Friday, March 21, 2014

Vaccinations: What We Need is Clarity!

Wakefield scandal spelled out: A shout out to Michael Shaw

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We’re pretty sure that by now you’re at least somewhat familiar with the fraudulent (and supremely damaging) “research” done (made up, really) by Andrew Wakefield — the former physician whose license was revoked in the UK — which claimed there was a link between a children’s vaccine and autism. It is impossible to calculate the number of illnesses and preventable deaths caused by this sordid affair, but it must be enormous. Even today—long after the fraud was thoroughly exposed—some people still cling to their beliefs that vaccines cause autism…….Shaw, who runs his own blog Shaw’s EcoLogic, and is also a regular contributor to the enormously popular HealthNewsDigest, has written about this scandal before. He does not mince words.   He says, “For all the great work that Brian Deer did on the Wakefield matter, even he did not portray this as the absolute disaster that it is. Public health has been set back decades, if the entire notion of vaccination–uncontested since Edward Jenner’s work of the late 18th century–is being subject to a constant stream of absurd attacks. Josef Mengele would be so proud. Wakefield and Horton belong in prison.”….Follow the link for the rest.
Following a Sunday Times investigation by Brian Deer, a leading medical journal was forced to retract fraudulent research by Andrew Wakefield which caused a global crisis by linking a children's vaccine with autism

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