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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

Lawsuit against Gardasil dismissed

Last week, Special Master Lisa Hamilton-Fieldman dismissed a suit brought by two sisters, Madelyne and Olivia Meylor, that the Gardasil Vaccine had caused them to suffer premature ovarian failure. The two plan to appeal the verdict. Madelyne suffered irregular periods … Continue reading

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Circumcision as a cause of autism? Seriously?

Sometimes, I see something so mindblowingly stupid, my only response is “WTF?!?!” That was my response today when I saw an article on the Time website about a hypothesis that circumcision is a possible cause of autism. To be fair, … Continue reading

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P.R.A.T.T.s

If you look at the bar at the top of my website, you’ll see a new page alongside “Home”, “About me” and “Comments Policy”. Namely, “P.R.A.T.T.s”. A P.R.A.T.T. is a “Point Refuted A Thousand Times”. It is a claim that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the death of a musical Prince

Earlier this week, Prince Rogers Nelson, the most prolific songwriter of modern times, died at his home aged 57. Despite the fact that an autopsy is still to be performed, some of the more ghoulish antivaxxers are claiming that he … Continue reading

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The lessons from eNATIS were not learnt

Nine years ago, an electronic system for license renewals was rolled out in South Africa. It was called eNATIS, and the rollout was a mess. After a lot of money and time was wasted fixing things, it was eventually a … Continue reading

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Well this is interesting

So this story appeared on my Facebook Feed. Forget the proverb ‘opposites attract:’ A massive Swedish study suggests that men and women who have a psychiatric condition such as autism, schizophrenia or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder tend to pair up … Continue reading

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On Autism Awareness Month and Vaxxed

Yesterday was Autism Awareness Day. I did not “light it up blue”. Instead, I had what for me was a typical Saturday. I did my laundry and went shopping for groceries. Life doesn’t stop just because there’s an advocacy/awareness day. … Continue reading

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