Channeling P.Z.: Crash this poll on vaccines and autism

In the wake of Matt Lauer’s interview with Andrew Wakefield, there’s a new poll up at the TODAYMoms website:

Do you think vaccines are related to autism?

Andrew Wakefield, who touched off an international controversy by claiming a possible link between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism, has lost his medical license, but says he will continue to fight to prove his case. Do you think vaccines are related to autism?

  • Yes. So many more cases, so many more vaccinations – it can’t just be coincidence.
  • No. There is no scientific evidence the two things are related.
  • I’m not sure. There needs to be more research.

Unfortunately, as of right now, the “yes” votes are at 50%.

You know what to do. This poll needs a readjustment.

ADDENDUM: P.Z. has sent his minions into the fray. The feeble attempts of the anti-vaccine movement to move the poll numbers cannot stand now.