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MMR Doctor Andrew Wakefield Fixed Data on Autism

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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.


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Sunday February 8, 2009, 1:51 pm
If the allegations turn out to be true, this is criminally inexcusable. Vaccinations protect children against sometimes life-threatening illnesses. If this researcher falsified his data, he is directly responsible for much of the resulting damage to any child who contracted an illness which could have been prevented by vaccination.

According to the article, "Last week official figures showed that 1,348 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales were reported last year, compared with 56 in 1998. Two children have died of the disease."

I wonder if those two children would have died without the scare perpetrated by this researcher? And that, of course, is only in England and Wales. What about in other nations where parents also relied upon these findings?

It will be very interesting to see the eventual results of the investigation.

Lyta V (36)
Monday February 9, 2009, 7:39 am
It would indeed. I sit here wondering what I would have done if my sons were inoculation age now instead of over 25 years ago. I have no answer. Which highlights just how scary it must be for young parents now.

Harold Doherty (1)
Sunday March 15, 2009, 4:49 am
Dr. Wakefield's formal complaint to the UK Press Complaint's Commission against journalist Brian Deer.
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