K, Arai S, Okabe N, Ichikawa H, Sato T. An epidemiological study on Japanese autism concerning routine childhood immunization history. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2003 Jun;56(3):114-7. PubMed PMID: 12944678.
  109. Taylor B, Lingam R, Simmons A, Stowe J, Miller E, Andrews N. Autism and MMR vaccination in North London; no causal relationship.Mol Psychiatry. 2002;7 Suppl 2:S7-8. PubMed PMID: 12142932.
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  111. Taylor B, Miller E, Farrington CP, Petropoulos MC, Favot-Mayaud I, Li J, Waight PA. Autism and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine: no epidemiological evidence for a causal association. Lancet. 1999 Jun 12;353(9169):2026-9. PubMed PMID: 10376617.
  112. Taylor B, Miller E, Lingam R, Andrews N, Simmons A, Stowe J. Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and bowel problems or developmental regression in children with autism: population study. BMJ. 2002 Feb 16;324(7334):393-6. PubMed PMID: 11850369; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC65532.
  113. Taylor LE, Swerdfeger AL, Eslick GD. Vaccines are not associated with autism: An evidence-based meta-analysis of case-control and cohort studies. Vaccine. 2014 Jun 17;32(29):3623-9. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.04.085. Epub 2014 May 9. PubMed PMID: 24814559.
  114. Thjodleifsson B, Davídsdóttir K, Agnarsson U, Sigthórsson G, Kjeld M, Bjarnason I. Effect of Pentavac and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccination on the intestine. Gut. 2002 Dec;51(6):816-7. PubMed PMID: 12427783; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1773472.
  115. Thompson WW, Price C, Goodson B, Shay DK, Benson P, Hinrichsen VL, Lewis E, Eriksen E, Ray P, Marcy SM, Dunn J, Jackson LA, Lieu TA, Black S, Stewart G, Weintraub ES, Davis RL, DeStefano F; Vaccine Safety Datalink Team. Early thimerosal exposure and neuropsychological outcomes at 7 to 10 years. N Engl J Med. 2007 Sep 27;357(13):1281-92. PubMed PMID: 17898097.
  116. Uchiyama T, Kurosawa M, Inaba Y. MMR-vaccine and regression in autism spectrum disorders: negative results presented from Japan. J Autism Dev Disord. 2007 Feb;37(2):210-7. PubMed PMID: 16865547.
  117. Uno Y, Uchiyama T, Kurosawa M, Aleksic B, Ozaki N. The combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines and the total number of vaccines are not associated with development of autism spectrum disorder: the first case-control study in Asia. Vaccine. 2012 Jun 13;30(28):4292-8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.01.093. Epub 2012 Apr 20. PubMed PMID: 22521285.
  118. Uno Y, Uchiyama T, Kurosawa M, Aleksic B, Ozaki N. Early exposure to the combined measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and thimerosal-containing vaccines and risk of autism spectrum disorder. Vaccine. 2015 Jan 3. pii: S0264-410X(14)01689-2. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2014.12.036. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25562790.
  119. Verstraeten T, Davis RL, DeStefano F, Lieu TA, Rhodes PH, Black SB, Shinefield H, Chen RT; Vaccine Safety Datalink Team. Safety of thimerosal-containing vaccines: a two-phased study of computerized health maintenance organization databases. Pediatrics. 2003 Nov;112(5):1039-48. Erratum in: Pediatrics. 2004 Jan;113(1):184. PubMed PMID: 14595043.
  120. Whitehouse AJ, Maybery M, Wray JA, Hickey M. No association between early gastrointestinal problems and autistic-like traits in the general population. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2011 May;53(5):457-62. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.03915.x. Epub 2011 Mar 21. PubMed PMID: 21418197.
  121. Weisser K, Bauer K, Volkers P, Keller-Stanislawski B. [Thiomersal and immunisations]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 2004 Dec;47(12):1165-74. Review. German. PubMed PMID: 15583887.

Note: In almost every case in the list above, I’ve linked to the PubMed abstract, which often has limited information and lacks detailed analyses of methods, statistics and results. It is always preferred that you read the full article, but many of these publications sit behind expensive paywalls (I hate paywalls, they limit free access of scientific data). Students, especially in scientific fields and most academic physicians have access to the full article through their schools journal search engine. I have personal access to many, if not most, of the actual articles, and have read it in detail.

