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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

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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Italy agrees – the MMR Vaccine does not cause autism

Some two and a half years ago, one of the most egregious verdicts in history was returned by a lower court in Rimini, Italy. The court ruled that the MMR vaccine caused autism. I wrote about it then. To reach … Continue reading

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Once again, the lives of autistics are diminished

A few things before the main event. Pro-vaxxers have two new celebrity allies. Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard are not allowing their friends near their children unless they’ve been vaccinated. Cracked has an article on why anti-vaccine lies work so well. … Continue reading

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