A new article from Wired.com reveals that while most people believe vaccines are safe, a small percentage of people believe they’re unsafe.
The article, entitled “I Don’t Believe in Vaccines,” says that one of the biggest myths about vaccines is that they cause autism.
It quotes Dr. Mark Steyn from the University of Minnesota, who said that in the past, the idea of vaccines causing autism was “ridiculous” and “ridickized.”
“The concept of autism has been debunked by scientists, it has been shown to be false, and it is the result of environmental and social factors that cannot be explained by any single, singular cause,” Dr. Steyn wrote in the article.
“There is no compelling evidence to support the theory that vaccines cause autism, or even that vaccines are protective against autism.”
“It’s a fact of life that if you take a vaccine and you are sick or if you have autism, you will get sick, and if you do, you may not get autism, because you are not getting the full spectrum of protection,” Dr.-Steyn added.
“The reality is that vaccines protect against many of the common and serious infectious diseases that afflict people and animals everywhere.
So, if we’re going to believe that vaccines provide immunity to some diseases, that’s one way to do it.”
The article also cites research that has shown that a small amount of aluminum in vaccines is safe.
However, the article also notes that the CDC does not recommend taking vaccines if you or your child has autism.
And, it says that there is no conclusive evidence that vaccines have been linked to autism, as there has been no documented link between the two.