"God knows how I'm still alive": Teenage boy, 18, eventually gets vaccinations and attacks his parents against Vaxxer because he thinks shots cause brain damage and autism – a measles outbreak sweeping the country
- Ethan Lindenberger, from Ohio, rebelled against parents' vaccine belief
- His mother described the decision to get insulting shots and a "slap in the face"
- There is an outbreak of measles in the US  By
Sophie Law for Mailonline
A teen finally got his first vaccinations after his parents told him they were causing autism and brain damage – as the eruption of measles is sweeping across the country.
Ethan Lindenberger, 18, Norwalk, Ohio, suggested to his mother that she had refused him shots for illnesses such as mumps and hepatitis because she had read exposed online theories.
The teenager decided to have himself vaccinated after the age of 18 when he could not convince his parents that vaccination did not cause autism.
But his mother, Jill Wheeler, described the move as offensive and a & # 39; blow & # 39; The Face, "says Undark.
Ethan Lindenberger, Norwalk, Ohio (18), had recordings for diseases such as rubella, Mumps denied and hepatitis, which had grown up because of his mother, had read exposed online theories.
Ethan's mother, Jill Wheeler, described the move as insulting and a" slap in the face "
" It was like he was on me spu I said, "You do not know anything, I do not trust you. You do not know what you are talking about. You have made a bad decision and I will fix the problem. It happens when measles erupted in ten states and a public health emergency was called in an anti-vaccination hotspot in Portland, Oregon, last month.
When Ethan grew up, Ethan said his Parents would tell him about the negative effects of the vaccine – including that they could cause brain damage and autism.
Ms. Wheeler said: "I did not immunize him because I thought it was the best way to go To protect him and ensure his safety. "
It was only when he talked to friends that he realized that he was the only one of his age group who had no life-sustaining vaccinations.
In his childhood, Ethan (left) said his parents told him about the negative effects of the vaccine – including that they could cause brain damage and autism.
The teenager opted for the research and presented him with new information to mother, Jill Wheeler, to try to change her mind, including a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which exposed the myth of autism.
Ethan said to NPR, "Your answer was simple," that's what you want you to be thinner k & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I was just overwhelmed that the largest health organization in the world would be written down with some kind of conspiracy theory like this one. & # 39;
Ethan says his father, despite the same beliefs as his mother, was less harsh with his decision and told him that he was now  "he can do what he wants".
Last year, Ethan asked for advice on how to get vaccinated on Reddit and wrote, "God knows how I am still alive."
The Post received more than 1,000 responses, including from other unvaccinated teenagers, who wanted to find out how to reach them without the consent of their parents.
Since Ethan is now lawfully an adult, his parents can not stop him from vaccinating.
However, there are no federal laws that regulate the problem for minors who want to receive gunshots and this varies from country to country
States often allow parents to remove their children for religious, sometimes even personal or philosophical reasons To exclude vaccinations.
Non-medical exceptions to vaccinations are increasing in states such as Oregon, Idaho and North Dakota. Endangerment of these areas by disease outbreaks.
ANDREW WAKEFIELDS IS DISCREDITED AUTISM RESEARCH FOR DAMAGE TO LOW MEASURES VACCINATION?
Andrew Wakefield's discredited autism research has long been accused of reducing measles vaccination rates
More and more people are choosing not to vaccinate their children. This is due to a group of vaginal fighters against vaccinations – known as "anti-Vaxxer"
. In 1995, gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield published in The Lancet a study that showed that children who had been vaccinated against MMR suffered more often from bowel disease and autism.
He speculated that injecting a "dead" form of the measles virus through vaccination leads to a disruption of the intestinal tissue. lead to both diseases.
After a 1998 study further confirmed this finding, Wakefield said: "The risk for this particular syndrome [what Wakefield termed ‘autistic enterocolitis’] development refers to the combined vaccine, the MMR, and not the single vaccine. At that time, Wakefield had a patent for individual vaccines against measles, mumps and rubella and was therefore charged with the conflict interest. Nonetheless, MMR vaccination rates in the US and the UK declined until the then editor of The Lancet, Dr. Richard Horton, who described Wakefield's research as "fundamentally flawed," added that he had been paid by lawyers who had filed lawsuits against him.
The Lancet officially withdrew Wakefield's research paper in 2010.
Three months later, General Medical Council banned Wakefield from practicing medicine in the UK, claiming that his research had shown "callous disregard" for children's health. 19659009] On January 6, 2011, the British Medical Journal published a report stating that out of the 12 children enrolled in the 1995 Wakefield Study, there were a maximum of two autistic symptoms after vaccination, the eight he claimed ,
At least two of the children also had developmental delays before being vaccinated, but Wakefield's paper claimed that they were all "previously normal."
Further results showed that none of the children had autism, specific colitis or symptoms within days of receiving the MMR vaccine, however, the study claimed that six of the participants suffered all three.