Andrew Wakefield: Fraud

Andrew Wakefield was the author of the Lancet piece that started the hysteria about vaccinations leading to autism in children. The paper’s “findings” were debunked long ago, but as we learn here, it is not enough to state that the paper was grossly inaccurate in its conclusions. The paper, in fact, was a fraud, as is its author.

And that fraud–along with the irresponsible comments and actions of know-nothing celebrities–has led to needless illnesses and deaths. And more will follow, because despite the fraud and demagoguery, there are still people out there who believe that vaccinations promote autism.

It’s probably not nice for me to wish for Hell to exist for certain people. But here I am, wishing away.

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