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OT- VACCINE CONSPIRACY? The

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OT- VACCINE CONSPIRACY? The alleged MMR vaccine/autism connection has come up on several HS listservs I monitor, so I’ll throw this one out without commentary.

Attorneys for the Bush Administration asked a federal court on Monday to order that documents on hundreds of cases of autism allegedly caused by childhood vaccines be kept from the public.

Department of Justice lawyers asked a special master in the US Court of Federal Claims to seal the documents, arguing that allowing their automatic disclosure would take away the right of federal agencies to decide when and how the material should be released.

Attorneys for the families of hundreds of autistic children charged that the government was trying to keep the information out of civil courts, where juries might be convinced to award large judgments against vaccine manufacturers.

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