Archive for 'MMR' Category
The news that the diagnosis of autism may be brought forward is primarily of importance because it may help identify children who will require specialised support. However, it is also interesting because it breaks the co-incidental temporal association that has been part of the reason the MMR vaccine-autism hypothesis gained traction. Since the behavioural cues [...]
It’s over 8 years since I first blogged on MMR vaccine here, and it is still ongoing. The recent news that the “new bowel disease” discovered by Wakefield was a fantasy, isn’t that much of a surprise. I’d been told as much a few years ago, but the mistake a Wakefield supporter made by supplying [...]
Over the past three weeks the BMJ has been publishing Brian Deer‘s investigation of Wakefield’s fraudulent attempt to make money out of manufactured safety concerns about MMR. The first BMJ article dealt with the fixing of the data, the second dealt with plans to reap financial rewards from Wakefield’s deliberate stoking of fears over MMR [...]
I’ve been blogging on the MMR vaccine controversy here since 2003, writing letters to my professional journal about the safety of the vaccine since 2002, and prior to that arguing with kooks on the internet in internet newsgroups about vaccines. While over that time the claims supporting any link between MMR vaccine and autism were [...]
Here is a video made by Brian Deer, which transposes his explanation of Wakefield’s behaviour with words from a recent interview with Wakefield. Hat-tip: LBRB.
I’ve had an editorial published in The Pharmaceutical Journal attempting to tell the story of the MMR vaccine – autism story from beginning to end. It’s free to read for the next 30 days, and then will disappear behind a firewall. Here’s the part about Wakefield’s virological tests for measles virus: The 1998 paper did [...]
Despite the overwhelming amount of science failing to find a link between MMR vaccine and autism, as well as the dishonest and unethical behaviour of Wakefield, there are a number of journalists still prepared to push the hoax. One of these is Fiona Phillips. You can watch her talking about MMR on Question Time, and [...]
How Wakefield spoke at an US anti-vaccine conference in the early 2000s (transcribed from audiotape sample no longer on web). the upside of infection, yes the upside of infection, we are survivors of infection, we are here not in spite of infection, but because of infection. Our immune system has been conditioned over millions and [...]
“If I am wrong I will be a bad person because I will have raised this spectre.” Andrew Wakefield, March 3, 1998. Interview in The Independent.