|Posted on November 5, 2017 at 10:35 AM|
In 2004, IOM concluded: "The evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism."
Parents are not convinced. A recent report estimated that one in four parents believe vaccines cause autism and another estimated that 89 percent choose vaccine safety as their top priority for medical research in children's health. Remarkably, government today remains unable to answer these basic questions about vaccine safety:
• Do vaccines cause autism?
• How do the total health outcomes of those who are vaccinated compare with those who are unvaccinated?
• Is the CDC's recommended vaccination schedule safe?
In the absence of evidence-based research, US vaccine policy rests on a theory, not on empirical evidence.
Carol Stott (PhD, MSc [Epidemiology], CSci, CPsychol), and Andrew Wakefield (MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath)
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