Media coverage: Wakfield’s MMR study described as ‘elaborate fraud’

The British Medical Journal has described Andrew Wakefield’s 1998 study, in which the MMR vaccine was linked to autism, as an ‘elaborate fraud’.

An editorial in the journal stated that the results of his experiment were not simply a product of mistake,  and that his ‘misreporting was gross’.  It is thought that his motivation may have been pecuniary.

Media coverage:

NZ Herald: Vaccine study an ‘elaborate fraud’ – medical journal

ONE News/Newstalk ZB: NZ doctor says vaccine ‘fraud’ unlikely to sway

3 News: MMR vaccine study ‘an elaborate fraud’