The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not cause autism.
That’s the major take away from yet another study looking to unravel the link between vaccines and the developmental disability. A link between autism and the MMR vaccine has long been erroneously suggested, due to a controversial paper published in prestigious journal The Lancet over 20 years ago.
While the author of that paper, Andrew Wakefield, has been discredited and the original paper retracted, the myth that vaccines cause autism persists, even though mounting scientific evidence suggests otherwise. Today, if you wander too deep into the forest of social media, you’ll eventually be lost in arguments and counter-arguments from a vocal minority arguing that vaccines are…