Pubmed - was Wakefield right?

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Pubmed - was Wakefield right?

Postby tomandlu » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:08 am UTC

Does this make a good case that Wakefield may have been right about vaccinations and autism?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24354891
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28031551

This study reveals that the risk of autism during from the late1990s to early 2000s in the US significantly decreased with reductions in Hg exposure from Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines, but future studies should examine this phenomenon in other US populations. Vaccine programs have significantly reduced the morbidity and mortality associated with infectious disease, but Thimerosal should be removed from all vaccines.


It seems to be about a good correlation rather than causation, but still...
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Re: Pubmed - was Wakefield right?

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Re: Pubmed - was Wakefield right?

Postby tomandlu » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:41 am UTC

Phew, ta (no humble pie today!).
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