Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Truth About Autism?

Columbia University has delivered the newest research-based information on childhood vaccines and a possible link to autism. Their conclusion is that no link, whatsoever, exists, and their research study was the most exhaustive one ever to be undertaken. Columbia might just as well have put their research efforts into disproving the existence of UFOs. The vaccine-autism-linkage belief has entered the urban myth catalogue, right along with alien abductions and Bigfoot and the alligators in the sewer system— true realities about which, “everyone knows the truth, in spite of those special interests who deny the facts to suit their own agenda.” According to the "autism-informed," evidently, the “agenda” of Columbia University was to allay needless fears of parents about protecting their children against disease through vaccination. Clearly (according to the "autism-informed") Columbia set out to dupe us.

Those intimidating, lipstick-wearing hockey moms are not about to be fooled by some smarmy scientists at some Ivy League, ivory tower institution like Columbia. No Sir! But here’s something to think about. Can you imagine the uproar that would occur if a link was proven between autism and cell-phone usage during pregnancy? Actually, the growth curves of autism incidence and cell phone usage are identical. Don’t worry. I’m not going to tell anyone about this.

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