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July 14, 2003

STATEMENT BY BERNARD RIMLAND, PH.D.

THE AUTISM EPIDEMIC IS REAL, AND EXCESSIVE VACCINATIONS ARE THE CAUSE

The vaccine manufacturers, the Center for Disease Control, the FDA, and the various medical associations have failed miserably in their duty to protect our children. Rather than acknowledge their role in creating the immense, catastrophic rise in autism, these organizations have resorted to denial and obfuscation. They stand to lose their credibility, and billions of dollars in liability suits will soon reach the courts.

As a full-time professional research scientist for 50 years, and as a researcher in the field of autism for 45 years, I have been shocked and chagrined by the medical establishment’s ongoing efforts to trivialize the solid and compelling evidence that faulty vaccination policies are the root cause of the epidemic. There are many consistent lines of evidence implicating vaccines, and no even marginally plausible alternative hypotheses.

• As the number of childhood vaccines has increased 700%, from 3 in the ‘70s to 22 in 2000, the prevalence of autism has also showed a parallel increase of 700%..

• Late-onset autism, (starting in the 2nd year), was almost unheard of in the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s; today such cases outnumber early onset cases 5 to 1, the increase paralleling the increase in required vaccines.

• Thousands of parents report – and demonstrate with home videos -- that their children were normal and responsive until suffering an adverse vaccine reaction. (The Autism Research Institute has been tracking such autism-related vaccination reactions since 1967.)

• Mercury, one of the most toxic substances known, is used as a preservative in many vaccines. Some infants have had 125 times the maximum allowable limit of mercury injected directly into their bloodstreams, in one day, in vaccines. (People vary enormously in their sensitivity to mercury, because certain genes predispose to mercury sensitivity. The highly-touted by New England Journal of Medicine Danish study failed to mention the very convenient fact that none of the Danish children had prior exposure to mercury, since Denmark, unlike the U.S. had, banned mercury from childhood vaccines in 1992, the year before the birth year of the children in the study.)

• There are numerous scientific studies showing large differences in clinical laboratory measures of blood, urine and biopsies which compare autistic children with normal controls. Such findings, pointing directly to vaccines as the cause of the group differences, are conveniently overlooked by those attempting to conceal the strong connection between the autism epidemic and excessive use of unsafe vaccines.

The truth must – and will – emerge. It is long overdue.


Bernard Rimland, Ph.D.
Director, Autism Research Institute
Editor, Autism Research Review International
Founder, Autism Society of America
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Thanks for posting this Stacie.
Where did you get it? I mean, is it available online somewhere? It is very good, I'd like to save it and share it too!
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Anna,

I got it on the #aut board.

http://www.autismchannel.net/cgi-bin/autboard.pl?b=1

I checked ARI (Autism Research Institute) and It isn't up yet.
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In my world there are currently 9 children with autism. This is a spectrum disorder and many doctors will tell you that there are more now because of better diagnosis. Not true in my world. Of the 9 most are so far over on the spectrum that they would have been diagnosed in any decade.

M.I.N.D. institute released a similiar study last fall and they too indicated these were cases on the extreme level, those that would have been diagnosed as autism.

and so many people go along merrily...putting aluminum and what not into their children's bodies.

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I am resurrecting this thread to show that Dr Wakefield, et al are NOT the ONLY doctor to note that mercury and vaccines are linked to autism in the 1980s, AFTER he retired.

Dr. Bernard Rimland's son, Mark, had autism.

Dr. Bernard Rimland was a medical consultant on the movie, "Rainman".

Dr. Bernard Rimland died in 2006.

edited to add that I thought I was posting this to INV.
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How did this bit of obvious and very easy to double check misinformation get in there:

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The highly-touted by New England Journal of Medicine Danish study failed to mention the very convenient fact that none of the Danish children had prior exposure to mercury, since Denmark, unlike the U.S. had, banned mercury from childhood vaccines in 1992, the year before the birth year of the children in the study.
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Firstly, the kids were born starting in 1991 to 1998, so starting the year before mercury was taken out of vaccines, there, but the big problem is that this is the wrong study. This New England Journal of Medicine study was looking for a relationship between the MMR and autism and didn't look thimerosal.

The study that was investigating thimerosal was published in Pediatrics and looked back at information from several decades before 1992.
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We did actually do a thread on the right study about thimerosal.

That was the one that changed the way they counted autism right in the middle of the study. They did do an analysis of how that might change the numbers, but neither the data nor the analysis was included in the published study.

It was impressive.
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We did actually do a thread on the right study about thimerosal.

That was the one that changed the way they counted autism right in the middle of the study. They did do an analysis of how that might change the numbers, but neither the data nor the analysis was included in the published study.

It was impressive.
Which they cleverly hid by stating right in the study that Denmark had changed the way it recorded autism numbers during the period covered by the study to include inpatient as well as outpatient and giving the ratio they had found of inpatient to outpatient.

Yes, I would have liked to see further analysis and numbers too, but just looking at their charts and the considering the ratio of inpatient to outpatient, things look to be okay.

And no, it is not ideal that all other factors didn't remain stable during the study, but that's the difficulty with studying things in the real world vs. in a lab. IIRC, the final conclusion was not that thimerosal has been completely cleared of any chance of harm, but that "Our ecological data do not support a correlation between thimerosal-containing vaccines and the incidence of autism." Taken alone, sure the evidence could be stronger. But taken as part of a larger body of evidence including other studies, it counts.

My main point here though was that does not speak well to the credibility of this statement when one of the major bullet points is something that could have been very easily double checked is so very wrong. Whether you consider either of the Danish studies valid or not, the criticism of them in this bullet point was completely wrong and shows a lack of knowledge of what they actually are by the author.
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Taken alone, sure the evidence could be stronger. But taken as part of a larger body of evidence including other studies, it counts.
This is the absolute standard line about any problem pointed out about any of these studies.

When you pile up a lot of studies with problems you have a big pile of studies with problems.
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