Friday, June 27, 2014

Quack Medicine - Autism

. . In 1998 Dr. Andrew Wakefield published in the medical journal The Lancet that he had discovered a link between autism and vaccines. After years of controversy and making parents mistrust vaccines, along with collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars from lawyers who benefited from suing vaccine makers, it was determined he fabricated his claims. The Lancet publicly apologized, but the damage was done.
. . Since 1998 millions have been spent on studying investigating potential connection autism and vaccines. Thousands of families out of fear stopped vaccinating the children for mumbs, measles, and rubella.
. . This graphics succinctly details the controversy

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