More Vaxxed Thoughts

I continue to be perplexed by the response to this movie.  I’ve found several more articles that criticize the movie, but end up mainly criticizing Andrew Wakefield.  I’ve not seen any articles that deal with the movie’s main assertion – that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) altered and/or repressed data from a 2004 study on the Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccine that would have demonstrated a link between the vaccine that contains all three of these innoculations together, and autism in general and particularly for African-American children.

In “unrelated” news, however, a new study indicates the autoimmune system may be a critical factor in autism, though the study focuses on the mother’s immune system and response to infections or illnesses during pregnancy.  I wonder if what studies examine the child’s autoimmune system and how it responds to vaccinations.  Interesting.  An alleged whistle-blower for the nation’s clearinghouse for medical information – a whistle-blower specifically on one of the biggest, uncovered medical situations in our nation – generates absolutely zero interest from the media.  Nearly zero interest from Congress.

Interesting.  And troubling.  If it’s all a ruse and the movie is a lie, it should be easily disproved.  If not, we have grave cause for alarm, cause that might significantly affect the kind of research that is done in the future.  It seems easy enough.  Why isn’t anyone doing anything?

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