However, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report acknowledged that the existing population-based studies (epidemiological) were, "limited in their ability to detect small susceptible subpopulations that could be more genetically vulnerable to environmental exposures" (IOM, pg. 127). Sounds like the subpopulation that is the autism community! Additionally, under careful review of the presented data by the CDC, independent doctors and scientists have criticized epidemiological research as not only a blunt tool for determining causation but also these studies have blatant conflicts of interest, poor designs and unsupported conclusions (SafeMinds, n.d.).
How is it that we are currently living in a time with decreased life expectancy, and increased chronic disease that is in part legitimately linked to environmental epigenetic causes, which includes vaccines that this important work is a gap in scientific understanding?
We will continue to ask for this study! Longitudinal whole health outcomes are needed to validate widespread vaccine administration, and comparative analysis of risk/benefit profiles. Otherwise all we have is industry made speculation, which is not good enough to justify vaccine consent!