"(CHICAGO) —Pressured by desperate parents, government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some scientists see as an unethical experiment in voodoo medicine.-- Carla K. Johnson, on doctors capitulating to a silly belief in the dangerous practice of "chelation therapy" - making me wonder what's become of science - as reported in TIME Magazine
The treatment removes heavy metals from the body and is based on the fringe theory that mercury in vaccines triggers autism — a theory never proved and rejected by mainstream science. Mercury hasn't been in childhood vaccines since 2001, except for certain flu shots.
But many parents of autistic children are believers, and the head of the National Institute of Mental Health supports testing it on children provided the tests are safe."
"I don't really know why we have to do this in helpless children."-- Ellen Silbergeld, of Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health, in the same article
How about because you cowardly bastards won't grow a couple and stand up to the parents, and the so-called doctors who go along with this nonsense, and tell them they're fucking crazy? You fucking cowards! These people are nuts - and the doctors know it:
"With a lot of mothers, if they hear about a treatment, they feel like they need to try it."-- Dr. Paul Law, chelation project director, "Dr. Death" and NewAge fucktard who can't bring himself to tell any crazy bitch "no" - because he gets to lead the project - even though we're talking about doing useless, dangerous fucking shit to defenseless fucking kids! Argh! What's wrong with everybody!?! Have you all gone insane? Where's my fucking gun?
God, I HATE NewAgers! Fucking HATE them! Fuck 'em all!!