The increase in reported cases of autism has not only slowed, but actually reversed now that thimerosal, a mercury-based vaccine preservative, has finally been removed from childhood vaccines.
Studies of two government databases indicate that autism rates went up as thimerosal dosages increased, then began to decline as thimerosal was removed.
From 240 to Close to Zero
The average exposure of a young child to thimerosal dropped from 240 micrograms in 1999 to almost nothing four years later. Autism rates among children declined at a similar rate.
Dr. Robert Davis, director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) immunization safety group, argues that this cannot "... really be taken to provide any evidence one way or the other." Solid evidence of a link between thimerosal and autism could result in serious repercussions for government agencies and drug companies.
If new recommendations requiring annual influenza vaccinations for children are followed, their average dose could increase back to 60 micrograms.
Behind the Scenes
Documents newly released under the Freedom of Information Act indicate that the CDC was actually discouraging thimerosal's removal behind the scenes, despite their public call for removal. The CDC at one point rejected a proposal by drugmaker SmithKline Beecham to produce thimerosal-free vaccines, and the CDC's commitment to banning thimerosal has often seemed half-hearted since that time.
A federal health official, who has requested anonymity, believes that there were other considerations besides safety guiding the CDC's actions, including protecting the economic interests of drug industry partners. The industry's stockpiled thimerosal-based vaccines would have become worthless had there been an immediate ban on the substance.
Well we have had enough time pass since the EPA requested that mercury be removed from vaccines to generate enough data to determine if removing mercury from some (not all) of the vaccines has made a difference. What a surprise, autism rates have indeed declined.
We have a term for this in medicine, it is called a clue.
It's no surprise that the diminishment of thimerosal in childhood vaccines has coincided with a reversal in autism rates.
There are many reasons why a toxic poison like mercury would cause this type of neurological damage. If you have any doubt at all about what mercury can do to your child, I urge you to review some of the pieces I've posted on mercury's damaging connection to autism.
Mercury exposure can cause a devastating array of problems, including:
Perhaps it's not a great mystery why the Amish don't have autistic children ...
Of course, the CDC disputes the evidence; in response to the studies above, they called one of the databases researchers used in building their case "skewed" and not unlike "fluctuations in the stock market."
You may remember the awesome article I shared with you last summer about mercury's presence in vaccines, written by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., that described how hard the CDC worked at burying and debunking the truth about thimerosal.
It should come as no major surprise that the CDC still defends the use of thimerosal, sending representatives to various state legislatures to testify against their removal. The real reasons they do so is to protect their true partners, the mega-drug companies, from countless millions in losses.
Despite this, patients are becoming more aware by the day. Unfortunately, just as the veil is starting to lift, consumers will have no recourse to fight vaccine makers if American lawmakers declare a public health emergency, due to back door moves by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
In the meantime, play it safe, and avoid useless flu vaccinations for yourself and your children. They're still loaded with mercury.