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Andrew Wakefield, the Autism-Vaccine Link and ‘Deliberate Fraud’


As though Dr. Andrew Wakefield didn’t have enough problems. After his study of 12 (count ’em — a whole 12!) children was thrown out of The Lancet when its original claim of a link between autism and MMR vaccines didn’t really hold water, now he’s got the BMJ on his case.

The problem with the original study came when nobody — and I mean, nobody — could replicate the research. Not Wakefield. Not other researchers. Science demonstrates a strong finding when data is replicable. When nobody can replicate your research, it’s considered an unreliable or extremely weak finding.

And in this case, it’s not even that. The BMJ today claimed that Dr. Andrew Wakefield allegedly engaged in deliberate fraud in his original study.

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Andrew Wakefield, the Autism-Vaccine Link and ‘Deliberate Fraud’

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  1. BMJ caught in highly politicized scientific fraud

    The BMJ, in essence, has been caught pulling off what may be the largest scientific fraud ever perpetrated by any medical journal in the history of the world. It grossly misrepresented the facts in falsely accusing Dr Wakefield of fabricating the clinical trial data that led to his landmark study being published in The Lancet in 1998. The innocence of Dr Wakefield has now been established by these newly-released documents.

    The British Medical Journal also failed to disclose that its own finances are largely funded by vaccine manufacturers who fill the journal with paid advertising, and that such financial ties may have influenced the journal’s decision to attempt to destroy the reputation of a researcher whose findings threatened the profits of its top sponsors. If you follow the money in this story, in other words, it leads right to the editors of BMJ, whose salaries are effectively financed by vaccine manufacturers. This all-important conflict of interest is almost never discussed in the mainstream media, by the way.

    In light of the evidence that has now been made public, clearing Dr Andrew Wakefield of any wrongdoing, Dr Wakefield is publicly demanding that the BMJ issue a full retraction of its Brian Deer article accusing Dr Wakefield of fabricating the data. His statement is entitled, “Uncovered Documents Prove There Was No Fraud in Lancet Case Series” and is included here in its entirety: http://www.vaccinesafetyfirst.com/pdf/BRIAN%20DEER%20IS%20THE%20LIAR%20.pdf

  2. Necktop and No Brainer,
    Stop with the conspiracy theories and BMJ fraud nonsense. It has been proven beyond a doubt that Wakefield is a fraud and he has actually had his license to practice stripped in the UK. And while I admit that Brian Deer may be slightly grandiose and over the top, he is actually correct. And do not believe what you may read at that fraudulent site ageofautism.com. You may note that they have a financial incentive to sell their books full of their own misguided theories. And for the record, aliens have not landed and the government is not keeping it a secret. I think!

  3. Vaccine Court Awards Millions to Two Children With Autism
    David Kirby | Jan 14, 2013 09:43 AM EST

    Obviously someone thinks that certain vaccines are linked to autism

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