The belief that autism is caused by childhood vaccines has been ruled “scientifically unsupportable” in a special court today. Parents who sought compensation in three separate cases were denied. Pediatricians applauded the ruling. “Vaccinations prevent often-serious infectious disease and have been an important reason for improved disease-free survival of children in the modern era,” said a professor of neurology. Despite multiple studies and literature refuting the association between autism and vaccines, many parents are still insistent on the link, a belief propped up by certain celebrity spokesmen. A survey found that 90 percent of parents accept that vaccines protect children from disease, but 25 percent indicated they still thought vaccines might have some connection to autism.