Autism and Vaccinations: Will Your Pediatrician Tell the Truth?
The controversy surrounding the connection between soaring autism rates and vaccinations continues to escalate. Pediatricians assure parents that most vaccines are safe, but is their word good enough to ease your fears? The research community says there are no conclusive scientific studies which prove that vaccinations cause autism. Opponents of vaccinations also make a valid point, which is that there are also no studies that prove that vaccinations are not responsible for the development of autism in children.
Are you willing to play Russian roulette with your child’s brain? An analytical thinker will realize that something is causing autism and it is not just the drinking water. Decades ago the autism rate was about 1 in 10,000. These days the autism rate is getting close to 1 in 100. The interesting thing is that since the number of recommended vaccine injections has increased, so has the rate of autism.
As more women return to work shortly after giving birth, the number of infants getting vaccinated increases because mothers are often forced to place their newborns in daycares, which require the infants to get vaccinated for enrollment. Most public schools also require vaccinations, leaving parents little or no choice to opt out for their children.
Does the medical profession have any idea what kind of havoc these vaccinations are causing in the bodies of young babies whose immune systems have not had a chance to develop? What if the babies are allergic to the ingredients? What are the ingredients? Could they be toxic? Do you know what is being injected into your child? Or are you blindly following the crowd afraid to question so called authorities?
There are pediatricians who have reservations about giving vaccinations, and refuse to inoculate their own children and grandchildren. But they will inoculate yours. Medical school was expensive, they have loans to repay, and they need to make a living. In his book, How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor, Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, pediatric medical doctor, stated that “vaccinations are the bread and butter of pediatric practice.” Dr. Mendelsohn further explains that there are “significant risks associated with every immunization and contraindications that may make it dangerous for the shots to be given to your child.” However, most doctors routinely give vaccines to children while remaining unsure of the long-term consequences.
Parents have a right to know the truth about vaccinations. Do the benefits really outweigh the risks? Is it better to delay the vaccinations until children are older? Should some of the vaccines on the schedule be eliminated all together? Is there a safer method to help protect children from common childhood diseases? What about pediatricians who practice natural and holistic healthcare? Is it worse to catch the measles or develop vaccine induced autism? These are the questions concerned parents need answered.
Is there a link between autism and vaccines? This question will continue to be the topic of debate and controversy and not offer any hope to parents whose children are afflicted with the disease. A better question to ask is “what is the American Pediatric Association doing to find out what is causing the increase of autism rates in children? In the meantime, if you are a parent, do your homework and then make the decision you believe is best. Remember, the pediatrician is not going to raise your child.