CDC study protocol reveals: Stunning correlation between MMR vaccine and autism
(NaturalHealth365) There’s a growing shift in the vaccine and autism debate, with increasing amounts of data challenging the long-held belief that vaccines are harmless. This shift is in no small thanks to bombshell admissions coming from former pro-vaccine experts finally blowing the whistle on previously hidden or misconstrued information about the MMR vaccine.
Now, a re-analysis of 15-year-old data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals even more evidence supporting a correlation between the MMR vaccine and autism.
A closer look at old data REVEALS: timing of first MMR vaccine affects risk of autism, especially among African American male children
The re-analysis was authored by Dr. Brian Hooker, PhD, P.E., an assistant professor of biology at a Simpson University in California. Using the CDC’s own study protocol of conditional logistic regression, Dr. Hooker re-examined data from a 2004 paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics.
In the 2004 paper, researchers looked at the rates of childhood autism based on when children first received the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, and rubella). These researchers found that a MMR vaccine administered between the ages of 24 and 36 months was more common among children with autism, and that this “association was strongest in the 3- to 5-year age group.”
Amazingly, the researchers simply attributed this to mandatory immunization requirements for children who already had autism and were enrolled in early intervention programs. Their reasoning: special education students would need to be vaccinated sooner in life than neurotypical children who didn’t require early intervention.
As Dr. Hooker points out, there are at least two reasons why this explanation is insufficient at best and purposefully deceitful at worst:
Did you know? The liver is the most important detoxifying organ in the body. When the liver can’t effectively neutralize and dispose of toxins, they accumulate in the body. Two essential nutrients for healthy liver function are milk thistle and glutathione. These two ingredients - plus much more – are now available in an advanced liver support formula. Click here to learn more.
- It’s unlikely that children from the study sample would have an autism diagnosis before getting the MMR vaccine. The average age for an autism diagnosis in the 1990s (back when the mercury-based preservative thimerosal was still widely used in vaccines) was around 50 months—well after the typical ages at which children are immunized.
- If the original researchers’ theory was true, then autism rates would be similar for both boys and girls—which is NOT what Dr. Hooker found during his re-analysis.
In fact, Dr. Hooker was able to reveal what the data truly confirmed: “Statisically significant relationships [between vaccines and autism] were observed when African-American males were considered separately” from the entire group of children immunized either before or after age 36 months. “CDC officials observed very similar relationships as early as November 2001,” Dr. Hooker continues, “but failed to report them in their final publication.”
In other words, getting the MMR vaccine earlier in life (before age 36 months) appears to increase the risk of an autism diagnosis, and this association is especially significant in African-American males.
Dr. Hooker’s findings were published in the December 2018 volume of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.
Major takeaways you need to know from this recent re-analysis
If you’re wondering how the CDC managed to downplay such stunning data from the 2004 Pediatrics paper so egregiously, it may be helpful to understand a bit of statistical trickery.
For instance, the authors of the 2004 paper ended up restricting much of their analysis to children born only in Georgia. This drastically reduced the sample size and effectively washed out any statistical significance (which explains why studies with large sample sizes are so important).
Additionally, the authors appeared to give up on the CDC protocol for data analysis – quite plausibly because of unwanted data showing up in the results. When Dr. Hooker carried out the logistical regression analysis as advised by the CDC themselves, then the strong significant correlation between autism and early MMR vaccine administration was evident.
Lastly, Dr. Hooker admonishes the CDC and the paper’s authors for not performing any follow-up research on these 2004 findings—let alone for downplaying the findings to begin with. As he sees it, it’s a “lost opportunity” to investigate how the childhood vaccine regime is potentially giving rise to the growing rates of autism.
Stunning data, indeed.
Sources for this article include:
Vaccines & Autism
Natural Health 365
Natural Health 365 is a premium source of trending and popular health-related news, science, testimony & research articles on the most up to date and relevant natural health information. The Food & Nutrition articles found herein are meant to inform and advise our site visitors on eating healthy, nutritious foods and safely using supplements and vitamins to achieve optimal health.
Join thousands of daily visitors staying informed and involved on Natural Health 365! We seek out scientific solutions with proven results and it is our mission to keep you up to date on the latest information! Articles range in topic from vaccination overviews to linking specific, common vaccines to the development of autism. We also aim to educate the public on the dangers of vaccines and provide in depth analysis of political vaccination bills.
Read Some of Our Most Popular Articles
Pregnancy & Vaccinations, Whooping Cough Outbreak in Immunized Children, Gardasil Vaccine Deadly, Mandatory Adult Vaccinations?.
Vaccines & Autism
More Articles on the Relationship Between Vaccines & Autism
Vaccine Safety and Contamination, Forced Childhood Vaccines, 10 flu vaccine dangers revealed, allergic reactions to vaccines
In addition to publishing articles concerning the most up-to-date information on vaccines and their dangerous and unintended consenquences, we also aim to connect healthy lifestyles, diets and balanced consumption of dietary supplements to lifelong health and a strong, naturally-boosted immune system and adding happy years to your life.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that pharmaceutical companies lobby to make vaccines mandatory for every child & adult in the US? Or that certain vaccines have been linked directly to the development of autism in children? Perhaps you didn’t know that the AMA (American Medical Association) actively discredits natural medicine by encouraging a strict adherance to it’s newly adopted ‘Ethical Guidelines’? You can find all of that information and more right here on Natural Health 365.
Articles on Autism
- Autism and Vaccines
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- What Causes Autism?
- Autism Symptoms
- Developmental Disabilities
Join Our Email List
Each day, visitors sign up for our weekly informative news sent directly to their email or RSS feed agregator. We send out three weekly emails keeping you informed and involved on the latest Natural Health News, information about our FREE SHOWS and updates on your favorite topics including Food & Nutrition, Cancer & Heart Disease, Vaccines & Autism, & – of course – GMOs & Dangerous Chemicals!
You can also check out our VIP member area, The Inner Circle, where you get access to thousands of recorded interview (audio/video), pod casts, & literature by some of the worlds foremost experts on Natural Health and Treatments that could save you thousands! Learn how to REVERSE disease without the use of toxic and expensive medications.
Natural Health 365 also is a venue for webinars on various topics, has a flourishing e-commerce store where you can purchase vitamins, pro biotics, supplements and unique products such as Grazing Goat Whey Protein.
Grazing Goat Whey Protein™ is formulated exclusively for the health-conscious consumer looking for the finest whey protein nutritional supplement on the planet.* Best of all, this goat whey protein comes from goats that graze – 365 days per year – on pesticide and chemical free pastures. No hormones, antibiotics or pesticides are used – ever. This product is non-GMO and gluten free.