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I’ve never understood the people who wouldn’t vaccinate their children because of autism fears. It wasn’t logical. Five minutes of research would show that the entire anti-vaccination hysteria stemmed from one study, and a very small one at that. It was based on twelve children. I’m no scientist, never even played one on TV. But that just didn’t seem like enough to cause the kind of grandstanding panic that ensued.
But now the Times of London has revealed that the study wasn’t even true. That the doctor, Andrew Wakefield, lied in the original article. Not little lies, either. Not lies that would merely cast doubt on his research, but lies that suggest he should be in jail for endangering the lives of children. And not just the children who didn’t get vaccinations, that’s not how it works. This man endangered the lives of all of our children.
Read the report here. I’m going to bed. Unbelievable.
Originally posted on Selfish Mom