Re: Faith Over Medicine: Praying for a Cure snip for stupid. Myself and every single person I know has been vaccinated. They are safe and save millions of lives each year. And when your kid dies from a preventable disease and your kid endangers the lives of other people/children due to your neglect, I hope you are sued into oblivion. Some people are born with the gene for autism, some people are not. I don't know one single person who has ever been more than sore from a vaccination. PERIOD. I'm sure the Internet has contributed to this wave of fear in parents who cannot accept that their child merely developed autism right on schedule, just as children have done for eternity. More children are being diagnosed because there is simply better means now for diagnosis for the child who years ago would have just been called "odd". Internet discussion on vaccines OMG my kid OMG you too? Must be vaccines. Just stop it here. THIS discussion is about keeping children safe and alive through proper medical treatment, not for TFhattery about a vaccine conspiracy. OH, and as for your child infecting others, get some education on HERD IMMUNITY http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herd_immunity Herd immunity only works if immunization rates in a community are high though, and can range for 85% for diphtheria to 92% for pertussis or whooping cough.