Court says thimerosal did not cause autism - Yahoo! News This court ruling comes on the heels of the retraction of the study generally cited as proof of the connection. The Lancet (England's NEJM-equivalent, or maybe I should say the NEJM is America's Lancet ) published a retraction--not a correction or follow up, but a complete retraction--after some serious questions involving the validity of both the study and the lead researcher's integrity surfaced. As a provider, it's frustrating when people make poor decisions in regards to their health. But when they make poor decisions about their children's health, especially when they do so based in part because of a freakin' Hollywood celebrity like Jenny McCarthy, it's doubly so. I understand being concerned about your child's health, but the stubborn refusal to see the reality in this situation is admittedly maddening to me. Does anyone here worry about vaccines, about autism or anything else?