A lot of stuff comes across my desk. The following is one such item that does a great job explaining how large establishments with deep pockets and financial ties to powerful sources can and do ruin anyone they deem a threat. The media disseminates and propagates it, and before long lies are accepted as fact. The public is caught in the cross hairs and suffers due to this bullying which has effectively hijacked Science.
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The Truth Never Stood in the Way of a Good Story
Whenever I read that Wakefield’s research has been thoroughly debunked and that he is considered a fraud and a quack, it saddens me because that is just not what happened, and Wakefield has never been proven to be a quack.
That is just the story everyone wants us to believe.
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Perhaps one or two of you don’t know about Dr Andrew Wakefield, who was attacked and maligned for his study that discovered problems with the MMR vaccination. Whenever someone says vaccination and autism in the same sentence, a deluge of screams echoing from the far ends of the earth is heard, saying, “That has been so debunked!”
To debunk a scientific study, one needs to debunk the science of that study. The man responsible for this so-called debunking is Brian Deer, who is not a scientist but a professional skeptic (and journalist), who was hired to debunk Wakefield’s study and write up the story. Coincidentally, Deer belongs to a group of professional skeptics that Fiona Godlee addressed during one of their meetings. Fiona Godlee is the Chief Editor of the British Medical Journal.
According to Tim Bolen, an investigative reporter, it was Godlee who hired Deer to debunk Wakefield, while other sources say it was the Sunday Times who hired Deer. Both sources are linked here:
The thing is, if you start to investigate this entire imbroglio, you’ll find that certain details have been ignored by a media more interested in sensationalism.
A simple point of fact is that when the British Medical Journal published Deer’s story, the article looked nothing like anything the journal had published in its esteemed history. It was, just like the rest of the media, a bit sensational, and lacking any real science. To a scientist, it looked like a libelous, ad hominemattack (an attack on the person of Andrew Wakefield).
We’ve been told that since Wakefield’s research, there have been further studies that showed the exact opposite, but we have to ask, were those studies fraudulent? while Wakefield’s study was not? I mean, who is to say which side is science and which side is fraud?
There are no objective arbiters in a field whose bottom line is the almighty dollar (or pound or euro). And when these cases go to court, the judges are not familiar with the science so both sides can bullshit their way through any court hearing using terminology that goes way over the court’s collective mind.
Since it seems that everyone in the world has come out against Wakefield (in fact there’s a new verb in the lexicon, “to be wakefielded”) and most doctors are afraid to go against the tidal wave of criticism, one must ask why have the actual findings in Wakefield’s study been ignored by everyone and the media and why was something debunked that actually never happened.
For instance, the study never claimed that MMR vaccine caused autism. Did you know that? Well here is the actual statement from the paper itself:
We did not prove an association between measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine and the syndrome described [autism]. Virological studies are underway that may help to resolve this issue.
Next, it is suggested in the paper that the three in one vaccinations be broken up and administered at different times because there has never been a problem when that was exactly how they were handled, whereas they did find a significant problem when the three were given at once.
That is really the only suggestion of the paper, and after the hullabaloo died down, Britain’s General Medical Council took that option away from the people. Three-in-one was it, and that’s that.
And finally, in the end, because the sampling was so small, the researchers did exactly what every study does that is small like this, it said that more research must be done before we really know anything.
The idea that vaccinations should be broken up and administered over an extended period of time is not a new one. But there really have never been any studies on how often, how many, and the timing of all these vaccines being administered to infants. Never. Doctors rely on adverse reactions being reported, but in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System database there have been reports of children turning into The Incredible Hulk. There are no real studies and the data cannot be trusted.
It’s just assumed, as Dr Paul Offit states, that “each infant would have the theoretical capacity to respond to about 10,000 vaccines at any one time.”
