From: Hviid A, Hansen JV, Frisch M, Melbye M. Measles, mumps, rubella vaccination and autism. A nationwide cohort study. Ann Intern Med. 2019;170:513-20. doi:10.7326/M18-2101
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A Pro-Vaccine Double-Standard for Research Fraud
The 1998 paper called "fraudulent" was retracted after the UK's General Medical Council made the following charge against the lead author:"You knew or ought to have known that your reporting in the Lancet paper of a temporal link between the syndrome you described and the MMR vaccination had major public health implications"British medical regulators and the medical journal made no secret of the fact that they wanted acute vaccine events scrubbed from the 1998 paper. For the lead author to have done what his medical tribunal or journal wanted would have been a gross misrepresentation of clinical histories described in the paper. Ergo, the regulators and the journal wanted him to commit fraud. Since then, the narrative has flip-flopped from saying the lead author should have committed fraud by omitting a vaccine-autism link to saying that he committed fraud by fabricating it. Fraud is fraud whether by fabrication or by omission. The accusers of the 1998 study already discredited themselves when they first advocated for the latter.
The MMR Vaccine Is Not Associated With Risk for Autism. Ann Intern Med. 2019;170:I–16. [Epub ahead of print 5 March 2019]. doi: 10.7326/P19-0002
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2019;170(8):I-16.
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