By Beth Parker/myfoxdc
WASHINGTON – Triplets. Two have autism. One does not. Their father Lou Conte helped put together a new study of people who received payment from the vaccine compensation fund created by the U.S. government.
“What we did is we looked at the people who the government said are clearly vaccine injuries and awarded them compensation,” said Conte.
The federal government’s vaccine compensation fund helps take care of the medical costs of children who have seizure disorders or brain damage that the families say stems of vaccination. The group that put together this study says the government needs to go one step farther.
“We asked the next question and that question was: Do some of these people also have autism? We found that in 83 of the cases we were able to locate, the families report that their children have autism and symptoms of autism,” said Conte.
Families who have received compensation want Congress to do more.