Scientist: Autism Paper Had Catastrophic Effects

Source: 
NPR
Date Published: 
February 8, 2010
Abstract: 

The prestigious British medical journal Lancet took a rare step and retracted a 1998 paper that sparked a firestorm about potential links between vaccines and autism. That paper has been a bane to Dr. Paul Offit, co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine and chief of infectious diseases at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia. Offit tells host Guy Raz why he thinks the paper was a disaster for parents seeking answers about autism.