Specifically aimed at fuck-knuckles above A Certain Age: “may Karma gift him with a disfiguring allergy to Viagra.”
THE doctor who sparked the scare over the safety of the MMR vaccine for children changed and misreported results in his research, creating the appearance of a possible link with autism, a Sunday Times investigation has found.
Confidential medical documents and interviews with witnesses have established that Andrew Wakefield manipulated patients’ data, which triggered fears that the MMR triple vaccine to protect against measles, mumps and rubella was linked to the condition.
So many studies done that couldn’t replicate Wakefield’s results, so many people who were frightened away from vaccinations that we actually had measles epidemics for the first time in generations (and deaths), so many people who watched their children from a family with a history of autism still develop it anyway despite not being vaccinated – and now it is revealed that there was a damned good reason – those startling results were fudged right from the start.
And then read one reaction from Dallas, who describes this fraudulent research with the soft euphemism of “tweaking his data”:
If this doctor did in fact tweak his data, it is very bad news for parents of children with autism who fight a lonely battle against mainstream medicine to seek additional research.
Why is it bad news? It’s not because autism parents hate vaccines. Most autism parents that I’ve met see the need for vaccinations. What they don’t want is a one-size-fits all vaccination schedule for all children. Autism parents generally just want more research into how vaccines can be administered to make sure they don’t harm an immune system.
That’s still raising a huge and now-looking-even-more-baseless assumption that autism has anything to do with the immune system in the first place.
I’m not entirely unsympathetic to people who are sceptical of the corporate business side of vaccinations, being wary to accept what appears to be boilerplate marketing hype from Big Pharma, but latching on to dubious research just because it says what they want it to say will only lead to valid concerns being swept aside as just more noise from the loony flakes.