This was going to be a post about the controversy concerning vaccines and autism, but instead, I'm happy to report, there really isn't a controversy at all.
According to the Autism Society, there is no known single cause for autism spectrum disorder, but it is generally accepted that it is caused by abnormalities in brain structure or function. Though researchers do not know the exact cause of autism, there are a number of theories that they're investigating. There is no theory that autism is caused by vaccines.
Not surprisingly, yet another study reports that there is no link between autism and the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine. Yea! We knew that, but isn't it great to hear it again? (And again...and again...) This particular study followed more than 95,000 children. Think that's enough? I'd say that's a pretty good sample.
And don't forget, the original study from 1998 that suggested there was a link between vaccines and autism was completely debunked. The doctor who published the study even was even stripped of his license.
Let's hope this latest report helps put the vaccine-autism link to rest once and for all.
Unfortunately, we still don't know what exactly causes autism so in the meantime, we need to create awareness and support those with autism. It's also important that people with autism wear medical IDs for their own safety, especially in the case of an emergency. If you're looking for medical IDs for a person with autism, consider some of My ID Square’s pre-printed charms and dog tags to create your own medical bracelets and medical necklaces. There are plenty of options and they can serve as standalone identification or as a supplement to a traditional medical ID.
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