New study finds link between child vaccination and autism – CENSORED

The much-maligned anti-vaccine movement is fueled, in good part, by parents’ suspicion that childhood vaccination causes autism.

The clinical term is Autism Spectrum Disorder: a developmental disability that ranges from mild disabilities of speech and language impairments, to serious developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy and autism.

Indeed, the statistical data confirm that autism is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • In 2000, 1 in 150 children were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  • In 2012, the number of children with ASD increased to 1 in 68.
  • ASD is about 4.5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).

Now, a new study of 666 home-schooled children has confirmed that there is an association between childhood vaccination and autism.

The study is a survey (questionnaire) of 415 mothers who are members of home-school organizations in 4 states: Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oregon. The mothers were asked whether their children had been vaccinated, and about the children’s health conditions. Among the health conditions are neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), defined as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and/or a learning disability.

The study found a “significant association” between vaccination and autism. (A statistically significant association means the probability that the association occurred by chance is extremely unlikely.) The study also found that the association between vaccination and autism is compounded if the child is male and/or preterm, i.e., born prematurely at fewer than 37 weeks gestational age.

The study was conducted by a research team of four, comprised of:

  1. Dr. Anthony R. Mawson, Professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Jackson State University (JSU).
  2. Dr. Brian D. Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute, an organization in Salem, Oregon which conducts homeschooling research, and publishes the journal Home School Research.
  3. Dr. Azad R. Bhuiyan, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, JSU.
  4. Binu Jacob, a former graduate student at JSU.

Mawson, et al., published their research findings in an article titled “Vaccination and Health Outcomes: A Survey of 6- to 12-year-old Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children based on Mothers’ Reports,” in a 2016 issue of the journal, Frontiers in Public Health 4:270 (2016).

Frontiers in Public Health describes itself as an open access “peer-reviewed journal aimed at the scientific community interested in the broad area of public health.” The journal’s editorial board is comprised of:

  • Joav Merrick, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel. Merrick is the journal’s main editor. His title is “Field Chief Editor”.
  • Rustam Aminov, Technical University of Denmark
  • Ross Bailie, University of Sidney, Australia
  • Nina Bhardwaj, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY
  • John B. F. de Wit, University of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia
  • Jimmy Thomas Efird, East Carolina University, Greenville

But if you go to the article’s link (http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00270), you will not find it. Instead, you ‘ll get this message:

Error 412

The requested content is not yet available.
Article 231518 is not yet publicly available.

That means the journal pulled the article, which, unless it was for a legitimate reason (e.g., research errors), is a form of post-publication censorship.

Fortunately, Rich Winkel of Thought Crime Radio found the article on Google Cache: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:3ulOESkkTPAJ:journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00270+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

I tried to access the article on Google Cache, but got another Error message:

404. That’s an error.

The requested URL /search?q=cache:3ulOESkkTPAJ:journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00270+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us was not found on this server. That’s all we know.

That means the article has been scrubbed from even Google Cache!

But Winkel did manage to capture the article’s Abstract before it was scrubbed:

Front. Public Health | doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00270

Vaccination and Health Outcomes: A Survey of 6- to 12-year-old Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children based on Mothers’ Reports

Anthony R. Mawson1*, Brian D. Ray2, Azad R. Bhuiyan3 and Binu Jacob4

  • 1Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health (Initiative), Jackson State University, USA
  • 2National Home Education Research Institute, USA
  • 3Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health (Initiative), USA
  • 4Former Graduate Student, Jackson State University, School of Public Health (Initiative), USA

ABSTRACT

Background: Vaccinations have prevented millions of infectious illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths among US children. Yet the long-term health outcomes of the routine vaccination program remain unknown. Studies have been recommended by the Institute of Medicine to address this question.

Specific Aims: To compare vaccinated and unvaccinated children on a broad range of health outcomes, and to determine whether an association found between vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD), if any, remains significant after adjustment for other measured factors.

Design: A cross-sectional survey of mothers of children educated at home.

Methods: Homeschool organizations in four states (Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oregon) were asked to forward an email to their members, requesting mothers to complete an anonymous online questionnaire on the vaccination status and health outcomes of their biological children ages 6 to 12.

