A New Court Ruling, but Still No Wakefield

Posted February 12, 2009

A special court ruled today and the LA Times summarized it the best:

The judges in the cases said the evidence was overwhelmingly contrary to the parent’s claims — and backed years of science that found no risk.

The ruling was made in a case of a group of parents who claim that their children developed autism as a result of vaccination (specifically the MMR).

Comments on pleas to vaccinate children like one made by CNN’s Campbell Brown demonstrate that many still do not “get it”, but this is definitely a step in the right direction.

I am still bewildered, however, that there has been no discussion of the accusations of fraud made against Andrew Wakefield, whose 1998 study started a decade-long tirade against vaccines.

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