Thursday, February 11, 2010

Censored on Connie Howard of Vue Weekly: Well, well well: Wakefield a Witch-Hunt?

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  1. Posted at Age of Autism on Feb. 11, 2010 at 9:08am (EST)

    On the recent monkey study, there is a small problem of the control group being far too small (3) to draw any manner of meaningful conclusions. It may behoove you to be a bit more accurate with the facts.

    Further, you leave out the fact that Wakefield was paid by lawyers representing the parents of the children in his study in a law suit against the MMR manufacturer. You also leave out the at Wakefield was also developing his own vaccine for measles, which begs the question: if a vaccine containing measles can cause this damage leading to autism, then why be working on a vaccine containing measles?

    You also brush off rather too lightly just why his study was retracted (though still viewable at the Lancet's site): his behavior was unethical and his actual methodology did not match what was reported in the study! In other words, that 1998 paper is fatally flawed and never should have been published.

    For a place touting itself as a news source, Age of Autism certainly skimps on the facts.

    This comment is being cross-posted to Silenced by Age of Autism.

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