Largest Study Ever Of 650,000 Children Says No Links between Autism and Vaccines
5Further studies turn out false
In 2017, there was another study that associated aluminum to autism. That too was revoked after it was found that images were falsified and manipulated. A co-author of the study also confessed that figures were altered in the paper before publishing it. One wonders, why can’t the medical fraternity reach a consensus and prepare thorough research once and for all on such matters that provides fodder for immense speculation and public fear.
6Measles is on the rise
The myth as it is regarded by medical experts of vaccines causing autism is very real because it has spread from word of mouth and social media like wildfire. Statistics also show that it has directly contributed to an increase of measles cases which have doubled since last year. It has also been found that teenagers are even going for vaccination without knowledge of their parents.
7The Danish study is proving new evidence against the claim that autism is caused by vaccines
Thus, as measles is raging, the Danish study is proving to be the latest evidence in support of vaccines stating it does not cause autism. The study involved 657, 461 Danish kids born between 1999 -2010 as well as 6,517 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or ASD. Lead researcher Anders Hviid who is the senior investigator of epidemiology in Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark said: “In a study of more than 650,000 Danish children, there was no difference in the risk of autism in vaccinated and unvaccinated children.”
8Unvaccinated children are at higher risk said the study
The study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The research found that there was a higher risk of being diagnosed with autism for children of siblings diagnosed with the condition in comparison to those children with no family history of it. Moreover, it was males who were more likely to be diagnosed with it than females. But, in all the risk groups, there was no evidence whatsoever that suggested autism was linked in any way to vaccines.
9What the study also says
That was not all. Among the children involved, 5 % had not had their vaccinations. These were found to have a 17% risk in contracting autism in comparison to those with vaccinations. Said the authors “The study strongly supports that MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases after vaccination.”