January 5, 2011
THE MAIN LESSON BEING...:
Autism-vaccine study deemed 'fraudulent' (Agence France-Presse, 1/06/11)
Blamed for a disastrous boycott of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in Britain, the study was retracted by The Lancet last year and its senior author disgraced, after the country's longest-running hearing, for conflict of interest and unethical treatment of patients.
But the BMJ, taking the affair further, branded the paper a crafted attempt to deceive, among the gravest of charges in medical research.
"The paper was in fact an elaborate fraud," the BMJ said in an editorial, adding: "There are hard lessons for many in this highly damaging saga."
...science is ideology.
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 5, 2011 9:40 PM