Academic Misconduct: “Mercury Preservative in Vaccines Linked to Autism” Study was Fraudulent.
Posted by iusbvision on January 12, 2011
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This post is a part of our new Academic Misconduct category. Global warming alarmists insist that there cannot be a conspiracy of academics to advocate or censor for other than scientific reasons. Well actually not only does this happen, but there are thousands of verifiable examples from FIRE, the ADF and the ACLU where academics and administrators actively conspire to violate academic freedom, punish dissent, punish solid science that they do not approve of, censor others etc.
This bogus study was peer reviewed and published in a prestigious publication, but so was the manipulated findings of the new disgraced ClimateGate scientists.
CNN (Yes we know its CNN but we double checked and this story is true):
(CNN) — A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an “elaborate fraud” that has done long-lasting damage to public health, a leading medical publication reported Wednesday.
An investigation published by the British medical journal BMJ concludes the study’s author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of the 1998 study — and that there was “no doubt” Wakefield was responsible.
“It’s one thing to have a bad study, a study full of error, and for the authors then to admit that they made errors,” Fiona Godlee, BMJ’s editor-in-chief, told CNN. “But in this case, we have a very different picture of what seems to be a deliberate attempt to create an impression that there was a link by falsifying the data.”
Britain stripped Wakefield of his medical license in May. “Meanwhile, the damage to public health continues, fueled by unbalanced media reporting and an ineffective response from government, researchers, journals and the medical profession,” BMJ states in an editorial accompanying the work.