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  •  Sadly, even immunology hasn't found its Wakefield (2+ / 0-)
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    BradyB, ericf

    There are so many things in this post that I want to correct that I almost think you're trolling.  To say that someone got their MMR by a DPT shot (which are different vaccines) and then got ear infections (the pathogens for which are neither in the DPT vaccine or the MMR)...its like an anti-vaccine goulash with anti-vaccine bread on the side.

    Wakefield was a bad scientist and a terrible person that used his bad science to manipulate people that were desperate for an answer-as are we all.  None of us want to see autism, we all would like answers to what causes it.  

    Sadly, Wakefield made a lot of researchers follow up his findings (which he falsified) wasting time and effort that could actually have gone towards finding a real cause of autism.  And decreasing vaccination rates, causing people to die of preventable illnesses.

    So, bad for autism, bad for people, bad in general.

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