MMR Study Doc Wins Appeal

Mrs. - posted on 03/10/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )




Woke up to see a link to an article Jenny McCarthy wrote on Wakefield's partner being exonerated of professional misconduct. From the article you would have thought it was proven that the actual study wasn't still considered a joke. She also left out this quote from the judge:

‘There is now no respectable body of opinion which supports [Dr Wakefield’s] hypothesis that MMR vaccine and autism [or] enterocolitis are causally linked.’

Here's the link to her article, entitled "MMR Doctor Exonerated - Who's Guilty Now:

I'm also adding an article from the Daily Mail, written by an actual reporter, that includes the quote from the judge and the supporting quote from a doc reiterating that this ruling does not mean the study is a viable one now:

Dr Helen Bedford, a senior lecturer at the UCL Institute of Child Health, added: ‘There has never been any sound evidence of a link. Indeed, there is a strong body of research showing no link. However, many parents who were anxious about the safety of the MMR vaccine decided not to have their children immunized.

‘Fortunately, it is never too late to have the MMR vaccine and I would strongly recommend that young people who missed out when they were younger have two doses of the vaccine to protect them.

So, what do you think, does will this put a more fire behind people like Jenny who still believe the study has validity? Does it put a shadow of doubt into your thinking? It doesn't mine, but I'm interested in hearing different sides on this.


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Stifler's - posted on 03/11/2012




Of course the anti vax will eat this shit up. I think they are whacko still. People who believe this and have autistic children are just grieving, looking for something to blame.

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I think they realize there is no link but it's all they have to hold on to. It doesn't change my opinion in the slightest and I think it's dreadful that he wasn't charged with misconduct when he clearly skewed the figures so that he could make money of his own version of vaccine. i don't see how that is not misconduct.

Mrs. - posted on 03/10/2012




I guess what bugs me the most is that people like Jenny and this man flooded the media with this misinformation and now, because this guy isn't going to pay the price for spreading this misinformation, it seems that there are no repercussions for doing this.

I know, anyone can do a study on how tinfoil hats stop the aliens from reading your brainwaves and it is up to the parents to decide if this makes sense to start making some hats for their kids or not.

Still, it seems that children have been harmed because of the misinformation and no one is responsible for fact, there seems to be some gloating going on from Jenny's side about it.

Johnny - posted on 03/10/2012




No amount of information or evidence will ever convince conspiracy theorists that they are incorrect. It is not a belief system based on scientific evidence and open inquiry. It is concerning the impact this is having on the safety of our children.

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