Dotsie wrote:Very true. Andrew Wakefield committed fraud by what he said about the MMR vaccine, he was just trying to make money - he was being paid by litigators to find a link between the vaccine and autism, which he didn't manage to do. This must have upset him because he'd already taken out a patent for three single vaccines. So he called a press conference and said that there was a link and encouraged the use of single vaccines so that parents would insist on having them. But they're not available on the NHS, so many children just went without.
The man should have gone to prison for what he did, striking him off wasn't suficient punishment.
Agreed. This is one of my many pet frustrations. I'm sorry to use strong language here, but anti-vaccine people are pants-on-head retarded
. And one of the most abhorrent breed of anti-vaccine-tard are the ones who keep on saying that there's a [EFF!
]ing link between autism and vaccines!!! Having Asperger's Syndrome, I get immensely frustrated at this spurious link, especially as vaccines seem to solve more problems than they create!!! YEARRGHBLE!!