This is one of the first studies done to address the questions raised by the U.S. Institute of Medicine about the long term health outcomes of the vaccination schedule as used in the U.S.
This study aimed to:
- Compare a range of health outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated children, and
- Determine whether any association found between vaccination and neuro-developmental disorders remained significant after adjustment for other measured factors.
A cross-sectional study of mothers of 666 children educated at home was carried out in collaboration with homeschool organizations in four wide-spread U.S. states: Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oregon.
QUOTE: “In conclusion, vaccinated homeschool children were found to have a higher rate of allergies and NDD (neurodevelopmental disorders) than unvaccinated homeschool children … preterm birth coupled with vaccination was associated with an apparent synergistic increase in the odds of NDD. Further research involving larger, independent samples and stronger research designs is needed to verify and understand these unexpected findings in order to optimize the impact of vaccines on children’s health.”
NOTE: An earlier Japanese study (Yoneyama, 2000) of all the children of certain ages on the island of Kodushima, Tokyo Japan, found that those who had been vaccinated with the DPT vaccine were actually 10 times as likely to be asthmatic, and almost 9 times as likely to have dermatitis. More than 56% of them had some combination of asthma, chronic rhinitis (runny nose), and dermatitis. It doesn’t seem far off from the 44% of vaccinated children in the above study who had “any chronic disease.”
NOTE: There are claims by Retraction Watch and some others that the Journal of Translational Science has retracted this study in response to complaints about it, but I have contacted the author who says this claim is false – and he should know. The article appears in the Journal with no indication that it has been retracted. This sounds more like a “turf war” than science. In any case, as the name of the study itself says, this was a pilot study — one that certainly should be followed up by bigger better ones and not buried by those who don’t want to know.