MMR Vaccine Does Not Cause Autism, Says IOM

In its first sweeping report on vaccine safety in 17 years, the Institute of Medicine finds evidence that some common vaccines can, in rare cases, cause adverse health events. But no association was found between autism and the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination.

4 comments on "MMR Vaccine Does Not Cause Autism, Says IOM"
Craig (9/14/2011 at 9:23 AM)

No correlation, yeah right. Why did George Bush seal all MMR court cases in 2001??? Why dont the amish, who dont vaccinate, have any autism, add, or adhd??? Its all money to you people...
WaltB (8/26/2011 at 10:34 AM)

"You cannot convince me that there is not a link in some way." This tells me two things: You are not interested in finding out what the truth is, and no one need bother showing any evidence to you anyway.
Pohtikle (8/26/2011 at 9:12 AM)

Old news really. You would think that the 1000 or so studies themselves would have closed this issue already. But once more conclusive evidence is not going to convince those people that choose not to vaccinate their children. I think the problem is more psychological now; if you don't have your children vaccinated then you are intentionally exposing them to harm and thus you are a bad parent. Nobody wants to admit to themselves that they are a bad parent, especially those zealous enough about their children's health to forego vaccination. (exaggerated for emphasis, please don't excoriate me). It almost begs for social psychology experiment.
Carolina (8/26/2011 at 8:33 AM)

The biggest problem that I have is the medical community has been to quick to dismiss the possibility that vaccines, in certain circumstances, may cause autism. This is of course all being orchestrated by the drug companies because they do not want to be liable for the mother of all lawsuits. I hate to say what we all know but money is more important then our fellow humans well being. I keep reading the same crap over and over and it gets old. You cannot convince me that there is not a link in some way. The drug companies can just keep denying it for ever and ever along with having government in their back pockets. The numbnut researchers can keep saying there is no link but they cannot tell you what causes it. It sickens me to the point that I have no faith or trust in anything remotely related to our medical community since any and all decisions are based on money. My wife actually received a flyer in the mail promoting gettig a hysterectomy in a particular hospital. WTF!


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