Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mr Wakefield I Presume?

There's a great new article from the The New York Times summarizing "The Crash and Burn of an Autism Guru". The author Susan Dominus follows Wakefield from a Tomball, TX speech (seemingly to all true believers) to his home in Austin Texas. A good summary of what Wakefield has done to promote vaccine fears, the evidence against him, responses from the medical community and Wakefield's persecution complex.

I love the author's comment at the end:
It seems very unlikely that any study, no matter how carefully conducted, will assure Wakefield of the safety of M.M.R. at this point
Good primer for anyone who hasn't heard of Wakefield.

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