January 5th, 2011
09:49 PM ET

Author defends research after retracted study called an 'elaborate fraud': Join the Live Chat

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  1. Mike Titcomb

    The hardest issue with determining the relationship between autism and vaccines is because of the age at which vaccines are given. Right around that time is when kids start to show signs of autism - retreating to themselves, not getting along with others, there are many, many more - and therefore, without a comprehensive and accurate study there can be no assumption. One child 'changing' at the time of vaccinations is not evidence for all children. Science requires repetition and replication of data to hold a standard of truth.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Sounds like some pilots need sippy cups for their coffee 🙂

    I do not watch any of the housewives shows anymore, too ridiculous and they are not even hosewives!

    Have a great night everyone!

    January 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  3. Helen

    I am putting you Anderson in the Ridiculous list for loving Housewives. I am bumping you down on my list.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  4. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Sleep Well!

    January 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  5. Marguerite

    Good night Anderson and everyone.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  6. Natalie

    Instead of spending all this time trying to discredit this guy....spend more time studying what actually does cause Autism. We need to know – we need to stop it!!!

    January 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  7. Karen, MN

    Good Night. Great show!

    January 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  8. Sharon Hastings

    Come on Anderson. All those "housewives" belong on the Ridiculist!!!

    Good night everyone. Sleep well and stay safe. Great program tonight.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  9. Sue R. Canton MI.

    GoodnightAC360Team and fellow bloggers.
    Good show tonight Anderson.

    I'm liking the format of the show Anderson is doing as a fillin for Piers Morgan.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Betty

    I remember when the polio vacine first came out and some were afraid of it. FDR had polio and so many children were in an "iron lung". What a great vacine that saved so many children from this desease.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Yuki


    How do you know there are no autistic children in the Amish community? Are you Amish? The Amish community is not subject to the same analysis as the general public. Maybe they simply keep them at home, out of the view of our prying eyes.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  12. Marguerite

    The Housewives leave me shaking my head at what they do.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  13. Jeff

    Good night everyone, tonight's blog was great and I enjoyed everyone's comments. Thank you Anderson.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  14. Lori

    Anderson! Good night. Sweet dreams.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Susan, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha,others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    That's so silly I like ridiculist Beverly Hills Housewife Camille Kramer, LOL! So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!! 🙂

    Have a great/good night, Tight sleep & rest,
    See you tomorrow night! 🙂

    January 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  16. Mikey in TX

    Real housewife's "really" LOL everyone have a great evening. God Bless all

    January 5, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  17. B.Curcio

    The only possible way to prove that Vaccines cannot cause Autism would be purposely not vaccinate a large portion of the population, and then compare the rates.That is being done, indirectly. Many people are opting out of the vaccines. What percentage of that group is getting the disease. Why is that not being asked? Is it because they are not getting autism? Thats my guess.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  18. Karen, MN

    I watched the house wives once for about 15 minutes. One word comes to mind “Crazy”.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  19. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    All of those housewives reality shows show such misery.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  20. Emily

    Good night Anderson, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nancy, Nicole, Gloria, Casey, Starr, & Bloggers!

    January 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  21. Michael

    I wish more scientist would control the FDA. Lobbyist and incentive gifts should never be allowed to influence such an important agency!!

    January 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  22. tom

    Nice quote on Bill Gates and vaccines. Gates declares, "First we got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."

    January 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  23. Mikey in TX

    Meant to say without any problems

    January 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  24. niwat kurusattra, chicago

    Camille can go away from the BH real housewive, she is too phoney

    January 5, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  25. Mikey in TX

    @Grace. Very true and it has to be a call of the parents. Part of that decision has to be the hundreds of millions, even billions that have been vaccinated with any problems whatsoever vs. the comparative few that have an illness that can't be unquestionable proven that vaccines caused it. No one I know said being parents would ever be easy 🙂

    January 5, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  26. Danyalle

    This Conrad Murray man... I have no words for his actions. I do understand that Michael Jackson was an addict but he (the "doctor") has a responsibility to care for his patient... not provide deadly drugs. So sad. I do believe that the jury will convict him.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  27. Allen in austin tx

    I wish dr Gupta would note that even though it appears that the autism numbers are going up and we can't find a cause, it is likely that autism is just being recognized more now. It may have just been just as prevalent previously but just less recognized.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  28. Anner

    The experts that support vaccines being administered, for the FDA, WHO, etc. are receiving financial gain because they either work in part for them(pharm. co.), or have investments in the pharm co. and sometimes in specific drugs.

    It is so difficult to trust anyone.
    Their are no definitive answers for us parents.

    Diseases can kill, but so can vaccines!
    No one can dispute that.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  29. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I did not know that MJ's children were witnessing the attempts to save their father's life.
    That could be profoundly damaging to these children emotionally.
    Given the Doctor's behavior, cover up is the least of what happened.
    Criminally and civily, this doctor will be prosecuted, or at least take a plea.
    His behavior clearly was not honest.
    God bless those children!

    January 5, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  30. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Good night Emily, Mike, Starr, Nicole, Nancy in Oregon, and Megan.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  31. Sharon Hastings

    We all knew at the time of Michael Jackson's death that things "didn't add up". No surprises here.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  32. Marguerite

    In 2009 and 2010 we heard and now the story changes on who, what and where.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  33. Grace

    @Tamara, Bang on. That is perfect. I totally agree

    thank you so much for keeping your senses about this thing

    January 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
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