New study ‘disproves’ MMR-autism link? Not so fast: vaccine expert

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new study making the rounds claims to definitively disprove the long-rumored link between the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) shot and rising rates of autism.  But according to a prominent pro-life vaccine researcher, the study only looked at one MMR vaccine – an ethically-sourced Japanese product that contains none of the human DNA fragments found in more common MMR vaccines produced from aborted fetal cell lines – and doesn’t apply to the MMR available in the United States.

“What we have found is that across continents, and across decades, change points in autism disorder (not considering autism spectrum but only autism disorder) are clearly associated with the introduction of vaccines produced using human fetal cell lines.”

Except a small, quite important detail was left out of the mix: “The MMR all the news are talking about is from Japan and was made in animals, not aborted fetal cells. Therefore, we would not expect that study to show any link between animal based MMR and autism,” explained Dr. Theresa Deisher, a Seattle-based genetic research scientist. “We only see a link between aborted fetal manufactured vaccines and autism.”

ESH is going to go out on a limb and state that is a critical difference, and that the headlines and conclusions of this faux  science is anything but “science”.

Deisher previously worked as a researcher for Genentech, Repligen, ZymoGenetics, Immunex, and Amgen before her pro-life convictions drove her to found AVM Biotechnology and Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute in order to provide ethical alternatives to so-called “Big Pharma”, something about which ESH knows just a little bit.

The bulk of Dr Deisher’s research has been aimed at trying to untangle the web of anecdotes and rumors surrounding the MMR, which has been at the center of controversy ever since scientist Andrew Wakefield published a 1998 study linking the vaccine to rising rates of autism, pervasive developmental disorder, and other brain dysfunctions.  Wakefield’s study has been widely criticized by the mainstream medical community, but according to Deisher, other studies and governmental data actually back up his assertion that some MMR shots may be causing autistic symptoms in children. The matter of the fact is, the conclusions cannot be thrown out with the bath water as is the intent of the anti-lifers.

Deisher’s own review of available literature on the MMR-autism link has consistently showed that results depend entirely on the source of the MMR shot being studied. Point well taken, doc.

You can read more about vaccines using human fetal material and the entire topic right here….


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