Wendy’s rebuttal statement can be found by clicking here. My posting of this statement here should not be construed as support of everything that Wendy has said. I think that Michael Savage does in fact have several valid points.
I have often said on my group and to others that I believe autism is being over diagnosed. And I also believe that the drug cartels are in part behind this. Thinking on how drug cartels make their money it’s not a far leap to see their heavy handiness in this. What better way to maintain a life long “customer” base then by drugging the very young. Remember it’s the drug cartels that are employing Teen Screen to enter our public schools in order to “evaluate” our children, (often without our knowledge or consent) in order to acquire that life long customer base.
However, the drug-cartels are not the only ones responsible for this over diagnosing either. Back in 2003 when California began to see a decline in autism diagnosis after the removal of thimerasol the CDC went to work inflating the diagnosis rate by helping to change the psychiatric diagnosis of autism. In early 2004 the diagnosis rate went from 1 in 250 to 1 in 166. Again, in 2007 the CDC came out with new rates of 1 in 150 after reviewing ONLY seven of the worst states for the diagnosis. Why would they over inflate the diagnosis rate deliberately? To remove the connection between vaccines and autism of course.
Michael Savage now has a website out called Savage on Autism. It can be found here. Listen to these audio clips with an open mind. I do believe he is right. And at the same time I do not condone his methods of bringing this to the attention of the nation. What I do believe is that he’s right about the over-diagnosis of many disorders, autism being just one.