PubMed occasionally links to a “free” full version of the article. It can be found on buttons on the top right of the PubMed page, which say “Free Full Text” or something similar. These links may direct you to the actual journal, who graciously makes some articles free for the public, or to PubMed Central, a US National Institutes of Health library of full text medical and biological articles (although you can find the occasional article in other areas of science). I do not link, usually, to the free version of an article because it changes all the time, so I have found it better to go to PubMed. If there is a PubMed Central version of the article, you will see “PubMed Central PMCID:” in the standardized citation (which I always use for scientific journal articles). Using the PMC number, you can search for it through Google or the PMC website.

Also, many thanks to the brilliant folks at a pro-vaccine Facebook Page who put many hours into creating this list. I can’t link to the group or the individuals publicly, but they know who they are, and they made this blog post relatively easy. I’ve adapted the list to the scientific citation style that I prefer to use, and added a few additional articles that support the scientific consensus.

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  • Michael Cannon

    Can someone please explain what SAFE means in this context?

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  • DWS

    People don’t believe this bullshit any more. The authorities can say whatever they like, but we know how in-bed they are with the pharma industry and just how devious they are with their “Scientists say…” stories.

    I love science more than anyone, but when it has been bought and paid for by an industry that benefits from telling lies, it is no longer science, it is marketing.

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  • ladycum

    Well medical science would say this. It is like asking some fucked up Zionist what they think of the Palestinian issue – I mean if you are paying for research to validate your product what sort of rhetorical answer were you not expecting. Do bears shit in the wood? Does the Pope drink Creme de menthe?

    Write something interesting and engaging, it comes across like all your readers are either red-necked racists or lab geeks.

    I mean Sandy – FPS – is that your alter ego, I can’t believe ‘someone else’ is actually attempting to support your drivel.

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  • Sandy Perlmutter

    What a collection of anti-scientific bullshit this page has accumulated! Must be because of the heavy dose of reality and links to actual facts you have presented. This is like tossing in your little fishing line and hauling up a boot full of mud.

    You are a real hero, Raptor, putting up with this!

    • ladycum

      Hero -0 Hero Zero, sounds similar, are you serious! No wonder medical science is in a nose dive with characters like you at the helm. please don’t run for president, you might actually get in, say fuck off to George Muff for me.

    • ladycum

      Actually real science says nothing of the sort about no link between autism and vaccination because real science is not published in medical peer review. You have got it wrong again Raptor, but hey ho.

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  • truthseeker

    So many proofs that Vaccines cause autism and other conditions but so little time – Please see this and share

    • ladycum

      I know, problem is none of them can read anything but their own bible.

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  • BHill

    And of Merck and the fact that they killed 60,000 people with Vioxx, more than the Vietcong, and says we can trust our childrens lives to them, still!! None are wearing orange jumpsuits, as they rightfully should. Medical Malpractice is the 3rd leading killer in the USA.
    Thermerosol (Mercury laden neurotoxin), Aluminum, Aborted fetal tissue, Dog kidneys, Monkey kidneys dont cure anything. Let alone mainlining them. They LIE!!!!
    Spain is suing Baxter health for the killing of their daughters with HPV.
    The Father of so called ADHD is a Russian Israeli named Leon Eisenberg-who confessed later it was all fictitious (fictional), and yet 1 million active boys are made zombies because of it because they can’t sit still at a desk for 7 hours!
    Also, Research the Dr. Semmelweis effect.
    He was a doctor that found a correlation between doctors spreading disease by making rounds and not washing their hands. He was laughed at and mocked by his contemporaries.
    His friend admitted him to a mental hospital where he was killed 1 week later.

  • Albert K

    an analysis by Dr Jacob Puliyel is getting traction on anti-vax blogs/websites/FB and he has analysed GSK data and argued that child mortality is clustered around the time period 2 days following the hexavalent immunization, so could someone have a look at this and tell me the flaw in the analysis?

    • ladycum

      Maybe there is no flaw – I mean are you seriously scientific – all you cunts ever ask for is the debunk. Why don’t you discuss the article – no wonder medical science is screwing up so many people with rationals like this.

      Automatically assuming there is a flaw because vaccination is in the spotlight exposes you as a pseudo science woomeister. Fluff off.

