Dr. Andrew Wakefiled’s research on 12 children that served as the only major link between autism and the MMT vaccine has now been officially retracted by the Lancet, the British journal that published it originally. It seems Dr. Wakefiled may have played around a bit with his research. That’s nice.
Even though multiple later studies found no evidence of a link, the rates of vaccinations sharply dropped both in the U.S. and in Britain. Hopefully the trend will reverse now that the link is little more than a memory. Parents should still educate themselves and make sure that vaccines are administered with care, but it seems that the link to autism may indeed have been fabricated.
I don’t know much about the “green our vaccines” movement so I won’t speak to that, but if it’s caution, rather than abolition, of vaccinations that they preach, I’m probably all for it.