I did some swearing in this post. Apologies, but when you read it, I think you’ll understand why.
A few days ago, I was told about this page. The author, one Jagannath Chatterjee, lists “40 Reasons why you should not vaccinate.” The page is a pack of lies, half-truths and distortions. Included in the reasons were numerous remarks about vaccines causing autism. I will list and shred them now.
11. “The mercury, aluminum and live viruses in vaccines is behind the huge epidemic of autism (1 in 10 worldwide as per doctors in the USA), a fact that has been admitted by the US Vaccine Court.”
Would this be the Vaccine Court that judged six Test Cases in the Omnibus Autism Proceedings and found against the plaintiffs in each of them? Oh, and when the Cedillos, Hazelhursts and Snyders appealed the verdicts in higher courts, the original decisions were upheld. In short: Liar, Liar, pants on fire.
12. “The CDC of USA, the vaccine watchdog, has publicly admitted that its much-publicized 2003 study denying any link between vaccines and autism, is flawed. The Chief of CDC Dr Gerberding has confessed to the media (CNN) that vaccines can cause “autism like symptoms”. The Autism epidemic is found only in those countries that have allowed mass vaccinations.”
No citation given to support this claim. And given that the Vaccine Court ruled against the six Test Cases in the Omnibus Autism Proceeding, not believable.
The above claims probably relate to the Hannah Poling verdict. Hannah Poling had a mitochondrial disorder, not autism.
13. “In the year 1999, the US Government instructed vaccine manufacturers to remove mercury from vaccines “with immediate effect”. But mercury still remains a part of many vaccines. The vaccines with mercury were never recalled and were given to children up to the year 2006. “Mercury free” vaccines contain 0.05mcg of mercury, enough to permanently damage a infant.”
No proof that mercury was removed from vaccines. And I find it hard to believe that 0.05 mcg of mercury can cause harm when a can of tuna has several times that amount.
17. “Mercury accumulates in fat. The brain being made entirely of fat cells, most of the mercury accumulates there giving rise to the peculiar symptoms of the autistic children.”
Umm, the brain is made up of fat cells?
21. “As per a Tehelka article on Autism, children are receiving 250 times more mercury through vaccines than they can possibly tolerate. The same article states that if one considers the WHO limit for mercury in water, they are receiving 50,000 times the limit.”
No link given to the article. No supporting evidence. In short, lies and bullshit.
As for the Autism as Mercury poisoning hypothesis, this was shredded in the Omnibus Autism Proceedings Test Cases.
22. “Autism in India has emerged as the most rapidly growing epidemic amongst children. From 1 in 500 it has steadily climbed to 1 in 37 today. As per Indian doctors, “You can go to any class of any school today and find an autistic child.””
Given that a recent study found that autism may be as prevalent as 1 in 38, that Autism was very underdiagnosed in the past and that awareness of Autism is likely increasing in India, this is not proof of an increase in the rate of autism.
24. “Autistic children also suffer from severe bowel disorders. As per Dr Andrew Wakefield, this is due to the vaccine strain live measles virus in the MMR vaccine. Nearly all children become fully autistic after the MMR shot.”
Andrew Wakefield. Enough said.
Now for the claim that made my blood boil.
23. “Autism is a permanent disability that affects the child physically, mentally and emotionally. It makes the child loose social contact. It impedes both the physical and mental growth of the child. It destroys the brain causing severe memory and attention problems. According to vaccine researcher Dr Harris Coulter, vaccines cause children to become pervert and criminal. All the school shootings by the children in the USA are by autistic children.”
Harris Coulter is not a physician.
Wait, all the school shootings were carried out by autistics?!!
WHAT?!?! THE ?!?! FUCK?!?!
This is why I loathe anti-vaxxers. Not only do they lie about vaccines causing autism, they dehumanise autistics to support their case.
Fuck you Mr Jagannath Chatterjee, you monumental prick. Fuck you with a broken telephone pole.
Finally, Mr Chatterjee ends with this remark.
“The above points are not all exhaustive. If after reading all this you still want to vaccinate your child, please go ahead. You deserve a vaccine-damaged child.”
Fuck you again Mr Chatterjee, fuck you seventy ways to Sunday.