reply to post by artistpoet
problem with Mr Wakefield ( I will not call him doctor as he NO kind of scientist):
1: He got paid over £400k to run that study by the lawyers repping autistic kids
2: Most of the kids in the study were involved in lawsuits involving vaccines and were sent their by their lawyers.
3: One of his 'autistic' subject kids wasn't even autistic (as his parents pointed out).
4: Several of them had autistic symtoms before
vaccination, and a couple of the other 'normal before vaccination' kids had other known
5: He carried out nasty invasive medical procedures on these kids for no reason other than research-which was what really caused the fuss with the
6: He was prepping to sell tests for the autistic enterocolitis even before he'd done the study, which was what got him into grief at with his bosses
at the hospital.
7; Everytime that he's brought a lawsuit in the UK, he's dragged it out as long as he can- so he can say he's suing. But when told to piss or get
of the pot by a judge, he dropped the cases. You'd assume to avoid having all of what happened and his paperwork being a matter of open public record
and open to public scrutiny. He had to pay the other sides court costs, BTW.
Even ignoring these well documented (and now legally uncontested by Wakefield) facts, my main problems are with his actual quality of work in the
paper itself. Tthere was no control sample (normal kids) which is absolutely crucial. If you fnd the virus in the stomach of the 'autistic' kids, is
it in the stomach of normal kids? He didn't check. A second study with a control group found that normal kids had a higher frequency antibodies from
the claimed autism causing virus.
And this is ignoring the claims from the people working under him that he falsified data and ignored the Hist results when they weren't what he
To quote one particular interviewer of him- 'but if your study is a lie doesn't that mean that everything in your book is a lie too?'
The lawyers and parents stood to make absolutely millions if they could get courts to believe in a link with vaccines, and they paid him a WAD of
cash. Figure it out. Financial motive.