It's no Hoax. I am wondering who is behind this article being put on this site. If you would like I can debate this issue with anyone; doctor or community Mgr. The question is: why didn't we know sooner about the autism and vaccine connection.
It's been proven now that there is a real connection and the "hoax" attacks are old and worn out at this point.
300-500 million. Thats an important number I want you to think about 300 million to 500 million.
That is the number of people who died in the 20th century due to Smallpox. After a successful immunization effort that ended in 1978, do you know how many people died of smallpox between then and now?
ZERO. Because we eradicted it. And this year we eradicted the rinderpest virus.
So, in the course of the last century, we used vaccination to rid the world of two viruses. That means two times, at the least, vaccination programs have been massively successful. You have no non-anecdotal evidence to support your claim.
Because its worth noting... http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c7452.full
Andrew Wakefield has been proven to be a fraud. He made up nonexistant children to bolster his numbers. The man is a fraud, there is zero science involved.