The Lancet Withdraws Paper Connecting Vaccines & Autism

RedTracker| A highly influential 1998 paper on autism, one that’s responsible for countless children not being vaccinated by educated, informed parents has been withdrawn by The Lancet, one of Britain’s most prominent medical journals.

Dr Andrew Wakefied contended that combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine may be unsafe for children. The NYTimes reports no other studies have supported Dr Wakefield’s conclusions. 

Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, called the retraction of Dr. Wakefield’s study “significant.”

Jim Moody, a director of SafeMinds, a parents’ group that advances the notion the vaccines cause autism, said the retraction would strengthen Dr. Wakefield’s credibility with many parents. via NYTimes