In a stunning turn of events, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, 57, wrote a paper stating that Autism is caused by the MMR Vaccine. The MMR vaccine is the combination Mumps, Measles, and Rubella vaccine. Parents panicked. Despite doctors and pediatricians who denied the claims by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, terrified parents and desperate parents assumed the paper written in 1998 by a gastrointoligist, Dr. Andrew Wakefield and published in "The Lancet" must be true. But many doctors doubted the study as self-serving and dangerous. Children went without vaccines.
Today, the journal, "The Lancet" retracted the article. There has been signicant studies proving the study was flawed. Tom Skinner of the Center for Disease Control called the retraction, "Significant."
But despite the evidence against Dr. Andrew Wakefield's study is flawed, many parents want to believe the study as a reason their children have Autism. Parents want an explanation and Dr. Andrew Wakefield offered one, the MMR vaccine, but the damage caused by this doctor's faulty study has now been retracted by the journal, "The Lancet."