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News Story Source: Britigne Shaffer
As the US Senate holds entirely one-sided hearings on the topic of vaccines, with the likely goal of imposing vaccine mandates nationwide, we're hearing it again: The claim that we are now experiencing dangerous outbreaks of a disease that had already been eradicated (they aren't, and it hadn't), and that it's all the fault of Dr. Andrew Wakefield and his "discredited" Lancet paper.
According to this narrative, after the publication of the Lancet paper, (which identified a possible association between the MMR vaccine and autism, and called for further investigation), parents panicked, stopped giving their children the MMR vaccine, and measles cases skyrocketed.
Here is Forbes:
"But following the popularization of Andrew Wakefield's 1998 fraudulent study, linking the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine to autism in children, followed by celebrity endorsement of vaccines linked to autism, vaccination rates declined over the past decade,
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