At that, Wakefield stated that the research did not show a strong correlation between vaccination and autism but started a debate on potential hazards of vaccination Chauhan et al. Many people also noted that autism often occurred after vaccination and, hence, it was logical to assume that MMR vaccination led or, at least, contributed to development of the disorder.
Nonetheless, scientists have argued that autism is a genetic disorder and, hence, it cannot possibly be linked to any vaccination. It has been proved that autism spectrum disorders develop at the stage of embryo Chauhan et al. Clearly, MMR vaccination that is carried out when the child is months cannot have any impact on development of the disorder.
At that, it is important to add that autism often reveals itself when the child is between 1 and 2 years old. This is the time after the MMR vaccination and it can be one of the major reasons why so many people still believe that it is associated with development of the disorder Chauhan et al. Importantly, researchers have implemented various surveys and experiments that show that there is no link between MMR vaccination and autism.
For instance, a research carried out in the early s showed no links between vaccination and the development of autism. Thus, researchers focused on the rate of vaccinated children and the rate of children who developed autism Chauhan et al. It was found that the rate of vaccinated children remained the same while the rate of children diagnosed with autism increased significantly.
The research shows that there is no correlation between MMR vaccination and autism. More so, researchers argue that MMR vaccination may even reduce the risk of autism development. Irrespective of all the arguments against the assumption that MMR vaccination causes autism, people are still reluctant to have their children vaccinated. One of the reasons is, of course, the ongoing debate and arguments to support the theory. Some scientists still claim that there can be certain correlation or, at least risk, of development of autism after administration of MMR vaccine Downs, Parents do not feel sure that their children are safe when they are vaccinated.
Nevertheless, the major reason of such persistence of the debate is media coverage concerning the issue. Journalists have focused on the possible link between MMR vaccination and autism development, and have ignored the benefits of the vaccination Downs, Media have also promulgated the idea that until exhausting evidence is provided, parents cannot feel safe as their children are at risk.
At present, there are still many publications on the possible correlation between autism spectrum disorders and MMR vaccines. It is necessary to note that parents as well as journalists have become more positive about MMR vaccination and, at present, there are many publications that refute the assumption concerning the link between vaccination and autism.
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