Thursday, February 12, 2009

MMR and Autism

Now maybe we can get back to vaccinating our children against measles. Where the courts are concerned, any appeal to science is a risky business, but this one seems to have come out right.

It’s certainly a big set back that the original study linking MMR vaccinations with Autism seems to have been poorly constructed at best, fraudulent at worst.

Peculiar update: Apparently Keith Olbermann, who seems to aspire to Father Coughlin status regarding the new administration, has named both the crackpot Wakefield who started this mess, as well as the journalist who investigated Wakefield as “The Worst Person in the World”.