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Vaccine And Autism Link Confirmed In Science Journal

A scientific study has verified for the first time, using peer-reviewed journals, that there is indeed a link between vaccine’s and autism.

Senior Pharmaceutical scientist Helen Ratajczak published an article titled “Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes–A review” in the Journal of Immunotoxicology. In it she says, “Documented causes of autism include genetic mutations and/or deletions, viral infections, and encephalitis following vaccination. Therefore, autism is the result of genetic defects and/or inflammation of the brain.

Cbsnews.com reports:

The article goes on to discuss many potential vaccine-related culprits, including the increasing number of vaccines given in a short period of time. “What I have published is highly concentrated on hypersensitivity, Ratajczak told us in an interview, “the body’s immune system being thrown out of balance.”

University of Pennsylvania’s Dr. Brian Strom, who has served on Institute of Medicine panels advising the government on vaccine safety says the prevailing medical opinion is that vaccines are scientifically linked to encephalopathy (brain damage), but not scientifically linked to autism. As for Ratajczak’s review, he told us he doesn’t find it remarkable. “This is a review of theories. Science is based on facts. To draw conclusions on effects of an exposure on people, you need data on people. The data on people do not support that there is a relationship. As such, any speculation about an explanation for a (non-existing) relationship is irrelevant.”

Ratajczak also looks at a factor that hasn’t been widely discussed: human DNA contained in vaccines. That’s right, human DNA. Ratajczak reports that about the same time vaccine makers took most thimerosal out of most vaccines (with the exception of flu shots which still widely contain thimerosal), they began making some vaccines using human tissue. Ratajczak says human tissue is currently used in 23 vaccines. She discusses the increase in autism incidences corresponding with the introduction of human DNA to MMR vaccine, and suggests the two could be linked. Ratajczak also says an additional increased spike in autism occurred in 1995 when chicken pox vaccine was grown in human fetal tissue.

Why could human DNA potentially cause brain damage? The way Ratajczak explained it to me: “Because it’s human DNA and recipients are humans, there’s homologous recombinaltion tiniker. That DNA is incorporated into the host DNA. Now it’s changed, altered self and body kills it. Where is this most expressed? The neurons of the brain. Now you have body killing the brain cells and it’s an ongoing inflammation. It doesn’t stop, it continues through the life of that individual.”

Dr. Strom said he was unaware that human DNA was contained in vaccines but told us, “It does not matter…Even if human DNA were then found in vaccines, it does not mean that they cause autism.” Ratajczak agrees that nobody has proven DNA causes autism; but argues nobody has shown the opposite, and scientifically, the case is still open.

A number of independent scientists have said they’ve been subjected to orchestrated campaigns to discredit them when their research exposed vaccine safety issues, especially if it veered into the topic of autism. We asked Ratajczak how she came to research the controversial topic. She told us that for years while working in the pharmaceutical industry, she was restricted as to what she was allowed to publish. “I’m retired now,” she told CBS News. “I can write what I want.”

We wanted to see if the CDC wished to challenge Ratajczak’s review, since many government officials and scientists have implied that theories linking vaccines to autism have been disproven, and Ratajczak states that research shows otherwise. CDC officials told us that “comprehensive review by CDC…would take quite a bit of time.” In the meantime, CDC provided these links:

Interagency Autism Coordination Committee: http://iacc.hhs.gov

Overview of all CDC surveillance and epi work: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/research.html

CDC study on risk factors and causes: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/seed.html

Read Helen Ratajczak’s review HERE

  • KARENALBERTWINSLOW

    So its still a No Maybe I Dont Know Thing. Ill let my daughter take her chance just like I took my chances with my daughter

    • Salim Mohammed

      err, that didn’t sound right.

      • KARENALBERTWINSLOW

        sorry

    • Daniel Osborn

      You don’t develop autism from a vaccine. If you are going to make such an important decision that could could result in your daughter dying from an easily preventable disease please take the time to review the evidence. When I say evidence I don’t mean reading a headline on a website like this, but I mean consulting with healthcare professions (again not ones on websites like this), and taking the time to try and read scientific journals to understand everything. I understand that you may find it extremely difficult to comprehend what can be highly complex and seemingly impenetrable texts, but even take the time to buy a few high school biology textbooks and familiarised yourself with the science. You would frankly be putting your daughter’s life in danger due to your own ignorance otherwise.

