Campaigners frame themselves as heroic truth-tellers fighting to save children from a deceitful medical establishment in cahoots with Big Pharma.
It has been 21 years since the British doctor Andrew Wakefield published a paper in the Lancet proposing a connection between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, and nine since he was struck off the UK medical register, but his discredited research is still bearing poisonous fruit. With hundreds of cases in 24 states, the US is experiencing its worst measles outbreak since 1994. Even Donald Trump, no stranger to half-assed anti-vaccine messaging, has said …read more
Source: New Statesman