Autism and Vaccination Mind Games

Autism and Vaccination Mind Games
Do vaccines cause autism? Well in my opinion they do not, from my knowledge from school and family member having autism, autism does not come from vaccinations autism is carried through either the Y chromosome and or the X chromosomes. So the theory of vaccinations cause autism is invalid in my eyes. My mother and me had a talk about this and she stated, “If vaccinations caused autisms then why don’t you or your siblings have autisms? All of you were treated with every vaccinations when you guys were younger and still are to this day.”
. In chapter 5 of Invisible Gorilla, Autism is described as “pervasive developmental disorder that currently affect about 1 to 110 children.” (Simons, 2009). The book discusses that symptoms of autism is delayed, impaired language and social skills, and parents don’t notice the signs until about the age of two. Scientists and parent began to believe that vaccines caused children to get autism. But how true were their theories? What was Dr.Wakefield hypothesizing?
The first Wakefield paper in 1998, Andrew Wakefield and colleagues published a paper in the Lancet titled "Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children."(1) Wakefield's hypothesis was that the MMR vaccine causes a series of events that include intestinal inflammation, loss of intestinal barrier function, entrance into the bloodstream of encephalopathic proteins, and consequent development of autism. In support of his hypothesis, Dr. Wakefield described 12 children with neurodevelopmental delay (8 with autism). All of these children had gastrointestinal complaints and developed autism within 1 month of receiving
MMR. About 90% of children in England received MMR at the time this paper was written. Because MMR is administered at a time when many children are diagnosed with autism, it would be expected that most children with autism would...