It’s not paranoia: Maker of DTaP vaccine admits it causes autism
Posted on April 16, 2016 by Dr. Eowyn
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior. It occurs four to five times more often in boys than girls. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child’s life.
The number of people diagnosed with autism has been increasing dramatically since the 1980s. In the United States, about 1.5% of children (1 in 68) are diagnosed with autism as of 2014, a 30% increase from 2012. Globally, autism is estimated to affect 21.7 million people as of 2013. The question of whether actual rates have increased is unresolved, partly due to changes in diagnostic practice and government-subsidized financial incentives for named diagnoses.