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The Facts In The Case Of Dr. Andrew Wakefield
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A fifteen page story about the MMR vaccination controversy. As ever, I'm sure a few spelling errors have slipped past me. Feel free to point any out so I can correct them.

The reference links for the strip are in the next blog entry.

Now! Let's have a heated debate!

2013 update. Since I wrote this blog entry, this cartoon strip as well as many others on such subjects as homeopathy, chiropratic, evolution, and the supposed NASA Moon hoax landings, have been published in a book: Science Tales in the UK (Myriad Edtions) and How To Fake A Moon Landing in the US and Canada (Abrams). Here's the link to my main blog.

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I am Darryl Cunningham and this is my main blog.

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I am so, so glad that some-one has finally addressed this issue. Kudos to you, sir for creating such an informative and well drawn comic.

One thing I wasn't aware of was the fact that celebrities endorsed the whole idea of a 'conspiracy against Wakefield'. Their ignorance makes me fume. The only conspirator in the whole of this was Wakefield himself. His research has really damaged the entire scientific community because of the ethical issues, the biases that scientists have taken so long to develop. I can't believe that people are willing to accept the idea that the vaccine is dangerous despite the massive outbreaks of measles (read measles NOT autism, since the number of cases stayed the same throughout) all over the country and even the world. And it doesn't take a genius to figure out exactly what was actually motivating him. Pure and utter bullshit.

I am just shocked that he even thought that something like this was morally acceptable. Even now there remains stigma, 12 years after he first published his damn research. Actually research is a little bit of a lenient term, considering he only looked at 12 students. And all other studies have used much larger samples and have found results that don't correlate at all. And the number of children/people who have suffered as a result, not just the participants of his study, the people who didn't get vaccinated as a result and then developed measles, the time of professionals who have had to fight against a public backlash to convince people that vaccines are safe. It just makes me sick, it really does. Still, I guess some people would do anything for money.

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