As I have mentioned before, I have not focused on the Andrew Wakefield/MMR controversy because Chandler never got the MMR and so that research is on the back burner for me. This article was just to much for me to pass up posting though.
The Wakefield Case is a carnival of conflict of interests with his accusers breaches vastly eclipsing those that they accuse Dr. Wakefield of. The irony would be hilarious were it not destroying a good man who has gone above and beyond for our kids, and holding at bay progress that would be made in understanding our children's illnesses.
I have heard Dr. Wakefield present three times, and have been impressed. He is a humble man, he backs up what he says with research, he is reticent to make claims about topics that are not fully explored yet, and most importantly, he presents case after case of successfully treated autistic children who came to Thoughtful House with horrible bowel issues and who became healthier and more functional when they were able to resolve those issues.
If we could afford it I would be in Texas getting Chandler scoped.
Good thing that these kind of secret hearings and dual relationships shenanigans don't exist here in the US.
GMC Challenged On MMR Inquiry Chief's Vaccine Firm Links