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.
A look into Wakefield’s research shows how statistics can be used to conceal. In another way though, the statistics in his debunked research do reveal a significant amount about Wakefield and the scientific process.
Another kind of RLE linked to May 2021 prescribed title #4 and the Wakefield RLE would be one that highlight the use of statistics in public health – particularly vaccination.