Meria Heller interviews Dr. Andrew Wakefield,MB,BS,FRCS,FRCPath. Dr. Wakefield lost his job in the UK and much more for taking on big Pharma and exposing the truth about the MMR vaccine and autism. We discuss his excellent book “Callous Disregard, Autism and Vaccines-The Truth Behind a Tragedy” today. Big pharma vs. the truth; autism “experts” vs a gastroenterologist; autism is now a pandemic; 4-5 million children in China with autism; food allergies up – GE/GMO food? MMR vaccine; Gardasil; doctors told they cannot question vaccines; Can’t question the CDC; commercial imperatives drive this; safety vs. cost & profit; vaccine chemicals and the immune system; holistic approach to healing; is the MMR safe? Found guilty of callous disregard, for doing the research? HHS in U.S. settling cases on autism since 1991; helping and treating autistic kids; maternal instincts-most powerful force in the world; take responsibility; what you can do to stay healthy; the H1N1 vaccine – hyping another disease for profit; highly recommend this interview and the book too!
As Andrew Wakefield states in his prologue, “If autism does not affect your family now, it will. If something does not change—and change soon—this is almost a mathematical certainty. This book affects you also. It is not a parochial look at a trivial medical spat in the United Kingdom, but dispatches from the battlefront in a major confrontation—a struggle against compromise in medicine, corruption of science, and a real and present threat to children in the interests of policy and profit. It is a story of how ‘the system’ deals with dissent among its doctors and scientists.”
In the pursuit of possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurologic injury in children, Wakefield lost his job in London’s Royal Free Hospital, his country of birth, his career, and his medical license. A recent General Medical Council ruling stated that he was “dishonest, irresponsible and showed callous disregard for the distress and pain of children.” Maligned by the medical establishment and mainstream media, Wakefield endeavors to set the record straight in Callous Disregard. While explaining what really happened, he calls out the organizations and individuals that are acting not for the sake of children affected by autism, but in their own self-interests.