Read the article critiquing the study. http://retractionwatch.com/2016/11/28/study-linking-vaccines-autism-pulled-frontiers-following-heavy-criticism/ (Links to an external site.) Answer the following questions: Do you find any other problems with the study?
One major problem with such a study is the very premise of the study. By grouping together diseases such as pneumonia with autism, the study asserts that being autistic should be considered a disease or problem to be solved rather than simply a neurological reality that exists along a diverse neurological spectrum. Anti-vaccine "activists" and researchers heavily demonize autism and autistic people.
"Autism awareness" campaigns often come from non-autistic people, and in them,...
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