Editor's Note: It's time to declare Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News the best mainstream media reporter on the autism epidemic -- breaking the news, asking the right questions, analyzing and synthesizing the data in a way that puts her slothfully incurious competitors to shame. In other words, she's doing her job, and doing it well.
Her recent blog entry, Vaccine Watch, (HERE) notes the upcoming mitochondria conference, deftly summarizes the Hannah Poling case and asserts "the debate has shifted from whether vaccines have any relationship to some cases of autism... to what is the role of vaccines in some cases of autism. And how big is the pool of cases." And she makes this pointed remark:
"If vaccines can trigger autism in any way, directly or indirectly, that contradicts all the rhetoric and dogma heard from many public and government health officials for the past decade. " To use Tim Russert's catch phrase (different network but the same idea): Go get 'em, Sharyl!