This seemed to be derailing the post a picture thread so I thought maybe it deserved its own thread.
In that thread oddity posted a link to an article about rates of autism in places that don't vacinate and it got me thinking - we have a whole world to look at what does that show.
A big of googleing found one article I was really interested in It looked at autism rates in Denmark (where they have far fewer vaccinations)
I found it really interesting that it found
Fewer vaccines overall than in the U.S.. And the same autism prevalence of about 1%.
Also on the subject of Mercury
The thimerosal exposure was higher prior to 1992 than after. But the prevalence of both childhood autism and ASD is higher after the removal of thimerosal. This is the same result as shown in the 2003 study. The number of vaccines seems to be constant over this time period, so number of vaccines/aluminum/too-many-too-soon or other arguments don’t work either.
And another interesting note
How about taking just a single year. The prevalence for ASD in 1996-97 was 1.4%. What is the autism prevalence in the U.S. for that year? To answer accurately, I’d contend we need a count today, not an old one. But people promoting the idea that vaccines cause autism take the CDC reports as absolute measures of autism, comparing each report and telling us all about the epidemic. So, let’s take the CDC number for kids born in 1994: 0.8%. That study was reported in 2009.
So, we have 1.4% in Denmark and 0.8%, nearly half the Danish prevalence, in the U.S.. Denmark had no thimerosal, no Hepatitis B shot (birth or otherwise), fewer vaccines and less aluminum exposure. And much higher reported autism prevalence.
Obviously this article is biased against the anti-vaxx movement but it is what I would respond to anti-vaxxers so I thought I would start the thread with it.