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Now Obama Enters Autism Fray

By Michele McNeil — April 22, 2008 1 min read

Last month, I took John McCain to task for declaring that there’s strong evidence linking autism and vaccines. I questioned what evidence he was referring to since research has found there’s no such link.

Well now, Barack Obama has waded into this controversy, declaring the research has been “inconclusive”.

Are the candidates reading the research? While they may certainly argue that more research is needed into the causes of autism, they should also acknowledge what the research has found—and that’s no link between the mercury found in vaccines and autism.

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