Congressional hearings were convened to study the issue of the alarming rise in autism in late 2012. Congressman Dan Burton stated that the situation is “worse than an epidemic, it is an absolute disaster.”
Many questions were asked of the CDC at this hearing, which revealed what many in the autism community already knew, such as the fact that there has never been a study comparing vaccinated children with unvaccinated children, and neither has there been a study on the effects of multiple dose vaccines in the ever-rising vaccine schedule.
So why is there no current research being done by the government to investigate the possible vaccine-autism link? The official response from the CDC is that they have studied the issue, and they definitively state that there is no link.
Outside of the CDC “research,” there is plenty of peer reviewed research showing the link between vaccines or mercury and autism. We just recently published a list of 30 studies, and this is not an exhaustive list.