Skip to comments.Report on autism was falsified
Posted on 01/06/2011 3:59:54 AM PST by DBCJR
Controversial research claiming a link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism has already been discredited, but now the researcher behind the study is accused of making up the data.
Dr. Andrew Wakefield made the link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and the development of autism.
He claimed, after studying 12 children, eight showed behavioral symptoms, 6.3 days after being vaccinated for MMR.
The report caused parents worldwide to stop vaccinating their children. Wakefield's theory was de-bunked in 2009. Now, the prominent British Medical Journal calls Wakefield's study an elaborate fraud.
"I think what Dr. Wakefield did was a moral crime, if not an actual crime," said Brian Deer from the British Medical Journal.
The journal claims Wakefield falsified data, saying some children got sick after the vaccination, when they really didn't.
... The journal also claims Wakefield was paid $750,000 by lawyers who planned to sue the makers of the measles vaccine.
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Please tell me you forgot the /SAR label or your tinfoil hat is on too tight?
Vaccines are safe. There are few reactions such as Guillain-Barre syndrome.
My wife and I both work in the field and know they are safe. Our 8 week old is getting 4 vaccinations today.
An irrefutable scientific reply, TSgt. That's just what they gave to Andy (read the book). I can't wait until science wins. The lawsuits against pharma will make the tobacco suits look like nickles and dimes.
Getting paid that much by lawyers is not helping his case.
Please, I beseech you!!! Please read up... or listen to... or watch on youtube what pre-emininte scientists Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey before you doom your precious child to a life of autism, monsterism, unnecessary screaming, uncontrollable grocery shopping, and hockey hair.
My comment was mainly directed at the double standard of MSM reporting when it comes to liberal agenda issues.
Actually your Andy is a sinister murderer with blood on his hands as his lies have induced credulous fools not to vaccinate their kids who later died.
The only good thing to come out of this mess is that the kids more likely to die are the one of parents who believed these lies. So less idiots will reproduce!
Beside this, I hope he ends his life in jail.
How did such a small sampling gain any credibility at all? Perhaps it is the same as the DDT, tobacco, lead, and asbestos scares when lefties and then politicians demonized a product so that their handmaidens, the trial lawyers, could swoop in and make a killing. The lawyers then laundered some of the money back to the politicians.
This is just as it must be. I cannot fathom the fools who discard one of the greatest achievement of modern medicine in the name of half baked beliefs.
Does the MMR vaccine use aboprted human embryo tissue?
Vaccines are definitely necessary and more than meet the risks/benefits criteria. All 5 of my children have been vaccinated. My wife and I also work in healthcare. The only reason some people can get away with not vaccinating their children is that, thankfully, those of us who do, keep the herd immunity high enough to prevent epidemics.
Wakefield lied and children died. Facts. He deserves to be incarcerated.
You heretic! Don't you know that vaccinations are the bane of our society?
I wish one of these people would answer the question as to why, if the vaccinations are the cause of autism, and EVERY child in the U.S. gets them why the rate is only about 1 in 250 for autism? Shouldn't the rate be MUCH higher is their claims were valid?
Rather than BIG PHARMA!!! you should be more afraid of BIG AMBULANCE-CHASING LAWYERS!!!, I suspect.
I have had family members tell me they won’t get the flu shot because it is a government mind control serum.
I tell them they are mistaking joining a union with the flu shot.
You can’t fix stupid...
This will be a 5,000 post thread easily.
I have often also wondered if the definition of autism was widened in order to cite more autism cases.
This is criminal. I’d love to know which lawyers paid him. Lock them all up!
I'm sure their child's autism has nothing to do with the vast amounts of narcotics (cocaine) they have both consumed.
The imune system of an eight-week-old baby does not have the capacity to create effective antibodies. Your baby will derive no benefit whatsoever from the vaccines. Wait until your baby is much older before getting vaccines.
