Now that it's been exposed that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been lying about the connection between vaccines and autism for at least 14 years
, many prominent doctors and health practitioners are now coming forward to corroborate the fact that vaccines are, in fact, harming children.
Dr. Kenneth Aitken, M.D., a child psychologist from Great Britain, recently told The Telegraph
that he's seen autism rates increase in conjunction with the MMR vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella.
"When I was in training, one in 2,500 (children were autistic)," Dr. Aitken told the U.K. paper. "Now, it is one in 250. At the moment, the only logical explanation is MMR."
Dr. Jane Orient, M.D., executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and professor of clinical medicine at the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
, has expressed similar feelings on the subject.
"There has been a frightening increase in cases of autism that has not been explained," she contends. "There are a number of anecdotal reports from parents that symptoms of autism have appeared close to the time of the (MMR) vaccine."
Beyond just autism, childhood illnesses in general are on the rise. And according to Dr. Harris Coulter, Ph.D., a prominent homeopathic medicine historian and lecturer, vaccines are the most likely culprit.
"Probably 20 percent of American children ... suffer from development disability ... a large proportion of the millions of U.S. children and adults suffering from autism, seizures, mental retardation, hyperactivity, dyslexia and other ... development disabilities owe their disorders to one or another of the vaccines against childhood diseases," he says.
Even the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons itself says that MMR, along with the hepatitis B vaccine, are far more of a threat than the diseases they supposedly prevent.
Having children simply endure such diseases naturally as they used to do, the group says, would prevent having "10 percent of a generation afflicted with learning disability and/or uncontrolled aggressive behavior because of an impassioned crusade for universal vaccination."
Many vaccines linked to autism, SIDS, and other childhood illnesses, doctors warn
It's not just the MMR vaccine that's causing autism and other learning disabilities, either. The DPT vaccine for diphtheria and pertussis is similarly questionable, according to Dr. Jerome Murphy, M.D., the former head of Pediatric Neurology at Milwaukee Children's Hospital, who warns that DTP is strongly correlated with causing childhood seizures.
"There is just overwhelming data that there's an association," he says.
"Sometimes, the most damning indictment can come right from the conventional medical authorities themselves. According to both the CDC and Merck, manufacturer of the MMR vaccines, adverse reactions from vaccines can include 'fever, rash, fainting ... pancreatitis, diarrhea ... vomiting, nausea, coma and permanent brain damage."
Vaccines are also associated with a deadly childhood disease referred to as "crib death," or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Though mainstream health authorities often blame SIDS on unknown factors, studies show that vaccines are more than likely involved.
A paper published by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles
that was sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that the DPT vaccine is strongly linked to SIDS.
"My suspicion, which is shared by others in my profession, is that the nearly 10,000 SIDS deaths that occur in the U.S. each year are related to one or more of the vaccines that are routinely given to children," says Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, M.D.
William C. Torch, Director of Child Neurology within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
, even went so far as to say that the risks associated with vaccines far outweigh any potential benefits.
"... DPT vaccinations may be a generally unrecognized major cause of sudden infant and early childhood death, and ... the risks of immunization may outweigh its potential benefits," he says.
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