Lancet Retracts 1998 Study About Autism

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The prestigious medical journal Lancet has retracted a study linking the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine to autism. In a statement explaining its retraction of Wakefield’s paper, the Lancet said, “Following the judgment of the U.K. General Medical Council’s Fitness to Practice Panel on Jan. 28, 2010, it has become clear that several elements of the 1998 paper by Wakefield et al are incorrect … in particular, the claims in the original paper that children were ‘consecutively referred’ and that investigations were ‘approved’ by the local ethics committee have been proven to be false. Therefore we fully retract this paper from the published record.”

Will this really affect the way people view vaccinations? Although study after study has disproved the link between vaccines and autism, many people still feel that there is a link. Actress Jenny McCarthy has been very outspoken about her son and the change that occurred to him after his vaccinations.  She has even written a book about what she did nutritionally to help her son. Everyday I speak to parents who know in their hearts that their child is autistic or on the autism spectrum because of vaccinations.

As a mother to an infant son, I am now facing the decision to vaccinate or not to vaccinate.  I can tell you this, no matter what I decide, it will definitely be something that I will think long and hard about. One retracted study does not clear the questions or concerns that I have about vaccinations.

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