Recently, there has been a decline in children receiving vaccines due to the autism scare. The controversy linking autism and vaccines continues today even though the claim has been refuted by research while the benefits outweigh the risks. Vaccines not only protect children from life threatening diseases but builds their immunity. Autism on the other hand is not a fatal disorder,
it is a neurological disorder that regresses and can range from moderate to sever. There are many misunderstandings about what autism is and possible treatments when accurately diagnosed. Evidence has shown that the research presented that connects autism to vaccines was in fact fraud. A researcher by the name of Andrew Wakefield had altered results from his research to help support his accusations that immunizations are the cause of autism.
He also, involved twelve colleagues and his institution for financial gain. He took œthe medical histories of all twelve children to make the vaccine look culpable. Time lines, for example were [altered] to make it seem although autism like symptoms developed shortly after vaccinations, while in some problems developed before the vaccinations and in others months after (œAutism Fraud 5.)