Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Wakefield latest

From the British Medical Journal this week:
the paper was in fact an elaborate fraud... not one of the 12 cases reported in the 1998 Lancet paper was free of misrepresentation or undisclosed alteration, and that in no single case could the medical records be fully reconciled with the descriptions, diagnoses, or histories published in the journal... A great deal of thought and effort must have gone into drafting the paper to achieve the results he [Wakefield] wanted: the discrepancies all led in one direction... Wakefield has been given ample opportunity either to replicate the paper’s findings, or to say he was mistaken. He has declined to do either." - Fiona Godlee, editor in chief, Jane Smith, deputy editor, Harvey Marcovitch, associate editor

How the case against the MMR vaccine was fixed - Brian Deer
Everything about this case fills me with disgust and rage.
Tags: life: autism, people: andrew wakefield

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