Autism - vaccination link study is a hoax

Wow. The Lancet, a formerly respectable medical journal, was fooled when Dr. Andrew Wakefield doctored a study to invent a conclusion. Some people stopped vaccinating their kids, and kids died.


Panamint Joe said…
It's like the hoax perpetrated by Robert P. Liburdy, formerly of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, when he fabricated data to connect low-level electromagnetic fields (EMF) with cell damage. No matter that the hoax was exposed and Liburdy was canned -- people are still running around years later trying to regulate household electrical equipment for non-existent hazards. Hey, they should get more worked up about ordinary lightning, since new instrumentation has conclusively shown that lightning bolts produce bursts of x-rays. X-rays are energetic enough to produce genetic damage, unlike the 50-60 Hz stuff that comes from power transmission lines and the wiring in our houses.