....if they keep at it, any reasonable person is going to read the site and begin slowly backing away from the crazy; the editors have decided, apparently, to move it away from whale.to and put it right there on AoA.
Awww, it's so nice when AoA's editors let you know just how superior they regard themselves to be to the ignorant masses; the only people who get it, really get it, are the thousand or so reading AoA. I didn't write that; THE dude did. First off, I'm going to suggest, quite lightheardedly and in a Conspiracy Theory sort of way (ya'll remember Gibson and Roberts in that movie, right?), if you believe that you are one of the few people who actually understand the world and its workings and how big government, big medicine, etc are evil and out to get you and your children and that the apparently the leader of this movement is is none other than Offit, then you might be a conspiracy theorist. Oh wait, you write for whale.to. You already knew that. At least you admit that your numbers aren't big, about a 1000. Shew. No need to think then that the vast majority of those parents of the 300,000 children with autism are believing your crap.
That was SOOOO worth breaking my rule of not reading AoA in the morning.
Oh, and the rotavirus is deadly in infants. Not in gradeschool children.
"Each year, rotavirus causes approximately 111 million episodes of gastroenteritis requiring only home care, 25 million clinic visits, 2 million hospitalizations, and 352,000–592,000 deaths (median, 440,000 deaths) in children <5 years of age. By age 5, nearly every child will have an episode of rotavirus gastroenteritis, 1 in 5 will visit a clinic, 1 in 65 will be hospitalized, and approximately 1 in 293 will die. Children in the poorest countries account for 82% of rotavirus deaths. The tremendous incidence of rotavirus disease underscores the urgent need for interventions, such as vaccines, particularly to prevent childhood deaths in developing nations."
Thelma, I have to do it, so I hope you don't mind me borrowing Louise's and your choice of word.
Ahem, someone, and I'm not naming names, mind you, in my quest to be kinder, gentler, and less personal, is a dumbass. And someone's post might be filled with misdirection and uhmm, what's that word? Oh, yeah, lies. I think they're lies. Mhmmmm. Yup. I think so.
Thanks, Thelma and Louise. I feel better now. :-)