Articles tagged with: Autism

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Significant methodological flaws in a 2020 study claiming to show unvaccinated children are healthier

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Vaccinated children are more likely to have adverse health outcomes like developmental delays, asthma, and ear infections compared to unvaccinated children.

SOURCE: Brian Hooker, Neil Miller, Children’s Health Defense

Published: 04 Jun 2020

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Claim that the Amish are healthier because they opt out of all vaccines is incorrect

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“The unvaccinated Amish rarely get cancer, autism, or heart disease.”

SOURCE: Mark Sloan, EndAllDisease

Published: 20 May 2020

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Vaccines do not cause mercury toxicity or autism, contrary to claim in London Real video

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"Autism is nothing more than mercury toxicity"; vaccine ingredients are toxic

SOURCE: Rashid Buttar, London Real

Published: 15 May 2020

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Vaccines do not cause neurological damage, aluminum levels in vaccines are safe

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Aluminum in vaccines causes neurological damage and autism

SOURCE: Arjun Walia, Facebook users, Collective Evolution

Published: 24 Mar 2020

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Contrary to viral Facebook claim, numerous studies show vaccines don’t cause autism

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there are no studies that prove vaccines don’t cause autism

SOURCE: Del Bigtree, Joe Martino, The HighWire, Collective Evolution

Published: 11 Mar 2020

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No increased risk of autism observed in African-American boys associated with MMR vaccine; claim based on erroneous study retracted in 2014

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The CDC found a 236% increased risk of autism in African-American boys associated with the MMR vaccine

SOURCE: Brian Hooker, Facebook

Published: 27 Jan 2020

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Vaccines do not cause autism, diabetes or cancer, contrary to Shiv Chopra’s claim

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All these diseases [...] use [sic] to be rare. Autism use [sic] to be 1 in 10,000. Now it’s 1 in 50. Now, where is it all coming from? Vaccines are doing it.

SOURCE: Shiv Chopra, Natural Nana

Published: 30 Oct 2019

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Claim that vaccines can cause individuals with mitochondrial disorders to develop autism is unsupported

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If a child has a mitochondrial disorder [...] she is more at risk of having a vaccine pushing her over the edge and causing a bad reaction

SOURCE: JB Handley Jr., GreenMedInfo

Published: 26 Jul 2019

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INSIGHTS

How we know vaccines don’t cause autism – and why this belief persists

— 26 Mar 2019

The claim that “vaccines cause autism” first received its scientific backing by Andrew Wakefield’s now-retracted study in The Lancet, published in 1998. The study...