Vaccines & Autism: Connection Debunked (Again) ⋆

Vaccines & Autism: Connection Debunked (Again)

A study performed in Denmark confirmed there is absolutely no link between the vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella has any connection with autism.

Various science and public health boards have continually warned about the dangers of vaccinating children and despite the facts, the anti-vax movement has rapidly grown.  People who are anti-vaccination are refusing to have their kids or themselves vaccinated based on a lie.

Because vaccines against measles, mumps, and rubella are not being administered, shows people are being misled about side effects from these drugs.

The Danish study was published by the Annals of Internal Medicine and conducted by researchers at the Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen.  The study was performed nationally involving 657,461 children that were born between 1999 and 2010.  The results showed there is no connection between vaccines and autism.

Well over 95% of children received the MMR vaccine and only 6,517 were diagnosed with autism.  With over 650,000 children who received the vaccine, that’s a very low 0.93%. The study showed that the MMR vaccine did not increase the risk of autism in children who were not considered a risk and did not set off anything in those who were already at risk.

Researchers at Statens Serum Institute came to the following conclusions:

The study strongly supports the theory that vaccinations do not increase the risk of autism, does not set off autism in those who are susceptible, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases after the vaccination.

It also adds to previous studies by addressing hypotheses of susceptible subgroups and clustering of cases.  Scientists are hoping these findings will educate people and prevent misinformation from various sources including social media.

Anders Hviid, head of the study, is concerned about the popularity and momentum the anti-vax movement is getting.  He said that the idea vaccines cause autism is still spinning around and unfortunately has only caused the movement to become stronger over the past 15 years.

Vaccines are the very best way to protect children against harmful diseases.  Unfortunately, parents not having their children vaccinated is increasing which can put their children in harm’s way.

From the beginning of 2019, the World Health Organization stated their concerns about parents and their children not getting vaccinated.  Vaccinations are one of the most cost-effective ways to avoid disease and prevents 2 to 3 million deaths each year.  Literally, 1.5 million deaths could be prevented, globally, with vaccinations.

Hopefully, these researches will get through to parents.  If not, the number of cases of measles and other diseases will be on the rise.

Vaccinations have been the leading cause of protecting children and adults from many known diseases.  If people continue to listen to false information and refuse vaccinations for their children as well as themselves, there will be an increase in these diseases that can very easily turn to an increase in deaths.  Hopefully, people will come to their senses before it’s too late!