This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.

March 7, 2008

Into the Fray Over the Cause of Autism

“It’s indisputable that autism is on the rise among children,” Senator John McCain said while campaigning recently in Texas. “The question is, What’s causing it? And we go back and forth, and there’s strong evidence that indicates that it’s got to do with a preservative in vaccines.”
With that comment, Mr. McCain marked his entry into one of the most politicized scientific issues in a generation.

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