Results: A total of 415 mothers provided data on 666 children, of which 261 (39%) were unvaccinated. Vaccinated children were significantly less likely than the unvaccinated to have been diagnosed with chickenpox and pertussis, but significantly more likely to have been diagnosed with pneumonia, otitis media, allergies and NDDs (defined as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and/or a learning disability). After adjustment, the factors that remained significantly associated with NDD were vaccination (OR 3.1, 95% CI: 1.4, 6.8), male gender (OR 2.3, 95% CI: 1.2, 4.3), and preterm birth (OR 5.0, 95% CI: 2.3, 11.6). In a final adjusted model, vaccination but not preterm birth remained associated with NDD, while the interaction of preterm birth and vaccination was associated with a 6.6-fold increased odds of NDD (95% CI: 2.8, 15.5).

Conclusions: In this study based on mothers’ reports, the vaccinated had a higher rate of allergies and NDD than the unvaccinated. Vaccination, but not preterm birth, remained significantly associated with NDD after controlling for other factors. However, preterm birth combined with vaccination was associated with an apparent synergistic increase in the odds of NDD. Further research involving larger, independent samples is needed to verify and understand these unexpected findings in order to optimize the impact of vaccines on children’s health.

Keywords: Acute diseases; Chronic diseases; Epidemiology; Evaluation; Health policy; Immunization; Neurodevelopmental disorders; Vaccination, Acute diseases, chronic diseases, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Health Policy, Immunization, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Vaccination

Citation: Mawson AR, Ray BD, Bhuiyan AR and Jacob B (2016). Vaccination and Health Outcomes: A Survey of 6- to 12-year-old Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children based on Mothers’ Reports.Front. Public Health4:270. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00270

Received: 17 Sep 2016; Accepted: 21 Nov 2016.

Edited by: Amit Agrawal, Gandhi Medical College, India

Reviewed by: Kelly Hsieh, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA; Linda Mullin Elkins, Life University, USA

Copyright: © 2016 Mawson, Ray, Bhuiyan and Jacob. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Anthony R. Mawson, School of Public Health (Initiative), Jackson State University, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, 39213, Mississippi, USA, amawsn@gmail.com

Needless to say, the scrubbing from a journal as well as from Google Cache of an already-published article that confirms parents’ suspicion that vaccines are linked to autism, will only fuel more conspiracy talk.

Our skepticism concerning the article’s scrubbing has good reasons given the credentials of the study’s lead author and the fact that the article was approved for publication by an editor and two peer reviewers.

anthony-mawson

The lead author of the study is Dr. Anthony Mawson, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in England and received his Ph.D. in epidemiology from Tulane University. Mawson is currently a Visiting Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health in Jackson State University (JSU). He is a well-published scientist with 59 publications in various journals:

  • For Mawson’s page at JSU, click here.
  • For Mawson’s cv (or resume), click here. According to his cv, Mawson has submitted a co-authored article (with Brian D. Ray and A. Bhuiyan, the same co-authors of the now-scrubbed Frontiers in Public Health article), provisionally titled “Vaccination and health outcomes,” to BMC: Health Services Research, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal.

Professor Mawson can be reached at:

  • 5359 Briarfield Road, Jackson, MS 39211
  • Tel: 601-991-3811; 601-622-2597 (cell phone)
  • Email: amawsn@gmail.com

H/t Jim Stone

UPDATE (Dec. 6, 2016):

My undertanding is that since the journal Frontiers in Public Health had accepted Mawson et al.‘s paper, it should be published and subjected to the usual process of public review and replication. Instead, the journal’s Chief Editor withdrew the paper because of “numerous complaints” based simply on the paper’s Abstract.

Please contact the journal’s Editorial Office and ask for the paper to be published. Here’s the email address:

publichealth.editorial.office@frontiersin.org

~Eowyn

36 responses to “New study finds link between child vaccination and autism – CENSORED

  1. Why would ANYONE put a toxic substance or a derivative of a toxic substance in ANYTHING injected under the skin? It really makes ZERO sense. Read the list of ingredients in a vaccine- you wouldn’t FEED a teaspoon of that “crap cocktail” to a baby- but you let someone inject that under you day old baby’s skin? More people read consumer reports to figure out the best Blu-Ray player to buy than they do to research vaccines. The medical community refuses to see a direct and 100% correlation so they ignore the facts. Obviously not everyone has reactions to all things- but some are sensitive to anything. One of the craziest explanations I read was something to the effect that vaccines DO NOT cause Autism – it’s there but the vaccine activates it!! Smacking someone in the head with a hammer doesn’t cause a headache it just allows the headache to be activated???

