Is Autism Caused By
The number of children
diagnosed as suffering from autism has rocketed just as the number of children
being vaccinated has risen. This isn't just true of the UK, itís true of all
countries where children are vaccinated. I have for many years believed (and
argued) that epidemiologically and logically all varieties of autism (including
such brands as Asperger's) are nothing more than vaccine damage. Where's the
evidence? Well, there's a startling absence of research but in the USA a huge
medical practice of paediatricians with 30,000 child patients do not vaccinate
their patients at all. They have no patients with autism. In the old days such
an observation (known as epidemiological research) was regarded as valuable.
Today, bizarrely, it is dismissed as irrelevant.
Some patients with
autism are severely damaged and some are lightly damaged. Only a complete fool
(or someone more enthusiastic about money than truth) would deny that there
might be a link. When a research project was set up to investigate any link
between vaccination and autism, drug companies applied to a court for an
injunction to stop the research. Now, why would they do that?
seven incontrovertible facts.
Fact one: Autism is (in its more serious
forms) a disorder which involves brain damage.
Fact two: Vaccines cause
brain damage. (If vaccines are known to cause brain damage isn't it logical to
assume that they may also cause the disease which is known as autism but which
would, I believe, be more properly and honestly known as vaccine brain damage? I
suspect that the children currently being diagnosed as `autistic' are actually
suffering from various levels of brain damage caused by vaccines - and should
have been awarded damages by drug companies, doctors and the Government.
Fact three: The incidence of autism has rocketed as the number of
vaccinations being given has also rocketed. There's a surprising correlation
between the two. If someone noticed a statistical correlation between the number
of people sucking humbugs and the number of people losing their teeth I bet you
a devalued pound to a devalued penny that teams of highly paid medical
scientists would start investigating. (The humbug manufacturers would complain
but I doubt if they have as much clout as the international pharmaceutical
industry.) Once rare (in the 1990s it was generally accepted that autism
affected no more than 4 or 5 people in every 10,000), it is now officially
claimed that it affects more than 100 in every 10,000 children in Britain. (Some
experts believe that the real figure is much higher than this.) Figures in other
countries show that the incidence of autism is rising in all developed countries
- just as the number of vaccinations given is rising. None of this proves that
vaccines cause autism but how anyone can simply deny the possibility of a link
between vaccination and autism is quite beyond me. The epidemiological evidence
Fact four: Children who suffer from brain damage after
vaccination are numbed and need a good deal of stimulation. They respond well to
flashing lights, colours and movement. Exactly the same thing happens with
children suffering from severe autism.
Fact five: Some so-called experts
claim that autism is caused by environmental pollution. Curiously, these
`experts' do not believe that injecting foreign matter into small children is
Fact six: A number of parents have reported that their
autistic children responded particularly badly when they were given their
childhood vaccinations. From the evidence reported to me I believe that if
children scream a good deal after vaccination, or are unusually quiet, or show
other unusual signs, then there is, I believe, a real chance that they will
Fact seven: The American Government has reportedly
accepted that vaccines may cause autism.
I believe, and have believed
for many years, that autism is caused by vaccination. I believe that the
evidence (including the epidemiological evidence) supports this hypothesis. And
if vaccines are known to cause brain damage isn't it logical to assume that they
can also cause autism? Isn't it logical to at least want to do some pretty high
powered research to find out whether or not there is a link?
Part of the
problem is that there isn't really any clear way to define autism. It is a
ragbag diagnosis used to describe a whole range of symptoms - ranging from
severe brain damage to relatively mild behavioural problems. Many doctors now
agree with me that severe autism is simply vaccine produced brain damage while
mild autism is merely an excuse to be used when a child doesn't do as well as
its parents expected. In those circumstances the diagnosis provides a social
excuse for academic failure.
The word autism is used, like the word
cancer, as an umbrella term for a range of different problems. Patients with
autism are said to have development disorders which affect their ability to
interact socially and to communicate with other people though this is a fairly
recent interpretation and the word now seems to be used as a catch-all for a
whole range of problems. (In one medical dictionary on my shelf, autism is
defined as `morbid self-absorption'.) These days, I suspect that the word is
used more as a dustbin word rather than an umbrella word. It helps the
profession appear to know what is the matter when they don't and, at the same
time, it enables them to avoid taking any responsibility for what has happened.
The word is used to describe almost any symptoms which doctors cannot explain.
Social workers and other professional morons play the game because it
enables them to build well-funded empires around the `care' of autistic
patients. For the Government it is, of course, a lot cheaper to provide a modest
amount of `care' for autistic patients than to acknowledge that these children
have been made ill by the official vaccination policy and should have been
provided with vast amounts of compensation. Every day that vaccination
programmes continue makes it ever more unlikely that the Government will ever
accept that there is any association between the two.
Doctors and drug
companies and politicians much prefer to talk about autism rather than brain
damage because the former suggests a natural disease while the latter suggests
that there may be an external cause. Innocent and desperate parents collude with
this nonsense because they prefer to describe their children as autistic than as
Those who oppose the conclusion that vaccination causes
brain damage which is in turn often mislabelled as autism sometimes claim that
the recorded incidence of autism is going up because doctors are better at
making the diagnosis. This is patent nonsense for which there is no scientific
evidence. (It is, I must point out, also possible that the incidence of autism
is going up for the same reason that the incidence of other fashionable pseudo
diseases such as AIDS and ADHD is going up. They may all be going up because
they are fashionable and popular diseases which suit the personal and political
motives of various groups of people - particularly parents who are looking for
an appropriate label to stick on their child. Certainly, the list of symptoms
said to be associated with autism is now increasing so rapidly that it will soon
be easier to diagnose someone as not suffering from one of these disorders.)
I believe that autism was devised so that drug companies could avoid the
embarrassment of seeing children described as being vaccine damaged. Once the
new disease had been invented, drug companies started to sell treatments for
this newly created and non-existent disease. You have to admire their marketing
The drug companies (and the doctors, hospitals and
politicians who support them) all claim that there is no link between autism and
vaccination. (But then they would, wouldn't they?). They claim that there is no
convincing scientific evidence proving a link between the two. On the other hand
there is no convincing scientific evidence disproving a link between vaccination
and autism. The one scientific paper I've been able to find which claims to
disprove the link between autism and vaccination was written by a group who
worked for the Government in Denmark. One of the researchers involved has
reportedly been charged with stealing more than $1 million in autism research
money from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA.
In answer to those who still claim that there is no link between
vaccination and autism I would again remind readers that the US Health
Departments National Vaccine Injury Compensation Programme has reportedly
accepted that hundreds of children have officially developed autism after
vaccination. That goes quite a long way towards proving that I'm right and the
vaccine supporters are wrong.
Copyright Vernon Coleman
Taken from Vernon Coleman's book Anyone Who Tells You Vaccines Are
Safe And Effective Is Lying. Here's The Proof. For details of how to
purchase a copy of the book see the shop on this website.