Article: Doctor blames Andrew Wakefield and anti-vaxxers for her baby son catching measles
“A doctor has said public reaction to Andrew Wakefield’s discredited study linking the MMR vaccine to autism was to blame when her baby son caught measles.”
Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence showing the benefits of vaccinations, the anti-vaccination movement has grown in part to social media.
This RLE has a number of links to “change” and “progress” in May 2021 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #2.
Wakefield’s research did lead to a temporary change in the scientific community but once problems with his research were uncovered, his new ideas were dismissed.
However, his anti-vaccination ideas are still spreading. This sort of a change is not necessarily progress since his flawed research is having a profoundly negative impact.