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MMR vaccine

Article9 May 2006
MMR is safe - so why are many still scared of it?
The good news: a study found no persistent trace of measles in autistic children after MMR. The bad news: it may not be enough to allay public fears.

by Dr Michael Fitzpatrickinspiked-health

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Article11 November 2005
The death agony of the anti-MMR campaign
Even after a Cochrane review found 'no credible evidence' of a link between MMR and autism, sections of the British media just won't let it lie.

by Dr Michael Fitzpatrickinspiked-health

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Article13 May 2005
Mercury and autism: a damaging delusion
A new book by a New York journalist falls for some contagious myths about the dangers of vaccines.

by Dr Michael Fitzpatrickinspiked-health

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2 March 2006
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ColumnDr Michael Fitzpatrick19 November 2004
How did the doctor get away with it?
Brian Deer's investigative documentary on MMR went some way towards redeeming the reputation of the media.

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Article21 September 2004
MMR: 'A reparation, of sorts'
Lancet editor Richard Horton's new book on the MMR debacle doesn't explain why he published Andrew Wakefield's flawed research in the first place.

by Dr Michael Fitzpatrickinspiked-health

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Essay9 September 2004
Anti-vaccination nation?
An injection of perspective into the debates about vaccines, past and present.

by Dr Michael Fitzpatrickinspiked-essays

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ColumnJennie Bristow10 August 2004
Three cheers for the five-in-one jab
The arguments against the new combined vaccine build supposition on to superstition.

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Article23 June 2004
MMR, autism and politics
The MMR issue has split families and friends as they were once divided 'over Thatcher and the miners'. Dr Michael Fitzpatrick talks about his new book.

by Helene Guldberginspiked-health

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Article5 March 2004
MMR: the controversy continues
Despite Dr Andrew Wakefield's increasing isolation, broader suspicion of medical authority is keeping his campaign going.

by Dr Michael Fitzpatrickinspiked-health

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Article23 February 2004
MMR: Investigating the interests
Dr Andrew Wakefield isn't the only person with questions to answer following revelations that he failed to disclose a conflict of interest in his work linking MMR with autism.

by Dr Michael Fitzpatrickinspiked-health

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Article15 December 2003
Medicine on trial
The scandal of lawyers spending millions in legal aid, on research trying to prove that MMR causes autism.

by Dr Michael Fitzpatrickinspiked-health

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Article11 December 2003
MMR: Fact and fiction
How television made a melodrama out of the UK's vaccination crisis.

by Dr Michael Fitzpatrickinspiked-health

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Article4 December 2003
Hear the Silence
A GP explains why he will not be staying quiet about Channel Five's 'scientifically dishonest and emotionally manipulative' MMR drama.

by Dr Michael Fitzpatrickinspiked-health

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Article3 October 2003
Needling suspicions
There are sound scientific reasons for refusing legal aid to anti-MMR campaigners, but it may help the junk science cause.

by Josie Appletoninspiked-health

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Article17 September 2003
Unhealthy obsessions
spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on mad media disease.

by Mick Humeinspiked-health

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Article31 July 2003
Keep the courts out of family life
Regardless of the merits of the MMR jab, the ruling that two children must receive it against their mothers' wishes represents a worrying expansion of the law.

by Jon Holbrookinspiked-health

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Article31 July 2003
Jabs through the backdoor
Parents should be won around to MMR by medical argument, not legal injunction.

by Josie Appletoninspiked-health

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ColumnDr Michael Fitzpatrick27 May 2003
Immune to the facts
Is the UK media to blame for the anti-MMR scare?

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Article14 March 2003
'MMR: the truth'?
Some questions for Melanie Phillips.

by Dr Michael Fitzpatrickinspiked-health

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ColumnDr Michael Fitzpatrick21 November 2002
Mumps vaccine: swollen concerns
The government's attempt to launch a counter-scare to the MMR vaccine is likely to be counterproductive.

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Article5 July 2002
MMR: the making of junk science
Anti-MMR campaigners are playing a new media game.

by Dr Michael Fitzpatrickinspiked-health

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ColumnDr Michael Fitzpatrick20 May 2002
Andrew Wakefield: misguided maverick
The doctor behind the MMR-autism scare has never proved his case. That hasn't prevented him from getting a platform everywhere from the Lancet to Private Eye.

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ColumnDr Michael Fitzpatrick18 February 2002
Myths of immunity
The imperilled 'immune system' is a metaphor for human vulnerability.

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ColumnDr Michael Fitzpatrick10 January 2002
MMR: injection of fear
A GP and father of an autistic son argues that there is no link between the MMR vaccine and autism - and castigates the government for fanning the flames of panic.

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Article10 January 2002
Communication breakdown
Diagnosing the problem with fashionable new 'cures' for autism.

by Jenny Cunninghaminspiked-health

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Article24 January 2001
MMR: why government reassurances won't work
The MMR vaccine is safe - but why would anybody believe that, when it comes from the UK government?

by Dr Michael Fitzpatrickinspiked-health

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Article4 January 2001
Vaccination: stop scaring the parents
There is a see-saw of fears about the terrible things that vaccines might do to your child and the terrible things that not getting vaccinated might do to your child.

by Brendan O'Neillinspiked-health

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