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Entries from March 2012

Autism Speaks and the epidemic of self interest

March 30th, 2012 · 9 Comments · Serious overreach

Tweet One out of every 88 children in the US meets the criteria for an autism diagnosis, according to data released Thursday by the CDC. Two years ago the figure was 1:110. Two years before that 1:150. It’s reasonable to ask what these numbers mean. Are more persons being affected by autism than before, or […]

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Embargo? What embargo?

March 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Careless sourcing, Miseducation

Tweet An anti-vaccine group masquerading as an autism advocacy organization broke an embargo of the CDC’s latest autism prevalence numbers, which will be officially released this Friday. The “Autism Action Network” – A-CHAMP – blasted the following email about one hour ago: Rumors are swirling that the federal government will release this Friday the next […]

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