Study Linking Vaccine to Autism Was Fraud, Journal Reports
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 5, 2011
“The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved, according to a new report on the widely discredited research.”
“A new examination found, by comparing the reported diagnoses in the paper to hospital records, that Wakefield and colleagues altered facts about patients in their study.
The analysis, by British journalist Brian Deer, found that despite the claim in Wakefield’s paper that the 12 children studied were normal until they had the MMR shot, five had previously documented developmental problems. Deer also found that all the cases were somehow misrepresented when he compared data from medical records and the children’s parents.”