Loyal reader Angela S. sent this bitch a request for my thoughts on the news that the study cited as proving vaccines cause autism has been exposed as a fraud.
Here you go!
This news will be received by most with relief, by some with a hearty “I told you so!!”, and by others with skepticism.
Some parents who chose not to vaccinate their children based on the study will continue to believe that they made the right choice…they will point out that vaccine manufacturers are powerful and have lots of allies…and they will ignore any new evidence that discredits the doctor behind the study and the results.
That’s the reality of the situation…a situation exasperated by the amount of media attention paid to the initial claim of a link between vaccines and autism…a situation further exasperated by the fact that the doctor at the heart of this case continues to preach his gospel.
The thing is that Andrew Wakefield can be a doctor who has done legitimate research and also be the doctor who perpetuated this fraud.
That’s a difficult thing for some folks to deal with.
I hope that parents review this news with their child’s doctor.
I hope that people focus on the facts and not the conspiracy theories.
Meanwhile, someone needs to score an interview with Dr. Andrew Wakefield…big time!