Sanctions and Scorn for the Unvaccinated

On January 21, 2011, CNN.com ran an Op-Ed by Dr. Rahul K. Parikh stating that parents of unvaccinated children should pay substantially higher insurance rates than those who are in compliance. He argued that the discrediting of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, once and for all, settled the issue of vaccines and autism. Furthermore, it was suggested [...]

Poll Suggests Autism-Vaccine Debate Divides More Than Ever

In what is probably the best indicator yet of just how divided the nation is on the autism-vaccine controversy, a new Harris Interactive/Healthday poll released today shows that fifty-two percent of Americans think that vaccines do not cause autism.  The survey comes nearly one month after the Dr. Wakefield MMR scandal broke and was taken [...]

Wakefield Case Prematurely Shuts Door on Autism-Vaccine Debate

After investigative reporter Brian Deer found that Andrew Wakefield falsified a study linking autism to the Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, stories have inundated the newswires on a daily basis with headlines such as, "Autism/vaccine link: Another nail in the coffin," "New finding disproves link between vaccines and autism," and "Busting the autism/vaccine myth." [...]

Dr. Andrew Wakefield Accused of Faking Data in MMR Autism Study

Very disheartening to read the story below. Wakefield’s purported actions have hurt the cause of many who are still trying to uncover the truth behind a potential autism-vaccine link. While Wakefield’s story deals specifically with MMR and autism, there is still a lot of inconclusive info in relation to other vaccines and potential environmental triggers.  [...]

Jenny McCarthy and the Autism Controversy

Jenny McCarthy was thrust into the national autism debate soon after her son, Evan, was diagnosed with autism in 2005.  Experiencing endless frustration in attempting to find help and treatment for her son, Jenny became an autism advocate for hundreds of thousands of families nationwide and around the world.  However, her aggressive campaigning style and [...]

 
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