Is autism caused by vaccines?

Frankly, I have no clue. Since I have not been personally affected by this condition, I am not up to speed on the research and theories.

From what I have read, both sides have compelling arguments. Even questions that I have asked of a couple of doctors are split. No one has been able to conclusively prove nor disprove the relationship between vaccines and autism. At least not in my opinion.

CNN has a few articles on the topic. Here is a quote from one of them: “Vaccines save lives,” countered Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, after the Poling decision was announced in March. “The most reputable scientists around the world have looked at this situation over and over again, and they have stated that they cannot see an association between vaccines and autism.”

What my narrow mind can cull from that statement is absolutely nothing. I mean, in my point of view, “the most reputable scientists around the world…” thought at one time that the world was flat and the center of the universe.

Think about it, at one time or another, many great certainties have been proven incorrect. Of course I can’t be the one to say there is a relationship or not. Heck, the world could still be flat for all I know. I haven’t sailed it or been into space to look around.

My only point is that this is something worthy of research and investigation. Perhaps even extreme caution. Even one child developing autism as a result of a vaccine against something they may be exposed to is too many. Think about it and do your own research.