09 February 2009

good news for vaccines

the sunday times reported yesterday that the author of the study linking autism to the mmr vaccine deliberately altered the data used.

even though the study involved only 12 cases and lacked any scientific credibility, its been widely cited by the likes of jenny mccarthy and is largely responsible for the innoculation rate for mmr falling well over 10% in the ten years since the study was published.

i can only pray that this discovery gets as much attention as the phony study did, because falling rates of vaccine coverage is terrifying and incredibly dangerous.

will people listen?

1 comment:

Marty said...

slightly related... this is kinda cool too:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/02/12/cold.genome/index.html