Autism: Not Linked to Vaccines Says Government

It's not really surprising, this ruling, but here it is: The U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington has ruled that families whose children developed autism after taking a vaccine that contained thimerosal aren’t entitled to compensation from a $2.5 billion government trust fund.


Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative used for decades in some vaccines given to children did not cause autism, a federal panel ruled.

Should the discussion end here? Not at all, say moms on CM. The CafeMom message boards are overflowing on this subject, especially in the private group Autism, Mercury Poisoning and Everything In Between and public Choosing Not to Vaccinate.

Do you have an opinion on this one?  Do you believe the courts findings that there are absolutely no link between these vaccines and autism?

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