Two landmark events
– a government concession in the US Vaccine Court, and a groundbreaking
scientific paper – confirm that physician, scientist, and Autism Media
Channel [AMC] Director, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, and the parents were right
In a recently published
December 13, 2012 vaccine court ruling, hundreds of thousands of dollars
were awarded to Ryan Mojabi, [i] whose parents described how “MMR
vaccinations,” caused a “severe and debilitating injury to his
brain, diagnosed as Autism Spectrum Disorder (‘ASD’).”
Later the same month,
the government suffered a second major defeat when young Emily Moller from
Houston won compensation following vaccine-related brain injury that, once
again, involved MMR and resulted in autism. The cases follow similar successful
petitions in the Italian and US courts (including Hannah Poling [ii], Bailey
Banks [iii], Misty Hyatt [iv], Kienan Freeman [v], Valentino Bocca [vi],
and Julia Grimes [vii]) in which the governments conceded
or the court ruled that vaccines had caused brain injury. In turn, this
injury led to an ASD diagnosis. MMR vaccine was the common denominator in
And today, scientists
and physicians from Wake Forest University, New York, and Venezuela, reported
findings that not only confirm the presence of intestinal disease in children
with autism and intestinal symptoms, but also indicate that this disease
may be novel. [viii] Using sophisticated laboratory methods Dr. Steve Walker
and his colleagues endorsed Wakefield’s original findings by showing
molecular changes in the children’s intestinal tissues that were highly
distinctive and clearly abnormal.
From 1998 Dr. Wakefield
discovered and reported intestinal disease in children with autism. [ix]
Based upon the medical histories of the children he linked their disease
and their autistic regression to the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR vaccine).
He has since been subjected to relentless personal and professional attacks
in the media, and from governments, doctors and the pharmaceutical industry.
In the wake of demonstrably false and highly damaging allegations of scientific
fraud by British journalist Brian Deer and the British Medical Journal,
Dr. Wakefield is pursuing defamation proceedings against them in Texas.
While repeated studies
from around the world confirmed Wakefield’s bowel disease in autistic
children [xi] and his position that safety studies of the MMR are inadequate,
[xii] Dr. Wakefield ’s career has been destroyed by false allegations.
Despite this he continues to work tirelessly to help solve the autism catastrophe.
The incidence of autism
has rocketed to a risk of around 1 in 25 for children born today. Mean while
governments, absent any explanation and fearing loss of public trust, continue
to deny the vaccine autism connection despite the concessions in vaccine
Speaking from his home
in Austin, Texas, Dr. Wakefield said,
can be very little doubt that vaccines can and do cause autism. In these
children, the evidence for a n adverse reaction involving brain injury
following the MMR that progresses to an autism diagnosis is compelling.
It’s now a question of the body count. The parents’ story
was right all along. Governments must stop playing with words while children
continue to be damaged . My hope is that recognition of the intestinal
disease in these children will lead to the relief of their suffering.
This is long , long overdue .”
Dr. Andrew Wakefield is a best selling author, [xi]
founder of the autism research non profit Strategic Autism Initiative
(SAI), and Director of the Autism Media Channel.
of Unique Gene Expression Profile in Children with Regressive Autism Spectrum
Disorder (ASD) and Ileocolitis” PLOS ONE March 8, 2013, available
online at: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058058