From: Ted Kuntz
Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2015 11:07 AM
Subject: Survey raises concern about vaccine ‘hesitancy’ among Canadian parents, shows some harbour misinformation
Letter to the Editor
It’s not surprising that parents harbour misinformation about vaccines (Survey raises concern about vaccine ‘hesitancy’ among Canadian parents, shows some harbour misinformation – December 18, 2015). The media has been guilty of significant bias and distortion with regards to vaccine safety and effectiveness for years.
Look no further than the statement included in this article: “It is distressing to see how many people still think there is a link between measles, mumps and rubella vaccines and autism — a link that was made in faulty research that has long-since been debunked.” The fact is there is substantial evidence of a vaccine-autism link and to declare that this has “long since been debunked” is pure distortion.
This author seems either unaware or willfully blind to the fact the Vaccine Court in the US has awarded compensation to more than 80 families whose children developed autism following vaccination.
Or the more than 123 independent studies that identify a vaccine-autism link: https://www.scribd.com/doc/220807175/122-Research-Papers-Supporting-the-Vaccine-Autism-Link
Or the 2014 disclosure by CDC senior scientist, Dr. William Thompson, that the CDC has known for more than a decade that children receiving the MMR vaccine on schedule are significantly more likely to regress into autism compared with children whose parents decided to withhold the vaccine until the child was older. The risk was even higher amongst African American boys.
The good news is more and more parents are recognizing the distortion promulgated by both media and the vaccine/medical industry and realize the media and health industry can’t be trusted as credible sources of information with regards to vaccine safety.
Parents are waking up to the fact there is a national health disaster. 1 in 45 children will develop autism and the government and medical industry are incapable of solving this “mystery” because they know the solution threatens their sacred cow – the vaccine safety myth.
I only wish the media would get on board and actually provide some investigative journalism on the issue of vaccine safety rather than be a thinly disguised extension of the advertising department of vaccine manufacturers.
“You can’t create a solution with the same mindset that created the problem.” – Albert Einstein