Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Are Vaccines Worth The US$300 Billion Autism Is Costing the USA Every Year?


Are Vaccines Worth The US$300 Billion Autism Is Costing the USA Every Year?

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics claims the costs in the US of caring for individuals with the highest needs are $2.4m for each and every individual.  This also does not include those who do not have the highest needs, so the effect of less severe autistic conditions is not included. 

Autism costs the UK at least £32bn a year in terms of treatment, lost earnings, and care and support for children and adults with ASD, according to the study.  This compares with £12bn for cancer, £8bn for heart disease and £5bn for stroke: Autism costs ‘£32bn per year’ in UK

1 comment:

Dorit Reiss said...

Your source is not a good one. When study after study, across countries, across methodologies, across hypotheses, finds no connection, at some point the fact is settled. In this case it's settled in a clear direction: There is no credible evidence supporting the vaccines cause autism hypothesis, and there is plenty of evidence against it. All the evidence is that autism is prenatal. So not vaccinating would not protect against autism - it just leaves a child exposed to preventable diseases.

Claiming that they do based on quotes taken out of context by an anti-vaccine article is problematic.