Dr. Andrew Wakefield has written a response to Brian Deer's article HERE.
Please scroll down to read yesterday's Age of Autism post, which includes a link to the Deer article.
Sunday Evening Update: Dr. Wakefield will be providing a rebuttal to Mr. Deer's piece. In addition, parents in the UK may also chime in. Stay tuned. HuffPo picked up the Deer story this evening (HERE.)
UK journalist Brian Deer continues to attack Dr. Andrew Wakefield in his latest piece. You can view the full Times Online article HERE. Below is the introduction:
On a Monday morning in February 1997, a taxi left the Royal Free hospital, in Hampstead , northwest London. It turned out of the car park and headed to the renowned Institute of Cancer Research, six miles southwest in Fulham.
In the back of the cab sat a California businessman, whose commercial interests lay in electroplating, but whose personal crusade was autism. On his lap was a plastic pot, in which snips of human tissue floated in protective formalin.
The snips were biopsies taken from the gut of the man’s five-year-old son, then a patient on the hospital’s Malcolm ward. The boy, Child Eleven, as he is known to protect his privacy, had been enrolled in a programme to investigate alleged risks of the three-in-one measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
You can read a response from the Child Health Safety blog HERE. Here's the intro:
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The reputation of The Sunday Times of London takes another nose dive today in yet more junk journalism by an unethical unprofessional freelance journalist to revive a seemingly flagging career [more of which below].
The new accusations appear in The Sunday Times today...