When facts don’t care about anything… from your feelings to what you think you know, the results might force you to change your mind. Or assume the whole world is conspiring against you as the left often does.
There are two things that non-profit group Safe Minds—committed to “ending the autism epidemic”—doesn’t understand: First, that there is absolutely no link between vaccines and autism. Second, how research works.
I Fucking Love Science reports that the group just put out a statement discrediting a recent study they funded that, once again, shows that there’s no link between autism and vaccination. The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and is the result of six years of research focusing on whether giving baby monkeys vaccines results in the development of “autism-like behavior or neuropathology.”
The study…involved 79 infant monkeys in six groups. Two groups were given thimerosal-containing vaccines. Thimerosal is an antiseptic and antifungal agent that was frequently used in vaccinations until it was removed in the U.S from vaccines given to children in the 90s, and is frequently cited by anti-vaxxers as a cause for autism. The next two groups were given the MMR vaccine (also claimed to cause autism) without thimerosal, and the final two were given saline injections as a control.
And here’s what the study found:
No behavioral changes were observed in the vaccinated animals, nor were there neuropathological changes in the cerebellum, hippocampus, or amygdala. This study does not support the hypothesis that thimerosal-containing vaccines and/or the MMR vaccine play a role in the etiology of autism.
Now, this is great news for parents who were considering not vaccinating their kids because it’s even more data that shows that foregoing necessary vaccinations is dumb as fuck and puts both the non-vaccinated kid and the people around them in danger. But if you’re running a group predicated on the notion that vaccines are bad, you’re probably not going to be as pleased with the results. And Safe Minds isn’t. In fact, they want to know exactly what happened and why the study they funded didn’t give them the results that they wanted.
This is the statement that Safe Minds put out when asked about how much they paid to help fund the study:
“The epidemic of autism is expected to cost the country $1 trillion by 2025 if prevalence trends continue. In a recent study, over 40 percent of parents agree or strongly agree that vaccines played a part in the development of their children’s autism. The vaccine primate study in question consisted of multiple phases. The initial phase found a series of negative effects in infant reflexes and brain growth among those exposed to vaccines. The second, recent phase purported to find no effect. SafeMinds has concerns about changes in the study design protocol and analysis that may have led to these contradictory results. We are in the process of collecting and reviewing additional information regarding this study.”
So let me get this straight… if a study shows the exact opposite of what you want it to, there must have been something wrong with the overall procedure? That makes perfect sense. Because there’s no universe in existence where a preconceived notion upon conducting a study could be proven false. Especially something potentially dangerous like not getting your kids vaccinated because some Hollywood actress said there’s a link to autism.
Oh wait, I forgot. Facts are racist. And bigoted. And gender is a social construct, not biology.
Sounds like the recent studies conducted that proved “rape culture” wasn’t a thing. And the feminists on the left claimed that the lack of results to prove their theory was ‘disheartening.’ Meaning you think more women need to be raped? Oh wait, everyone is conspiring and not telling the truth because you’re theory can’t possibly be wrong.
GET YOUR KIDS FUCKING VACCINATED!