When my younger son was born, the hospital was actually pushing for vaccines 24 hours after birth. One of these was for Hep-B. My wife told them what to do with their vaccines. Why take a risk (and yes, there is always a risk) when there is absolutely no benefit. From a societal standpoint, the purpose of vaccines is to hamper the spread of disease. If everyone else in your family is immune to mumps, measles, etc., then your baby won't get them. If you come in contact with someone that has measles, the disease cannot use you to spread to others, thus reducing the probability of an epidemic. I urge you to wait until your kids are 5 years old before getting vaccines. At that point, their immune systems will be fully developed, and the vaccines will actually achieve the benefit which you desire.
I wish someone could explain the huge rise of autism and autism umbrella disorders. I don’t remember anyone having them when I was a kid. Now, it is widespread. Personally, I only allowed my children to receive one or two vaccines at a time. I waited and made another appointment one month later. Too many “live buggies” traveling through a little system. I did allow the MMR vaccine but by itself. If vaccines are always safe, why does the pediatrician hand you a government form where you can receive compensation if something “goes wrong”? Just a thought.
That's redundant. Please refer to me either as 'Dr. Hoodat' or 'Hoodat, M.D.', but not 'Dr. Hoodat, M.D.'.
From your uninformed opinion I highly doubt you are either Dr. or M.D..
What a lot of stupidity.
Your child could get mumps from some people he meets even if you are vaccinated. Herd immunity exists because people are vaccinated, not because a stupid freeloader like you seem to want to be tries to peddle non-scientific ideas.
Not all Dr’s are M.D.’s so that is hardly redundant.
I could call my boss “Dr. S” but I wouldn’t want him to try to operate on me.
I always found it funny that any article about the HPV vaccine given to young girls to prevent cervical cancer gets ripped apart here. There have been many articles about the damage that was being done to girls given this vaccine, and almost everyone agreed that these vaccines were dangerous and would never give it to their own daughter.
However, the same people will swear up and down about the safety of the rest of the vaccines on the market.
I think it has something to do with the widespread proliferation of electromagnetic signals. A century ago, the airwaves were devoid of radio signals and television signals. Thirty-five years ago, there were no cellphone signals. Ten years ago, we didn't have WiFi. Today, we are being constantly bombarded with them.
Let's say that 5% of the population is made up of children under the age of 6 and 3% are children under the age of 4. Is there really a significant benefit to having 97% of the population vaccinated over having only 95% vaccinated? Seriously.
True, I am not a doctor. But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Yes there is as herd immunity decreases a lot with each 1% less vaccinated.
And we are talking about MMR and polio at this age. Not twinrix,
Scientists and politicians shrinks the three groups of the biggest lying, cheating and thieving wh0res in the world.
Gays to have wedding on staurday disagree.
However, since your so interested in polio, lets make some comparisons,
1952 being the worst recorded epidemic of polio, 3,145 people in the United States died from polio. That same year over 20,000 died of tuberculosis.
In fact, according to the CDC in early part of the 1900's, the three leading causes of death were pneumonia, tuberculosis (TB), and diarrhea/enteritis.
I wonder what would have helped cure those three killers? Any guesses?
Could you please quantify that? Consider a herd of 10,000. If 97% are immunized, how many can be expected to contract the disease? Now do the same for only 95% being immunized. Assume population density of 250 per square mile.
funny how your question got ignored.... love how people dismiss FACTS that don’t agree with their agenda. i will love to hear a pro-lifer defend the use of vaccinations that use aborted fetal tissue....
Really, what vaccines cure pneumonia, tuberculosis (TB), and diarrhea/enteritis?
I said the MAIN reason for the high mortality rate was the lack of antibiotics, and because the three leading causes of deaths would have been mostly prevented by using antibiotics... I stand by my statement.
“there have been many articles about the damage that was being done to girls...”
I have a close friend and cervical cancer runs in her family. A few years back, her doctor convinced her to get the vaccine for her daughter (a young teen). About three months ago, my friend called me very upset. The same doctor confided to her that they are finding a link between this vaccine and possible sterility. I looked online but it is in medical journals that I don’t have access to. I think that vaccines need to be cautiously looked at with respect to who is making them, what is in them, how they are stored, what research (long term) has been done etc... Each night when I watch a bit of television, a commercial pops up for a law firm that will sue for injury/death/for recent FDA approved medications. IMHO
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