Vaccine Hesitancy… why?


No link between MMR vaccine and autism

There is still hesitancy on whether or not parents should vaccinate their child. In today’s time and age many people are skeptical of vaccines. They read into conspiracy theories and form their own opinions about whether or not vaccines cause other diseases. Below, I will discuss an article written about vaccines being related to autism. Through many articles and research studies, people have found out that the MMR vaccine is not related to autism. 

Andrew Wakefield is a scientist who proposed a hypothesis that the MMR vaccine caused autism. After reading investigations into his work and his retracted paper, it is safe to say that this is far from true. When looking into how Andrew conducted his hypothesis, he did many things wrong. First, he did not select participants at random. He solicited patients from the JABS Organization which were already anti-vaccinators. These…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is Feel free to contact me.


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