Alleged Vaccine-Autism Link Receives Another Blow

A special court that examines cases of alleged vaccine injuries has ruled in three cases that there is insufficient evidence to conclude that vaccines containing the preservative thimerosol caused cases of autism.

Autism, however caused, is tragic enough, without having people die because the increasingly-unlikely possibility that vaccines cause autism frightens parents away from vaccines.

It also would be nice if the dollars being spent researching the autism-vaccine link start being more comprehensively spent on more scientifically-objective research into the cause(s) of autism.

Given a choice between a search for a cure or a search for someone to blame, we should be choosing the former.

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