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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Nail in the Coffin? 

If only. The Yokohama study looks promising in the direction of dismissing, once and for all, claims that the MMR vaccine causes autism. It is not, however, all that convincing to me in and of itself: for starters, the time frame is just to short - vaccination stopped in 1993, the data only goes to 1996, with a diagnostic cut-off of age 7 that is not very good. I'm sure follow-up studies will confirm this, but only because there's never been any serious evidence of a link in the first place.

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