Skip to comments.U.K. Bans Doctor Andrew Wakefield Who Linked Autism to MMR Vaccine
Posted on 05/24/2010 6:50:19 PM PDT by Fight4Freedom1
A gastroenterologist who persuaded millions of parents worldwide that the vaccine used to prevent measles, mumps and rubella might cause autism has been banned from practicing medicine in his native Britain after the country's top medical group said Monday he conducted his research unethically.
Dr. Andrew Wakefield was the first researcher to publish a peer-reviewed study suggesting a connection between autism, inflammatory bowel disease and the MMR vaccine.
In February, Britain's leading medical journal, "The Lancet, "retracted Wakefield's controversial 1998 study just days after Wakefield was found guilty by a British panel of acting unethically in his research on autism.
Wakefield's study prompted a worldwide anti-vaccination movement, which has been partially blamed for an outbreak of measles that hit 15 U.S. states in the summer of 2008. American parents have gone so far as throwing "measles parties," in which they expose their children to the virus to help them build up a natural resistance to it, in an effort to avoid giving their children the vaccination. Doctors have said this practice is both dangerous and ineffective.
Previously, 10 of the 13 authors who worked on Wakefield's study renounced its conclusions, and "The Lancet" has said it should never have published the research.
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I call BS on these accusations! This is what happens when you speak out.
Sorry, here’s the link..
I would point out he is whistle blowing on a government run health care system and the big vaccine industry.
Can we now Ban RFK,JR. What a NUT.
great news. the guy should be prosecuted as well.
So now the courts can get to the unethical work done by their Climate Change people. They must have been waiting to get this court case out of the way - Am I right ...........(sound of crickets chirping)...............................
The government won’t stop growing until it tkaes over every aspect of our lives. This man is a hero for whistleblowing. How many kids are in danger because of government approved vaccines?
(beware the nut bucket)
This is what happens when you speak out.
Only if you cheat on your research while speaking out.
How many kids died because their parents believed his phony research? He should go to jail.
“How many kids are in danger because of government approved vaccines?”
Millions, unless more Parents do their OWN research & stop relying on the “experts”(used very lightly) to tell them what is best for THEIR child! People need to wake-up, start thinking for themselves & not be such sheeple.
Not so fast, there. Vaccines are not trouble free: FDA warns using one brand of Rotavirus vaccine
You should not indulge in exaggeration when trying to call the other guy a liar, it really kills your case.
And now NObama wants to take over health care in America. I would think all American parents would be forced to vaccinate there children under liberalfascist obamacare. Watch and autism will skyrocket once gov. mandates start coming.
Peer reviewed science ping
What about the peer review panel that published his work?
Them as well?
Thanks for the ping!
If it ducks like a quack, then it a quack. Send him back.
Isn’t the exalted peer review process supposed to weed out stuff like this?
How’d they miss that one?
Of course. And it ultimately did, as it almost always ultimately does. Science admits mistakes and apologizes for them. In cases where the research is deliberately fudged, it may take a bit longer than we would like because it is not as transparent.
Of course i know what you aim here is, and it’s a cute tactic, but it’s not serving you well.
My aim is that scientists nor their methods are not gods like some of them seem to think themselves as, and that gets proven every day.
They can “mandate” all damn day for all I care.
Under NO circumstances will anyone inject this crap into my or my Families bodies...no freakin’ way!
sorry. to clarify: There was never a link b/w autism and MMR vaccines. As with anything in life, there are risks involved, however.