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Controversial researcher claims link between vaccine and autism | 60 Minutes Australia

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Published on Mar 23, 2019

It was hailed as a miracle vaccine and it has virtually eradicated measles, mumps and rubella. It is the triple antigen called MMR. Since its introduction, MMR has protected millions of children from the ravages of those childhood diseases. But there is a worldwide controversy over a possible and tragic side effect - whether it causes autism in kids. What we do know is that every year the numbers being diagnosed as autistic are increasing. Now, one British researcher believes he has found a link to the MMR vaccine. Tara Brown investigates the claims, which have provoked uproar in the world of medicine.

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