Monday, February 23, 2009

Anatomy of a Scare

Sharon Begley's piece in Newseek examines the vaccine-autism link and how despite a recent court ruling and other scientific studies saying there is no connection, some families can't seem to move on. I have met so many families of young preschoolers who insist that their child was developing just fine and then took a big step back after the vaccines. I've even seen video that's time stamped, showing a young child talking and socializing and then after the vaccines, he seemed to crawl into a shell and wouldn't communicate. He has since been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

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