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Vaccine Veracity: The MMR Vaccine

Posted by Supersquatch , in Science vs. Religion 16 August 2012 · 660 views

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The MMR vaccine has been subject to controversy ever since 1998. That's because that was the year former medical researcher Andrew Wakefield published an article in the medical journal The Lancet that claimed that this vaccine had a relationship with bowel symptoms and autism spectrum disorders. This paper is used as evidence for the harmfulness of vaccines by many anti-vaccine conspirators. However, in 2010, the General Medical Council found Wakefield's research to be "dishonest". "Dishonest" because the paper blatantly failed to include data which contradicted Wakefield's conclusions and there was use of contaminated samples to support the results. Furthermore, Wakefield failed to disclose financial compensation from a lawyer representing families claiming the MMR vaccine caused their children's autism and there was a failure to disclose financial interests in patents for MMR vaccine alternatives. Because of this article, Wakefield's medical license, along with one of his colleague's, was revoked after being found guilty of professional misconduct.

Other studies have tried to replicate Wakefield's results and have not succeeded in doing so. Just one of many of these studies was published in 2009 that examined a possible relationship between autism spectrum disorders and the MMR vaccine.1,2,3,4,5,6

One of the most used arguments by an anti-vaccine conspirator is that, supposedly, the MMR vaccine has mercury in it. This claim is truly outrageous, as the FDA has a webpage giving information about the thiomersal content of vaccines. According to that page, the MMR vaccine is free of any thiomersal, let alone mercury.

Some people do have adverse reactions to this vaccine, though. This could be due to egg allergies7 or, rarely, an allergy to vaccines called anaphylaxis.8 It isn't because of supposed mercury, though.

If you have argued all of the previous points with somebody who thinks the MMR vaccine is harmful, then their last resort may sound like this, "Measles, mumps and rubella are harmless anyway. Why even get a vaccine?"

In fact, this is just not true. If somebody contracts measles, there is a chance that their brain will swell up in an inflammation called encephalitis, which may eventually lead to death. But the chances of getting it are very low. However, if you contract mumps, it can lead to encephalitis, make men sterile and swell up women's ovaries and breasts.9 It can also lead to pancreatitis, meningitis, hearing loss, and, in pregnant women, a miscarriage.10 Finally, rubella, if contracted by a pregnant woman, can lead to birth defects in her baby.11 In a twist of fate, rubella can lead to autism instead of its vaccine.12 Rubella also leads to encephalitis.13

It is recommended that children get their first MMR vaccine when they're about one year old and a second one right before they start school. The benefits of this vaccine far outweigh the possible risks of diseases like measles, mumps and rubella. Don't let those who haven't researched the facts fool you!

References

1 Mrożek-Budzyn, D. PhD, et al. (2009). "Lack of Association Between Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccination and Autism in Children: A Case-Control Study". The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 29(5): 397-400. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181c40a8a.

2 Horning, M, et al. (2008). "Lack of Association between Measles Virus Vaccine and Autism with Enteropathy: A Case-Control Study". PLoS ONE. 3(9): e3140. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003140.

3 Peltolla, H. et al. (1998). "No evidence for measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine-associated inflammatory bowel disease or autism in a 14-year prospective study". The Lancet. 351(9112): 1327-1328. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(98)24018-9.

4 Madsen, K.M., et al. (2002). "A population-based study of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and autism." The New England Journal of Medicine. 347(19): 1477-1482. PMID: 12421889.

5 DeStefano, F., Thompson, W.W. (2004). "MMR vaccine and autism: an update of the scientific evidence." Expert Review of Vaccines. 3(1): 19-22. PMID: 14761240.

6 Uchiyama, T., Kurosawa, M., Inaba, Y. (2007). "MMR-vaccine and regression in autism spectrum disorders: negative results presented from Japan." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 37(2): 210-217. PMID: 16865547.

7 Fox, A., Lack, G. (2003). "Egg allergy and MMR vaccination" (PDF). British Journal of General Practice. 53(495): 801-802. PMID: 14601358.

8 Carapetis, J.R., Curtis, N., Royle, J. (2001). "MMR immunisation. True anaphylaxis to MMR vaccine is extremely rare". BMJ. 323(7317): 869. PMID: 11683165.

9 Senanayake, S.N. (2008). "Mumps: a resurgent disease with protean manifestations". Medical Journal of Australia. 189(8): 456-459. PMID: 18928441.

10 Mayo Clinic Staff. "Mumps: Complications". MayoClinic.com. Retrieved June 21, 2012, from  http://www.mayoclini...n=complications

11 Atreya, C.D., Mohan, K.V., Kulkarni, S. (2004). "Rubella virus and birth defects: molecular insights into the viral teratogenesis at the cellular level". Birth Defects Resarch. Part A, Clinical and Molecular Teratology. 70(7): 431-437. DOI: 10.1002/bdra.20045. PMID: 15259032.

12 Schwemmle, C., Schwemmle, U., Ptok, M. (2008). "[Autism spectrum disorders. Current knowledge and importance for ENT specialists]." HNO. 56(2): 169-176. PMID: 18210005.

13 Cantwell, R.J. (1957). "Rubella Encephalitis". BMJ. 2(5059): 1471-1473. PMID: 13489263.





Simbi Laveau
Aug 16 2012 04:20 AM
The FDA and the CDC,LIE,leave ingredients in vaccines,off the lists,all the time.
More than just the mercury . Independant studies have proved this more than once.
Lots of luck ,if you actually believe everything the government tells you ,is all I can say .
And this goes for ALL vaccines,canine and feline included. None of my animals get vaccinated once they get the FORCED initial round .
Morticia,who lived to be 24,got one vaccine at the shelter,and a tumor formed at the vacc site .
I never vaccinated her again,and I controlled the tumor size with acupuncture .
She died of kidney failure,because she had asthma from inhaling my moms second hand smoke for so many years.
When ny mom quit,her asthma went away,but she already had years of steroid injections for it,which killed her adrenals ,which is what led to the kidney failure,or she probably would have lived even longer.
A drug,that shouldn't be on the market ,at all,killed my mother ,so ,keep believing all the lies they spoon feed the public ,as it will affect you,sooner or later.
The cemetery is filled with our medical systems lies and mistakes.
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Supersquatch
Aug 16 2012 11:05 PM

Simbi Laveau, on 16 August 2012 - 04:20 AM, said:

The FDA and the CDC,LIE,leave ingredients in vaccines,off the lists,all the time.
More than just the mercury . Independant studies have proved this more than once.

Can you please list one?

Simbi Laveau, on 16 August 2012 - 04:20 AM, said:

Lots of luck ,if you actually believe everything the government tells you ,is all I can say .

It isn't just the goverment, it's science from all corners of the globe. What about the number of studies listed in this post that clearly show that the MMR vaccine is harmless?

Simbi Laveau, on 16 August 2012 - 04:20 AM, said:

And this goes for ALL vaccines,canine and feline included. None of my animals get vaccinated once they get the FORCED initial round .
Morticia,who lived to be 24,got one vaccine at the shelter,and a tumor formed at the vacc site .
I never vaccinated her again,and I controlled the tumor size with acupuncture .
She died of kidney failure,because she had asthma from inhaling my moms second hand smoke for so many years.
When ny mom quit,her asthma went away,but she already had years of steroid injections for it,which killed her adrenals ,which is what led to the kidney failure,or she probably would have lived even longer.

By "steroids", do you mean anabolic steroids? Anabolic steroids ARE dangerous, but don't have to do with vaccines.
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