Cross posted at Say Anything: Reader Blogs.
NPR is a pharma-shill! Who knew? The accusation is made about 22 minutes into this interview regarding the on going vaccine/autism trial. Pharma-shill is what people who don't believe that vaccines cause autism get called by those who do. You see we've all been paid off by pharmaceutical companies and/or the government to say that vaccines don't cause autism.
How are vaccines supposed to cause autism? By what mechanism does the offending vaccine component bring about the varied changes in brain function seen in autistic individuals? What exactly is the offending component of the vaccine that causes autism? These are the kinds of questions that should be addressed by any researcher who is seriously looking for a link between autism and vaccines. I haven't seen any of those questions asked much less answered.
Autism Diva listened to this interview as well and posted some thoughts of her own.