A new study has found that there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism.
One major reason why most of the people don’t get their kids vaccinated is the heavily debunked and unfounded belief that vaccines such as MMR (for measles, mumps and rubella) can make them autistic.
Owing to this theory, many people across the globe avoid vaccination of their kids despite knowing all its benefits.
However, in a breakthrough study which involved over 650,000 children, it has been revealed with clear proofs that there is no link of any kind between the MMR vaccine and autism.
In the study which has been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Danish researchers looked at data from hundreds of thousands of children born between 1997 and 2010.
“The idea that vaccines cause autism is still going around,” study author Anders Hviid said.
“And the anti-vaxx movement, if anything, has perhaps only grown stronger over the last 15 years.”
The researchers wrote in the conclusion of the study: “The study strongly supports that MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases after vaccination.”
“It adds to previous studies through significant additional statistical power and by addressing hypotheses of susceptible subgroups and clustering of cases.”
This is not the first study to claim such results.
In a similar study published in 2002, researchers found the same results after looking at more than 537,000 Danish kids born between 1991 and 1998.
Despite all these studies, vaccine hesitancy has been rapidly increasing over the years and several anti-vaccination groups have popped up across the globe.
Consequently, the number of persons affected by infectious diseases is increasing.
For instance, more than 300 cases of measles have been detected in Japan and the US this year alone. Moreover, the number of measles cases across the globe has increased to around 30% in 2019.
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