Between Dorit Rubinstein Reiss and I, we have written over 100 articles about that cunning fraud, Andrew Wakefield. Are you going to find anything positive about him in any of those +100 articles? No way. Is Andrew Wakefield discredited as a physician, scientist, and vaccine expert? You bet.
Why are we so obsessed with pointing out that he has been discredited? Because he has become, through media manipulation and a basket of deplorable (yes, I did that) anti-vaccination sycophants, the face of the “vaccines cause autism” meme. Note to the casual reader – there is absolutely no evidence that vaccines cause autism.
Is Andrew Wakefield discredited? Damn straight he is.
Mr. Wakefield is no doctor. He has been stricken off the list of physicians in the UK which is tantamount to having his license to practice medicine revoked. Because he is no longer a physician, he can no longer be found in the Royal College of Surgeons.
And let’s not forget that Wakefield’s article, that made him a hero to the antivaccine crowd, in the Lancet was disowned by his coauthors and eventually retracted by the journal. Interesting little bit of trivia – the very first article (other than a welcome-test article) I ever wrote on here was about Wakefield.
Just to make life easier for those of you researching Andrew Wakefield and his various frauds, I’ve organized many of my posts into categories. Have fun debunking the basket of deplorables.
Andrew Wakefield discredited
- Andrew Wakefield, fraud extraordinaire. A list of how Wakefield got here. Lots of the information were taken from Brian Deer’s investigation of Wakefield and how he perpetrated the fraud.
- Zombie myths and tropes from Andrew Wakefield. They keep coming back.
- Andrew Wakefield–you sir are a disgusting, vile excuse for a human being.
- No, the risk of autism does not increase with “too many vaccines.”
- Vaccines don’t cause autism. But the anti-vaccine hysteria endures.
- Vaccine deniers think the murder of Alex Spourdalakis is acceptable. Wakefield gets involved to serve his own purposes.
- False balanced reporting of autism-vaccine manufactroversy.
- Sorry Wakefield, but a huge study has shown that measles vaccines do not cause autism. Any chance that Wakefield will shut his mouth?
- Misinformation, memes and lies from the anti-vaccine cult. And Andrew Wakefield is their rock star.
- The end of the vaccines cause autism myth. But probably not.
- The CDC whistleblower zombie trope about vaccines and autism still lives. Despite all of the evidence, Wakefield and his minions try to invent a conspiracy theory.
- Vaccines not correlated to autism in 1.3 million children study. Now will you shut up Wakefield? I suppose not.
- Andrew Wakefield and Donald Trump, together in a bromance – two disgusting human beings get together and hug it out.
- The Wakefield Trump bromance – the anti-vaccine love affair – Wakefield thinks that since Trump will be president, he’s won.
- Donald Trump needs to replace the CDC director. Please, not Wakefield.
Andrew Wakefield discredited – Vaxxed
Let’s start with Wakefield’s self-promoting fraudumentary, Vaxxed – from Coverup to Catastrophe. If you don’t know about this film, then here’s all the information you need:
- Vaxxed review – my personal take on the fraudumentary. I watched the film. I got ill.
- The fictional CDC coverup of vaccines and autism – movie time – before Vaxxed was released, I wrote a snarky, fictional account of the whole CDC whistleblower nonsense. Mine is better, just saying.
- Vaxxed – a guide to Andrew Wakefield’s fraudulent film
- Robert De Niro and Wakefield’s propaganda film – Vaxxed
- Tribeca pulls the Wakefield fraudulent documentary – the film festival pushing this fraudumentary can’t stand the heat and pulls the film from the schedule.
- In memoriam – fraudumentary Vaxxed by Andrew Wakefield – hoping that this film goes away before children are harmed.
- Andrew Wakefield – dishonest attempt at self-justification – Professor Reiss examines what Wakefield is really trying to accomplish with this fraudumentary.
- Anti-vaccine Robert De Niro morphs into Jenny McCarthy – yes, Robert De Niro buys into the vaccines cause autism nonsense.
- Robert De Niro talks vaccines – misinformation and ignorance
- Brian Hooker’s vaccine injury claim denied by NVICP – Hooker was Wakefield’s co-conspirator in trying to prove that there was a conspiracy shown in Vaxxed.
- Mike Adams invents Tribeca vaccines conspiracy theory – Mike Adams, aka The Health Ranger, aka nut job behind Natural News, aka the dude who thinks I’m Orac, spouts off about Vaxxed.
- Wakefield, Tribeca Film Festival – old claims new package – Professor Reiss takes a close look at the film.
- Vaxxed distributor threatened Fiona O’Leary – they’re afraid of her – An Irish mom and autism advocate is being legally attacked by the Vaxxed distributors because she has written facts about vaccines and autism. Since the facts aren’t on the side of the fraudumentary, they threaten legal action.
- Vaxxed threatens Fiona O’Leary – Phillipe Diaz doubles down – Vaxxed pushes ridiculous legal threats. What a maroon.
- Rachael Ross gets Vaxxed – that’s never good for a real doctor. TV doctor goes all-in with regards to the fraudumentary.
- Vaxxed misinformation – legal remedies for those harmed? Professor Reiss looks at legal recourse if a child is harmed as a result of watching this film.
- Vaxxed emotional appeal – putting kids at risk. Remember, no matter what else we discuss, this fraudumentary can put children at risk of contracting vaccine-preventable diseases.
Andrew Wakefield discredited – legal
Wakefield, after running from the UK to Texas, has attempted to game the legal system in some vain attempt to “prove” his innocence. Dorit Rubinstein Reiss has written numerous articles to point out his legal fallacies.
- Wakefield sues BMJ and Brian Deer for claiming that his study was fraudulent. BMJ wins.
- Refuting one of the tropes that Andrew Wakefield was wronged. No, Wakefield was not exonerated.
- Litigating as a debate tactic. Wakefield appeal denied.
- Time to regulate the anti-vaccine liars out of existence. If only we could.
- Incompetent Italian court uses Wakefield as a source to claim vaccines cause autism. Of course, that ruling was overturned by higher courts. And another similar ruling was similarly overturned.
- Andrew Wakefield keeps trying with legal challenges.
Andrew Wakefield discredited – thanks
- Measles outbreak in the UK – worst since introduction of MMR vaccine. Thanks Wakefield.
- Another measles outbreak in the UK. Thanks Wakefield.
- Measles incidence rises in Wales. Thanks Wakefield.
- Another measles outbreak in Wales and the UK. Thanks Wakefield.
- Measles outbreak in Ireland. Thanks Wakefield.
- Measles, mumps and rubella outbreaks. Thanks Wakefield.
- Child dies of whooping cough. Thanks Wakefield.
- Measles epidemic in Minnesota. Thanks Wakefield.
- Measles outbreak in visitors to Disneyland. Thanks Wakefield.
- Avoiding MMR vaccination in the UK – the lies of Andrew Wakefield. Thanks Wakefield.
- Highest number of mumps cases in the USA in over a decade. Thanks Wakefield.
Andrew Wakefield discredited – fun stuff
- Poll – dog comments on Andrew Wakefield – He doesn’t want dogs vaccinated against disease that hurt dogs. We vote on this.
- Poll – choose the best gift in honor Andrew Wakefield’s birthday. Wakefield turns 60. Let’s get him something special.
- Nobel laureate Andrew Wakefield – and other delusions. Someone started an online petition to nominate Wakefield for the Nobel Peace Prize. Hilarity ensues.
- I use Andrew Wakefield’s birthday to appeal for some funding. I’m not above using him for my own benefit.