Now what, pro-vaxxers?!!

A favourite argument among skeptics and pro-vaxxers regarding the vaccines-autism link is the “Dr. Andrew Wakefield discredited study” excuse. If only these people would stop regurgitating old, invalid news. In their defence, without mainstream media, how else will they know what to think?
Let’s get straight to it, shall we? First of all, here is the alleged “discredited study”. Looks pretty viable to me, what do you reckon? 😉

📍Identification of Unique Gene Expression Profile in Children with Regressive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Ileocolitis:



Here is a list of 26 studies from around the world that support Dr. Wakefield’s research:

1 The Journal of Pediatrics November 1999; 135(5):559-63

2 The Journal of Pediatrics 2000; 138(3): 366-372

3 Journal of Clinical Immunology November 2003; 23(6): 504-517

4 Journal of Neuroimmunology 2005 

5 Brain, Behavior and Immunity 1993; 7: 97-103

6 Pediatric Neurology 2003; 28(4): 1-3

7 Neuropsychobiology 2005; 51:77-85

8 The Journal of Pediatrics May 2005;146(5):605-10

9 Autism Insights 2009; 1: 1-11

10 Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology February 2009; 23(2): 95-98

11 Annals of Clinical Psychiatry 2009:21(3): 148-161

12 Journal of Child Neurology June 29, 2009; 000:1-6

13 Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders March 2009;39(3):405-13

14 Medical Hypotheses August 1998;51:133-144.

15 Journal of Child Neurology July 2000; ;15(7):429-35

16 Lancet. 1972;2:883–884.

17 Journal of Autism and Childhood Schizophrenia January-March 1971;1:48-62

18 Journal of Pediatrics March 2001;138:366-372.

19 Molecular Psychiatry 2002;7:375-382.

20 American Journal of Gastroenterolgy April 2004;598-605.

21 Journal of Clinical Immunology November 2003;23:504-517.

22 Neuroimmunology April 2006;173(1-2):126-34.

23 Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol Biol. Psychiatry December 30 2006;30:1472-1477.

24 Clinical Infectious Diseases September 1 2002;35(Suppl 1):S6-S16

25 Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2004;70(11):6459-6465

26 Journal of Medical Microbiology October 2005;54:987-991



📍England and Wales High Court (Administrative Court) Decisions – Professor John Walker-Smith:

“For the reasons given above, both on general issues and the Lancet paper and in relation to individual children, the panel’s overall conclusion that Professor Walker-Smith was guilty of serious professional misconduct was flawed, in two respects: inadequate and superficial reasoning and, in a number of instances, a wrong conclusion. Miss Glynn submits that the materials which I have been invited to consider would support many of the panel’s critical findings; and that I can safely infer that, without saying so, it preferred the evidence of the GMC’s experts, principally Professor Booth, to that given by Professor Walker-Smith and Dr. Murch and by Dr. Miller and Dr. Thomas. Even if it were permissible to perform such an exercise, which I doubt, it would not permit me to rescue the panel’s findings. As I have explained, the medical records provide an equivocal answer to most of the questions which the panel had to decide. The panel had no alternative but to decide whether Professor Walker-Smith had told the truth to it and to his colleagues, contemporaneously. The GMC’s approach to the fundamental issues in the case led it to believe that that was not necessary – an error from which many of the subsequent weaknesses in the panel’s determination flowed. It had to decide what Professor Walker-Smith thought he was doing: if he believed he was undertaking research in the guise of clinical investigation and treatment, he deserved the finding that he had been guilty of serious professional misconduct and the sanction of erasure; if not, he did not, unless, perhaps, his actions fell outside the spectrum of that which would have been considered reasonable medical practice by an academic clinician. Its failure to address and decide that question is an error which goes to the root of its determination.
The panel’s determination cannot stand. I therefore quash it. Miss Glynn, on the basis of sensible instructions, does not invite me to remit it to a fresh Fitness to Practice panel for redetermination. The end result is that the finding of serious professional misconduct and the sanction of erasure are both quashed.”



At the heart of the Wakefield controversy has been whether or not the children in the study were, in fact, diagnosed with non-specific colitis, or if that information had been fabricated — allegations that were largely initiated by investigative journalist Brian Deer.

