President Donald Trump believed and said vaccines for babies cause autism. However, many health experts have disproved his claims, clarifying that no scientific research backed up Trump's claims and thus it is no true. The truth is, vaccines for babies are safe and effectively.
In a presidential debate, President Donald Trump made mention of an incident which he believed a proof of a link between vaccinations and autism. "I've seen it," Independent quoted Trump as saying, "a beautiful child, went to have the vaccine... a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic."
Many health experts reacted on this claims. Jack Pitney, a politics professor and author of The Politics of Autism: Navigating the Contested Spectrum, has said that what Trump said is not only wrong, it is dangerous because if people take him seriously and delay vaccines for their children, the children could get sick. Health experts said Trump had peddled a fabricated theory which put the health of the children at risk.
Matt Zahn, Medical Director, Epidemiology and Assessment, Orange County Health Care Agency, was saddened by the intervention of the president. He said that the president's claim was not helpful and gave the impression that the water is muddy when it was not at all. Zahn was also disappointed that the issue has opened up again.
In 1998, a Lancet report made by Andrew Wakefield associated vaccines for children to autism disorder, causing a very, very long, distressed debate and discussions in both Europe and America until it was retracted and discredited, and author Wakefield disgraced. However, the damage has been done. A lot of people in Europe and America have believed that vaccines for babies cause autism.
People, however, might have moved on already on this issue as currently, according to Business Insider, 83 percent of Americans think that vaccines for babies are safe. To assure that vaccines are safe, Dr. Ben Carson declared that they have extremely well-documented proof that there is no autism associated with vaccinations.
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