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Still believe Dr. Wakefield?

http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/02/02/lancet.retraction.autism/index.html?hpt=T2

And check this out, it's on CNN health and not Fox...

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:22 PM on Feb. 3, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (8)
  • Having a science background I questioned Wakefield's study from the beginning.  Recently his work has been determined to be unethical, but long before then it was shown that the study had some big flaws (apart from being unethical). Attempts to recreate Wakefield's study didn't work (source).  Wakefield hypothesis is that there's a persistant measles virus in the intestines of autistic children that somehow leaked into the bloodstream, made it's way to the brain and then somehow caused autism.  But he has no scientific evidence to back up this hypothesis.  The fact that wild measles virus has never been shown to cause autism makes it quite unlikely that the vaccine-strain form of the measles virus can cause autism.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:28 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:22 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • I'm not ruling it out
    TMJ121099

    Answer by TMJ121099 at 1:23 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • you need to be oiled, you keep squeeking on the same old rehased over and over again topic
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 1:40 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • OP: the study is old the fact that it has been revoked do to unethical and harmful research is not. the man lied and fixed his study and it has now been proven as the medical Journal he published in has retracted his findings.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:44 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • OP: Wow so this is the first time I have ever posted anything on this guy...

    And some is autistic and I will continue to think that a man who draws blood from kids at a birthday party as the 'control group and only studies 15 kids SHOULD be discredited. I am not saying that their is absolutely no link. I am saying that this study means nothing to either side. This study has now been proven to stand for nothing. It is no longer a leg to lean on. BUT maybe it will lead to a copy cat study that is done correctly and ethically.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:04 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • Lots of studies are done the same way with the same lousy oversight, but they haven't pissed off big pharma, so those studies still stand. Whatever. People will do what they choose to do and nothing posted here is going to change that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:21 PM on Feb. 3, 2010

  • right we get that.every one of the time you post every single blessed day. doesnt change the fact that ther ARE some cases of autism CAUSED by vaccination.

    are you a stalker of this guy? obsessed? cause i am sorrry, i would suggest therapy
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 1:57 PM on Feb. 3, 2010