Nah, this is mere propaganda from the Brown Broadcasting Communists. Mail readers won't be fooled by such 'facts'. Because there was this mother who took her kid for the MMR jab, and he was later diagnosed with autism. QED.
Anyway, here we go:
One in 100 adults has autism, claims NHS study
I'll pick out the Mail's oh-so-subtle salient points in red:
Three recent large-scale studies of children in England have come up with a similar rate. However, other research has put the number of children affected as high as one in 60.
Sowing the seeds of doubt there: "other research".
The finding is important, as it had been suggested that the measles, mumps and rubella triple jab has fuelled a rise in cases of the disorder since its introduction in the early 1990s.
Ooh, the nerve!
But the findings are likely to be seized upon as evidence that the definition of autism is now too broad.
That means it's a government cover-up.
In the 1990s there was a huge surge in the number of autism cases reported in children, after a wider diagnostic definition of the condition was introduced.
After the wider definition you see. And we definitely do not want our readers to draw any conclusion here that it had any thing to do with the MMR vaccine...
The study found no evidence that rates of autism are on the rise and failed to find a link between the mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) vaccine and the condition.
You think this is the end of it...?
However, Jackie Fletcher, from vaccination awareness group Jabs, said: 'We're concerned the Department of Health is extrapolating from surveys not designed to find vaccine damage to bolster the uptake of MMR.'
There, order is restored: new report from the NHS, a solid statement from the Mail to clarify the result and then a conflicting comment from a pressure group to keep readers confused. Job done.