Ah, this will be interesting, won't it? No return of emails from Drexel or Aarhus. Age of Autism runs a better story this time, not a great one, and their tendency not to reveal how or where they get their stuff and to post it on their own page rather than referring us back to the SOURCE. Finally mainstream media picks up the story, and they can't even link back to the source material.
Atlanta's NBC affiliate cover the story today and name Thorsen. They also provide an excerpt from the CDC, which appears to have finally spoken. This excerpt is available only at the affiliate (I'm sure you'll see it all over the place soon enough) and is not on the CDC website.
The CDC needs to put their statement on their website. The universities involved need to place their statements where they are visible. A light needs to be shown and the truth needs to be outed, whatever that truth is. The American Psychiatric Association should remove Thorsen from the work group while the investigation is ongoing as it appears to be an investigation is ongoing.
Those who are so attached to, so certain, that vaccines caused their child's autism don't get that if you're truly into following the science, you follow the science wherever it leads. If we're doing it right, there are no idols. There is no hero-worship. If we're doing it right, what we hold dear to, fast to, is the pursuit of the truth.
And we follow that truth unflinchingly wherever it might lead.