Sivad wrote:It's not at the very bottom.
I guess not. Reading off a Ouija board or from the tarot cards might actually be lower. But just above that is expert opinion. Of all possible "reasonable" evidence that medical community deems reliable, expert opinion is at the very bottom.
The CDC, the National Academy of Medicine, the DOJ, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims have all certified them as competent, qualified experts.
That means squat. There are plenty of crazy people that manage to get credentials and then go wacko claiming silly things.
So expert opinion is evidence when it comes down in your favor but it's "shyt" when it doesn't? How does that work exactly?
Expert opinion means squat. Like I said before, it is not "expert opinion" if it's not based on fact/quality evidence, and if it is, then it is the actuals fact and quality evidence that becomes the gold standard, not the opinion itself. I merely pointed it out to show how fking retarded your position was by clinging to fringe people that are exploiting people's fear and irrational beliefs for their own gain.
Here are a few of the HUNDREDS if not thousands of studies performed in the topic with their respective conclusions.
A population-based study of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and autism.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides strong evidence against the hypothesis that MMR vaccination causes autism.
Time trends in autism and in MMR immunization coverage in California.
CONCLUSIONS: These data do not suggest an association between MMR immunization among young children and an increase in autism occurrence.
Thimerosal and the occurrence of autism: negative ecological evidence from Danish population-based data.
CONCLUSIONS: The discontinuation of thimerosal-containing vaccines in Denmark in 1992 was followed by an increase in the incidence of autism. Our ecological data do not support a correlation between thimerosal-containing vaccines and the incidence of autism.
Mumps, measles, and rubella vaccine and the incidence of autism recorded by general practitioners: a time trend analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Because the incidence of autism among 2 to 5 year olds increased markedly among boys born in each year separately from 1988 to 1993 while MMR vaccine coverage was over 95% for successive annual birth cohorts, the data provide evidence that no correlation exists between the prevalence of MMR vaccination and the rapid increase in the risk of autism over time. The explanation for the marked increase in risk of the diagnosis of autism in the past decade remains uncertain.
Autism and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine: no epidemiological evidence for a causal association.
INTERPRETATION: Our analyses do not support a causal association between MMR vaccine and autism. If such an association occurs, it is so rare that it could not be identified in this large regional sample.
Serious adverse events after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination during a fourteen-year prospective follow-up.
CONCLUSIONS: Causality between immunization and a subsequent untoward event cannot be estimated solely on the basis of a temporal relation. Comprehensive analysis of the reported adverse reactions established that serious events causally related to MMR vaccine are rare and greatly outweighed by the risks of natural MMR diseases.
Lack of association between measles-mumps-rubella vaccination and autism in children: a case-control study.
CONCLUSIONS: The study provides evidence against the association of autism with either MMR or a single measles vaccine.
The combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines and the total number of vaccines are not associated with development of autism spectrum disorder: the first case-control study in Asia.
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, there were not any convincing evidences that MMR vaccination and increasing the number of vaccine injections were associated with an increased risk of ASD in a genetically homogeneous population. Therefore, these findings indicate that there is no basis for avoiding vaccination out of concern for ASD.
Association of autistic spectrum disorder and the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine: a systematic review of current epidemiological evidence.
CONCLUSIONS: The current literature does not suggest an association between ASD and the MMR vaccine; however, limited epidemiological evidence exists to rule out a link between a rare variant form of ASD and the MMR vaccine. Given the real risks of not vaccinating and that the risks and existence of variant ASD remain theoretical, current policies should continue to advocate the use of the MMR vaccine.
MMR-vaccine and regression in autism spectrum disorders: negative results presented from Japan.
It has been suggested that the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) is a cause of regressive autism. As MMR was used in Japan only between 1989 and 1993, this time period affords a natural experiment to examine this hypothesis. Data on 904 patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) were analyzed. During the period of MMR usage no significant difference was found in the incidence of regression between MMR-vaccinated children and non-vaccinated children. Among the proportion and incidence of regression across the three MMR-program-related periods (before, during and after MMR usage), no significant difference was found between those who had received MMR and those who had not. Moreover, the incidence of regression did not change significantly across the three periods.
Here is the "study" published by Dr. Hookerhttps://translationalneurodegeneration. ... -9158-3-16
And here is the retraction of said study.https://translationalneurodegeneration. ... -9158-3-22
Brian S. Hooker is the father of an autistic child. He has a degree in biochemistry, but has no formal training in statistics or epidemiology, nor is he trained in any field pertinent to the study of vaccines or autism (e.g., immunology, vaccinology, childhood development, developmental psychology, etc.). Hooker has an open case claiming vaccine injury for his son before the Vaccine Court. He is also a board memberof an anti-vaccine organization called Focus Autism. https://www.immunizeusa.org/blog/2015/m ... the-media/
Seriously guys. This is pathetic, it does not even take 20secs to debunk all this silly conspiracy theory you guys are spreading and there is a good chance you are going to contribute to the misinformation of ignorant parents and possibly to the sickness and posibly morbidity and mortality of small children. Grow the fuck up.