In response to Has Thimerosal Actually Been Removed From Vaccines? If Not, Of What Value Are the Epidemiological Studies?
Harold L Doherty - Autism in NB - January 4th, 2008
Are the epidemiological studies relied upon by public authorities to refute assertions that the mercury based vaccine preservative thimerosal is responsible for some or all autism cases reliable?
Dan F said...
The mercury is still there. Like aspartame in pop and fluoride in (some people's) water, once too many people get it, it's hard to take out without direct proof - too many people would need to assume liability, risk loses (financial, to the egos of experts) to expect institutional problem solving on this and other questionable substances that have been essentially forced on the general public (see derivatives and the myths of our financial bubbles for non-medical examples).
The absolute paucity of good evidence showing the safety of these older product for neurotoxicity should have alone been a major red flag, especially when being administered to vulnerable populations.
Whether it causes autism or not, let's stop injecting mercury and other proven-harmful substances into young children's blood streams as soon as possible.
Maybe before it gets banned for and more tightly controlled for environmental reasons (although that would be nice too)?
Unfortunately, our institutions and industries seem to care more about rivers and ponds these days than young children's brains (unless it's to sell them the aspartame drinks, fluoride and methyl medications, or anything else we don't need).
I'm not arguing that vaccinations or modern-day child psychiatry are 100% wrong, or evil - but the practices that go unquestioned due to prior fraud and current duplicity can never be successfully built upon in a positive manner until they are fully vetted and honestly retested in the bright light of day.
And even then, science may not provide the miracles we've been raised to expect.
Heck - the Chinese had 'scientists' looking out for their milk supply too - it wasn't the scientific method that lead to the dumping of industrial plastic into baby formula.
It sure wasn't university research or well-funded research labs that led to it being removed.