Autism, once so rare that it afflicted just one person in 10,000, now afflicts one child in 30, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. In boys, who are especially susceptible to autism, the rate is one in 22, or almost 5 percent.
No one can be sure of the causes, we’re often told, although the health care establishment speculates they could include everything from complications at birth to being born to older parents to climate change to genetics. The only cause that can absolutely, positively be ruled out as responsible for the meteoric rise in autism, state CDC and other health authorities, is vaccines, adding that only quacks and ignoramuses believe that there could be any relationship between the increasing number of jabs that children have been receiving over the decades and the increasing number of children afflicted with autism.
Patricia Adams is an economist and the President of the Energy Probe Research Foundation and Probe International, an independent think tank in Canada and around the world. She is the publisher of internet news services Three Gorges Probe and Odious Debts Online and the author or editor of numerous books. Her books and articles have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Bengali, Japanese, and Bahasa Indonesia.
Lawrence Solomon is an Epoch Times columnist, author of 7 books, and executive director of the Toronto-based Consumer Policy Institute.