Vaccine Beat 1: Autism and The Thinking Moms’ Revolution

Editor’s Note: Kindred is proud to partner with The Greater Good to bring its Vaccine Beat Video Series to our readers.  Read more about The Greater Good in an interview with the filmmaker, Leslie Manookian, and download the free audio interview at the bottom of this page. Read more about the Thinking Moms Revolution.

The Greater Good has some exciting news – we are launching a series of videos on the vaccine debate that are sure to open hearts and provoke thought. The first is about autism and we think you will find it very compelling. Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks and months!


So let’s talk a little about what the government is saying and doing about autism. In March of 2014 CDC reported new “official” autism rates stating that 1 in 68 US kids has autism, with 1 in 42 boys. But a CDC telephone survey of 100,000 US parents just last year found that 1 in 50 US kids and 1 in 32 boys suffers from autism. Why the difference? The telephone survey was conducted in 2013 looking at 6-17 year olds in 2011-2012 whereas the “official” data are from 2010 but ONLY looking at 8 year-olds born in 2002!

It would seem CDC is using old data to conceal the fact that autism is an epidemic of gross proportions. One could even argue they have made the epidemic worse and tried to cover their tracks by changing the vaccine schedule.

In the early 2000’s, CDC instructed vaccine makers to remove the mercury preservative in childhood shots. But as the mercury was being phased out of most childhood vaccinations, CDC recommended that pregnant women and infants at 6 months and again 7 months receive the flu shot – which they knew still contained mercury. In addition to the flu shot, CDC began recommending that pregnant women also receive the DTaP vaccine (diphtheria, tetanus, and attenuated pertussis). So pregnant women and their unborn babies are still being subjected to mercury-laden flu vaccines and aluminum-laden DTaP vaccines – and at an earlier point.

This contradicts decades of advice to take no medications, quit smoking, stop drinking alcohol and avoid mercury laden seafood, but people have been so conditioned to trust authority that they accept this making it all too easy to tell parents, ‘sorry, your kid was born that way’.

While the monkey business with the official autism statistics continues, government health officials maintain the charade that they are trying to find a cause for autism when they have blown $1.6 billion over the past decade looking for a supposed genetic cause despite ample science showing that environmental factors are the culprit. See here and here. Yes, autism rates have skyrocketed while the government flushes precious research dollars down the drain. In fact, a recent report found that potentially 84% of current US funded research into autism duplicates research already done or in process.

To make matters worse, we have learned that some senior folks responsible for addressing the autism epidemic in the US have suspected for years, in private, that vaccines are responsible for the epidemic, but they for some reason will not admit the truth publicly.

It is heartbreaking to see so many children suffering from autism, but we want to be very clear that vaccine damage reaches far beyond the autism epidemic. Children today suffer from epidemics of chronic illnesses never seen before. Recent research found that 54% of US school children suffer from a chronic condition of some sort – from diabetes, to asthma, allergies, obesity, learning and speech delays, behavioral problems to, bowel disease, chronic fatigue, immune system dysfunction, and autoimmune diseases. And sadly, ample science links these conditions to vaccines.

The bottom line? It is up to you to educate yourself and make an informed choice about vaccination. You can’t sue the government, the doctor, or the vaccine maker, you and only you will be responsible if something goes wrong.

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We’d like to give a special thanks to the Children’s Medical Safety Research Center, CMSRI, for making this video possible.

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