      • KARENALBERTWINSLOW

        You took my statement wrong. My child got the shots just as her child is getting them. It was an play on words which I guess I failed at. I believe in getting the shots & wish they had been around when I was a child as I got all the diseases. I didnt notice at the time I read this but it was pointed out later that this was from 2011 & as we all know now it all has been proven that the shots do not cause it but it does point out if the child has an underlying disease it may happen. PRO-VACCINATE HERE SO PLEASE NO HATING ON MY COMMENTS.

        • ccdaddy

          If you had a media worth a damn, you would know that all of those large population based VSD studies. That were done by the CDC, and done for the CDC were found by the NIH’s NIEHS to b all fraudulent studiese

      • AutismDad

        Another Troll preaching from the MERCK bible.

    • shotofhealth

      Vaccines are unnecessary and toxic and have never eradicated any disease. Please do your due diligence with well-researched resources such as the Vaccine Safety Manual and Dissolving Illusions (for the real history behind vaccines). To illustrate, deaths from measles in the USA and UK was reduced by 98 to 99% WITHOUT VACCINES. The vaccine for measles was introduced right at the bottoming out of this disease. For graphs showing the decline in infectious diseases through better sanitation, hygiene and nutrition, go here : http://www.dissolvingillusions.com/graphs/#29

      Daniel is being very condescending by saying “you may find it extremely difficult to comprehend”. It’s not difficult to comprehend the nonsense propagated by the MSM and the corrupt pharmaceutical companies. It doesn’t take a lot of brain power to comprehend that we have been lied to by those in power about the toxicity of vaccines. http://www.nvic.org is also an excellent resource.

      Do you really want to inject your daughter with aborted foetal cells (human diploid cells)? Or foreign DNA (foreign proteins)?

      Vaccines fail and are not safe and effective. They give temporary ‘immunity’, hence the continual need for ‘boosters’. Vaccines do not ‘work’ in everyone. Some are good responders but many are not. How can you tell which is which? The answer is “you can’t”. Vaccinated children shed the diseases they are vaccinated against (you can search on live vaccines for this subject). Vaccinated children CONTRACT the diseases they are vaccinated against. And it is simply not true that they get a ‘milder’ form of the disease.

      Search for Dr Russell Blaylock and see his lecture on how vaccines cause autism and brain inflammation. Have you heard of the gut/brain connection? Then it will not be difficult to understand that when 90% of your immune system is in your gut that vaccines over-stimulate your immune system resulting in inflammatory bowel disease (which many autistic children have) and many children end up with serious neurological conditions. Also search for Dr Andrew Moulden on how vaccines cause mini-strokes. Have you noticed how many children have squint eyes these days? From vaccines.

      And please, whatever you do, do NOT seriously consider giving your daughter the HPV vaccine. Young girls are dying and suffering horrendous neurological injuries because of this useless and pointless vaccine.

      I could go on and on but I think you get my message?!

  • Fred

    Why is this article printed today when the linking paper they cite is from 2011 lol

    • Your Everything

      because the paper wasn’t revealed until recently. The scientists hid the documents as requested by the CDC

  • John Alexander

    I have one really simple question. I know a 15-year old boy who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He is extremely intelligent, has straight A’s in all fields at school, but has challenges when it comes to social interaction with others. The doctors say his outstanding theoretical skills, way beyond most or all of his peers, are closely associated with his autism, and that well over average intelligence is common among highly functioning autists.

    My question is this: Is it likely that a condition (autism) supposedly caused by vaccine poisoning, in effect cause extreme intelligence? Or put differently: Is it likely that poison in the form of mercury, thimerosal, dubious human tissue, or other toxic material, has the effect that it makes the vaccinated person extremely, or at least way above average, intelligent?

    Anyone?

    • http://www.jesusgospelchurch.com/ Kirk W. Fraser

      I attended a court trial where a doctor of psychology claimed all the smart people like Bill Gates had asperger’s syndrome. Being in that group, by personal observation and introspection, I attribute smarts more to the yearning desire of my parents at conception. My dad picked a smart wife and wanted smart kids. If it were just vaccine my brothers or classmates would have been at the 99th percentile nationally in Science like I was. My brothers aren’t below average but I think my parent’s motives were different when they conceived again.

