Lancet Retracts ‘Utterly False’ MMR Paper

The Lancet today finally retracted the paper that sparked a crisis in MMR vaccination across the UK, following the General Medical Council’s decision that its lead author, Andrew Wakefield, had been dishonest. The medical journal’s editor, Richard Horton, told the Guardian today that he realised as soon as he read the GMC findings that the paper, published in February 1998, had to be retracted. It was utterly clear, without any ambiguity at all, that the statements in the paper were utterly false, he said. I feel I was deceived

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