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Studies That Involved A Total Of 14,700,000 Children Prove Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism

In 1998, a study published in the medical journal The Lancet claimed there was a link between autism and vaccines. Though the findings were later debunked as fraudulent, it spawned an astounding anti-vaccination movement and a flurry of further research. Several studies were done over the span of a decade and a half, looking at a total of 14,700,000 children, to determine whether vaccines cause autism. Researchers found no link every time. Yet it still remains a controversial subject today, even in the face of overwhelming data.

“I do not deny in any way that we need to do more about autism,” Dr. Carroll says in the following video, “but it has nothing to do with vaccines. And every dollar that we waste on that topic is a dollar we can’t spend on important research or treatment to help children with autism or their families.”

Watch the video to get a crash course on the results of these studies!

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C. Kramer is back in the Mitten State after a brief residency in the Sunshine State. She has an adorable dog-child, and enjoys reading, writing, going to the theatre, and finding pins on Pinterest.