    • Jackie Horton

      John – the best student in my high school Latin class the last two years was an extremely intelligent young man, but non verbal. He also is a diagnosed autistic person. He communicates through a letter board read and then verbalized by an assistant. Doctors do not even understand where autism originates; their opinions are as varied as those on the spectrum so I find it suspect that some would say it is because of the autism, that the boy is intelligent. Perhaps the perspective is DESPITE the autism, these people are able to function and are highly intelligent….how much more capable might they be if they did not have to struggle with its varied downsides?
      Until the CDC commissions a study to see what the rate of autism is amongst those unvaccinated (even in utero) vs vaccinated….but I doubt they will, they already know the answer. Look at the Amish.

      • Julie

        Watch Trace Amounts…Eric Gladen documents how he began to literally see things in a different way that affected his ability to figure things out–he got smarter after becoming vaccine injured

    • racesla

      Thank you.

    • James Doucheington

      Look up Indigo/Crystal children. another possibility.
      I’m “on the spectrum” yet i know full well i have none of my diagnoses, other then Anxiety which manifests very physically.
      The kid could just be simply gifted and is too intelligent to be around deadbeats (not to be rude but anyone can wake up and use some wits) -shrugs- its how i was.

    • Julie

      Watch Trace Amounts…Eric Gladen documents how he began to literally see things in a different way that affected his ability to figure things out–he got smarter after becoming vaccine injured! Amazingly well done movie. Highly recommend.

    • Daniel Osborn

      John, autism is a very difficult condition to live with but with the right care and environment people on the autistic spectrum can have full and fulfilling lives.

      My nephew suffers with it too and he is also very intelligent when it comes to certain numerical tasks, but I wouldn’t say that autistic people are more intelligent in general, but rather that they are extremely focused on one field.

      In regards to vaccines lets be clear, there isn’t a SINGLE piece of evidence that links autism to vaccines. While much more research needs to be done on the exact causes of the condition, it is most probably genetic but it is most certainly not a result of vaccines, indeed, it’s often easy to tell at birth whether a child is at the extreme end of the spectrum.

      People are exposed to far smaller amounts of mercury nowadays than generations gone before us, and again any mercury present in vaccines is in such trace amounts for it to be insignificant. You should be far more worried about eating fish. No credible link has ever been presented with thimerosal. It’s phasing out in the majority of vaccines, which was supposed to increase public trust has had the opposite effect, as people became more worried that it was pulled. Resorting to misleading, conspiracy theory websites is just dangerous if you don’t know how to read scientific papers and understand the attention yourself. Parents are putting their children at risk of a wide range of horrible and easily preventable diseases for absolutely no rational reason.

      The ‘science journal’ referenced is a paper published in a little known publication and is not a study on whether vaccines cause autism but is instead looks at correlation. There is no doubt that autism diagnosis rates have increased in recent years, although this is likely in large part due to better diagnosis, but there are also a wide range of other environmental factors that are at play. Always remember that correlation does not equal causation. Instead you’re far better off putting this paper in the context of the countless other papers that specifically analyse, using detailed statistics, the relationship between autism and vaccines and they all come to the same conclusion. There isn’t one.

      I beg you to please use scientific journals if you chose not to follow ‘mainstream media’ and actually take the time to research the issue, because I fear that comments such as yours could result in the death of people from preventable disease.

      P.S. I’m an economist, but I am extremely familiar with statistics and I know how to interpret scientific journals. But don’t just base what you believe on what I say, look at the evidence!

      • John Alexander

        Daniel, I think you misread my comment or missed the point. Please read again.

      • bouncedancer

        The studies that show a link between autism and vaccines are systematically suppressed. The evidence is in all the vaccine-injured, if only the CDC would bother to count. Just a month ago I talked with a woman who had been all gung-ho about vaccines, until her son was injured and started that significant high-pitched screaming signifying vaccine injury immediately after his MMR vaccine — he went from normal to having autism in that moment. I bet they didn’t get reimbursed by the federal Vaccine Court either, which has paid almost $3 BILLION of our taxpayer money to vaccine-injured people in the few years it’s been in existence.

    • Megan Summer

      I have a little brother who is totally computer smart/digital smart and he’s only 8! Okay maybe this is just a therory but I believe it’s because their not great at social tasks that maybe their other abilities improve because of the loss of that. Kind of like how def, blind or mute people have better site or hearing.

