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About autismjungle

I am a Software Test Analyst. Shortly before I turned 21 I was officially diagnosed, although I had long suspected I was autistic. Welcome to my blog

Fortnight from hell

Work has been bad the past two weeks. I’m a member of a test team that’s working with test teams in other countries to test a new HR system for a multinational company. The system is being rolled out to … Continue reading

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Mind Blown

Totally and completely blown. Many years ago, epidemiologists discovered something strange. A few years after vaccination against measles, deaths from other childhood diseases would plummet. This was consistent across countries. A few years after measles vaccine was introduced in a … Continue reading

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From bad to even worse for anti-vaxxers

It’s been another horrible week for antivaxxers. A study, Autism Occurrence by MMR Vaccine Status Among US Children With Older Siblings With and Without Autism, was published. The researchers used data in the Optum Research Database. This database contains anonymised data … Continue reading

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Australia pisses off antivaxxers

It’s official. Australia has decided that people who don’t vaccinate will not be eligible to claim certain rebates. Update The religious exemption has also been tightened. From now on, only Christian Scientists will be eligible for the religious exemption.

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With Autism Speaks, the bad outweighs the good

Yesterday, I did not “light it up blue” for autism awareness. Instead, I intend to “Tone it down Taupe” and “Walk in Red”. This may come as a surprise to some, but I had my reasons. The problem is, the … Continue reading

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More deaths from “harmless childhood” diseases

Another baby has fallen victim to whooping cough. Riley Hughes wasn’t even five weeks old. He wasn’t the only one. According to the article linked above. There have been three whooping cough deaths in babies in NSW since 2009, including a … Continue reading

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From the news

AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER. Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night. The End. With those three tweets, the death of fantasy author and … Continue reading

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