February 2, 2010, - 5:27 pm
For years, Playboy centerfold/all-around bimbo Jenny McCarthy and her junk science acolytes have been lecturing America that “dangerous vaccines” cause autism, even though all the evidence is to the contrary. All the evidence, except one study that was published by Britain’s anti-Israel medical journal, The Lancet.
Jenny McCarthy’s Quack Medicine Exposed:
Lancet Retracts False Autism-Vaccine Study
But now the Lancet has retracted the 1998 study it published linking vaccines to autism, noting that the data was false. Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the lead researcher on the study, was stripped of his credentials and right to practice medicine in Great Britain. But don’t worry. This complete liar–who fraudulently placed irreversible suspicion of the MMR vaccine forever in the minds of many Westerners–is now licensed and practicing medicine here in the U.S.
I’ve been following and denouncing “Jenny McCarthy, MD”‘s medical baloney for several years now on this site (including here and here). Incredibly, a major Detroit area hospital even brought her to Detroit to lecture its doctors on the fake vaccine-autism link. I called it, “the new McCarthyism.” And I wonder: now that the Lancet has admitted it was wrong about autism and vaccines, will “Doctor” Jenny McCarthy?
Don’t bet a set of breast implants on it. Nor should you bet that this retraction will be able to put back into the bottle the irrevocable suspicion of MMR that it created in the first place. That will likely last forever. Thanks, “Doctors” Wakefield and McCarthy. You are a credit to the quack science witch doctor profession.
The medical journal which originally published the discredited research linking autism and MMR has now issued a full retraction of the paper.
The Lancet said it now accepted claims made by the researchers were “false”.
It comes after Dr Andrew Wakefield, the lead researcher in the 1998 paper, was ruled last week to have broken research rules by the General Medical Council.
The publication caused vaccination rates to plummet, resulting in a rise in measles.
The Lancet had already issued a partial retraction.
In 2004, editors argued they had been right to publish it as the journal was there to “raise new ideas”.
Hey, I want to raise the idea that the earth is flat and a diet of lollipops and cotton candy is good for your health. You know–just to “raise new ideas.” Maybe the Lancet will publish it (like it did this phony study and anti-Israel articles by questionable Jew-hating medical doctors).
Dr Wakefield was in the pay of solicitors who were acting for parents who believed their children had been harmed by MMR. . . .
This move goes further by accepting the research was fundamentally flawed because of a lack of ethical approval and the way the children’s illnesses were presented.
The statement added: “We fully retract this paper from the published record.”
Last week, the GMC ruled that Dr Wakefield had shown a “callous disregard” for children and acted “dishonestly” while he carried out his research. It will decide later whether to strike him off the medical register.
Hmmm . . . when will the General Medical Council revoke Dr. Jenny McCarthy’s medical credentials. Oh, wait. She never had any. But she’s got a B.S.D. in junk science for bimbos, courtesy of Silicone Valley U a/k/a the Hugh Hefner School of Advanced Silicone Medicine and Porn Sciences.
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