Vaxxed publicity still

Infamous anti-vaxxer doco coming to Australia (updated)

Vaxxed is slated to be shown at the Castlemaine Local and International Film Festival, CLIFF.

Wakefield “erased”

Dr Andrew Wakefield, the researcher at the centre of the 1998 Lancet paper which outlined a supposed link between the childhood MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine and autism, has been found guilty of “serious professional misconduct” and his name will be “erased” from the UK medical register, pending any appeal. The UK…

Another blow for Wakefield as Neurotoxicology paper withdrawn

A study authored by Andrew Wakefield and published in the journal “Neurotoxicology” has been withdrawn overnight. This follows last weeks complete retraction by The Lancet of his now notorious 1998 study that suggested a link between MMR vaccine and autism. Following The Lancet retraction on February 2nd, 2010, the anti-vax…

The old one-two-three hits the anti-vaccination movement

It hasn’t been a good week for anti-vaxers. In fact, it hasn’t been a good year. But the period from the end of January into the first week of February 2010 was particularly troublesome for the luddites of the medical world. In three consecutive blows, a key piece of research…

MMR doctor, ‘unethical, callous and dishonest’

One of the poster boys of the global anti-vaccination movement, Dr Andrew Wakefield, has been found guilty of being dishonest, irresponsible and misleading, with the possibility of being struck off the medical register. Wakefield was a senior lecturer in the Departments of Medicine and Histopathology at the Royal Free Hospital…