Thursday, February 12, 2009

U.S. Court of Claims Denies Claim of Vaccine/Autism Link

A specially convened vaccine court, part of the process required to seek compensation under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, has ruled against parents saying that the MMR vaccine caused autism in their children. The court specifically said that there was absolutely no compelling scientific proof of the claim, and that the "petitioners' theories of causation were speculative and unpersuasive."

This was one of three test cases going before the court, and the court has yet to rule on the claim that thimerosal alone is the culprit. However, the language the court used in this case is very telling: "The petitioners have failed to demonstrate that thimerosal-containing vaccines can contribute to causing immune dysfunction."
-Kelly Hills

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Apparently the original article linking autism and vaccines was based on falsified data:
Times Online

Good review:
Science Progress