Stop Blaming Dr. Andrew Wakefield
I also documented the fact that in recent years, measles outbreaks occurred in the United Kingdom when they also occurred in Europe and elsewhere in the world, often in well vaccinated populations.
The continued allegations that measles outbreaks are occurring in the United Kingdom in 2013 because Dr. Andrew Wakefield published an article in 1998, are not based on scientific evidence, as I have clearly demonstrated years ago.
These wild accusations make absolutely no sense and they must stop.
Enough is enough!
F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP
TAP – Wakefield advocated a single shot measles vaccine, not the triple MMR. That is all, yet he’s been used as a propaganda tool for fifteen years. As the article above points out, and as anyone you know in a measles-hit area can tell you, the vaccine doesn’t work anyway. People who are vaccinated are getting measles just as often as the unvaccinated.
Wakefield also associated the increasing number of autistic children with vaccines like the MMR. Today one in a hundred boys will become fully autistic with little or no prospect of recovery, and one in a few more girls. Lesser effects on the other 99 could be lowering IQ, sterilization and lesser disorders. The price is too high even if the vaccine saved lives. It doesn’t.