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Asked by MooNFaeRie30 at 8:47 PM on Jan. 5, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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  • I knew about that. But...fraud? That is disgusting! That study has caused all kinds of problems...Moms who refuse to get their children vaccinated and then they get sick. In California where Moms seem to be easily fooled by that study (and Jenny McCarthy...) kids are becoming deathly ill and dying due to Whooping Cough. All because Wakefield spread lies. I hope he goes to jail.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 9:39 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • "But measles has surged since Wakefield's paper was published and there are sporadic outbreaks in Europe and the U.S. In 2008, measles was deemed endemic in England and Wales."

    I wanted to bring the above quote over here from the article.  People who choose not to vaccinate have put others in danger.  As a parent I am not one bit pleased that the safety of my children may have been compromised by people not vaccinating due to fraud.


    Answer by zebbiebug at 10:02 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • I think this is awesome! Hopefully people will vaccinate their kids now.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 10:52 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • yes,its really old news

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:47 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Oh I had not seen it before today.

    Comment by MooNFaeRie30 (original poster) at 8:50 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I knew it was not true, but I didn't know that it was a fraud

    Comment by MooNFaeRie30 (original poster) at 8:51 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • I do too.Mom2 Just1 !
    Here's a story about this:

    Answer by kerp1960 at 11:14 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • This is yet another, just because you read it on the internet, doesn't make it true. Vaccines DO NOT cause Autism!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:43 AM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • bump

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 8:55 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

  • Curr Opin Neurol. 2002 Jun;15(3):333-8.

    Neurological adverse events associated with vaccination.
    Piyasirisilp S, Hemachudha T.

    Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand. tolerance to adverse reactions is minimal. Several reporting systems have been established to monitor adverse events following immunization. The present review summarizes data on neurologic complications following vaccination, and provides evidence that indicates whether they were directly associated with the vaccines. These complications include autism (measles vaccine), multiple sclerosis (hepatitis B vaccine), meningoencephalitis (Japanese encephalitis vaccine), Guillain-Barré syndrome and giant cell arteritis (influenza vaccine), and reactions after exposure to animal rabies vaccine. Seizures and hypotonic/hyporesponsive episodes following pertussis vaccination

    Answer by tamik981 at 5:56 PM on Jan. 8, 2011