Friday, January 29, 2010


Andrew Wakefield.

A disgrace, a charlatan, a mountebanc, a flim-flam artist of the worst kind.

Did he think he was doing the right thing? Does he believe so?

I hope so. History is littered with trail blazers who had to endure the taunts of the establishment, or worse. Maybe he groups himself with those folks.

He certainly has an army of followers who will never believe the worst of him, because they want to believe what he says is true.

But no further research supports his theory; to continue accepting it is a question of faith, faith on a massive scale, and it requires that you accept what he did to children under false pretences was worth it.

I don't, and shame on you if you do.

Maybe there is a massive, worldwide conspiracy that I am, unwittingly, or maybe willingly, part of.

Are you happy that this man had needles stuck into the spinal columns of children for interests' sake? That h paid for blood samples at a child's birthday party? That he never declared his conflict of interest?

Is this how you do business?

Shame on you.


Conundrum said...

I had three kids and they all had the injections as recommended by the doctors at whatever general practice we attended. Never gave it a seconds thought....

But if I was bringing up babies now I wouldn't allow them to have the MMR jab...cos the seed of doubt is sown. I have a friend who has an autistic child and I wouldn't wish it on a dog.

Measles? Pfft. Everyone got measles when I was a child, didn't do them any lasting harm. Not like being puddled with autism, that ruins the whole family.

I'd happily pay for any child of mine to have the single vaccines even if I had to go to France to do it. I wouldn't risk the MMR.

Cos the seed of doubt is sown. The triple vaccine is for those who cant afford anything safer. Ask Tony Blair, for instance.

But what do I know?

Grumpy Biomed said...

Very bad stuff, very unprofessional.