by Albina Tskhay
The idea that autism is the cause of MMR vaccination (measles, mumps, rubella – measles, mumps, rubella) was first proposed by gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield in 1998.
In his study, he interviewed 12 parents who allegedly confirmed the fact that autism symptoms appeared after vaccination.
However, Wakefield later admitted that he fabricated the results of the study, distorting the words of the parents to get such a conclusion, as the study was sponsored by an organization that promoted the idea of anti-vaccination.
Since then, dozens more studies have disproved the link between vaccination and autism (DeStefano et al. 2007; Mrozek-Budzyn et al. 2010; Zerbo et al. 2017)
Among children with autism, the percentage of vaccine recipients is less than or equal to that of healthy children, and cases of autism have been reported in children who have not received the vaccine at all (Taylor et al. 1999; Taylor et al. Two thousand fourteen)
The first MMR vaccine was introduced in 1971, and the first children with autism were described in 1938 by Hans Asperger and in 1943 by Leo Kanner.
Moreover, there are studies showing that autism symptoms in children can be noticeable in the first year of a child's life, while this vaccine is used at the age of 15-18 months.
Those cases when parents really notice that chronologically children have obvious symptoms of autism after the vaccine are very simply explained. Autism is a congenital disease (more on this below), the first one and a half to two years of life due to inflammation in a child swelling of the brain due to sluggish inflammation. Any stress for the immune system whether it is psychological stress vaccination, respiratory infection, trauma, surgery, etc. lead to the fact that the existing congenital infection is reactivated, inflammation in the brain increases and brain neurons begin to atrophy.