I got lazy here and am starting by quoting Mike Adams of “Natural News” (www.naturalnews.com) That’s because I want to make separate comments of my own about this topic.
Mike loves the conspiracy stuff and does it rather well, so I’ll just bow to him in one of those rare moments when I leave it to others!
You know I have been outraged by the evil attack on Dr Andrew Wakefield. Partly because the BMJ attacked me too, in 1994! More of that later…
There has been an attempt to distract from Dr. Wakefield’s findings that “rogue measles virus” in the guts of autistic kids is probably the real reason for this sad condition.
I was one of the first people in the world, if not THE first (early 1980s), to go public with the fact I was seeing case after case of kids collapsing with what was then called “disintegrative psychosis”, right after MMR vaccine. I tried to speak on my TV and radio slots and there many attempts to gag me. But some of it got aired in full.
There is NO QUESTION in my (experienced and qualified) mind that MMR is a major culprit. The mercury story is nonsense and I have said it over and over. Dr Wakefield, I believe, proved what I found clinically and broadcast to the world.
My cases go right back to the early 80s and I featured these stories in my books, including THE FOOD ALLERGY PLAN, now re-printed as DIET WISE (much modernized, of course).
So, let Mike Adams pick up the story… Go get ‘em Mike!!
(NaturalNews) New documents have emerged that clear Dr Andrew Wakefield of the allegations of fraud recently made by the British Medical Journal and its reporter Brian Deer. This new evidence “completely negates the allegations that I committed scientific fraud. Brian Deer and Dr. Godlee of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) knew or should have known about the facts set out below before publishing their false allegations,” says Dr Andrew Wakefield (see sources, below).
Newly-revealed documents show that on December 20th, 1996, a meeting of The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Study Group based at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School featured a presentation by Professor Walker-Smith on seven of the children who would later become part of the group of patients Dr Wakefield wrote about in his 1998 The Lancet paper (which was later retracted by The Lancet).
Remember, Dr Wakefield has been accused of completely fabricating his findings about these same children in his 1998 paper, but these documents reveal that fourteen months before Dr Wakefield’s paper was published, two other researchers — Professor Walker-Smith and Dr Amar Dhillon — independently documented the same problems in these children, including symptoms of autism.
Thus, Dr Wakefield could not have “fabricated” these findings as alleged by the British Medical Journal, which now finds itself in the position of needing to issue a retraction, or it must now expand its accusations of fraud to include Professor Walker-Smith and Dr Dhillon… essentially, the BMJ must now insist that a “conspiracy of fraud” existed among at least these three researchers, and possibly more, in order to back up its allegation that Dr Wakefield’s study results were fabricated.
The smoking-gun evidence
Professor Walker-Smith’s 1996 presentation at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School was entitled, “Entero-colitis and Disintegrative Disorder Following MMR – A Review of the First Seven Cases.”
His presentation notes began with the following text: ““I wish today, to present some preliminary details concerning seven children, all boys, who appear to have entero-colitis and disintegrative disorder, probably autism, following MMR. I shall now briefly present their case history [sic].”
He then went on to detail the clinical history of these seven children as derived from his medical team as well as senior pathologist Dr Amar Dhillon. Importantly, Dr Andrew Wakefield was not part of this investigation. This means that Dr Wakefield’s findings were independently replicated by another medical research team.
The British Medical Journal’s accusations against Dr Wakefield — that he fabricated his findings — are therefore false. The mainstream media accusation that Dr Wakefield’s findings have “never been replicated” is also blatantly false.
BMJ caught in its own fraud
These documents reveal that the British Medical Journal has been caught in its own fraud for willfully ignoring this evidence, which was presented to it long before its recent publication of Brian Deer’s article calling Dr Wakefield a fraud.
The BMJ willfully ignored this evidence and simply decided to destroy Dr Wakefield’s professional reputation by any means necessary. As Dr Wakefield explains in his own words:
“In allowing itself to become the vehicle for Brian Deer’s particular brand of journalism; in circumventing the process of due diligence in its enthusiasm to “kill the beast”, the BMJ has taken a huge risk. As the document presented above shows, this was a mistake. Medicine, presented with the possibility of an iatrogenic catastrophe, has boarded a dissonant bandwagon and has gone after those who have concerns – genuine concerns – that childhood vaccines may be responsible, at least in part, for the autism epidemic. The relevant science has been grossly misrepresented, crushed beneath the wheels of a Public Relations 16-wheeler that is out of control. In the meantime a relentless tsunami of damaged children claims this land.”
Brian Deer caught as a liar
It has also been revealed that journalist Brian Deer, the author of the BMJ article condemning Dr Wakefield as a fraud, is himself a liar. In attempting to gather evidence for his article in the BMJ, he lied about his identity and entered the home of one of the parents of the autism children. Specifically, he claimed he was working for The Sunday Times even though he was never a Sunday Times employee.
This is just the tip of the iceberg of the outright deception that has been used by the BMJ and Brian Deer in their attempt to silence a doctor whose only “crime” was publicly expressing concern about the safety of MMR vaccines.
That the BMJ and its writer Brian Deer have now been caught ignoring evidence and engaging in their own fraud gives credence to the idea that MMR vaccines may, indeed, not only be dangerous; but that they may be so dangerous that the top medical journals have to lie about the facts in order to protect them.
What’s clear here is that the BMJ has strayed so far from the realm of evidence-based scientific thinking that it can no longer be called a reputable medical journal at all. Its callous disregard for the truth — and its politically-motivated witch hunt against a researcher who only sought to protect the health of children — exposes it as a danger to the scientific community and the world of conventional medicine.
As this truth unfolds, these revelations will rock the medical world and expose these science journals as the frauds they truly are. Think about this: While these medical journals are taking money from vaccine manufacturers (who pay their ads), they are ignoring any scientific evidence they don’t like in order to vilify anyone who threatens the profits of these very same vaccine companies! And yet, these medical journals never admit that their very existence depends on the financial flow of money from these vaccine manufacturers who are strongly impacted by their editorial decisions!
This is a truly sorry, stinking, case that casts a blur and dark shadow over all of so-called “medical science”. It’s often used as a blunt instrument to beat anyone over the head who steps out of line.
Science is not supposed to be “what is agreed”. Science is supposed to be “what is true”. Sticking to the first standpoint, there would never be any discoveries or breakthroughs at all.
It’s sad to state that corporate science is a sham, for dollars, by flunkeys who just want to pay their mortgage.
Real science is mavericks only! They have the integrity to stand up to peer pressure trying to force them to cow down and shut up.
Someday I’ll share with you how they tried to shut me up and how I fought back—and won—against a BMJ diatribe, calling me a fraud! [They were forced to print a retraction on what they said about me!]