Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the physician who published a paper in 1998 showing a link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, is being charged with professional misconduct by the
The Council's preliminary charges include:
- Publishing "inadequately founded" research
- Failing to obtain ethical committee approval
- Obtaining funding "improperly"
- Subjecting children to "unnecessary and invasive investigations"
The paper was originally published in The Lancet, but was later removed.
Now I completely understand and respect the fact that many of you reading this may strongly disagree with the assertion that vaccines are harmful. That is OK. I know I certainly once did, and I realize that this is the last issue that many physicians hold onto before switching completely to natural medicine.
However, if you carefully examine the evidence the only logical conclusion that you can reach is that most vaccines should not be used. If you haven't yet had time to examine this issue I would strongly encourage you to find the time to do your due diligence on this important topic. It can have a profound influence on the future health of your children.
Getting back to the main story though, I have enormous respect for Dr. Wakefield, as in my opinion he is one of the most well-respected academic researchers on autism in the world. Nearly four years ago he was terminated from his academic position at
What crime did he commit to receive this punishment? He merely reported the truth of his finding on the relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism.
Now he is being charged with serious professional misconduct because he had the courage to stand up for the truth. He defended millions of harmless, innocent children from having their brains potentially injured so that some evil drug companies, like Merck that has already killed tens of thousands with their drug Vioxx, could make even more money.
No, the system in
Dr. Wakefield now lives in the
The situation is not much better in
I have had the opportunity to care for literally hundreds of children who have suffered unequivocal brain injury as a result of being exposed to vaccines. If you want to read a compelling story on this topic please review the article I posted last year on Why Amish Children Don't Have Autism.