mimicry wrote:To be perfectly fair, tylenol use in the Cuba study isn't the only variable factor. Cuba is also closer to the equator that is a correlation in reduced autism rates. Cuba isn't as industrialized, another correlation. Cuba doesn't have the interstate highways...another correlation, the list likely continues.
Tylenol is not a drug to be taken lightly, and I am no where near saying it has zero effect on autism. But this isn't a well designed and controlled study to start accepting it as fact. Just good to once again state that correlation and causation are not the same thing.
Great points. Additionally Cuba has been under economic sanctions for the last 40 years which affects virtually every aspect of the daily lives of the people, and I doubt their version of socialized medicine is directly comparable to ours. Certainly this is not an apples to apples comparison. Still I do believe Dr. Shaw is mostly correct. Regularly subjecting our infants to the coctail of acetaminophen, antibiotics, and toxic poison vaccines and heavy metals is doing something, at least to a portion of the population.
I am just glad that Winnie has finally accepted Dr. Shaw as an authoritative figure on the causes of autism. This is wonderful progress!
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