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Blame and magical thinking: The consequences of the autism “biomed” movement – Science-Based Medicine | Circa February 25, 2013

David Gorski on February 25, 2013

That the myth that vaccines cause autism is indeed nothing more than a myth, a phantom, a delusion unsupported by science is no longer in doubt. In fact, it’s been many years now since it was last taken seriously by real scientists and physicians, as opposed to crank scientists and physicians, who are still selling the myth.  Thanks to them, and a dedicated cadre of antivaccine activists, the myth is like Jason VoorheesMichael Myers, or Freddy Krueger at the end of one of their slasher flicks. The slasher or monster appears to be dead, but we know that he isn’t because we know that he’ll eventually return in another movie to kill and terrorize a new batch of unlucky and invariably not so bright teenagers. And he always does, eventually.

Source: Blame and magical thinking: The consequences of the autism “biomed” movement – Science-Based Medicine


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