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Dr. Wakefield Goes to Oregon...or Not.

This week, I was astounded to read that Dr. Andrew Wakefield, he of the thoroughly debunked "vaccines cause autism" fame, had been called to testify before the Oregon State Legislature. The bill in question would ban parents from requesting non-medical vaccination exemptions, and Wakefield was called as an expert consultant presumably in support of the dissenting position. Except that he will not be allowed to testify.

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Courtesy of We Love GMOs and Vaccines

Though alternative explanations were given, I'm going to (perhaps cynically) agree with my colleagues at We Love GMOs and Vaccines: they realized who -and what- Wakefield is, and declined further interaction. Well spotted, State of Oregon.

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