Jennifer Raff covers yet another blow to the anti-vaccine cause. There is no trigger effect of vaccination in siblings of autistic kids, who should be more susceptible because of their similar genetic background.
Via David Colquhoun on Twitter.
The pseudoscience community has long tried to convince parents that the MMR vaccine (to prevent infection with the diseases measles, mumps, and rubella) causes autism, despite study after study after study after study after study after study after study after study* showing that there is no connection between MMR and autism.
The pseudoscience community’s desperate investment in this myth–and the shaky ground they stand on– is illustrated by how quickly they shift their stories:
“Thimerosol or aluminum, or some kind of ‘toxin’ is the cause!” Debunked .
“No, I mean, it’s just too many too soon!” Debunked
“No, but seriously, natural infection is way better because unvaccinated children are healthier than vaccinated children!” Debunked.
And just yesterday, another study (Jain et al. 2015 Autism occurrence by MMR vaccination status among US children with older siblings with and without autism) has come out debunking yet another…
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