Tuesday, October 16, 2007
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Well its that time again. Let's have a look at the incidence data in the 3-5 age group in the California Deparment of Disability Services. These "incidence" data (the CDDS says you can't use their data to calculate incidence, but who pays attention to little things like that) are from the CDDS system which some people like to say is the "gold standard" in autism epidemiology (its not) and only measures Autistic Disorder (it doesn't). Anyway, let's look at the most recent datum point on the graph.
So..... the expected autism decrease has not appeared. You know it has been a while since thimerosal was removed from childhood vaccines. The only thing really left is flu shots for pregnant mothers. So, when are we going to see the numbers drop? I mean if you take a way the cause, then the numbers should drop right?
Of course this fact might be lost on the advocates of the thimerosal theory. Because when it is Jenny McCarthy vs science....I suspect I know who is going to be seen as more important in woo woo circles.