Decades-old claim resurfaces that CDC concealed data linking vaccines to autism

A social media post dredged up a two-decade-old conspiracy theory that the CDC covered up data showing a link between thimerosal in certain vaccines and developmental delays and autism in children. The claim is based on an image of an abstract from a “study” that found a correlation between higher doses of thimerosal and an increased rate of attention deficit disorder, tics, and speech delays in children.

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