Thursday, January 6, 2011

‘Study was a fraud’ - Doctor defends research tying vaccine to autism

Image: British doctor Andrew Wakefield, right, and his wife Carmel arriving at the General Medical Council (GMC) in central London

This is a troubling story for a lot of reasons. How many children, and adults, got sick, or died, because they weren’t vaccinated after reading that report?

I admit when I read the study I stopped getting vaccinations. Millions of parents nationwide did the same thing because of this one man. Now it’s almost impossible to calculate the damage he’s done. 

Excerpt:

New report shows Dr. Andrew Wakefield, colleagues altered facts about patients

The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research.

The conclusions of the 1998 paper by Andrew Wakefield and colleagues were renounced by 10 of its 13 authors and later retracted by the medical journal Lancet, where it was published.

In an accompanying editorial, BMJ editor Fiona Godlee and colleagues called Wakefield's study "an elaborate fraud." They said Wakefield's work in other journals should be examined to see if it should be retracted.

Last May, Wakefield was stripped of his right to practice medicine in Britain. Many other published studies have shown no connection between the MMR vaccination and autism.”

PHOTO - British doctor Andrew Wakefield, right, and his wife Carmel arriving at the General Medical Council (GMC) in central London, Jan. 28, 2010 Shaun Curry  /  AFP - Getty Images file

8 comments:

Joe8for8 said...

Of course mercury in the vaccinations is bad for you, to name but a few toxins. Are you retarded? If you had one, you probably are. Do your research before you post on the web fool

ImBlogCrazy said...

My...my..someone got up on the wrong side of the cage!

I posted a news story fool.

What the hell are you talking about "doing research before posting on the web?"

If you have an opinion about the story itself...that's fine. I offer the reader an opportunity to form an opinion based upon a news story, along with my own observations.

Don't bother coming back with some nasty reply because I won't run it and give you a platform to pursue your troll-like comments.

If you can't be civil...don't bother.

ImBlogCrazy said...

Eoin...

I see your from Kildare, Ireland and that your IP Address is - 86.46.238.175

Your not as anonymous as you think.

You've been reading my blog for some time now. I wonder what set you off like this?

Joe8for8 said...

Hey Dave, I didn't mean to be rude, and your blog is informative but you didn't 'offer the reader an opportunity to form an opinion based upon a news story',
because you gave a un-educated statment, quote
"Millions of parents nationwide did the same thing because of this one man. Now it’s almost impossible to calculate the damage he’s done."
You can't say that. People are lazy and stupid and they'll just think thats truth. That is called leadind the readers to an opinion.
Plus the statement is wrong. Read the ingredients of, say the swine flu vaccination, get it off your local chemist. Its poison.
Fair play to the quick response though!

ImBlogCrazy said...

Thanks for your civil response Eoin.

Your point is well taken.

Forgive me for responding so negatively.

I hope you continue to read my blog and to make comments. I'll try not to be so rude next time.

ImBlogCrazy said...

FYI Eoin ...another blog on the subject:

http://kunsoo1024.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/british-medical-journal-says-the-wakefield-vaccineautism-study-wasnt-bad-science/#comment-50529

Joe8for8 said...

I'm sorry Dave for being rude, its not like me. Its just that I've looked into this subject alot and I'm annoyed at what I've discovered. I don't know if this doctor is right or wrong, but other stuff I've discovered really shocked me, all I know from high school physics is that mercury is bad. If I may, this link shows one of many videos that makes me think that something doesn't seem right.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WQtRI7A064&feature=related
Thanks For a great blog, and gettin' me typing !

Joe8for8 said...

Also
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyR2XeLjYTU
Thanks Dave