|Jan 13 2011|
Continuing from my post from last week, seems there is even more news about the dishonored study on the link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Andrew Wakefield planned to makemillions off his study thanks the scare he would create.
Back in 1998, Wakefield wrote a study depicting the link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Thus creating a fear in parents and preventing their children from getting the vaccinations they needed. Wakefield “unleashed fear, parental guilt, costly government intervention, and outbreaks of infectious disease." Afterward, he began to meet with numerous businessmen.
Wakefield met with various businessmen to sell a diagnostics kit and “special” vaccination. He stood to make over $43 million if the MMR vaccine’s reputation was damaged.
I hate how one man’s greed affected an entire generation of children. If it wasn’t for Wakefield, there wouldn’t have been a comeback for measles in England and the U.S. childhood vaccination levels would be at 95% as suggested by the World Health Organization.
At least Wakefield was stripped of his medical and academic credentials and his whole study declared a fraud.
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