The vaccine additive thimerosal is not to blame for autism, a special federal court ruled Friday in a long-running battle by parents convinced there is a connection.http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5job6H18Kpeta3KdlYBpF_TtVs_3AD9EDF7MO0
While expressing sympathy for the parents involved in the emotionally charged cases, the court concluded they had failed to show a connection between the mercury-containing preservative and autism.
"Such families must cope every day with tremendous challenges in caring for their autistic children, and all are deserving of sympathy and admiration," special master George Hastings Jr. wrote.
But, he added, Congress designed the victim compensation program only for families whose injuries or deaths can be shown to be linked to a vaccine and that has not been done in this case.
On one side is science, medicine and the courts. On the other side are Oprah and Jenny McCarthy. Who would you believe?