For years, anti-vaccine folks have used this as part of their argument against getting children vaccinated, and MANY people believed it. Now, it is shown to be a compelte fraud. Parents who bought into this and whose children subsequently caught these diseases that the vaccines were meant to prevent should look at a lawsuit...
PARIS (AFP) – A 1998 study that unleashed a major health scare by linking childhood autism to a triple vaccine was "an elaborate fraud," the British Medical Journal (BMJ) charged Thursday.
Blamed for a disastrous boycott of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in Britain, the study was retracted by The Lancet last year and its senior author disgraced, after the country's longest-running hearing, for conflict of interest and unethical treatment of patients.