Thursday, January 06, 2011

Autism - Vaccine Link Shown to be Fraudulent

Brian Deer, writing in the British Journal of Medicine today, describes how Andrew Wakefield falsified data to prove a causal link between the MMR vaccine and autism. As a result of this paper, a number of parents refused to have their children vaccinated, exposing the children to increased risk of three serious diseases. One of the most significant known cases of scientific fraud in the last thirty years.

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