Thursday, February 04, 2010

The sad story of the autism vaccination scam

Rahul Parikh, on the occasion of Lancet withdrawing the fraudulent Wakefield Autism/immunization paper, reflects on its legacy.

It's a sad story. Wakefield, who ought to be in prison, prospers. Parents agonize over immunization. Misguided publicity hounds perpetuate fraud. Children suffer from preventable illnesses. Credulous advocacy groups waste time and money chasing a lie.

There's no justice. It will take another decade to get this fraud behind us.

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