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    Default The Real Story of Dr. Andrew Wakefield and MMR

    Mary Holland
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    If you’ve heard Dr. Wakefield’s name — and you probably have — you’ve heard two tales. You’ve heard that Dr. Wakefield is a charlatan, an unethical researcher, and a huckster who was “erased” from the British medical registry and whose 1998 article on autism and gastrointestinal disease was “retracted” by a leading medical journal. You’ve also heard a very different story, that Dr. Wakefield is a brilliant and courageous scientist, a compassionate physician beloved by his patients, and a champion for families with autism and vaccine injury. What’s the truth?

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    Default Re: The Real Story of Dr. Andrew Wakefield and MMR

    I'm still not sure that this is the full story. At one time I heard he was practicing medicine somewhere in Texas. Anybody heard anything?
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    Default Re: The Real Story of Dr. Andrew Wakefield and MMR

    Agree, this story doesn't seem to be the "full" story. Last I heard, he is living in Texas and still busy promoting the connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. I read he has found support in the Trump Administration...that's all I will say about that. More importantly, it's my understanding that Dr. Wakefield's real issue centers on the actual "combining" of the 3 individual vaccines for measles, mumps, & rubella into a single MMR vaccine. He believes it was combining all 3 into 1 MMR vaccine that contributes to autism. He was not against giving each of these vaccines individually, as I understand it. This piqued my interest given the recent discussion we've had here at HH about the 6 in 1 vaccine recently approved for use in the U.S. I wonder what Dr. Wakefield's take would be on the 6 in 1 vaccine.

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    Yes, I think we have a story on this site about the Texas position. And I can guess what he might have to say about the 6-in-one!
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