Donald Trump Autism-Vaccination Controversy Stirs Twitter: Researches Defy His Theory

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By Sonam Malik | March 30, 2014 8:19 PM EST

Donald Trump once again stirred controversy regarding autism-vaccination theory. The Celebrity Apprentice' host and real estate mogul has revealed his view on autism and he thinks that the ailment is caused due to high dosage of vaccination.

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"Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, and doesn't feel good and changes - AUTISM. Many such cases!" Donald wrote on Twitter, adding: "With autism being way up, what do we have to lose by having doctors give small dose vaccines vs. big pump doses into those tiny bodies?

He even went ahead and said that if he was the President he would make sure small children get proper vaccination and not one-time massive shots.

Trump's tweets were a reaction to a new report on rise of autism, which was revealed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report indicated that 30 percent increase in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children in America, in last two years.

This is not the first time that Trump has created a controversy by linking autism to vaccination. Back in 2012, he has maintained the same stance in an interview with Fox News.

However, various researches have pointed out that vaccination in early years of childhood has nothing to do with autism.

Known adolescent psychologist Dr. Abbott revealed her views on Trump's theory. She said, " Parents with autistic children are concerned about this issue. Jenny McCarthy has been very vocal about her concerns with vaccines, but the latest evidence shows that autism is linked to genetics and that you can see changes in the brains of [unborn] babies that indicate changes occur in the second or third trimester," reported Hollywoodlife.

Moreover, a study conducted by CDC has also refuted any connection between vaccination and autism. The CDC report says that, "Vaccines are not associated with risk of autism".

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