Anti-vaxers are still lying to you, but their latest lie comes with just a hint of racism as well. Sadly, it’s spreading like wildfire on social media, proving once again that Mark Twain’s saying “A lie can get half way round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes,” remains true today. Perhaps in the internet age, we can say that the lie gets all the way around the world before the truth even sits down to put its shoes on.
The claim is that not only is autism much higher among African-American boys who were vaccinated before 36 months than those after that date, but that a “top research scientist” has revealed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have known this for over a decade and covered it up. If the allegation is to be believed, a study was done of 2583 children living in Atlanta and when this showed autism rates 240% higher among the early-vaccinated crowd almost half the children were excluded from the study on irrelevant grounds in order to bring the results in line with accepted science.