A Roundup of Responses to the British Medical Journal: Andrew Wakefield’s Research Was Motivated By A Fraudulent Intent – I Speak of Dreams

arch Was Motivated By A Fraudulent IntentTuesday January 11  The second installment of Brian Deer’s expose has been released:  Secrets of the MMR scare: How the vaccine crisis was meant to make money.  I’m keeping the same lists, but restarting numbering. I will keep updating this silently as I find more posts, pro and con. See my post at The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, Andrew Wakefield, Yesterday’s British Medical Journal Articles on His Fraud, and The Thinking Person’s Guide to AutismFor people new to the story: In 1998, Andrew Wakefield and 12 co-authors published a paper, “Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children.” [ Download Wakefield1998paper [pdf]] The paper itself is modest, but Wakefield energetically used the paper’s publication to cast fear and doubt about the safety of the combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Upon discovering that Wakefield did not disclose payments from a law firm to underwrite some of the research, in 2004 ten of the 12 co-authors renounced the study. Following an investigation by journalist Brian Deer, in 2007 the British General Medical Council (GMC) launched an investigation. In January 2010, the GMC ruled against Wakefield on all the charges. In February 2010, The Lancet withdrew the paper. On 24 May 2010 he was struck off the United Kingdom medical register. On January 5, 2011, the British Medical Journal published an article and editorial, documenting that Wakefield extensively edited data in the 1998 paper with the intent of benefiting from litigation and from sales of an alternative vaccine he had patented.Reactions to Secrets of the MMR scare: how the case against the MMR vaccine was fixed   from parents of children with autism and adults with autism–condemning WakefieldThe most thorough overall coverage of the story has been from LeftBrain/RightBrain. Posts in order:Sullivan at LB/RB The British Medical Journal (BMJ) Press Release: There is “No Doubt” that it was Wakefield who perpetrated this fraudSullivan at LB/RB BMJ Editorial: Wakefield’s article linking MMR vaccineand autism was fraudulentSullivan at LB/RB Brian Deer in the BMJ: How the case against the MMR vaccine was fixedSullivan at LB/RB: The National Autism Association Tries and Fails to Defend Andrew Wakefield’s FraudSullivan at LB/RB:Journalist: US should probe WakefieldKev at LB/RB:Andrew Wakefield on CNNSullivan at LB/RB:Andrew Wakefield on CNN: The last gasps of a desperate manKev at LB/RB:JB Handley of Generation Rescue on CNNSullivan at LB/RB:Brian Deer on CNN responds to Andrew Wakefield’s Wild ChargesSullivan at LB/RB:Seth Mnookin responds to Andrew Wakefield on CNNSullivan at LB/RB You can’t question vaccines without being destroyed…or can you?Kev at LB/RB Alison Singer, the Autism Science Foundation, on CNNSullivan at LB/RB Andrew Wakefield: The last gasps of a desperate manKev at LB/RB Wakefield’s Lancet Paper – Lancet published vs NHS recordsSullivan at LB/RB Al Jazeera on the Wakefield fraud, less false “balance”Kev at LB/RB  Why does it matter what happens to Andrew Wakefield?Sullivan at LB/RB Scientific fraud allegations: Wakefield is not uniqueKev at LB/RBThe Big Lie – what Andrew Wakefield did was possible and fraudulentSullivan at LB/RB Fact-checking Brian Deer on Andrew WakefieldSullivan at LB/RB Jenny McCarthy joins the defense of Andrew WakefieldResponses to How the vaccine crisis was meant to make money.Sullivan at LB/RB Secrets of how the vaccine crisis was supposed to make money.Sullivan at LB/RB Timeline of the MMR scare.  Sullivan at LB/RB  Mr. Wakefield’s business plan as discussed at the GMC hearingKev at LB/RB Wakefield says he is innocent of fraud…in other news, sky is still blue Besides LB/RB, adults or parents of children with autism who do not support Wakefield or the vaccines-cause-autism notion  Secrets of the MMR scare: how the case against the MMR vaccine was fixedShannon Rosa at BlogHer Elaborate fraud linking autism and vaccinesMike Stanton at Action for Autism (UK) Wakefield and the MMR-Autism hoaxLaura at Apartment 11d Predators, Jackals, and rackets in the autism industryDr Manny Alvarez at Fox News Stop lying about vaccines and autismPrometheus at Photon in the Darkness: The Final CurtainEmily Willingham at the Biology Files There were two other non-retracting authors on the Wakefield MMR paper. Where are they now?Stuart Duncan (@autismfather) The day that CNN phoned me – What they didn’t printKim Wombles at Countering  Wakefield and Handley: Bruised by MediaAutismJungle at AutismJungle Andrew Wakefield an even bigger liar than I thoughtAlexander Cheezem at A View from the Boundaries On Wakefield and Fraud Laura Shuma

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