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  • The medical journal which originally published the discredited research linking autism and MMR has now issued a full retraction of the paper - and how many children have died as a result?

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xipuloxx
Feb. 4th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
And how many of the newspapers which published this story as if it were fact when, even at the time, there were serious questions raised about it, have accepted any share at all of the blame?
yea_mon
Feb. 5th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
Some papers, the Daily Mail being one, are still supporting Wakefield. Even those who have changed their tune will probably not own up to it.

On a related note, I wonder if our Tony will apologize for giving Wakefield's lot a boost by being coy regarding his vaccination strategy for Leo Blair?
justphoenix
Feb. 4th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
Yet there are still groups out there (like Age of Autism) defending Wakefield. Argh.
niamh_sage
Feb. 4th, 2010 11:59 am (UTC)
I'm curious as to whether any legal action is going to follow, and if so, who will be pursued.
smhwpf
Feb. 4th, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
I've followed this enough to know that the study has been thoroughly discredited and that Wakefield is a charlatan; what I wonder is to what extent, if any, the Lancet are at fault here. Was there information available at the time which, with a reasonable amount of digging and due diligence the Lancet could reasonably have been expected to have uncovered, or were they genuinely and more or less innocently deceived? I also kind of wonder similar things about the peer reviewers, though I don't know if their identities have been revealed.

Not expecting you particularly to know the answers to such questions, just things that I have been wondering about.
yea_mon
Feb. 5th, 2010 04:06 pm (UTC)
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