Well, a skeptic has weighed in.
His main bone of contention seems to be that if Hooker is right, it means Wakefield is wrong. (As Hooker is only showing increased autism risk in African American males, whereas apparently "anti-vaxxers" think Wakefield said mmr=autism.)
This shows quite the lack of understanding. First off, while Wakefiled does have supporters, it is not due to his study. His study had 12 people in it, and he never came to the conclusion that MMR caused autism. So, Hooker is not really proving Wakefield wrong, as Wakefields study did not prove the opposite. Moreover, if you ask non-vaxxers who believe there is a connection between vaccines and autism (not all do) you will get a variety of answers as to why. A common answer might be that vaccines may contribute to autism in susceptible individuals. Some do give more weight to MMR than other vaccines - largely because it is a reactive vaccine as vaccines go, and it is the vaccine most commonly given near a regressive episode (some of which may be coincidence - but how much? The answer evades me) - not because of Wakefield.
Moreover, this issue really isn't about science. In order to determine whether or not African American males were at higher risk of autism from early MMR we would need several studies of high quality. Reproducibility. That being said, if I were an African American with a male baby, this issue would cause me to pause while they sort it out. No harm, no foul, in waiting in my opinion, given the few cases of MMR floating around, and the relative mildness of the diseases.
What this story is about is if
the CDC hid evidence of harm or links. I think we will need to wait and see how events unfold. I hope we hear from Dr. Thompson.