More vaccine blogging
Autism Diva believes the whole chelation "cult" appears to be in some kind of trance wherein everyone agrees that chelation cures the kids, any improvement they make is always attributed to chelation. If it is a cultlike atmosphere, ones who don't see improvement will be afraid or too ashamed to speak up and say it isn't working for fear of being marked as apostates. Everyone in the "cult" sees the emperor fully clothed.
She also has a nicely snarky piece on the Autism One conference in Chicago (which starts today), which features talks claiming that fermented foods can cure autism and that you can use "vibrational medicine" to treat autism, among other claims. The fact that David Kirby, author of Evidence of Harm, is the keynote speaker probably should tell you all you need to know about this conference. If that's not enough, Mark and David Geier are featured speakers, as is Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the investigator whose study claiming to find a link between MMR and autism was renounced by 10 its other co-authors as not showing any such link. If that doesn't convince you, then look at the list of abstracts. There are a couple of abstracts that look as though they might be legitimate science, but the vast majority do not. There's a whole lot of abstracts on mercury causing autism, treating autism with zinc, lowering your "toxic load" (a favorite altie term), etc.
I'm going to add the Autism Diva to my blogroll this weekend when I do a little spring cleaning of the list this holiday weekend.