I am utterly speechless.
Because still... there is no sense of urgency... no rush to stop this. The entire country is practically shutting down over a mild flu, and yet brain damage to one percent of children garners still more yawns.
How many years have we been asking, "How high does the autism rate have to go?!"
Apparently higher than 1 percent of children.
Apparently higher than 2 percent of boys.
Will it be 1 in 50, is that the magic number that will finally wake up those in power?
Will it be 1 in 20? 1 in ten? 1 in two?
There should be rioting in the streets over this. Yet tomorrow will even one news network cover this?
UPDATE: Dr. Caroline Ward-Goldsmith left a comment that I should be read by everyone so I am adding it here:
I would like to comment and quote the exact figure which was officially given to me by the chair of the disabilities commission in brussels EU PARLIAMENT and it is
1 in 58 children as of Aug 2009
I have enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to another visit
Dr Caroline Ward-Goldsmith
EU Parliamentary Advisor
Director ATC TREATMENT IRELAND
Thank you Dr. for sharing this with us, and God help us all.