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Feb. 27th, 2009

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I've not said much aloud about the idea that's been growing for the past few years that somehow vaccines have been causing problems, especially by causing autism. Personally... I found it fishy and very difficult to believe, but I hadn't done any research into why the idea was so popular. Apparently, though, other people have =)

There was a study done in 1998 that reported a correlation between the MMR vaccine and autism. And now there is an article in a general news publication in Britain explaining the various ways in which that study was not only flawed but contained flat-out faked / altered data. Which is... just awful. There's really no word for what an amazingly awful thing this is. So many parents who thought they were doing the right thing for their children... all because this man lied for money. *sigh*

With so many parents, new parents, and parents-to-be on my friends list, I really just wanted to make sure this made it out into circulation.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] leora for pointing out the article that led me to the article I've cited.

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