Don’t vaccinate? You’re an idiot

Published January 1, 2007 in Writing

Turns out the doctor who tried to scare people by claiming a link between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism was paid by people who wanted to create a scare and sue vaccine makers. From the Times of London: ANDREW WAKEFIELD, the former surgeon whose campaign linking the MMR vaccine with autism caused […]

Turns out the doctor who tried to scare people by claiming a link between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism was paid by people who wanted to create a scare and sue vaccine makers.

From the Times of London:

ANDREW WAKEFIELD, the former surgeon whose campaign linking the MMR vaccine with autism caused a collapse in immunisation rates, was paid more than £400,000 by lawyers trying to prove that the vaccine was unsafe.

The payments, unearthed by The Sunday Times, were part of £3.4m distributed from the legal aid fund to doctors and scientists who had been recruited to support a now failed lawsuit against vaccine manufacturers.

Critics this weekend voiced amazement at the sums, which they said created a clear conflict of interest and were the “financial engine” behind a worldwide alarm over the triple measles, mumps and rubella shot.



  1. gnomic says:

    I strongly encourage all of you who don’t like vaccines not to have them. Or any other medical treatment – they might cause something too. You just can’t be too careful. Did you know that keyboards and CRTs generate electric fields that some believe cause cancer? Its absolutely true. Google it. Right now this blog is causing you to have cancer. ITS KILLING YOU. You should come back when the computer technician will sign a 17 page form guaranteeing that you won’t ever be harmed by anything related to computers for the rest of you life.

  2. gnomic says:

    Wow, Andrew, this blog line is like a light to moths. Very, very stupid moths. Moths that have no idea how to make an informed risk decision, or understand the difference between causation, correlation, and just plain stupid nonsense.

    You should spin this off and charge for it. Separating fools from their money is your patriotic duty.

  3. Neerock99 says:

    It is true that vaccinating has a low percent of having a side effect,not vaccinating your children does not automatically mean they are going to the measles, mumps, or rubella. I have never been vaccinated, am twenty years old. I have never seriously sick. Never had the flu or any other other serious disease. Fear is a great way to control the masses.

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