New study out of California claims that there is no link between vaccines and autism. The study found that autism rates in California increased even after the mercury preservative, thimerosal, was removed from the vaccines.
My overall thought on the matter is this: there is a genetic predisposition to autism, which can be triggered by a lowering/weakening of the body’s immunity, which can come about when the body is overwhelmed by multiple vaccines. I don’t think it is due to the thimerosal, but rather the vast number of vaccines that are pumped into the child during the first 2 years of life. If the vaccines can be staggered, and given 1 or 2 at a time, I think the children are better able to cope with the onslaught.
So, while the study proves that there is no link between thimerosal and autism, it has not proven that there is no link between the large number of vaccines and autism, given that some children may have a genetic predisposition. Though, in all fairness, I don’t think the study was trying to prove/disprove the latter.
My 2 cents.