Thursday, January 29, 2009

In the News

Today, I was browsing through some of my favorite news sites, and I found some pretty interesting things.

First off, CBS news reports that a news study supposedly in Italy adds to the, and I quote, "Mountain of evidence" pointing thimerosal away from autism. I went to this article with an open mind, and reading it I found a few problems. For one thing, lack of adequate sourcing. I would have to research this study more. I personally think it is garbage.
Also, this link is very interesting:


Anonymous said...

The Italian Thimerosal study included NO children who received NO Thimerosal. That's like studying people who smoke 2 packs a day vs. those who smoke 1 pack.

Not to mention the irrelevance of statistics, when what's truly needed is toxicology. No one is looking at the medical records and lab tests of these "autistic" children.

A true investigative reporter from TV or newspapers would look into the preliminary study results from, say, 5 years ago. But instead mainstream media parrot press releases for studies they do not understand.

Check out for an informal critique of that study, posted around Jan. 28.

Ella said...

thank you so much for the link and the info!! I knew that "research" was bogus!