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Indian J Med Ethics. 2014 Oct-Dec;11(4):218-22.

Commentary--Controversies surrounding mercury in vaccines: autism denial as impediment to universal immunisation.

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1
Senior Registrar, Department of Paediatrics, St Stephens Hospital, Tis Hazari, Delhi 110 054 India.
2
Consultant Paediatrician and Head of Department of Paediatrics, St Stephens Hospital, Tis Hazari, Delhi 110 054 India.

Abstract

In 2004, the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) published a paper showing that there is no link between the age at which a child is vaccinated with MMR and the vaccinated children's risk of a subsequent diagnosis of autism. One of the authors, William Thompson, has now revealed that statistically significant information was deliberately omitted from the paper. Thompson first told Dr S Hooker, a researcher on autism, about the manipulation of the data. Hooker analysed the raw data from the CDC study afresh. He confirmed that the risk of autism among African American children vaccinated before the age of 2 years was 340% that of those vaccinated later.

PMID:
25377033
DOI:
10.20529/IJME.2014.055
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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