Andrew Wakefield’s bogus science has led to deaths in children

news-graphics-2008-_660290aAndrew Jeremy Wakefield  is a British former surgeon and medical researcher, receives our Out of Touch post for his fraudulent 1998 research paper in support of the now-discredited claim that there was a link between the administration of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and the appearance of autism and bowel disease. This is currently significant because of the recent measles breakout due to a lower than hoped for rate of inoculation in children because many parents think the vaccine is unsafe based on Wakefield’s original claims. (more…)