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Show proof, please. Show proof that the parents have come forward and said that Wakefield lied. Let's have names and dates, please.
I have seen statements from the parents of every child. All but one COMPLETELY supported Wakefield (one was silent), and ALL of them eventually COMPLEtelY refuted Brian Deer's version of events (which became the de facto media version). The one father that had been silent did not want to get involved, because he felt that to do so might jeopardize his child's chance of being treated elsewhere. (Go against Big Pharma and Big Med, get blacklisted from treatment.) But eventually, he too came forward--and absolutely blasted Brian Deer, for lying to him, and for misrepresenting the facts.
In Wakefield's book, he explains all this in great detail--with plenty of documentation.
The parents themselves have gotten together to write two books: Silenced Witnesses I and Silenced Witnesses II: The Denial of Vaccine Damage by the Government, Corporations, and the Media. They are available on Amazon. Perhaps you should read the parents' own words before your rely on reports by a corrupt news agency.
And how distasteful--you just completely derailed the thread with a wild accusation, with no proof whatsoever, just to derail the thread.
Looks like you don't want prosciencemum to respond to my post directed at her.
I've read Deer's article, Mnookin's book, what transcripts of the court proceedings that were published, the parents' statements, the parents' books, Wakefield's book, and others as well.
There were absolutely horrendous holes in both Deer's article and the case against Wakefield.
You need to remember that the case against Wakefield was based on the idea that the autistic children he saw had no intestinal disorders at all, let alone intestinal disorders that coincided with MMR jabs and autistic symptoms. And his partner, Dr. Walker-Smith, was able to reverse those findings against himself, because HIS insurance paid the costs of his appeal. Wakefield's insurance did not. Walker-Smith was able to prove that the proof against him--and all the doctors involved in the 1998 paper--was a pile of crap. Justice Mitting basically said so:
The judge criticised the disciplinary panel's "inadequate and superficial reasoning and, in a number of instances, a wrong conclusion".
The judge said: "It would be a misfortune if this were to happen again."
He urged that in future such cases should be "chaired by someone with judicial experience".
I'll add that, because of the initial findings against Walker-Smith and Wakefield, thousands and thousands of parents (including myself) were told that their autistic children had absolutely noting medical wrong with, certainly no severe bowel disorders, and that they just acted like they were in severe pain "because they were autistic, and that's how autistic children act." We were told this because the crux of the case against Wakefield and Walker-Smith was that there was no such thing as a "novel bowel disorder" affecting autistic kids.
We now know, of course, that a sizable subgroup of autistic kids DO have severe intestinal issues,whose onset in most cases coincided with vaccines. We also know that these kids respond so favorably to dietary interventions and other treatments of their supposedly imaginary bowel disorders, that their symptoms drastically improve.
You might want to read Karyin Seroussi's excellent book, Unraveling the Mysteries of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother's Story or Research and Recovery.