Andrew Wakefield: Dishonest and Irresponsible 1

So sayeth the General Medical Council in the UK

In other news: Water still wet.

If you’ve been living under a rock and have no idea who Andrew Wakefield is or how he’s been contributing to the mortality of children via vaccine-preventable diseases, a good summation here. Dr. Novella also has a concise summary of what a dangerous, irresponsible quack this guy is.

One might hope that among the sanctions the GMC will be mulling over is putting his medical license in an industrial shredder. And then possibly using the remains to line a hamster cage. Though I’m uncertain what effect, if any, that might have on his unwelcome presence in the United States. As pessimistic as it sounds, I also doubt it’s going to have much of an effect on Jenny McCarthy and her ilk. Sadly, I wouldn’t be surprised if getting verbally spanked by the GMC becomes a sort of badge of honor for him when all is said and done.

One comment on “Andrew Wakefield: Dishonest and Irresponsible

  1. Reply Liz Ditz Jan 28,2010 23:19

    One of my blogging habits is to collate pro and con posts on a particular issue.

    One reason to do is that each blog has its own set of commenters and often the comments reveal aspects of the issue previously not considered elsewhere.

    Today’s issue is the UK’s General Medical Council’s ruling on Andrew Wakefield.

    I’ve included this post in the list.

    The list can be found at

    http://lizditz.typepad.com/i_speak_of_dreams/2010/01/andrew-wakefield-dishonesty-misleading-conduct-and-serious-professional-misconduct.html

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