Two things for your consideration:
Gayle DeLong - Board Member
Dr. Gayle DeLong is a parent of two girls with autism. Starting in May 2005, her family began biomedical interventions to treat the girls' illness. Both girls have benefited greatly from supplements, diet, chelation, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Gayle holds a Ph.D. in international business and finance from New York University as well as an International Master's in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. She teaches international finance at Baruch College, City University of New York. She serves on SafeMind's research committee. She has attended rallies in Washington, DC to promote safer vaccines and spoken against adding vaccines to New Jersey's mandated schedule at a public hearing in Trenton, NJ. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Morristown, NJ.
A Positive Association found between Autism Prevalence and Childhood Vaccination Uptake across the U.S. Population
"Evidence presented in this paper suggests a possible link between susceptible children receiving a battery of vaccinations and developing autism or speech disorders. Although Hg has been removed from many childhood vaccines, other ingredients could link vaccines to autism. Aluminum, which is found in at least 20 U.S. childhood vaccines (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010), is not only a neurotoxin, but also an immunosuppressant that may allow measles-containing vac-cines to create cytokines that damage the brain. Enhanced exposure to aluminum via vaccines may be associated with an increase in the prevalence of neurological disorders such as autism, especially if an aluminum-containing vaccine is administered along with a measles-containing vaccine. Reducing thimerosal and observing an increase in autism exonerates neither thimerosal nor vaccines from being potential links to autism (italics mine). Further research into the relationship between vaccines and autism is warranted."Bye-bye, Hg. Look out, Al. You're next, you old, old, old vaccine preservative, you. And what level of denial must one have achieved to make that italicized statement? Of greater importance...why did no reviewer take the author up on it?
- Sullivan, at LBRB, takes a closer look at the paper and shows how the inclusion of speech and language impairments simply swamps the autism data.
- Here is Neuroskeptic's take on it, specifically looking at the statistical analyses.
- Autism parent and in-depth analyzer Kim Wombles takes it on here.
- The ever-humble and scathing Orac scathes away here.