25 doctors weighed in:
Why do people think vaccines lead to autism?
25 doctors weighed in

Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics
11 doctors agree
In brief: Unethical
A paper published several years ago linked autism to MMR vaccination.
Since then many follow up studies and investigations have disproven it completely. The author of the original study was later found to have altered his results due to having financial gain out of such results. It is a sad case of unethical medical behavior which has caused much confusion.

In brief: Unethical
A paper published several years ago linked autism to MMR vaccination.
Since then many follow up studies and investigations have disproven it completely. The author of the original study was later found to have altered his results due to having financial gain out of such results. It is a sad case of unethical medical behavior which has caused much confusion.
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
7 doctors agree
In brief: Fraudulent data
Several studies have disproven the link, which was originally published in 1998 by dr. Andrew wakefield.
An investigation by the british medical journal (bmj) concluded that dr.Wakefield faked data and created an elaborate fraud, causing long-lasting damage to public health. In fact, the original study was eventually retracted in 2010, and dr. Wakefield lost his license.

In brief: Fraudulent data
Several studies have disproven the link, which was originally published in 1998 by dr. Andrew wakefield.
An investigation by the british medical journal (bmj) concluded that dr.Wakefield faked data and created an elaborate fraud, causing long-lasting damage to public health. In fact, the original study was eventually retracted in 2010, and dr. Wakefield lost his license.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Looking for answers
We want answers. What is it, why did it happen (so we can avoid it in the future) and can it be fixed?Conditions with poor explanation like autism or crib death give rise to speculation & both have been tagged as vaccine related on occasion.
As research provides better answers the idea fades.New microarray technology has shown small chromasomal defects in many autism pts.This research is promising.

In brief: Looking for answers
We want answers. What is it, why did it happen (so we can avoid it in the future) and can it be fixed?Conditions with poor explanation like autism or crib death give rise to speculation & both have been tagged as vaccine related on occasion.
As research provides better answers the idea fades.New microarray technology has shown small chromasomal defects in many autism pts.This research is promising.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Paul Cohen
There has been plenty of research (especially out of Brighmam Women's Hospital a few years ago) proving that there is no link between vaccines(or the thimerisol in them) and Autism. I agree; parents with children afflicted with Autism and spectrum disorders often carry guilt over it and look for a "blame"...the usual target has been the vaccines.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Misinformation
In the desperate need to find a cause for autism and then, perhaps, a cure, people are sometimes willing to accept false, unprocen and speculative points as being proven facts.
Fortunately all of the evidence supports the safety of vaccins and no relation to autism. Immunize.

In brief: Misinformation
In the desperate need to find a cause for autism and then, perhaps, a cure, people are sometimes willing to accept false, unprocen and speculative points as being proven facts.
Fortunately all of the evidence supports the safety of vaccins and no relation to autism. Immunize.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Faked Research Paper
Dr Andrew Wakefield published an article in the British journal the Lancet connecting the MMR vaccine to autism.
The news agency ran with the story and caused great fear/concern. Other scientists could not duplicate the results and later it was found Dr. Wakefield falsified his research for monetary gain. He was stripped of his license in England and the article was retracted. http://www.parents.com/blogs/to-the-max/2012/03/27/autism/autism-vaccines-and-the-fake-research-that-wont-die/

In brief: Faked Research Paper
Dr Andrew Wakefield published an article in the British journal the Lancet connecting the MMR vaccine to autism.
The news agency ran with the story and caused great fear/concern. Other scientists could not duplicate the results and later it was found Dr. Wakefield falsified his research for monetary gain. He was stripped of his license in England and the article was retracted. http://www.parents.com/blogs/to-the-max/2012/03/27/autism/autism-vaccines-and-the-fake-research-that-wont-die/
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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