Well, I’ve got a few things for you to peruse. First off, here is Wakefield’s original paper published in The Lancet (which has been since been retracted):
Next, there is a recently released movie on Amazon (if you have Amazon Prime it’s free) that I think everyone must see, which give’s Wakefield’s side. You’ll see he’s not a monster:
I would love to hear your comments. I’m not an anti-vaxer. I’m just interested in the truth and in good science; not science that is backed by billions of dollars, but science that is backed by sound methodology.
Wait A Minute! There’s More . . . And You Have To Hear This!
Because of Brian Deer’s so-called “debunking” of what will henceforth be known as the “Wakefield Study,” The Lancet’s retraction of the published results, and all the uproar and hullabaloo, the United Kingdom’s General Medical Council regulatory board ruled against the Wakefield team, denouncing them as frauds and they all lost their licenses to practice medicine.
Having moved to Texas where he still finds it hard to practice because of the defamation that began in England, Wakefield filed a defamation lawsuit against the BMJ and Brian Deer. It cost him millions to do so, millions being donated by his supporters. The courts threw it out on the grounds of jurisdiction, meaning, Texas was not the place to file this lawsuit. Wakefield would have to go to England to do that. And it only took the Texas courts (if I’m not mistaken) over three years to decide this.
But this isn’t the news you just have to hear.
This did not make headlines. You didn’t hear about it. I didn’t hear about it. How could we hear anything when the moment the MMR is questioned, reporters who wouldn’t know real science if they tripped and fell into it just started echoing the continued screed of the BMJ, “That’s been thoroughly debunked! That’s been thoroughly debunked! That’s been thoroughly debunked!”
It’s hard to hear the truth when the lie is so loud.
But, in 2012, just 6 years ago to this month (March), one of the doctors on Wakefield’s team, won his High Court appeal, with the Judge in the case quashing the General Medical Council’s findings. Though retired, Professor John Walker-Smith got his license to practice medicine returned to him and a third doctor, Professor Simon Murch was also cleared.
The justice in this case ruled that there was “inadequate reasoning” to pronounce these researchers quacks and frauds and anything else the British press wanted to call them. That they performed their study and published it in good faith with no intent to do harm or defraud the public. But the good justice just had to reiterate that, “There is now no respectable body of opinion which supports (Dr Wakefield’s) hypothesis, that MMR vaccine and autism/enterocolitis are causally linked.”
Once again, that was never Wakefield’s hypothesis, and no, nobody has published a study linking autism to the MMR. The judge is correct on this last point.
However, there is a whistle blower from the CDC who has quite a bit to say on the subject.
In August 2014, Dr. Thompson revealed that the data underlying CDC’s principle vaccine safety studies demonstrated a causal link between vaccines and autism or autism symptoms, despite CDC’s claims to the contrary. According to Thompson, based upon interpretation of the data, “There is biologic plausibility right now to say that thimerosal causes autism-like features.” Dr. Thompson invoked federal whistleblower protection in August 2014. [Ref]
No, you won’t find any studies about thimerosal because the drug companies have removed it from their infant vaccines.
So, as you can see, we’re cleared up nothing here. The media still screams, “That’s been thoroughly debunked!” thimerosal is still linked to autism like symptoms, and the MMR is given all at once, though in the US you may request to have them given separately, a year apart.
And Andrew Wakefield is still a quack, at least according to conventional, profit based medicine.
You can call me an antivaxxer or a quack all you want, but as a person truly interested in the Science, I am more than aware that anyone saying all vaccines are great or all vaccines are dangerous is not being scientific at all. When science actually focuses on healing with no conflicts of interest to worry about, then we’ll start to find the truth about all of medicine; and then we will start to focus on healing our brothers and sisters.
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For More: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/11/28/biological-mechanisms-of-vaccine-injury/ (Many more links following the article in this link)
https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/09/07/20268/ The Lyme vaccine has caused the same symptoms as the disease and yet they keep peddling it without a care.
https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/01/28/the-secret-x-files-the-untold-history-of-the-lymerix-vaccine/ This article has the harrowing details of cases affected negatively by the Lyme vaccine. Seriously heartbreaking stuff.