The Last Word (from me)

April 1, 2008

This is the last I’ll post about this subject for a while but I thought this was an interesting after thought published in the New York Times today.

Inoculated against facts by Paul Offit

Excerpt:

 The vaccine court should return to the preponderance-of-evidence standard. But much damage has already been done by the Poling decision. Parents may now worry about vaccinating their children, more autism research money may be steered toward vaccines and away from more promising leads and, if similar awards are made in state courts, pharmaceutical companies may abandon vaccines for American children. In the name of trying to help children with autism, the Poling decision has only hurt them.

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