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More Conflicting Autism News - CDC Says NO but Courts Issue First Major Payout - featured September 14, 2010

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This week, the mainstream press is reporting two conflicting autism/vaccine stories all in the USA.

Firstly, the CDC is reporting that the mercury-based preservative thimerosal does not increase children's risk of autism.

Read the MSNBC Story on this Study

Read the LA Times Story on this Study

and CBS News is reporting that the family of Hannah Poling will receive $1.5M to pay for Hannah's care.

Hannah was described as normal, happy and precocious in her first 18 months.

Then, in July 2000, she was vaccinated against nine diseases in one doctor's visit: measles, mumps, rubella, polio, varicella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and Haemophilus influenzae.

Afterward, her health declined rapidly. She developed high fevers, stopped eating, didn't respond when spoken to, began showing signs of autism, and began having screaming fits. In 2002, Hannah's parents filed an autism claim in federal vaccine court. Five years later, the government settled the case before trial and had it sealed. It's taken more than two years for both sides to agree on how much Hannah will be compensated for her injuries. In the case, the government said that vaccines aggravated an unknown mitochondrial disorder Hannah had which didn't "cause" her autism, but "resulted" in it.

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Tags: News of the Week Autism Newsletter 17 September 2010