Tuesday, 25 January 2011
There has been a lot of talk lately on Autisable about autism and vaccines. Titles like "Maybe Vaccines Aren't to Blame" are a step in the right direction. But do these statements go far enough?I'd argue, "no." Why not? It's that little word "maybe" that gets me. This article (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/01/cognitive-dissonance/) points out very directly, in the first line even, that the "study" which linked autism to vaccinations was a fraud. Not just faulty, but made up!I know it's comforting to want a scapegoat for what you or your child or significant other are going through. But, don't blame vaccines. And when legitimate studies do come out, with definitive answers, try not to say "maybe."