Poll on AoA, just curious and a little bitchy, to be honest

The votes get me curious. So, if you mostly agree with AoA or you think that vaccines cause autism, do you read me to keep an eye on what I'm up to? Why do you agree with them mostly?

It'd be totally awesome if voters would elaborate on their vote. And more readers would take a sec to vote. I'm not looking to attack anyone, but I am interested in thought processes.

And as a side note, I am so sick of the 14 studies bullshit that I could scream. I'm beyond tired of it. In fact, it's an excellent barometer for me if you quote it like it's the gospel that you really don't in fact have a clue. It lets me know that you just buy whatever AoA is selling.

Download this and read it: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10997.

Here's the description: "This eighth and final report of the Immunization Safety Review Committee examines the hypothesis that vaccines, specifically the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and thimerosal-containing vaccines, are causally associated with autism. The committee reviewed the extant published and unpublished epidemiological studies regarding causality and studies of potential biologic mechanisms by which these immunizations might cause autism. Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism finds that the body of epidemiological evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism. The book further finds that potential biological mechanisms for vaccine-induced autism that have been generated to date are only theoretical. It recommends a public health response that fully supports an array of vaccine safety activities and recommends that available funding for autism research be channeled to the most promising areas. The book makes additional recommendations regarding surveillance and epidemiological research, clinical studies, and communication related to these vaccine safety concerns."

Just thought I'd vent a minute and add the second rule of the day: don't peek at AoA in the middle of the day when you are pressed for time and have a million other things to do. I mean, it's theoretically possible they'd have a positive comment or story on, and I feel like I ought to occasionally check and all, but not this week, huh?


Chromesthesia said...

I can't really read much AoA because it frustrates me too much. I'd rather read folks like you than folks who pine for a normal that may not exist.
Is it really that bad to be different? I don't get stating that your child has been stolen by autism when they're right there waiting for their parents to get to know and understand them.
There's really not enough empathy for autistic people.
And kids in general really.

KWombles said...

Thanks, Chromesthesia. :-)

I certainly don't think it's bad to be different! And didn't someone once say that normal is just a setting on the dryer? :-)