CNN: 1998 study linking vaccines to autism was faked, leading to panic and lower vaccination rates

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A 1998 British study that linked vaccines to autism and mental health problems, was faked by a doctor who was paid by trial lawyers anticipating lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers, according to a CNN report from Jan. 2011.

The study has since been refuted and withdrawn, but some parents are still convinced what it said was true. Many of them are refusing to vaccinate their children. And diseases that had been eradicated in the U.S. are now making a comeback, sparked by illegal aliens who entered the country with no medical exams or quarantine procedures, and spreading rapidly among those unvaccinated children.

If a lot of children die who could have had their diseases prevented by proper vaccinations, should the doctor who faked the study be charged with murder?

One humorous note out of all this misery: The accusations now being made against this doctor, mirror behavior virtually identical to what the pushers of "manmade global warming" have been doing: Altering data, publishing false reports with no proof, causing fear and panic, and all for the purpose of various charlatans making money by claiming they can "solve" the "problem".

And the people pushing Obamacare, have been doing all those things too, to impose their agenda on the American people. Even as their own "experts" were telling them their program would never lower costs as they claimed.

Though the faked vaccine/autism report was published in England, the pattern has become clear and obvious among liberals in the U.S. trying to push one indefensible program after another. Barrages of extravagant claims, supported by specious or faked data, all designed to cause fear and panic among their constituents so they will beg for help from the liberals who claim they can "solve" the problem they are faking.

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Retracted autism study an elaborate fraud British journal finds - CNN.com

Retracted autism study an 'elaborate fraud,' British journal finds

By the CNN Wire Staff
January 5, 2011 8:14 p.m. EST

(CNN) -- A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an "elaborate fraud" that has done long-lasting damage to public health, a leading medical publication reported Wednesday.

An investigation published by the British medical journal BMJ concludes the study's author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of the 1998 study -- and that there was "no doubt" Wakefield was responsible.

"It's one thing to have a bad study, a study full of error, and for the authors then to admit that they made errors," Fiona Godlee, BMJ's editor-in-chief, told CNN. "But in this case, we have a very different picture of what seems to be a deliberate attempt to create an impression that there was a link by falsifying the data."

Britain stripped Wakefield of his medical license in May. "Meanwhile, the damage to public health continues, fueled by unbalanced media reporting and an ineffective response from government, researchers, journals and the medical profession," BMJ states in an editorial accompanying the work.

Speaking to CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," Wakefield said his work has been "grossly distorted" and that he was the target of "a ruthless, pragmatic attempt to crush any attempt to investigate valid vaccine safety concerns."

The now-discredited paper panicked many parents and led to a sharp drop in the number of children getting the vaccine that prevents measles, mumps and rubella. Vaccination rates dropped sharply in Britain after its publication, falling as low as 80% by 2004. Measles cases have gone up sharply in the ensuing years.

In the United States, more cases of measles were reported in 2008 than in any other year since 1997, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 90% of those infected had not been vaccinated or their vaccination status was unknown, the CDC reported.
 

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Comparing this to the ACA, aka Obamacare, proves one thing, ideology makes for some dumb thinking.
 

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Whoa, how about that? they are wailing over something Rand paul said, and pooof here comes this miraculous article from CNN, the commie news network..

.Over night they went out and proved the study was FAKED....and ALSO, more than 90% says that trusting government agency the CDC. why not make it 110% is because people weren't "vaccinated".

how many illegal immigrants crashed over our board under Obama? think it about folks or go into the oven quietly

this only the beginning of the march
 
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Whoa, how about that? they are wailing over something Rand paul said, and pooof here comes this miraculous article from CNN, the commie news network..

.more than 90% says that trusting government agency the CDC. why not make it 110% is because people weren't "vaccinated".

how many illegal immigrants crashed over our board under Obama? think it about folks or go into the oven quietly

RIGHT
Hillary was against autism causing vaccines before she was for autism causing vaccines.
 

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the outbreak if traced to disney land .....land of illegals...right....if yall would just get your facts right...it would be amazing....
most likely a foreign tourist exposed kids to this.....those damn foreign tourist
 

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the outbreak if traced to disney land .....land of illegals...right....if yall would just get your facts right...it would be amazing....
most likely a foreign tourist exposed kids to this.....those damn foreign tourist
OH OK, so you Know illegal immigrants wouldn't be include because what, they don't go to Disney land?

talk about stretch
 

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the outbreak if traced to disney land .....land of illegals...right....if yall would just get your facts right...it would be amazing....
most likely a foreign tourist exposed kids to this.....those damn foreign tourist
OH OK, so you Know illegal immigrants wouldn't be include because what, they don't go to Disney land?

talk about stretch
Yeah, they don't WORK there either.

