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  •  Wakefield was a fraud. Plain and simple. (2+ / 0-)
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    ericf, BradyB

    The fact that we may not know why autism rates have increased (there are theories) does NOT mean that Wakefield was right, or that vaccines have anything to do with the situation.  Study after study has shown that.

    Sure, Wakefield's conclusions were shot down but the medical community still cannot seem to figure out why there continues to be a rise in autism.  Yet they continue to be in denial that vaccines ever caused autism.
    Because vaccines do not cause autism.  That's an established fact.

    Your two sentences, back to back, constitute a near-perfect example of a non sequitur.

    Disagree with the comparison the diarist draws.  Do not, however, try to defend Wakefield.  He is a fraud, and his behavior has resulted in deaths of children who were not vaccinated by fearful parents.

    "Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions." - Thomas Jefferson

    by rfall on Thu May 02, 2013 at 05:37:49 PM PDT

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