Andrew Wakefield

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A British-born, Canadian-trained physician best known for his controversial work published in The Lancet, which linked the bowel symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders to the MMR vaccine. Wakefield’s report and the resulting media coverage led to a steep decline in vaccination rates in the UK.
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One of the bases for the 'antivaxxer' movement is a paper released in 1998 by Andrew Wakefield, a British physician who linked autism and bowel disease to vaccines (measles, mumps and rubella).
DISGRACED surgeon Andrew Wakefield is seen as the father of the global anti-vaccine movement after being the first to claim a link between the MMR jab and autism.
Twenty-one years after discredited doctor Andrew Wakefield linked the MMR vaccine to autism - which has been thoroughly debunked and disproved - the World Health Organisation describes "anti-vax" theories as one of the biggest threats to global health.
In this eye-opening documentary, Cathy Newman examines the role played by disgraced British doctor Andrew Wakefield (he was struck off seven years ago) in Donald Trump's administration, in particular the views on vaccines he has been passing onto the US President.
That author, Andrew Wakefield, said the night of the ball that a ( "huge shakeup" is needed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Prof Collins claimed the uncertainty over statins was more serious than when Andrew Wakefield wrote a paper linking the MMR vaccine to autism.
The study, led by Dr Andrew Wakefield, has since been discredited by scientists around the world.
That study has since been discredited and Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who led the controversial research, has been struck off.
Addressing claims by Dr Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who sparked a global scare about the vaccine 15 years ago, Dr Juhasz said: "The local press in Swansea at the time of the Wakefield furore had a very bias reportage.
However, concerns over the jab's safety were raised in 1998, when a since discredited paper by Dr Andrew Wakefield suggested that the vaccine was linked to increased risk of autism.
Andrew Wakefield's research grabbed the headlines and saw MMR vaccine take-up rates drop.
The General Medical Council found Professor John Walker-Smith guilty of professional misconduct along with Dr Andrew Wakefield in May 2010.