Evidence Mounts Against Link Between Vaccines and Autism; Wakefield Said There Was No ‘Fraud’, ‘Falsification’ or ‘Hoax’

By Kate McCarthy

Jan 17, 2011 10:34am

I had a combative exchange this morning with Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the researcher who first
linked vaccines to autism in 1998
.

Since then, numerous studies have proven there was no link, 10 of his 12 fellow authors and the journal that originally published the 1998 report retracted it, Wakefield never replicated the results, his license to practice medicine in the U.K was revoked and last week the British Medical Journal said Wakefield’s report had “clear evidence of falsification of data" and "should now close the door on this damaging vaccine scare."

Given all that, I began, why should anyone believe what he says now?

Watch the interview here:

–George Stephanopoulos

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