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Now Obama Enters Autism Fray

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Last month, I took John McCain to task for declaring that there's strong evidence linking autism and vaccines. I questioned what evidence he was referring to since research has found there's no such link.

Well now, Barack Obama has waded into this controversy, declaring the research has been "inconclusive".

Are the candidates reading the research? While they may certainly argue that more research is needed into the causes of autism, they should also acknowledge what the research has found—and that's no link between the mercury found in vaccines and autism.

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If I were to give Obama the benefit of the doubt, I would suggest that he heard about the recent Vaccine Injury Compensation Program settlement where a girl developed symptoms similar to autism as the result of a vaccination, but was busy enough with other things that he didn't read the details of the story. Whatever he believes it would have been helpful for him to add (as I assume is the case), "But the risks of childhood disease are great, and my own daughters have received all of their vaccines."

"...they should also acknowledge what the research has found—and that's no link between the mercury found in vaccines and autism"... as it has been structured, YET.

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