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January 28th, 2010, 11:47 PM #1
Do you trust the vaccines you are given?
Antivaxxer movement leader found to have acted unethically | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
Antivaxxer movement leader found to have acted unethically
Continuing a month of skeptical victories, the UK’s General Medical Council has found that Andrew Wakefield — the founder of the modern antivaccination movement — acted "dishonestly and irresponsibly" when doing the research that led him to conclude that vaccinations were linked with autism. This is being reported everywhere, including the BBC, Sky News, the Yorkshire Evening Post, and more.
The GMC(the independent body of medical regulators in the UK, rather like the AMA in the US) didn’t investigate whether his claims were correct or not — and let’s be very clear, his claims have been shown beyond any doubt to be totally wrong — only whether he acted ethically in his research. What they found is that his research (involving spinal taps of children) was against the children’s clinical interest, that Wakefield was unqualified to perform the test, and that he had no ethical approval to do them.
Wow. Again, let’s be clear: that’s a whole lot of ethical damnation from the UK’s leading medical board.
Not to pile on here, but I was rather surprised that they didn’t mention the claims — supported by a lot of evidence — that on top of all that unethical behavior, he may have faked his results, too. There’s also no mention of his grave conflict of interest– at the time he published his paper slamming vaccines and which started the antivax craze, he was developing an alternative to vaccinations, so he had a very large monetary incentive to make the public distrust vaccines.
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January 28th, 2010, 11:54 PM #2
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May 20th, 2010, 01:01 PM #4
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I haven't had a vaccine in over 25 years.
May 20th, 2010, 01:14 PM #5
Though what Andrew Wakefield did is absolutely appalling.
May 20th, 2010, 01:58 PM #6
When they start injecting people with drain cleaner, then I'll become worried.He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves. One for his enemy, and one for himself.-- Lao Tzu
May 20th, 2010, 06:15 PM #7
May 21st, 2010, 02:56 AM #8
So do you recall what you were gonna type?
May 21st, 2010, 07:23 AM #9
May 23rd, 2010, 02:23 PM #10
I'm old enough to remember some of the diseases for which there are now vaccinations. Although there is a risk with some vaccinations, as there is with all medicines, the benefits well out weigh the risk.
I have been vaccinated against polio, Hep A and B, tetanus, and take a flu shot annually. I work among high risk. At my next tetanus booster, I will replace it with Tdap to immunize me against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis. These diseases are raising their heads.RayH42450@gmail.com
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May 23rd, 2010, 02:28 PM #11
The last injection I had was a tetanus shot some 10 years or so ago.Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
May 24th, 2010, 02:06 AM #12
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September 6th, 2010, 09:48 PM #13
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Please forward this to as many as you possibly can,more and more are waking up but not nearly enough!!
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