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[3] Before Vaxxed came out, I was in the process of writing a long post on vaccinations, with the adamant intention of never mentioning him. The Wakefield story revolves around that 1998 Lancet article, which (you might be surprised to know) did not say that the MMR vaccine caused autism, but suggested the matter be studied further. The Lancet later retracted the paper after it was attacked by journalist Brian Deer. The whole affair is much more complicated than the standard media narrative has it, and it would take a long exegesis to do it justice, which I have no interest in doing. The most relevant piece in this context is Del Bigtree's statement on Wakefield. Google will get you everything else.


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