Tuesday, January 18, 2011

BMJ Articles - The Links

I just wanted to post links to the original articles from British Medical Journal (BMJ) about Andrew Wakefield fraud. I think it is extremely important to read them and realize how fake news can be manufactured and that nothing and no one can be trusted without verification. That's where peer review and the self-correcting nature of science comes in.

Part 1: How the case against the MMR vaccine was fixed

Part 2: How the vaccine crisis was meant to make money

BMJ Editorial: Wakefield’s article linking MMR vaccine and autism was fraudulent

In a related story, an interview with Seth Mnookin on Salon.com, about his new book "The Panic Virus" (next on my reading list):

Behind the vaccine panic

and also, Salon.com removes the dumbest, full of errors article from five years ago:

Correcting our record

Yes... that article that was written by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (yet another example that your social status does not make up for brains) and also published by Rolling Stone magazine. Let's see how they are going to "fix" their credibility.