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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Milwaukee Official Screws Up on Vaccines and Autism

 In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the discredited theory that vaccines cause autism.

Rebecca Klopf reports at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee:
After she was criticized for stating the "science is still out" on the link between vaccines and autism on a radio show, Milwaukee interim health commissioner Patricia McManus, walked back her comments in a statement to the Milwaukee Common Council.

“My daughter received all of her immunizations as a child, and all of my grandchildren continue to do so as well. I do not question the science," McManus said in a prepared statement Friday. "I, as most public health professionals and doctors, believe that the best thing to do is to get immunized.”

McManus made the comments on the radio show The Forum on Thursday, saying, “I mean, there’s still people who believe it. And so I don’t know. I think the science is still out. I think that’s a decision that these families are going to have to make on their own at this point.”

"The information that is out there, especially from CDC they basically say there's been no way of knowing that there has been a linkage between autism and MMR," McManus also said.

A statement from CDC said the opposite: "All reputable scientific studies have found no relationship between MMR vaccine and autism."