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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Conspiracy, Retracted

Previous posts mentioned a conspiracy theory about CDC data. Matt Carey writes at Left Brain/Right Brain:
About two months ago an autism parent published a study: a “reanalysis” of a CDC dataset. That study: Measles-mumps-rubella vaccination timing and autism among young african american boys: a reanalysis of CDC data.
Here’s a screenshot of how the article looks online today (click to enlarge):
he retraction reads:
The Editor and Publisher regretfully retract the article [1] as there were undeclared competing interests on the part of the author which compromised the peer review process. Furthermore, post-publication peer review raised concerns about the validity of the methods and statistical analysis, therefore the Editors no longer have confidence in the soundness of the findings. We apologise to all affected parties for the inconvenience caused.