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UK medical panel rules against doctor over vaccine

UK medical panel rules against doctor over vaccine

A British medical council has ruled that a doctor who claimed links between a common children's vaccine and autism failed in his duties.
The General Medical Council ruling against Dr. Andrew Wakefield regarded research that he and other doctors conducted in the late 1990s, purporting to show that the combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) injection could put children at risk of autism or bowel disease.
That research, published in The Lancet medical journal in 1998, and media coverage of it led many parents to refuse to vaccinate their children.
Ten of the study's 13 authors have since renounced its conclusions.
The medical panel concluded Thursday that Wakefield acted dishonestly and was misleading in the way he described the study.


Updated : 2021-05-12 15:37 GMT+08:00