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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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Re: q about 3 vs 1 jabs?

I can't figure out why this throws so many people. I'm not blaming you at ALL, please believe me, because I've seen a NUMBER of previous commenters with the same confusion. I just don't quite see where people get lost. Anyway, the information in the comic is accurate as presented. I'll walk through the relevant bits:

  1. [p3] Doctor Wakefield's press conference called into question the safety of the COMBINED single-jab M-M-R (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. He stated that it would be safer to vaccinate children in three separate doses — one for each virus. (That's, perhaps, the bit that the comic isn't quite explicit enough about.) So, the claimed-"safer" protocol consists of three jabs: Measles shot, Mumps shot, Rubella shot. Instead of one MMR shot.

  2. [p8] Wakefield had filed a patent for a single Measles vaccine: A one-jab vaccination for Measles only, which could be part of a three-shot, separate-vaccinations protocol, like the one he claimed (above) was "safer" than single-shot combined MMR.

  3. [p9] "This new vaccine only stood a chance if confidence in MMR was damaged" Dr. Wakefield's newly-patented, single-shot Measles vaccine would only be useful if a 3-jab, separate-vaccines protocol were to replace the single-shot, COMBINED MMR protocol. The same one that his original press conference had cast unfounded doubt on.

Hopefully that clears up the confusion.

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