As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

An Endless Debate

Studies shown to prove or disprove something are financially motivated. In many cases the “public” studies are paid for by the companies that benefit directly or suffer directly from the results of those studies. These types of studies are more suspect. The problem is that studies are either expensive or access to proprietary or copyright information isn’t available or plausible for independent research companies with no financial gain or benefit from the studies.

This doesn’t mean the studies results aren’t true. It just means they are more likely to present positive or beneficial results and downplay negative results and reengineer products internally.

Like the controversy with vaccines. A hundreds of billions of dollar industry per year which governments are advocates for, it’s difficult for them to make changes or agree with studies that show evidence that it could be harmful because it’s all politics. They use fear to persuade you based on short run benefits. It is also difficult to prove a link between vaccination’s and negative side effects because vaccine’s are constantly changing and the period of time required to conduct legitimate studies takes too long. You have to track it for dozens of years to find out if there is a related side effect, and even then you have convince other people to agree with you, which is often the hardest thing to do.

9 out of 10 scientists agree that 9 out of 10 scientists disagree.

We may not know for another 10 years what the side effects of the massive Swine Flu epidemic are, but no worries the US Federal government protects your friendly neighbourhood billion dollar drug companies from any future legal compensations.

These thoughts come from after watching The Vaccine War. Everybody has their own opinion, everybody can prove their own opinion. The problem is that both sides have creditable arguments and can provide convincing proof and can often discredit the other for being “conspiracy theorists” or having a lack of scientific evidence. It’s an endless debate.

The Vaccine War

I don’t know what causes autism. I do know that it’s treatable.

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