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.”

This case shows potential problems with “direct experience” and how scientific methodology tries (and sometimes fails) to reduce the chances of error. All findings made by an individual doctor or scientist are scrutinized and checked by others. In the case of Wakefield though, his discredited study has still proven to be influential in the anti-vaxxer community.