What have we here? A link you say?

Because we all know that’s not possible:

A new study shows that autism may be linked after all to the use of mercury in childhood vaccines, despite government’s previous claims to the contrary.

An article in the March 10, 2006 issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (JPandS.org) shows that since mercury was removed from childhood vaccines, the alarming increase in reported rates of autism and other neurological disorders (NDs) in children not only stopped, but actually dropped sharply — by as much as 35 percent.

Using the government’s own databases, independent researchers analyzed reports of childhood NDs, including autism, before and after removal of mercury-based preservatives. Authors David A. Geier, B.A. and Mark R. Geier, M.D., Ph.D. analyze data from the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and the California Department of Developmental Services (CDDS) in “Early Downward Trends in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Following Removal of Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines.”

The numbers from California show that reported autism rates hit a high of 800 in May 2003. If that trend had continued, the reports would have skyrocketed to more than 1000 by the beginning of 2006. But in fact, the Geiers report that the number actually went down to only 620, a real decrease of 22 percent, and a decrease from the projections of 35 percent.

Considering that it is the government which is more than a little culpable for the ill effects of vaccines it regulates, and in some cases, requires, I hardly think it is surprising that various agencies swear up and down that vaccines are not harmful, could not possibly be harmful, and besides, even if they were harmful, they stopped putting the stuff that isn’t harmful in the first place in them.

What moron could possibly believe that line of illogic? And yes, I am looking at you. And you.

I particularly enjoyed this quote from a previous study that Saw No Evil: “The IOM stated that the evidence favored rejection of a causal relationship between thimerosal and autism, that such a relationship was not biologically plausible, and that no further studies should be conducted to evaluate it.”

It is very easy for me to believe that they very firmly hoped, wished and prayed that no further studies WOULD be conducted. It is that “should” that damns them as knowledgeably attempting to bury the smoking gun.