Breaking News: No Link Between Vaccines & Autism

autism vaccineApparently, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington has been busy today:

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

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.

This news definitely gets me fired up, but I'm going to calm down before I write what I think. How do you feel about this ruling?


The CafeMom message boards are blowing up about this topic, especially in the private group Autism, Mercury Poisoning and Everything In Between and public Choosing Not to Vaccinate.

What do you think? Are the courts right to say there is no link between these vaccines and autism?

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