The Thimerosal-Autism story will not die. When I say that a patient asks me about thimerosal every day, I am not exaggerating. Here is today’s installment, in the form of an email from a mom:
Part of Dr. Flea’s response:
I want to be as clear about this as I can. There is no controversy surrounding Thimerosal. There is scientific evidence and there is hysteria. The scientific evidence suggests that there is no link between thimerosal in vaccines and autism or any bad outcome whatsover!
The hysteria is driven by celebrities such as Bobby Kennedy, Jr., who wrote an article at Salon.com a few months back about thimerosal. Then there was the book called “Evidence of Harm“. Though the book pretends to be an even-handed look at the “controversy”, the title betrays its bias.
Indeed. There’s another one to add to the old blogroll whenever I can get the time to actually do it…