Have you ever heard someone say, “The MMR vaccine given to children for measles, mumps, and rubella causes autism in children”? Is this correct?
The answer is no, it’s a dangerous lie.
The lie that vaccination leads to autism has been published by doctor Andrew Wakefield since 1998 – in the British medical journal “The Lancet” – involving 12 children with autism, in which he claimed the “triple vaccine” (MMR). It is given to children against measles, mumps and rubella, which can lead to autism.
After the study was published, many criticisms were made and Wakefield was found to have extensively falsified it, and many subsequent studies were conducted, but none of them proved Wakefield’s claims.
In 2010, The Lancet retracted the study. In the same year, Wakefield’s license to practice medicine in the United Kingdom was revoked.
Even if Wakefield’s claims were proven false, the study is still used by vaccine opponents to support their claims, often accompanied by accusations of “conspiracy” by some parties or the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture the vaccines.
The claim that vaccination leads to autism is misleading and a crime against society because it prevents them from vaccinating their children, which leads to the spread of infections and diseases.
Additionally, this false claim that vaccines lead to autism exposes autistic families to untold psychological pain by blaming themselves for allowing their children to receive vaccines, all based on false accusations.
Therefore, vaccination has nothing to do with autism.
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