The Real Story of Dr Andrew Wakefield and MMR
The prevailing view of Dr Andrew Wakefield in mainstream media is of a man who claimed autism was caused by the MMR vaccine, whose research was not only conclusively proven wrong and fraudulent, but was done in the first place for sake of personal economic gain.
This rather explicitly formulated view of Wakefield has come to be repeated almost any time vaccines are discussed in mainstream media, or when people express concerns over vaccine safety or choice. It is treated almost as proof of the safety of vaccines, and as a kind of method and template to discredit others who express concerns, or do research on vaccine safety
Demands are being made increasingly today that vaccines be made mandatory, that vaccinations exemptions be reduced, and that the same be gradually implemented for all citizens
Very much to the contrary, this review of Dr Wakefield's case by legal scholar Mary Hollands, indicates we should rather be reviewing our assumptions concerning vaccines - and how we deal with those who question them - systematically
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Jeff Smith RN, born 1950. A registered nurse since 1984 - but holistic in my outlook to health since probably around 1968. Living Waters Wellness considers not just the health of the physical body, but our soul and spirit, our social forms, our environment - and as a matter of fact, our whole earth. It's a new website, and a work in progress - but by all means, have a look around !