Vaccines Do Not Blame Vaccines For Children?

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If a kid is short it is blamed on genetics, but when a kid is autistic it is blamed on vaccinations. Autism comes from genetics also, so why not blame vaccines for making people short too? If parents do not blame vaccines on their kids shortness, why blame vaccines for autism?. For years there has been controversy about vaccines causing autism in children. The vaccine scare originally started when there was a report in 1998 on how the MMR vaccine can cause autism, which was later dismissed as false (Rao). The MMR vaccine is a vaccine that is used to protect against measles and mumps. Despite the lack of research and proof that vaccines cause autism, many parents believed it, and it scared numerous parents into not giving their children…show more content…
If parents do not vaccinate their children, the kids are exposed to many diseases like mumps, measles, chicken pox, and even polio. Whenever a parent who makes sure her children are vaccinated sees another parent ranting on how vaccines gave their child autism, of course it is natural for that other parent to start getting a little fearful of vaccinations. Then eventually they will decide to not give the kids vaccinations anymore. Not only are the parents that go on about how vaccines cause autism are basing their theory on something that they have no real evidence over, they are also tricking other parents into thinking that they are right. Moreover, it has been proven that autism is caused by “genetic factors like mutations, deletions, and copy number variants” (Landrigan). Autism is essentially a brain disorder, and there are mutations in the brain that messes with the behavioral part of the brain. While doctors can’t screen a child to see if they are autistic, the child’s behavior lets the doctor know if they are autistic. While some people might argue and say since the doctor can’t tell if a child is autistic or not by screening them, then it is possible that the chemical thimerosal that is used to preserve vaccines from contamination can cause autism. However, this is an unbacked claim. There is essentially no evidence that can prove that thimerosal-containing vaccines causes autism. This is proven in the Michelle Cedillo case of 1997. A
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