Dr. Andrew Wakefield

If you don’t know that:

  • Dr. Andrew Wakefield was never charged with nor convicted of fraud in any court of law,
  • the accuracy and authenticity of the data and findings presented in “that paper” were never found lacking in any court of law,
  • all thirteen authors of “that paper” to this day stand firmly behind the data presented in the paper,
  • “that paper” did not conclude that MMR causes autism,
  • and a British High Court quashed the GMC findings, stating the GMC had committed:
“fundamental errors… distortion of evidence, inadequate analysis, inadequate and superficial reasoning and explanation, inappropriate rejection of evidence, ‘flawed’ and ‘wrong’ reasoning, and ‘numerous and significant universal inadequacies’….”

Then you need to read this, by

Mary Holland, a research scholar at NYU School of Law. She has written and edited books and articles on human rights and law. She has clerked for a federal judge, worked at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, and at prominent U.S. law firms. She has testified before Congress, filed amicus briefs, and appeared on Court TV, Fox, CBS, and NBC. She graduated from Harvard College and holds graduate degrees from Columbia University. She is a cofounder and board member of the Center for Personal Rights.

AND this by

By Vera Sharav, Alliance for Human Research Protection|10/30/2017

L’affaire Wakefield: Shades of Dreyfus & BMJ’s Descent into Tabloid Science