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February 8, 2009

Filed under: — Chap @ 10:19 am

Oh, this is just great.

THE doctor who sparked the scare over the safety of the MMR vaccine for children changed and misreported results in his research, creating the appearance of a possible link with autism, a Sunday Times investigation has found.

Confidential medical documents and interviews with witnesses have established that Andrew Wakefield manipulated patients’ data, which triggered fears that the MMR triple vaccine to protect against measles, mumps and rubella was linked to the condition.

The research was published in February 1998 in an article in The Lancet medical journal.

The Lancet certainly has been at the center of scandals with political implication lately, hasn’t it?

(h/t Insta)

4 Responses to “”

  1. Liz Ditz Says:

    I’ve done another round-up post — who is saying what about the Deer articles on Wakefield in the London Times. I’ve included this post.

    11 years on, Wakefield Manufactured Data showing MMR-Autism Link?

  2. Justthisguy Says:

    Well, the auties/aspies themselves have been pointing this out for years.

    But, hey, nobody listens to weird strange people. This is why you are not an Admiral. Ppphhffbbhh!

  3. Chap Says:

    Heh. I made it one past my original terminal rank already; I’m good, man…

  4. Clifford G Miller Says:

    It turns out journalist Brian Deer made it up:-
    “Sunday Times Journalist Made Up Wakefield MMR Data Fixing Allegation”:
    http://tinyurl.com/djbtzq

    And he was helping the US Justice Dept sink 4500 US kids claims for vaccine damage compensation – what kind of normal journalist does that? Ans: none.
    “US Federal Court, US Justice Dept & The Sunday Times – More Questions Than Answers”
    http://tinyurl.com/ac5xkt

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