Let's go through the video step by step.
Firstly the introduction, Wakefield wasn't "cut off after he published his study" he was disbarred quite a few years afterwards as it was found he
acted unethically and fraudulently. The study was published in 1998 and he was stripped of his medical licence (in the UK only it has to be noted, he
can practice outside of the UK if he gets himself recertified but that would mean he'd have to do some work) in 2010.
In fact, after Wakefraud's press conference (having a press-conference for such a small "study" was very unusual in itself) where he lied about the
"study's" conclusion, the media plastered it all over their front pages causing a drop in the uptake of the MMR (and a subsequent rise in measles a
few years later).
So we're only a few seconds in and there the first bit of dishonesty.
Next Wakefraud talks about a cover-up by the CDC in respect to autism in African-American boys.
What he's basing this on was a study by the CDC which was "re-analysed" by Brian Hooker and published in the Translational Neurodegeneration journal
via BioMed Central.
Brian Hooker, who isn't a statistician nor a medic, he's a bioengineer, manipulated the freely available data (if it wasn't and isn't freely available
then where de he get it?) to show an increase in autism of 340% post MMR.
The data didn't show that at all and the study was retracted.
"as there were undeclared competing interests on the part of the author which compromised the peer review process. Furthermore, post-publication
peer review raised concerns about the validity of the methods and statistical analysis, therefore the Editors no longer have confidence in the
soundness of the findings."
Wakefraud says that the CDC changed the way that the 2001 study was analysed to show that there was no effect on the MMR causing autism.
Erm, no. See above.
Three lies so far and we're only a few minutes in.
Then Wakefraud stutters quite a bit as you can see how uncomfortable even he is having to play the race card...
Next Wakefraud omits a very important part about what started his "research" off.
He omits the fact (yes, fact) that he was approached by a lawyer, Richard Barr who was planning to sue the MMR manufacturers and given the names of
The parents didn't come to him, they were sent to him by the lawyers.
That's fact and it's in black & white.
A lie by omission.
Wakefraud "...what we met was more and more and more resistance..."
He met no resistance. His "study" was published.
He only "met resistance" when it was found that he was a fraud.
How many lies are we up to now?
Wakefraud "...bullied...by a pharmaceutical industry with a driven agenda..."
So why had Wakefraud patented an alternative vaccine called Transfer Factor 9 months before publishing the study?
Wakefraud wanted to be part of that pharmaceutical industry obviously.
But he hasn't mentioned that.
Another lie by omission.
"Are there other doctors finding the same data that you have uncovered?"
Wakefraud answers yes then suggests that "people have been terrified" to try and replicate his findings.
Wrong, there aren't any studies which show the same thing and people have replicated his study (ethically) and found no link and that his "findings"
Science has a very forgiving soul, if you can prove beyond all doubt that something does something then irrespective of people who don't want it to be
true, it's accepted as science.
Wakefraud didn't and now cries conspiracy.
Please note that Rotashield, a rotavirus vaccine was pulled due to not working properly. That was discovered by scientists. Who are probably still
in their jobs.
Lie number ?
And then, without actually being specific, he talks about specificity...
And the "toxic ingredients" forgetting to add that toxicity is dose dependant.
Bad doctoring or being disingenuous????
"We will never know how in any one child...this constellation of (vaccines) produces the end-result"
Not quite, aside from anaphylactic reactions we know exactly what the end-result will be.
No autism from vaccines.
Would you count that as a lie?
Without a hint of irony (perhaps he's been living in his Texas mansion for too long so he's lost it) he suggests that someone needs to be prosecuted
at the CDC.
What for? Fraud?
If so then I assume he would happily accept being prosecuted for the documented and irrefutable fraud that he committed but conveniently forgets to
So there you have it, the same old, same old.
Lies and fraudulent behaviour is what Wakefield is good at (well he wasn't very good at the fraud as he got caught).
Stooping to anything to increase his fees for appearing on the anti-vax conference circuit yet putting absolutely nothing whatsoever back into
research on autism.
What a guy.
And OP, are you really looking for the truth?
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