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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Autism & MMR

The claimed link between autism and vaccination has been dealt a terminal blow by the US courts writes Michael Fitzpatrick, GP in Community Care .

1 comment:

Chun Wong said...

Yes, but the vaccine court have ruled differently in the past.
See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-f-kennedy-jr-and-david-kirby/vaccine-court-autism-deba_b_169673.html
to read about the story of Bailey Banks. This child's family were awarded damages by the court because the MMR vaccine caused brain inflammation in Bailey, which then led to PDD-NOS, an autism spectrum disorder.
I think that more research should be done into vaccines and their effect, but I also think that vaccines are just one potential cause of autism.