Originally Posted by ss834
You've mentioned these videos often, and i tried to look some up on my own. Those that I found were not very convincing at all-- not saying that the kids didn't have autism and/or weren't "normal" before vaccines, but the videos definitely didn't show it. Some of them were just photos, one of the kid smiling beforehand, another of the kid standing and crying or even looking out a window to symbolize how "withdrawn" they had become.
In other examples, the parent points out the child's excellent "eye contact" before vaccines, but this is demonstrated by showing the child who is clearly looking into the camera lens and not a pair of eyes. I don't think that really qualifies, since children with autism often demonstrate fascination with round or shiny objects. When my son was very young, in his photos he would often look away from the lens of the camera and obviously make eye contact with a person (like the person holding the camera or someone else in the room). Fascination by a camera lens shouldn't be considered "eye contact" even though that's what it looks like from the other side of the lens.
Anyway, I'd like to see some of these videos that you are saying do clearly show changes after vaccination.
Look at these two photos, they were taken in 1958, by Dr Gerhard Buchwald of his so Hans-Bernard at around 18 months old, the first photograph is before the smallpox vaccination, the second is after the vaccination in October 1958. Dr Buchwald described in his book, "The Vaccination Nonsense", 2004 Lectures", how is son changed. Hans-Bernard was a normally developing baby. Following the vaccine, Dr Buchwald talks of changes that at first he and his wife did not notice.
"He became restless, cried without reason, rubbed his head against solid objects and made scratching motions against the left and the right side of his head with his thumbs. His walking progress stagnated* He would lie on his back in his cot and trample against the horizontal bar at the top. When - a bit later - he managed to get hold of a pot or a plate, he would spin it like a top, causing considerable noise."
Dr Buchwald consulted the director of the pediatric clinic of Frankfurt, Prof, Bernhard de Rudder about his son who suggested he bring in photos of before and after vaccination.
"By means of a magnifying glass, he [Prof. de Rudder] was now able to ascertain that until about September 1958, the child was looking at the camera - respectively at myself - but afther that time, his look went into empty space, that is through the camera into the distance. De Rudder again carefully examined the ears, this time on the photos, then said that the child had been born with full intelligence, but that something had happened to the boy in the autumn of 1958 which had cause his current condition."
In examining the Buchwald's calender, the professor saw the entry for October 15, 1958 where Mr Buchwald had written "smallpox vaccination", the professor concluded that Hans-Bernard's vaccination had caused the encephalitis. Dr Buchwald disputed this because there were no severe illness, such as inflammation of the brain. Prof. de Rudder, replied:
"Dear colleague, you are mistaken. An encephalitis - especially a post vaccinial encephalitis - can occur without symptoms in a small child and can therefore take its course without being dectectable in any way from outside."
Before vaccination After vaccination
*Hans-Bernard took his first independent steps on the day of his vaccination.
Originally Posted by happydog
^^^^ This. I noticed 22 years ago that my infant refused eye contact. When I tried to initiate eye contact she very obviously turned her head to avoid it. I had no idea what that meant, until probably 8 years later when I read it somewhere and remembered vividly how dismayed I felt with my baby. Like she didn't WANT to bond with me. This should be part of every screening.
I understand the need for screening, but isn't this like closing the door after the horse has bolted? Why are researchers not looking at what is causing this lack of eye contact (infant bonding to parent)? Could it be the medicalized birth that most babies are subjected to, that is creating at least part of this situation?
I totally agree with the above.