William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.
August 25, 2010
Don’t expect to read about this in the mainstream: Yet another study has linked mercury-laden vaccines to autism. I wonder whose career will be ruined for telling the truth this time!
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Thoughtful House Center for Children in Austin, Texas gave infant monkeys a series of vaccines following the typical schedule given to American kids in the 1990s.
Then, they compared the brains of these monkeys to the brains of monkeys that were not vaccinated. Lo and behold, the vaccinated monkeys showed the brain changes associated with autism… while the unvaccinated monkeys did not.
The monkeys that received the vaccines had an increase in brain volume — and trust me, that’s not making anyone smarter at that point. Increased brain volume has strong links to autism. And after being given the 12-month vaccinations, the monkeys showed changes in the amygdala — another region with strong ties to autism.
Sounds like someone owes an apology to Dr. Andrew Wakefield, whose 1998 study in The Lancet linking vaccines to autism was retracted earlier this year. “Retracted” is too mild a word — they’ve run this man through the ringer, and come after him with pitchforks and torches. They even stripped him of his medical license.
I’ve had the torch-and-pitchfork crowd after me a few times, so I can sympathize. But here’s what’s amazing: Dr. Wakefield never even said that the vaccines cause autism, and never suggested ending vaccinations.
He’s in hot water for merely suggesting the link and asking the questions — and saying that vaccines should be given one dose at a time, instead of in combo jabs.
Next to me, he’s positively mainstream… because while I can’t say for certain if vaccines are causing autism, any reason to skip them is OK in my book. Vaccines are needless and dangerous — and they’ve led to generations of humans with no natural defenses to disease.
And that’s far more frightening than autism.