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  • TellItAsIs99

    Parents should not be coerced into injecting dangerous and controversial vaccines into their children by being prevented from enrolling their kids into tax payer funded schools. If SB277 passes there will be law suits against the State and school districts and that legal fight could go all the way to the Supreme Court.
    Some vaccines shots contain toxic mercury and many vaccines contain toxic adjuvants such as aluminum to stimulate immune reaction. Vaccine supporters also fail to mention that because of better sanitation, hygiene and hospital care that deaths from infectious diseases all but disappeared before the first vaccine was given in 1963. Supporters also do not mention that vaccines rates were well under 90%, the so called herd immunity minimum rate, in many parts of the country in the 1960s to 80s without any major outbreaks of diseases that the vaccines are claimed to protect against.
    Big pharma funded test trials and financing to politicians, the FDA and medical advisory committees have created just another marketing group. Vaccines are not guaranteed to be either safe or effective and vaccine companies are protected from law suits by the 1986 Vaccine Injury Act. They know their vaccines cause harm and even death but don’t know which children are at risk; see the HRSA vaccine injury table list.
    A well nourished child with a healthy immune system will fight off most infectious diseases and in the rare case of measles the child will have life-time immunity after recovery without taking the risk of toxic vaccines some of which require later booster shots. Vaccines are
    a decision that must remain with the parents.
    Big pharma interests have also lead to other controversial deadly treatments drugs. The highly deadly mandatory clot-buster TPA drug given in the ER for a non-life threatening moderate ischemic stroke has a history of deadly failed test trials and controversial if any benefit modest benefit. Search: AAEM TPA position, The NNT TPA stroke, or in ER emergency blogs or for the stroke TPA drug controversy.

    • Bishop

      > “If SB277 passes there will be law suits …”

      BFD. Three families just tried every bullshit antivaxer argument to overturn New York’s mandatory school vaccination requirements, and lost. I don’t see the Ninth ruling any differently.

      +1 for getting a bingo in less than 350 words though. That’s pretty fucking impressive.

    • BHill

      The VAERS (co sponsored by CDC) statistics for 2014 were the highest ever with 38,519 MAIMED and 3,737 killed from vaccines All 18 years and younger. These numbers are going up every year. We don’t need an expert for that. We don’t even need a debate. To make this mandatory is criminal.
      It’s the same as playing Russian roulette with our children’s lives. People need to wake up, quit letting the government give itself authority it doesn’t have. Government officials are just people, if they think it’s ok to kill and maim 38,000 kids a year, I think they belong in prison. This whole thing is a criminal fraud. People should be like a mother/papa bear when someone is attacking it’s cubs. There are other bills following this one to mandate vaccines for adults.

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  • CornPaul

    You ignore the unholy alliance between Big Pharma and the Medical community at your own peril and show that you are a novice researcher. Here are 22 MORE peer reviewed studies that show a direct correlation between vaccines and autism. You have not “debunked” a thing until you debunk them all. Cheers and have fun shilling.

    • Jameson

      Wow, I love how confident you are. Those sources are awful. When 60% of the sources you are citing come from Yahoo news articles, you know you’re delusional. Classic Novice Researcher claiming someone who linked over a 100 legitimate sources is a novice. Hahaha, what a goober.

      • CornPaul

        A study published in the journal Annals of Epidemiology
        A study published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
        A study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
        A study published in the Journal of Toxicology
        A study published in the Journal of Biomedical Sciences
        Study published in the Annals of Clinical Psychiatry
        A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
        A study published by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
        A study published in the Journal of Child Neurology
        A study conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital
        A study conducted by the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Arkansa
        A study published in the Public Library of Science (PLOS)
        A study conducted by the University of Texas Health Science Center
        A study published in the International Journal of Toxicology
        A study published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
        A study published by the US National Library of Medicine
        A study conducted by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
        A study conducted by The George Washington University School of Public Health
        A study published in the journal Cell Biology and Toxicology
        A study published by the journal Lab Medicine
        A study published in the journal Neurochemical Research

        —Tell me again how 60% are Yahoo news sources…???? That’s a LIE, but a very good shilling strategy…You hope people will read your comment and not bother to click on my link. ALL conducted, submitted and peer reviewed by experts. ALL the links and PDF of the journal entries are available in the link I provided.
        Nice try Shill…

        Here…take Another look..

        • I see no peer reviewed papers that I can read. So you’re either inventing stuff or too lazy to have read them yourself.


          • CornPaul

            None are so blind as those who refuse to see.
            Good luck.

