This is the favored approach the government and tow the line pundits in mainstream media take when it comes to the issue of whether vaccines cause autism.
Newspaper and magazine headlines and TV talking heads repeat the anthem ad nauseum that no link between vaccines and autism has been found and that parents need not be concerned about the uneducated, nonscientific “rumors” swirling on the internet that claim otherwise.
You have to wonder how the pro-vaccine lobby with its head hopelessly stuck in the sand is going to squelch this news.
Just days ago, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) also known as “vaccine court” awarded millions of dollars to two children who rapidly regressed and became autistic after a round of routine childhood vaccinations.
The first case involved a child named Emily who suffered a severe vaccine reaction to DTaP at 15 months old. MMR, HiB and Prevnar were also given at that time.
The second case involved 10 year old Ryan Mojabi of California in which the government admitted that the MMR vaccine caused the brain encephalopathy or brain dysfunction Ryan suffered within five to fifteen days of receiving the shot. Encephalopathy is considered a “vaccine table” injury, in other words, a compensable adverse reaction to vaccination.
Likely key to the prosecution was the testimony of family, friends, and neighbors of the children who testified under oath that the children were normal and perhaps even advanced for their age before autism took hold after routine immunizations.
Seizures, spiking fevers, a measles like rash of red spots all over the body and ultimately brain encephalopathy were reported following the shots. The witnesses said that the children never fully recovered from the adverse vaccine reactions they experienced, losing eye contact, language, and social skills – all hallmark symptoms of autism.
These are not the first cases of autistic children receiving compensation from vaccine court.
How Much Longer Can the Obvious Be Denied?
Very, very quietly and without any media attention to the matter, the cases keep piling up of vaccine court awarding compensation for children who became autistic after routine vaccination.
Vaccination proponents will no doubt argue that the autism that resulted was unrelated to the post immunization encephalopathy the children suffered which is the vaccine table injury that permitted the compensation to be awarded.
Those with any common sense will note that the encephalopathy or brain dysfunction suffered from the immunizations no doubt played a huge role and was most likely a key factor in the rapid, regressive autism these children experienced.
No matter whether you are for or against vaccination, one thing can be agreed upon: childhood vaccinations can and do indeed result in brain encephalopathy and permanent brain damage.
Whether or not this vaccine induced brain damage is called autism or not is nothing but a game of semantics.
Autism is as autism does.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist