Monday, May 24, 2010

Struck Off: Dr. Wakefield

Dr. Andrew Wakefield has been struck off the medical register in the United Kingdom. He has been in effect, de-licensed. Dr. Wakefield drew a connection between the Measles Mumps and Rubella vaccine and autism, which evolved into a number of movements. He didn’t begin these movements (they predated him, possibly significantly in some circles), but he gave them credibility.

Way back in 2005,
I wrote about some of the problems these movements caused. And also why the premise was flawed. What was true then is still true today, but even more so. It is easy to search and find an extensive list of Dr. Wakefield's sins, which we didn't know about in 2005.

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