Yet another study will shortly be published that yet again shows no link between autism and MMR:
There is no evidence for a link between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) jab and autism, finds research published ahead of print in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
The authors took almost 250 kids born between ’90 and ’91. 98 were ASD. 52 had special needs with no ASD. 90 had no special needs and were developing within ‘normal’ parameters. All the children had been vaccinated against MMR, but not all of them had been given both doses.
The team took blood samples and found no persistent measles infection, no abnormal immune response.
Results of the blood sample analysis showed that there was no difference in circulating measles virus or antibody levels between the two groups of children.
Tellingly, it didn’t matter which of three groups the team looked at – none of them exhibited any ‘bad blood’ whether they’d had both MMR shots or not. Or if the autistic kids had experienced regression or not.
The team further found no evidence of any kind of so-called ‘autistic enterocolitis’ – in fact no evidence of any bowel disorders of any kind were found among the autistic kids.
The alst line of the news report is very pointed:
The authors point out that theirs is now the third, and largest, study that has failed to show a link between the MMR jab and autism.
Repeat after me – MMR doesn’t cause autism. It never did.
Awhile ago I wrote a piece on the history of the MMR hypothesis. You can read it here.