Dr Andrew Wakefield Not Guilty Says BBC – General Medical Council Wrong

With the UK’s national media in a feeding frenzy whipped up by the UK’s Department of Health claiming the current outbreaks of relatively few measles cases are all the fault of Dr Andrew Wakefield, the BBC appears to have slipped up and confirmed that the main plank of the General Medical Council’s case against Dr Wakefield and his two colleagues at the Royal Free Hospital, London, England in 1998 has bitten the dust. 

The main plank of the GMC’s case was that there was only one study carried out by Dr Wakefield and his colleagues on the “Lancet 12″ children, that it did not have ethics approval and that it was the study reported in February 1998 in the UK’s medical journal “The Lancet”.

Whilst the BBC is meant to be independent and unbiased as a news source, it has been propping up the UK Government and Health Department’s official line for many years over the MMR/autism issue not being caused by vaccines and that Dr Wakefield was wrong. 

But who in fact is wrong?  If you cannot get your facts right over something pretty major then how can you have your facts right on that issue? 

In a report yesterday it appears to have allowed a significant chink in the UK Government’s position.  The BBC confirms there were in fact two studies carried out: one was for the Legal Aid Board but it was not the one the GMC panel Chaired by Dr Surendra Kumar decided it was.

The three defendant doctors claimed there were two studies: that the Lancet study was not the Legal Aid Board study and that the Lancet study had a different ethical approval – contrary to the GMC’s allegations.

So why has the BBC not covered this.  It is important news.  But here we see them including these significant facts as an aside in a different news report.  This shows however that the BBC’s health journalists are fully aware of the facts and have a grasp of these important details but do not report their importance and significance to the British public who pay directly to fund the BBC.  It is defrauding the British public – they are not getting what they pay vast millions of pounds sterling for.

Further, the complainant to the GMC, Mr Brian Deer, who had been paid by Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times to get “a big story” about the MMR vaccine, withheld crucial lost documents from the GMC investigation, the GMC’s lawyers, the Defendant doctor’s lawyers and everyone else including all the world’s media.  The documents date back many years showing that all the three doctors subjected to the GMC investigation did in fact have and were routinely operating under ethics approval 162/95 and not ethics approval 172/96 – which was for a different study never carried out which Dr Kumar and his GMC panel decided was carried out.

Additionally Dr Kumar’s position as GMC panel Chairman demonstrates it was a “Kangaroo Court“.  Barely two months after the decision to strike Dr Wakefield from the medical register, Dr Kumar was publicly calling for compulsory MMR vaccination. 

Compulsory MMR vaccination is an approach described in 2008 as “stalinist” by the BMA chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum who also said forcing parents to have their children innoculated was “morally and ethically dubious”: No jabs, no school says Labour MP BBC 11 May 2008.  Dr Kumar’s strongly held views on MMR vaccination were never disclosed and raised the question of whether Dr Kumar should have been debarred just from sitting on the panel under the Nolan Principles regulating standards in public life in the UK.

Here is what the BBC reported [CHS emphasis added]:

The General Medical Council found Dr Wakefield guilty of serious professional misconduct in 2010 and he was struck off the medical register. It did not investigate whether his findings were right or wrong but focused on the way he carried out his research.

Dr Wakefield’s study considered whether there was a link between the three-in-one MMR vaccine and autism and bowel disease.

It focused on tests carried out on 12 children who had been referred to hospital for gastrointestinal problems.

Dr Wakefield was also paid to carry out another study at the same time to find out if parents who claimed their children were damaged by the MMR vaccine had a case. Some children were involved in both studies.”

Government rejects measles outbreak ‘blame’ – 13 April 2013 Last updated at 07:34

And on CHS we have shown in numerous reports with how numerous times the causation position that MMR vaccine causes autistic conditions has been proven time and again and that there is a considerable body of medical and scientific evidence to that effect.  Here are just a few examples:

Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines

US Government In US$20 million Legal Settlement For Vaccine Caused Autism Case

Japanese & British Data Show Vaccines Cause Autism

Ginger Taylor’s List of Research Linking Vaccines to Autism

All is of course ignored by the BBC –  cowed into submission and controlled by the UK Government – which holds the purse strings for its budgets.

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11 Responses

  1. Vaccines are the cash cow for Big pHARMa and GSK MMR vaccines were withdrawn from UK use in the 1990s making the hospital investigations possibly proven by the UK Government even before the Royal Free dozen and more researchers looked at more than a hundred autism sufferers most of which had gut issues too.

    Making statements against vaccines is always going to be a suicide mission and has been for 200 years.

    The best advice to hold to is the fallacy of considering the benefits of something and then vetoing the adverse side of that treament.

    If vaccines are culpable we have explanations for more than a million sudden baby deaths going down not from less vaccines but less antigens in our vaccines (DTP once more than three thousand and today much less than ten antigens)

    But if vaccines no longer kill and are the culpable party then is this the reason now deaths are coming down but autism is going up and has already claimed more than ten million victims and is increasingly prelavent.

    It behoves us to consider the unconsiderable or do we want to go from SIDS to autism to goodness knows what next?

    And perhaps the powers that be ACCEPT that one million dead babies and more than ten million autism disordered people is not a big price to pay to save us from all those mumps deaths, rubella deaths and measles deaths that have struck at least one person down in the past 50 years?

    But I hope they DO realise one worldwide accepted cause for autism is the rubella live virus?

    And of course the rubella live virus in MMR is not really LIVE, not really a VIRUS and not really causing any cases of AUTISM and we know that not from research good or bad but because we have a law to prevent MMR with live rubella from behaving like proper live rubella virus KNOWN to cause autism.

    Thanks goodness for LAWS that keep us free of harm from any man made ills!

    And lets thank Professor Sir Mark Pepys for removing Wakefield from his job.

    What a brainy and insightful person for GSK he is:

    I always knew that Wakefields paper was dodgy (forget the other that work under me!)

    I am so glad I used ROBUST ACTIONS when placed into my job as his BOSS.

    [ED: Edited]

  2. Wakefield???? It is just a coincidence that there just happens to be Measles and Mumps outbreaks in vaccinated kids in the U.K., U.S., South Korea, etc.

    For instance, when the World Health Organization declared South Korea free of Measles in 2006, because of a 5 year MMR vaccine campaign, it is just a coincidence that Yale researchers found that 1 in 38 SCHOOL CHILDREN HAD AUTISM by 2011.

    We all know that vaccines don’t cause Autism, because the government says so, and we should always trust the government.

  3. Nothing wrong with the truth coming out, is there.
    I was vaccinated with measles vaccine in the first year of mass US schoolchildren vaccination, first grade, 1963. I was sick for a few weeks with measles and what was thought to be chicken pox at the same time, that year. I wonder how many first graders came down with measles in 1963, with all that live virus and shedding. My younger, at home, brother and sister did not catch measles, though they were not vaccinated. I have never heard anyone else mention this. Mom says I had had no vaccinations prior to school age. I was not desperately sick, but stayed in bed, pampered by Grandma and gifts like coloring books. At least, I was able to pass on real, natural immunity to my children. That is becoming a thing of the past.

  4. (I think my comment is misplaced and should go to the article about the prediction that measles would be eradicated within one year, back in the sixties–which if course never happened.)

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