Pat Condell’s latest.
WASHINGTON – Vaccines arenâ€™t to blame for autism, a special federal court declared Thursday in a blow to thousands of families hoping to win compensation and to many more who are convinced of a connection.
The special masters who decided the case expressed sympathy for the families, some of whom have made emotional pleas describing their childrenâ€™s conditions, but the rulings were blunt: Thereâ€™s little if any evidence to support claims of a vaccine-autism link.
The evidence â€œis weak, contradictory and unpersuasive,â€ concluded Special Master Denise Vowell. â€œSadly, the petitioners in this litigation have been the victims of bad science conducted to support litigation rather than to advance medical and scientific understandingâ€ of autism.
Redesigning The Harry Potter book covers to look like Penguin Classics.
Driving through a dust storm between Wilcania and Broken Hill, in NSW Australia on 21 Dec 2007.
The Guardian has a photo gallery of space debris.