Wakefield & MMR – Brian Deer Fails To Answer

STOP PRESS: After this posting went up at 18:44 London time and instead of answering Mr Deer has adopted the “My Big Sister” ploy. Ms Trisha Groves, Deputy Editor at the BMJ has commented on Mr Deer’s Guardian Blog instead of Mr Deer [@ 20:44 London time on a Saturday night!] as follows:-

trished

15 January 2011 8:44PM

Just a few clarifications:

1. Brain Deer’s articles for the BMJ were commissioned and peer reviewed, as stated clearly at the end of each article. For instance see http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c5347.full which says at the end “Provenance and peer review: Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.”

2. The accompanying editorial was not peer reviewed – and that’s usual practice for in-house editorials.

3. Here is the BMJ policy on libel:

http://resources.bmj.com/bmj/authors/editorial-policies/libel

Competing interest: I’m a deputy editor at the BMJ.

THE ORIGINAL CHS ARTICLE NOW FOLLOWS

After publishing allegations of fraud in the British Medical Journal against the authors of The 1998 Royal Free Hospital teams’ Lancet paper, in the face of incisive criticism from many quarters journalist Brian Deer appears to have vanished from the web.

Mr Deer normally is very quick to post on blogs around the internet but he is not answering the criticisms of his work. This includes on his own blog in The Guardian newspaper which he was given this week and on The British Medical Journal’s responses.

No response has been received here on CHS, on Age of Autism, nor on blogs where Mr Deer regularly posts including the infamous LeftBrainRightBrain blog and even on ORAC’s blog [Dr David Gorski].

You can see criticisms posted at the following locations and there is no sign of any answer from Brian Deer so far.

ORAC [Dr David Gorki’s blog] responded to questions posted for Brian Deer by blocking CHS from his site. You are of course welcome to visit – links below – and ask Mr Deer to answer, to see the criticisms and find out if Brian Deer has answered anywhere.

If you find anywhere that Mr Deer has answered be sure to let us know.

DEER’S OWN BLOG ON THE GUARDIAN

“The medical establishment shielded Andrew Wakefield from fraud claims”

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL RESPONSES

Responses to “Wakefield’s article linking MMR vaccine and autism was fraudulent

Responses to “The fraud behind the MMR scare

Responses to “How the case against the MMR vaccine was fixed

Responses to “Secrets of the MMR scare : How the vaccine crisis was meant to make money

AGE OF AUTISM

Brian Deer Interviewed by Matt Lauer on Dateline NBC

Keeping Anderson Cooper Honest: Is Brian Deer The Fraud?

Brian Deer Hired to “Find Something Big” on MMR

Lancet 12 Parents Respond to Brian Deer BMJ GMC Allegations

Brian Deer in BMJ and Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s Response – AGE OF AUTISM

CHS

The BIG Lie – Wakefield Lancet Paper Alleged Fraud – Was Not Possible For Anyone To Commit

Wakefield & MMR – BRIAN DEER CANNOT TELL US WHERE THE FRAUD IS

Wakefield & MMR – Is Brian Deer “A Brick Short of A Load” [As The British Say]

LEFTBRAINRIGHTBRAIN COMMENTS

Fact checking Brian Deer on Andrew Wakefield

The Big Lie – what Andrew Wakefield did was possible and fraudulent

ORAC

The Vaccine Times: For parents, by parents

Misdirected criticism by someone from whom I would never have expected it

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