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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Wakefieldism Goes Global

The Australian carries a London Times story about Andrew Wakefield's legacy:
THE legacy of the discredited research by MMR scare doctor Andrew Wakefield has been exposed by a map showing spikes in cases of preventable childhood diseases in areas across the globe where anti-vaccine campaigners are active.

Laurie Garrett, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations think-tank, who assembled the data for the interactive map, said there was growing evidence that “Wakefieldism” had become a worldwide phenomenon.

“Our data suggests that where Wakefield’s message has caught on, measles follows,” she said.
 Graphic: Viki Sizgoric