Monday, February 1, 2010
- Taking blood samples from children at his son's birthday party and paying them each about $8
- Performing spinal taps on children at a hospital without due regard for how they might be affected
- Failing to disclose payments from lawyers representing parents who believed the vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella -- given as a single shot, referred to as the MMR vaccine -- had hurt their kids
For those who think that maybe the "ends justify the means" and his conclusions are worth looking at, you should know that his "study, however, was based on just 12 children. Lancet later declared that it should not have published the report, and further studies have not been able to replicate Wakefield's results."
For those parents who idolize Dr. Wakefield here in America (where he stays basically in exile), I am sure they will claim that this is just another attack by the co-conspiring medical profession and drug companies. It isn't. Kids are getting ill from the viruses that these vaccines protected them from and he is all to blame. It is time to stop the anti-vaccine madness.