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The Institute of Medicine, an influential adviser of the government on scientific matters, said there is no credible evidence that either the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine or vaccines containing the preservative thimerosal cause autism.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A36703-2004May18.html

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Public health officials have been trying for years to convince parents that there is no link between thimerosal - a mercury-containing preservative once used routinely in vaccines - and autism.

They have failed.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/25/science/25autism.html

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RFK, Jr's article in Rolling Stone on Thimerosal.
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But instead of taking immediate steps to alert the public and rid the vaccine supply of thimerosal, the officials and executives at Simpsonwood spent most of the next two days discussing how to cover up the damaging data. According to transcripts obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, many at the meeting were concerned about how the damaging revelations about thimerosal would affect the vaccine industry's bottom line. "We are in a bad position from the standpoint of defending any lawsuits," said Dr. Robert Brent, a pediatrician at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware. "This will be a resource to our very busy plaintiff attorneys in this country." Dr. Bob Chen, head of vaccine safety for the CDC, expressed relief that "given the sensitivity of the information, we have been able to keep it out of the hands of, let's say, less responsible hands." Dr. John Clements, vaccines advisor at the World Health Organization, declared that "perhaps this study should not have been done at all." He added that "the research results have to be handled," warning that the study "will be taken by others and will be used in other ways beyond the control of this group."


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On Sunday, August 7, 2005 on Meet The Press (NBC) the guests will be David Kirby - author of Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy - and Dr. Harvey Feinberg of the Institute of Medicine. The discussion will cover Thimerosal, the mercury based preservative found in childhood vaccines (until a few years ago), and the rise of autism cases.

Meet the Press repeats on cable MSNBC at 10 PM EDT Sunday Evening.

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