    • AutismDad

      The human brain compensates for deficits by rewiring and using brain regions in new ways. I read about those who had their brains severed to stop seizures, and the brain rewired connections to the eyes from opposite sides (originally) to same side. Its not the poisoning, its the power to change and attempt to improve that results in apparent special skills.

  • Kirsten

    So this study found that autism is generally caused by a variable combination of factors, including inflammation of the brain from conditions such as encephalitis. Encephalitis is a life-threatening side effect of the measles, so if it is a trigger for autism through vaccination, then surely unvaccinated children are just as at threat of developing autism if they catch measles and it develops into encephalitis. Why didn’t this study find autistic traits in children who had suffered encephalitis after measles or shingles? Maybe because those children usually die. So many people are living productive healthy lives while balancing autism with family, friendship and work, I don’t understand why autism is worse than having full-blown encephalitis from the measles.

    • bouncedancer

      People who have died from measles in the last 10 years: One — she had had the MMR vaccine. People who have died from the vaccine in the last 10 years: Twelve.

      • Michael

        That is cause vaccines have practically eradicated the disease, and i thought vaccines were being linked to autism not death. When and where were this cases documented and by who? and fyi vaccines don’t work on people who have contracted the virus prior to vaccination

        • bouncedancer

          Vaccines can cause rapid, extreme inflammation of the brain and can kill or maim sensitive people. Babies whose brains are injured often have a particular high-pitched scream afterwards. My mother had a massive stroke half a week after her first flu shot. My son had an extreme reaction after the polio vaccine (dead virus administered as a shot, to prevent him from contracting polio from the vaccine!) which made me say that over my dead body does he get any more. I had to bring my husband to the ER after a flu vaccine.

          It is not hard to find official statistics that show the huge decline in diseases BEFORE vaccines were introduced. The numbers on people who died after the MMR vaccine are official government statistics.

          • ketac6

            I don’t want to be rude but presumably your mother was a senior citizen when she had her stroke and was at higher risk for a stroke than most of the population as a result. Linking this to a vaccination seems speculative.

          • AutismDad

            Presume the vaccine harmed her as it does MANY

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    • AutismDad

      Then you are clueless to think any family can be genuinely happy having a child who can’t speak, has seizures, will NEVER have a job, girlfriend, wife, children, and die among strangers in a group home? And to think you took your HEALTHY child and did this to him??

  • Michelle Powers

    My child was born with autism. As I understand it, at birth there is an explosion of nueral connections as the brain trys to compensate for not functioning properly. This burst of growth slows downs as they mature. I wonder if that is a reason why autistic kids can develop unusal abilities? My son has a photographic memory, hyper-hearing notices tiny details. We have him on an anti-inflamitory diet and it really helps. My son was born with autism, but I know parents whose children were doing just fine before routine vaccinations. If you want to know the cost of war, visit a veterans hospital. If you want to see the down-side of our vaccine program, spend time in the autism community. We need to stop pretending it isn’t real and start listening to parents.

  • jan

    If you read the actual paper you will see the lacking of quality. The entire paper did not research the relationship between vaccination and autism and only mentions an assumption without any reference. It is just a shame that media pick up these journal articles that have a terrible quality and it shows that journalists don’t read the actual article and are more interested in spreading rumours about popular subjects. And we as readers are eager to pick this up especially if it concerns our worries.

  • Robert Ireland

    Can you say bullocks? This sounds like Not her PHARMA pr piece too late, we L ready know there IS a genetic mutagenesis they’ve purposely introduced called nagalase which shuts down GcMAF, which is supposed to give us cancer years down the road, but in young children is causing some more.rapid defect and never mind none of their pseudoscience even includes the functions of the endocannabinoid system and that’s as insane as studying microbiology on a body that was deficient in all 49 essential nutrients. Smh, bunch of bloated pseudoscience ans in the last 30 days.12 doctors studying this correlation are now dead. I’ve sworn to never take another medicine from these filthy animals. I’ll take.my chances with Rick Simpson oil. That I’ve seen work where their toxic junk.always and I mean always comes with nasty size effects, including asperin and pejncillin.

  • ketac6

    The article seems to be suggesting that vaccines can cause autism because they contain human DNA which is taken up into the host’s cells but doesn’t actually cite any data that shows this happens. It’s a bit of a rubbish article.
    http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2011/04/05/the-resident-anti-vaccine-reporter-at-cb/

  • ketac6

    By the way, does anyone know what “homologous recombinaltion tiniker” is supposed to mean?