ever believe there is no connection?
In 1998, Andrew Wakefield, a gastroenterologist at London's Royal Free Hospital, published a study in the prestigious medical journal Lancet that linked the triple Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine with autism and bowel disorders in children. The study - and Wakefield's subsequent public statements that parents should refuse the vaccines - sparked a public health panic that led vaccination rates in Britain to plunge.
Wakefield's study has since been discredited, and the MMR vaccine deemed to be safe. But now medical authorities in the U.K. have also ruled that the manner in which Wakefield carried out his research was unethical. In a ruling on Jan. 28, The General Medical Council, which registers and regulates doctors in the U.K., ruled that Wakefield acted "dishonestly and irresponsibly" during his research and with "callous disregard" for the children involved in his study
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:02 AM on Feb. 1, 2010
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 11:09 AM on Feb. 1, 2010
I believe in some kids there is a correlation, but you can't ever prove causation
I think that anything is possible, but based on this I think it tends to disporve it more than anything else. Are there more studies that show a connection?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:13 AM on Feb. 1, 2010
Answer by AmaliaD at 11:17 AM on Feb. 1, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:06 PM on Feb. 1, 2010
It's a tragedy that any doctor would spread misinformation in order to be a "science genius." It's totally unprofessional. Furthermore, bc his case is surrounded by media hype, his inappropriate behavior is going to stunt the release of good science in the field of vaccine safety and autism causation and correlation.
No on is even talking about this new study, done in the US, not by this doctor. http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news-1/Scientific-Link-to-Autism-Identified-61602-1/ Unfortunately, a lot of people seem to think this UK bozo is responsible for it and are discrediting it.
Answer by ecodani at 12:08 PM on Feb. 1, 2010
Answer by trippyhippy at 12:30 PM on Feb. 1, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 5:22 PM on Feb. 1, 2010