Update: Vaccine Autism Debate
Just a quick update about the Vaccine-Autism blog i published several weeks ago.
In that blog, I mentioned the original article published by the Lancet Medical Journal. This article attempted to make a connection between autism and the use of the MMR vaccine. This article, as mentioned in the blog, has been scientifically discredited since its publication.
Britain actually banned the physician who led that research from their medical register, earlier this week. This is the American equivalent of losing your medical license to practice medicine. This very harsh move means that the governing body in Britain felt that Dr. Andrew Wakefield acted in a “dishonest, misleading and irresponsible” manner.
With all that is at stake, scientific studies must be held to a very high standard for objectivity and ruthless honestly. In this 1998 study, it is obvious that these high standards were not followed.
A link to the article can be found here.