(Someone please send some aspirin to Dr. Offit, Alison Singer and Dr. Andy Shih, won't you?)
By David Kirby
The Inter-Agency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) has voted to recommend earmarking millions of dollars in research funds from the Combating Autism Act of 2006 to study the possible role of vaccines in the causation of autism.
The panel also proposed spending an additional $75 million to study a wide variety of other environmental factors in autism, possibly including parental age, infections, heavy metals, neurotoxins, occupational exposures and "other biological agents."
The decision, made last month, received little or no attention in the media. The vaccine research provisions are now included in the official IACC Draft Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Research.
Click over to HuffPo to read the full piece HERE.
David Kirby is author of Evidence of Harm and contributor to Age of Autism.