There has much ado about the alleged connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. The Lancet editors, which published the first study leading to the hub-bub, announced recently that they have discovered the scientists who performed the initial study had a "fatal conflict of interest." Apparently, when the study was published, the scientist failed to tell the Lancet that he was also conducting a study to determine if the families potentially harmed could take legal action. Some children actually participated in both studies.
As I've indicated before, when I see a conflict of interest that person and that "research" lose all credibility with me. Even more compelling is the fact that no other studies could link mmr to autism.
As a mommie, I've worried about the effect vaccines will have on my child. I worried because it seemed like we had a ridiculous number of vaccinations for such a small person. It really angers me to learn that this scientist had a pecuniary interest in linking mmr to autism.