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  2. The easiest way to “dumb down” a society. In WA, we just had an outbreak of mumps–in VACCINATED children. I couldn’t believe they reported that bit of info.

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  3. Ever since my granddaughter was born (just over a year ago) I cringe and have fear when she is due for her vaccinations. I have read that many have suspected for some time that it was (is?) the preservative thimerosal in the vaccines that was the culprit. No wonder – it contains mercury – a known toxin! It has since been phased out of most vaccines.

    When I needed to get a booster of the DTap (or was it Tdap?) for health safety purposes when I’m around my granddaughter, I specifically asked for a dose that did NOT contain the thimerosal preservative. I have recommended to my daughter that she makes the same request for her daughter.

    I went to one checkup with them and the pediatrician is wonderful! I see her as being trustworthy. However, that fear I have of my granddaughter becoming autistic (have read that often happens around age 2?) with each vaccine dosage won’t go away.

    My daughter told me that the pediatrician says that the ability of a baby to point to things at her age is a good sign that she won’t develop autism. I hope and pray this is true and that as the vaccines accumulate over the next year that her daughter won’t be affected!

    I find it a bit strange that the dictionary.com site (wanted to spell “thimerosol” correctly) has a link to a 2010 “Daily Beast” article making the claim that “U.S. Debunks Autism Link.”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/03/13/final-word-vaccines-dont-cause-autism.html?source=dictionary

    Yet, at the end of the article they admitted a mistake:

    “Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that thimerosal was found in the vaccine for M.M.R. According to the CDC, it has never been an ingredient in the MMR vaccine. We apologize for the error.”

    What idiots! To write an article claiming such a thing, but yet getting an important part of it wrong just shows how ignorant they are and that anyone can make any claim without doing the proper research! It debunks their major claim in the article!

    I am no expert on this subject. Far from it! But the vaccine connection (whether it involves thimerosal or not) to autism has not been totally debunked! There must be something in them that has caused this epidemic rise in autism! This wasn’t happening when I and my peers were being vaccinated in the mid-1950’s – 60’s.

    Thanks for this article! The media of mass deception is working hard to put forth their own agenda, while not allowing different studies and points of view to be read online!

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    • While they phased out the use of Thermirosol in new manufactured vaccines- Big Pharma was not implored to remove existing supplies of vaccines containing Thermirosol- so there is still a chance that the inoculation you get MAY still contain Thermirosol. Good for business (and hence political donations) yet bad for us.

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    • Isn’t it amazing that thee Libs and Greenies get all in a tither about 3 parts per million of mercury in their Tuna fish or something, but think nothing of injecting it into very young children. I know they say they are going to stop the mercury, But the replacement is supposedly aluminum based. Just as bad – brain poison.

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  4. 666? What’s up with that?

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  5. It might have not been a good study or found something that needed to be examined more, but let’s not deal with a “hot button” topic all together and just delete the article without saying anything. (Yeah, that’s really good for free scientific inquiry… )

    It’s already known offspring (especially preterm boys) have a higher incidence of autism if their mothers:
    * Get exposed to organochlorides (PCBs, DDT, chlordane, etc.) during pregnancy.
    * Have reactions to allergens during pregnancy.
    * Get a flu shot (though not the flu itself) during their first trimester (and not later either).
    * Used acetaminophen (Tylenol) during pregnancy.

    After birth, when the baby is fully formed, is a bit late for an immune/inflammatory reaction by a vaccination to derail the child’s development, but there’s so much multiple causation at work here that more study is always a good thing. So, this particular study may be bad? Great, disprove it with a better study. Say the study was bad and give valid supporting reasons why it is. Don’t just “disappear” the article.

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  6. 666 children? Is that just a coincidence, or a signifier of who is behind mandating vaccinations on children against the wishes of their parents?

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  7. There’s a great link over at educateyourself.org too. It’s the wording that gets the anti vaxxers in trouble. Vaccines don’t cause autism they cause brain damage and that’s what causes a whole assortment of symptoms.

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  8. I find it hard to believe that in today’s age- a peanut butter sandwich can cause an allergic reaction that can be deadly – yet MD’s refuse to see the Autism link in Vaccines?

