So thimerosal was not removed. Now onto other factors. As they phased out thimerosal in three vaccines they added five vaccines to the schedule many containing the neurotoxin aluminum adjuvants. The MMR vaccine quadrupled the amount of mumps virus in the combination shot, from 5,000 to 20,000 units. Many of the vaccines contain other controversial ingredients' like Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) that contains L-cystine. There is more exposure to polysorbate 80 (Tween 80) a surfactant (lowers surface tension); makes the blood-brain barrier more porous facilitating passage of the many contaminates and other substances thru the barrier and into the brain tissue. Tween 80 is also known to cause infertility in lab animals. There is another controversial ingredient in vaccines called MRC-5 cells including DNA and protein (aborted fetuses). They also widened the diagnostic criteria including Asperger's and PPNOS etc. They are subsequently reversing this policy. It is a simplistic and inaccurate assumption to only regard autism trends with thimerosal, which does not encompass all these co-founders.
Thimerosal was never removed from the CDC's recommended schedule. Autism rates have climbed even when you take into account misdiagnosis and greater counting efforts. Autism is classified as a National Health Emergency but the keyboard skeptics continue to down play and normalize this biological epidemic. Can vaccines contribute to the cause of some cases of autism (or other negative neruodevelopmental outcomes) in a small subset of the pediatric population who responds atypically to immunization due to genetic (and/or other) reasons? According to statements from our health authority vaccines cause encephalopathy which may be accompanied by a medical progression of an array of symptoms including autistic behavior, autism or seizures but they don't actively track that brain injury pattern. They routinely say vaccines do not cause autism, vaccines just "result in" autism. This semantic word play was probably written by lawyers no less.