Sunday, February 08, 2009

Remember the study linking MMR vaccine and autism?

As Insty put it, can you trust ANYTHING that comes from the Lancet?
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

If indeed true, this is a violation of ethics, a violation of the scientific method, and these bastards are responsible for a lot of sickness and death. Another case for a public whipping post, or tar and feathers. Maybe both.

There are problems with vaccinations, oh yeah; among other things, kids who have nasty reactions to a vaccine shouldn't have to continue getting the damn thing in order to go to school. Doesn't change that vaccines, used properly, have done incredible good in this world. Smallpox, for instance, used to torture and cripple and kill millions, and it doesn't exist in the wild anymore. These jerks... what is the right kind of punishment for what they've done?

1 comment:

AmericanMercenary said...

Once something like that gets out it is really hard to get people to listen to the truth.

String theory physics, Global Warming, and immunizations causing Autism, all ideas that some journalist put forth without any perspective and the public jumped on because it was a dumbed down idea that they could hold onto and feel like they knew something.

I hate to sound "elitist" but then again fully half of all Americans have a below average IQ. And they vote...