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  9. For those interested in autism, look into the B-12 deficiency link, too. It’s an interesting one.

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  10. The fact that parents are forced to inject this poisonous substance into their babies just shows the hold that Big Pharma has on our society. It is pure evil.

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  12. “Diet, injections and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.”

    Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society 1953

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  13. I would love to hear the author’s response. We have 4 very healthy unvaccinated children!

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  14. Not surprised.

    Who knows what they put in those syringes?

    And that includes flu shots, and a whole bunch of other injections that goobermint goons recommend.

    After all, “It’s for the children.”

    Right.

    So was thalidomide.

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  15. Well Doc, there’s a couple men from the government here to see you. They want you to take down any mention of this article. And once that’s done, they want you, and all your readers to take a look at that flashy thing.

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  16. THE MOST “VACCINATED” AND “GMO’ED” COUNTRY IN THE WORLD! AND HALF OF OUR CHILDREN ARE SICK EVERY DAY, 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK (scientific study below)! Doc Blake

    Today, half of all U.S. children are chronically sick with Asthma, Allergies, learning disabilities and other illnesses such as Autism and Epilepsy. That’s 32 million U.S. children who are sick 24 hours a day, every day!
    —Hardly surprising since every child receives over 70 vaccinations, some of them within days of being born. One of the stupidest, and more harmful is the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). A joke disease for the industrial countries, only dangerous for undernurished children living in filthy conditions…PB

    Study Reference:
    A National and State Profile of Leading Health Problems and Health Care Quality for US Children: Key Insurance Disparities and Across-State Variations

    By, Christina D. Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH, Michael D. Kogan, PhD, Bonnie B. Strickland, PhD, Edward L. Schor, MD, Julie Robertson, Paul W. Newacheck, DrPH
    —Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR (Dr Bethell and Ms. Robertson); Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, Md (Dr Kogan and Dr Strickland); The Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY (Dr Schor); and Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco, CA (Dr Newacheck)
    —Received 1 March 2010, Accepted 27 August 2010, Available online 11 May 2011
    —Published:
    Academic Pediatrics, Volume 11, Issue 3, Supplement, May–June 2011, Pages S22–S33, Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act Supplement

    Happy Healthy Trails
    Doc Blake

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  17. No thanks to my alma mater, which shall remain unnamed, for never telling me anything about autism over 30 years ago. No one in teaching told me about this. I was not prepared to deal with this, as no one was.
    Not to belabor the point, but here is another EXTINCTION PROTOCOL: If they can’t kill us outright, they will try to make us want to be dead.
    President Trump needs to build the Wall. He also must go after Big Pharma.

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    • Yes, you said, “they will try to make us want to be dead.”…Then they will call that desire to be dead a “Chemical Imbalance!” And sell us mind numbing crap to help us feel dumb enough to accept that feeling! And then we sell our family, and friends that they also need to take the same mind numbing crap! That is called “The Dumbing Down of America!” See Dr. Russel Blaylock, a top Neurologist reveal this dumbing down process on this one minute video… https://youtu.be/CKjvfc7Fcdk

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    • Trump met with Andrew Wakefield in August 2016 for an hour.

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  18. There is another thing with these “modern parents”. They won’t let a kid get dirty for more a second. How is a kid ever going to develop an immune system if it lives in a World of Wet-Wipes?
    Think about it. I’ll bet everyone knows a kid with a Hover-Mother with a purse full of wet wipes, that by the time they reached their teens they got sick from anything & everything. An ant bite would send them to the Emergency Room.
    Used to be if you got a scrap or cut, let the dog lick it. If it stops bleeding in few minutes, you are good to go.

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  19. UPDATE:

    My understanding is that the journal Frontiers in Public Health had accepted Mawson et al.’s paper, which means it should be published and subjected to the usual process of public review and replication. Instead, the journal’s Chief Editor withdrew the paper because of numerous complaints based simply on the paper’s Abstract.

    We are asked to contact the journal’s Editorial Office and ask for the paper to be published. Here’s the email address:

    publichealth.editorial.office@frontiersin.org

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  22. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for your scrupulous and scholarly presentation of the issues at hand. Perhaps the paper will be published again given the information immediately set forth above. This time, perhaps, it will be published and will not be pulled.

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