Jenny McCarthy Speaks Out on HuffPo RE: Andrew Wakefield BMJ Report – AGE OF AUTISM

Source: Jenny McCarthy Speaks Out on HuffPo RE: Andrew Wakefield BMJ Report – AGE OF AUTISM

 

Troll_medical_handpuppetPlease read and comment on Jenny McCarthy’s full post at HuffPo HERE. Don’t get trampled by the trolls.

Last week, parents were told a British researcher’s 1998 report linking the MMR shot to autism was fraudulent — that this debate about vaccines and autism is now over, and parents should no longer worry about giving their children six vaccines at a single pediatric appointment or 36 by the time they are five years old.

Is that the whole story? Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s study of 12 children with autism actually looked at bowel disease, not vaccines. The study’s conclusion stated, “We did not prove an association between measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and the syndrome described [autism].”

Dr. Wakefield did something I wish all doctors would do: he listened to parents and reported what they said. His paper also said that, “Onset of behavioral symptoms was associated, by the parents, with measles, mumps and rubella vaccination in 8 of the 12 children,” and that, “further investigations are needed to examine this syndrome [autism with gut disease] and its possible relation to this vaccine.”

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