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Vaccines & Autism: Controversy Persists, But Why?

The vaccine-autism controversy has been brewing ever since Andrew Wakefield published his infamous 1998 paper in The Lancet. Fourteen years later, the study has been retracted and scientists have had no luck finding a legitimate link between childhood vaccinations and autism. Yet, the debate rages on.

Why does over 20 percent of the population still think that vaccines cause autism? And what happens when parents act on their fears, refusing to inoculate their own children against dangerous diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella?

Watch the full interview with Cara Santa Maria and Seth Mnookin.

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    It isn’t hard to imagine why some people still believe vaccines cause autism. During in my dark years—in high school,...
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