          • Jameson

            So in otherwords, you are unsure how to do research? See what you continue to link cites what your saying. Then if you go to the bottom, you’ll see where they got their sources from. Ahh. . . Yes Yahoo News. . . Yahoo News. . Look more Yahoo News. . College now educates you on how to do accurate research. It might help you!

          • CornPaul

            The bottom “sources” actually read like this:
            “All sources not listed below are listed throughout the article and highlighted. To view them, please click on them.”

            The “Yahoo” sources that you can’t get past are not Peer-Reviewed journals…I know this, but I am not trying to pass them off as such. The Yahoo sources are NYSE profiles of businesses the article mentioned.

            Please read the 22 PEER-Reviewed studies that find a corrolation between Vaccines and Autism here:

            Click the hyperlinked text next to the number of the study.
            #1 takes you to

            That is not yahoo, but, good try. Shill confirmed.

          • Craig Payne

            Not one of your “peer reviewed” sources confirm a link. You obviously do not know how to read peer reviewed studies. Epic fail.

          • CornPaul
          • CornPaul

            Awww, Skeptical….your page went offline? Right when I gave evidence to prove that you’re a shill… nice.

            I say good! this webpage was lying to humanity, keep it offline.

        • Raphaël Khoury

          @cornpaul:disqus The thing you must understand is, science isn’t about a study showing this or that. It’s about all the studies, and about how they fit together. The second law of science publishing states states that for every study, there is an equal and opposite study. (joke but not really). You can find studies taking all kinds of crazy off the wall positions: I’ve seen studyes that **astrology** work. that homeopathy works etc.

          As layman, we really can’t interpret these studies. Who are the authors? Are they well regarded by their peers? What else have they published? How does the idea that xyz cause autism fit inside our understing of human biochemistry?
          Experts in the field have an intuitive answer to these questions. Layman on the internet, even intelligent dedicated laymen,, never will.

          • CornPaul

            Science is funding by those who would benefit from the findings. Ignore the unholy alliance between the medical field and big pharma at your own peril.

          • Raphaël Khoury

            The problem with this argument is that it’s still
            something you must actually prove. It’s not enough to just say: Big pharma is manufacturing
            the evidence, you need to show this is the case.

            I for one, have always been suspicious of big oil. There is a conspiracy theory
            making the round on the internet, that woman bought a car that ran 1000 miles
            per gallon. She was amazed, told all her friends and even wrote the cie to
            thank them. One day she woke and saw two men in suits remove something from
            under the hood. Since that day the car had normal mileage. Read about here:

            Now I’m very skeptical of car cies but I just don’t buy that story. The idea
            that adding a little thing to a car would multiple its mileage doesn’t make intuitive
            sense when you understand how a motor
            works, and the idea that you *could* get so much mileage per gallon
            doesn’t fit with the physics of the energy content of oil.

            The point is, not believing this story doesn’t make me a stooge for big oil.
            It’s the job of those pushing this theory to convince me it is true.

            This story is a lot like that of the
            anti-vaxxers. The difference is, a layman can understand enough about a motor
            to see why adding a device to the motor just can’t increase mileage that
            much. Immunology is more complex, so the conspiracy theory took hold.

    • Albert K

      I thought i’d look at the first study in CornPaul’s list of so-called ‘evidence’ of a link bw vax and autism.
      Hepatitis B Vaccination of Male Neonates and Autism. Annals of Epidemiology , Vol. 19, No. 9 ABSTRACTS (ACE), September 2009: 651-680,
      Surprise surprise … It’s a dodgy study if ever I saw one. First, it’s a study of 33 kids, of which 9 received the HepB vax. Then it uses parent self-report data. If you use a small data set and marry it to self-report data, you can get a ‘study’ to say anything you like. The verdict: The ‘biggie’ is not credible. Sorry, no cigar

    • Albert K

      and the 2nd one is also so weak that the authors themselves say “Clearly, we cannot draw definite conclusions regarding the link between Al adjuvants and autism based on an ecological study such as the present one and hence the validity of our results remains to be confirmed.” This is an admission that their results are invalid. No cigar.However apart from the foot shot, the biggest mistake the authors make is to assume correlation means causation. It doesn’t. If we graph ASD diagnoses against sales of organic produce, we find an absolute
      correlation, yet no one would try to claim organic food causes autism.

      • CornPaul

        Shill confirmed.

        Go get the shots….try and force me and we shall have war.

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