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He stated that mercury that was in themerisol in vaccines as a preservative caused all these perceived vaccine injuries. Thermerisol was then removed from vaccines and the rate of autism has not decreased. This proved him wrong.
After he was proven wrong, he claimed that heavy metals in vaccines causes us to be autistic. His exact words were “an overload of heavy metals, live viruses, and bacteria,” and “[included] the tripling of vaccines given to children in the last 15 years (mercury, aluminum and live viruses); maternal toxic load and prenatal vaccines; heavy metals like mercury in our air, water, and food; and the overuse of antibiotics.”
His first claim was scientifically proven to be false. He switched to a hypothesis that cannot be disproven.
He uses scare tactics in making his followers believe that vaccines are dangerous and they cause us to be "damaged." He plays right into the tragedy narrative.
The CDC stated " Strategic vaccination campaigns have virtually eliminated diseases that previously were common in the United States, including diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, smallpox, measles, mumps, rubella, and Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis (8). With the licensure of the combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine in 1949, state and local health departments instituted vaccination programs, aimed primarily at poor children. In 1955, the introduction of the Salk poliovirus vaccine led to federal funding of state and local childhood vaccination programs. In 1962, a federally coordinated vaccination program was established through the passage of the Vaccination Assistance Act–landmark legislation that has been renewed continuously and now supports the purchase and administration of a full range of childhood vaccines."
JB Handley responded with,"So am I saying no one should vaccinate? No, I’m not. Vaccines provide temporary protection from certain acute illnesses. Some matter more than others. I think we give way too many vaccines, and I think the risk/benefit equation of each vaccine is never properly revealed to parents. Worse, the lie that vaccines saved humanity in the twentieth century has turned many vaccine promoters into zealots, even though their narratives are simply not supported by the facts."
He is backpedaling a little bit. The vaccines given to children are put through extensive studies before being approved for public use. No medication or procedure is without risk. The benefit outweighs the risks. People are not dying from polio or measles. They weren't dying from measles until the antivaxxers were vocal about their rhetoric.
He always has to appear he is correct.
Another point from the CDC, "A greater than 92% decline in cases and a 99% or greater decline in deaths due to diseases prevented by vaccines recommended before 1980 were shown for diphtheria, mumps, pertussis, and tetanus. Endemic transmission of poliovirus and measles and rubella viruses has been eliminated in the United States; smallpox has been eradicated worldwide. Declines were 80% or greater for cases and deaths of most vaccine-preventable diseases targeted since 1980 including hepatitis A, acute hepatitis B, Hib, and varicella. Declines in cases and deaths of invasive S pneumoniae were 34% and 25%, respectively."
The Worth Health Organization states,"Ehreth estimates that vaccines annually prevent almost 6 million deaths worldwide. In the USA, there has been a 99% decrease in incidence for the nine diseases for which vaccines have been recommended for decades, accompanied by a similar decline in mortality and disease sequelae."
Autistics have been trying to talk to him and to tell him he is wrong. His rhetoric is harmful. He did not want to hear it.
He co founded Generation Rescue who say they are dedicated to the recovery for "children with autism" by providing guidance and support for medical treatments to "improve the quality of life for families in need." This means bio medical treatments such as cheletion, Chlorine Dioxide (MMS), hyperbaric chambers, restrictive diets and much more.
As of a few months ago, Generation Rescue is the processes of being rebranded and is not just concentrating on autism. They are still shut down. We shall wait what harm they are going to unleash on the children of this world.
He has disappeared from public view at the moment but we have not forgotten the harm he has caused. The lies he spreads are dangerous.