No one has to prove vaccines cause autism anymore. The war is nearly over. What is left is to mop up and clear the diehards from their bunkers.
Is this a premature declaration of ‘VCH Day’ – Victory for Child Health?. It may not be.
But the latest evidence suggests the opposition is in its dying gasps. What key events are bringing the war to an end?
Making Absurd Claims of Fraud
The dying gasps are shown by the British Medical Journal Editor Dr Fiona Godlee and colleague’s efforts in publishing the absurdly false claim of “an elaborate fraud” that Dr Wakefield “altered numerous facts about the patients’ medical histories in order to support his claim to have identified a new syndrome” when completely impossible for Wakefield or anyone else to have done that.
For more details read our “The BIG Lie” article: The BIG Lie – Wakefield Lancet Paper Alleged Fraud – Was Not Possible For Anyone To Commit.
What Are The Key Events?
The key events are set out here, but there is much more to a story which can be told more fully another time and many more players and many not mentioned here who have sacrificed much for all our children.
First in February 2008, award winning best selling author David Kirby broke the story of the case of Hannah Poling and how the US Department of Health and Human Services secretly conceded [ie. there was no need for a hearing]in a US Federal Court case that Hannah’s symptoms of autism were caused by the nine vaccines [ie. not just MMR] which she received in one day [The Vaccine-Autism Court Document Every American Should Read - David Kirby - Huffington Post - February 26, 2008].
Then there were public statements by the US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) broadcast by Sharyl Attkisson on CBS News in the US. These were about 1322 cases of vaccine injury compensation settled out of court by the US Government in unpublished settlements:-
“We have compensated cases in which children exhibited an encephalopathy, or general brain disease. Encephalopathy may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism, or seizures.”
Vaccine Case: An Exception Or A Precedent? – First Family To Have Autism-Related Case “Conceded” Is Just One Of Thousands – CBS News By Sharyl Attkisson WASHINGTON, March 6, 2008
[see text of email exchanges between US HRSA and Attkisson - attached]:-
Then it was Dr Sanjay Gupta’s interview with CDC Director Julie Gerberding on CNN in which Gerberding confirmed vaccinations could cause autistic conditions:
Now, we all know that vaccines can occasionally cause fevers in kids. So if a child was immunized, got a fever, had other complications from the vaccines. And if you’re predisposed with the mitochondrial disorder, it can certainly set off some damage. Some of the symptoms can be symptoms that have characteristics of autism.