Vaccines and autism: The attack on Dr. Andrew Wakefield

Part One:

First, out of AP calling Wakefield’s study a fraud.

Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey wrote a piece on the subject which included this overview:

It is our most sincere belief that Dr. Wakefield and parents of children with autism around the world are being subjected to a remarkable media campaign engineered by vaccine manufacturers reporting on the retraction of a paper published in The Lancet in 1998 by Dr. Wakefield and his colleagues.

The retraction from The Lancet was a response to a ruling from England’s General Medical Council, a kangaroo court where public health officials in the pocket of vaccine makers served as judge and jury. Dr. Wakefield strenuously denies all the findings of the GMC and plans a vigorous appeal.

Despite rampant misreporting, Dr. Wakefield’s original paperregarding 12 children with severe bowel disease and autism never rendered any judgment whatsoever on whether or not vaccines cause autism, and The Lancet’s retraction gets us no closer to understanding this complex issue.

Dr. Wakefield is one of the world’s most respected and well-published gastroenterologists. He has published dozens of paperssince 1998 in well-regarded peer-reviewed journals all over the world. His work documenting the bowel disease of children with autism and his exploration of novel ways to treat bowel disease has helped relieve the pain and suffering of thousands of children with autism.

And the letter continues:

The press has been deeply misled in the way The Lancet retraction, and Dr. Wakefield’s mock trial, have been characterized. Led by the pharmaceutical companies and their well-compensated spokespeople, Dr. Wakefield is being vilified through a well-orchestrated smear campaign designed to prevent this important new work from seeing the light of day.

What medical journal would want to step in front of this freight train? Moreover, why now, after 12 years of inaction, did The Lancet and GMC suddenly act? Is it coincidence that the monkey study is currently being submitted to medical journals for review and publication?

Here is the material data safety sheet for Thimerosal.

Here is part one of an interview with Dr. Andrew Wakefield. We bring you this as the Pharma community has attacked his findings as false, and have caused increase of measle cases, and the like. This is in an attempt for people to do their own homework, and not take a side, unless it is the side that is reached with knowledge, not “taking someone’s word for it”.

But remember, the Pharma industry will lose a lot of money if the number of vaccines are reduced. And, let’s not forget the H1N1 hoax, that was unjustified.


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