Anti-vaxxers score an own-goal.

Their own study finds no autism link.

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Anti-vaxxers score an own-goal.

#1  Postby Shrunk » Oct 07, 2015 1:01 pm

A six-year study looking into the effect that vaccinations have on the neurological development and social behavior of rhesus macaque infants, funded in part by the anti-vaccination and autism advocacy group SafeMinds, concluded that there was no evidence at all for such a link.

That didn’t stop the group from claiming the results didn’t change things. In a statement, they say that they had “concerns about changes in the study design protocol and analysis that may have led to these contradictory results.” The contradiction they are referring to is the fact that they were previously given preliminary results from a smaller trial, which purported to back up their position, before the study was expanded to include more subjects and underwent more rigorous standards that eventually found zero evidence.....

“We feel that embedded within these data sets there are animals that have potentially an adverse reaction to this vaccine schedule that would mirror what happens in human infants,” SafeMinds President Sallie Bernard told Newsweek....

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-me ... and-autism


Here's the study:

http://www.pnas.org/content/112/40/12498.full.pdf
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Re: Anti-vaxxers score an own-goal.

#2  Postby Sendraks » Oct 07, 2015 1:04 pm

Ah, the old "the evidence must be hiding something and we need more research" school of thinking.

Just sad pathetic goalpost shifting.
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#3  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Oct 08, 2015 12:39 am

Thanks Shrunk! :thumbup:
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