A study that highlights the link between vaccines and autism has been taken down over “serious concerns about the validity of its conclusions.”
The findings reveal that African-American boys are more likely to have autism if they receive vaccines for measles, mumps, and rubella.
A team of researchers claims that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention already knew about the vaccine-autism study but chose to ignore it and cover
CDC researchers insisted that there is no connection between autism and immunizations.
Lead researcher Brian Hooker discovered that boys who received MMR vaccine before they reach two years old were diagnosed with autism in later years.
Hooker said William Thompson of CDC reduced the number of boys participated in their study.
“I regret that my co-authors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article,” Thompson said in a statement provided by his lawyer. “I have had many discussions with Dr. Brian Hooker over the last 10 months regarding studies the CDC has carried out regarding vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes, including autism spectrum disorders. I share his belief that CDC decision-making and analyses should be transparent.”Learn More