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Dr Andrew Wakefield And MMR: The Making Of A Media Scare Story

8280522DR Andrew Wakefield is in the news. Medics are usually only ever in the news when they have killed or are telling us how to live our lives by highlighting another imminent danger. Life is all about risk. Bad doctors are all about fear. And the media loves bad doctors.

Dr Wakefield told us that the MMR jab was not a good idea. The General Medical Council MMR ruled that Dr Wakefield had acted “unethically” in linking MMR vaccinations and autism. The GMC says he acted “dishonestly and irresponsibly” in doing his research.
Dr Wakefield’s 1998 study made its way into the Lancet. People read. People became afraid. MMR jabs were shunned and as a result more people contracted measles.

That was a mere 12 years ago. If you want to know the toxic effects of a medic telling you something that might not be true, the Daily Mail is a good place to start and end:

MMR crisis could spark measles epidemic – September 2004

The anti-MMR mothers who are putting us all in danger – August 2008

Baby died ten days after being given MMR jab ‘because of failure to warn of possible complications’ – December 2008

Six months after the MMR jab… a bubbly little girl now struggles to speak, walk and feed herself – Jan, 2009

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Posted: 28th, January 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)