📍How The Case Against The MMR Vaccine Was Fixed:

Writing in the BMJ, research microbiologist David Lewis, of the National Whistleblowers Center, explains that he reviewed histopathological grading sheets by two of Dr. Wakefield’s coauthors, pathologists Amar Dhillon and Andrew Anthony, and concluded there was no fraud committed by Dr. Wakefield:

“As a research microbiologist involved with the collection and examination of colonic biopsy samples, I do not believe that Dr. Wakefield intentionally misinterpreted the grading sheets as evidence of “non-specific colitis.” Dhillon indicated “non-specific” in a box associated, in some cases, with other forms of colitis. In addition, if Anthony’s grading sheets are similar to ones he completed for the Lancet article, they suggest that he diagnosed “colitis” in a number of the children.”



📍Ongoing Investigations by Dr. David Lewis Refute Fraud Findings in Dr. Andrew Wakefield Case:

In a press release, Lewis continued:

“The grading sheets and other evidence in Wakefield’s files clearly show that it is unreasonable to conclude, based on a comparison of the histological records, that Andrew Wakefield ‘faked’ a link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

Now that these records have seen the light of day, it is time for others to stop using them for this purpose as well. False allegations of research misconduct can destroy the careers of even the most accomplished and reputable scientists overnight. It may take years for them to prove their innocence; and even then the damages are often irreparable. In cases where mistakes are made, every effort should be taken to fully restore the reputations and careers of scientists who are falsely accused of research misconduct.”



📍Scientists Fear MMR Link To Autism:

The Daily Mail reported:

” … a team from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina are examining 275 children with regressive autism and bowel disease – and of the 82 tested so far, 70 prove positive for the measles virus … the team’s leader, Dr Stephen Walker, said: ‘Of the handful of results we have in so far, all are vaccine strain and none are wild measles.

This research proves that in the gastrointestinal tract of a number of children who have been diagnosed with regressive autism, there is evidence of measles virus. What it means is that the study done earlier by Dr Wakefield and published in 1998 is correct.

That study didn’t draw any conclusions about specifically what it means to find measles virus in the gut, but the implication is it may be coming from the MMR vaccine. If that’s the case, and this live virus is residing in the gastrointestinal tract of some children, and then they have GI inflammation and other problems, it may be related to the MMR.”

The lead researcher, Stephen J. Walker, Ph.D., was also quick to state however, that this does not necessarily mean the MMR vaccine causes autism. Still, his research notes the same connection that Wakefield’s team did, which is that many autistic children have chronic bowel inflammation, and have the vaccine strain of the measles virus in their intestines.



📍Research published by the American Society for Microbiology contends:

“Many children with autism have gastrointestinal (GI) disturbances that can complicate clinical management and contribute to behavioral problems. Understanding the molecular and microbial underpinnings of these GI issues is of paramount importance for elucidating pathogenesis, rendering diagnosis, and administering informed treatment.

Here we describe an association between high levels of intestinal, mucoepithelial-associated Sutterella species and GI disturbances in children with autism. These findings elevate this little-recognized bacterium to the forefront by demonstrating that Sutterella is a major component of the microbiota in over half of children with autism and gastrointestinal dysfunction (AUT-GI) and is absent in children with only gastrointestinal dysfunction (Control-GI) evaluated in this study.”



📍Decision Awarding Damages to Ryan Mohabi 13 Dec 2012:

📍Bailey Banks:

📍Vaccine-Autism Case and Court Of Federal Claims:

📍Thimerosal, Vaccines and Autism + 83 Vaccine-Injury Compensated Cases Where “Autism” Was Used:

📍Research Papers Supporting The Vaccine-Autism Link:

📍Solid Scientific Studies That Prove Vaccines Cause Autism:

📍Yale University Study Shows Association Between Vaccines and Brain Disorders:

📍World Mercury Project 100K Challenge:

📍A Question For Pro-Vaxxers:

📍Autism and Vaccine Inserts:

📍Regressive Autism – North American Journal of Medical Sciences:

📍How Mercury Causes Brain Neurone Damage – University of Calgary:

📍CDC Blocks Testimony by Vaccine Whistleblower in Medical Malpractice Case:

📍Vaccines and Autism – Congressman Dan Burton (2002):

📍MMR Doctor Wins High Court Appeal:

📍New Evidence Refutes Fraud Findings in Dr. Wakefield Case:

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