Jeez!
 

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the outbreak if traced to disney land .....land of illegals...right....if yall would just get your facts right...it would be amazing....
most likely a foreign tourist exposed kids to this.....those damn foreign tourist
OH OK, so you Know illegal immigrants wouldn't be include because what, they don't go to Disney land?

talk about stretch
Yeah, they don't WORK there either.

Jeez!
No kidding. some states want to Issue them drivers license. but I guess they have to promise not to travel out of the state when they go apply for it
 
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A 1998 British study that linked vaccines to autism and mental health problems, was faked by a doctor who was paid by trial lawyers anticipating lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers, according to a CNN report from Jan. 2011.

The study has since been refuted and withdrawn, but some parents are still convinced what it said was true. Many of them are refusing to vaccinate their children. And diseases that had been eradicated in the U.S. are now making a comeback, sparked by illegal aliens who entered the country with no medical exams or quarantine procedures, and spreading rapidly among those unvaccinated children.

If a lot of children die who could have had their diseases prevented by proper vaccinations, should the doctor who faked the study be charged with murder?

One humorous note out of all this misery: The accusations now being made against this doctor, mirror behavior virtually identical to what the pushers of "manmade global warming" have been doing: Altering data, publishing false reports with no proof, causing fear and panic, and all for the purpose of various charlatans making money by claiming they can "solve" the "problem".

And the people pushing Obamacare, have been doing all those things too, to impose their agenda on the American people. Even as their own "experts" were telling them their program would never lower costs as they claimed.

Though the faked vaccine/autism report was published in England, the pattern has become clear and obvious among liberals in the U.S. trying to push one indefensible program after another. Barrages of extravagant claims, supported by specious or faked data, all designed to cause fear and panic among their constituents so they will beg for help from the liberals who claim they can "solve" the problem they are faking.

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Retracted autism study an elaborate fraud British journal finds - CNN.com

Retracted autism study an 'elaborate fraud,' British journal finds

By the CNN Wire Staff
January 5, 2011 8:14 p.m. EST

(CNN) -- A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an "elaborate fraud" that has done long-lasting damage to public health, a leading medical publication reported Wednesday.

An investigation published by the British medical journal BMJ concludes the study's author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of the 1998 study -- and that there was "no doubt" Wakefield was responsible.

"It's one thing to have a bad study, a study full of error, and for the authors then to admit that they made errors," Fiona Godlee, BMJ's editor-in-chief, told CNN. "But in this case, we have a very different picture of what seems to be a deliberate attempt to create an impression that there was a link by falsifying the data."

Britain stripped Wakefield of his medical license in May. "Meanwhile, the damage to public health continues, fueled by unbalanced media reporting and an ineffective response from government, researchers, journals and the medical profession," BMJ states in an editorial accompanying the work.

Speaking to CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," Wakefield said his work has been "grossly distorted" and that he was the target of "a ruthless, pragmatic attempt to crush any attempt to investigate valid vaccine safety concerns."

The now-discredited paper panicked many parents and led to a sharp drop in the number of children getting the vaccine that prevents measles, mumps and rubella. Vaccination rates dropped sharply in Britain after its publication, falling as low as 80% by 2004. Measles cases have gone up sharply in the ensuing years.

In the United States, more cases of measles were reported in 2008 than in any other year since 1997, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 90% of those infected had not been vaccinated or their vaccination status was unknown, the CDC reported.
It's remarkable how consistently liberals fake data, tell lies, and try to get people terrified, to forward their agenda they can't otherwise defend.
 

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Whoa, how about that? they are wailing over something Rand paul said, and pooof here comes this miraculous article from CNN, the commie news network..

.Over night they went out and proved the study was FAKED....and ALSO, more than 90% says that trusting government agency the CDC. why not make it 110% is because people weren't "vaccinated".

how many illegal immigrants crashed over our board under Obama? think it about folks or go into the oven quietly

this only the beginning of the march
"Overnight?" First of all, the article the OP linked is from 2011. Secondly, scientists have been disproving the results of this study for years. 10 of 12 co-authors pulled their names from the study's final interpretation in 2004, right after the conflicts of interest were uncovered. The journal that study was published in retracted it in 2010.

This thing's been discredited since before Rand Paul even started his political career.
 

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